Live Music In Sheffield

Music-mad through and through, you're never more than a stone's throw from a band in this city. Whether you're scouting out an open mic night at your favourite boozer, or looking to bag tickets to see the next big thing, we've rounded up the best places for live music in Sheffield, from cosy pub stages to the gig venues at the heart of the local scene.

Last updated on 4th November 2021

Lescar Sheffield

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Head down to this Sharrow Vale pub where, alongside a great selection of ales and top-notch grub, you can enjoy some excellent live music as the bar programmes young and upcoming jazz talents for their regular performance nights. 

A top spot for live concerts in Sheffield, the Bungalows & Bears stage has hosted its fair share of stars over the years. From Mick Jenkins and Wolf Alice to Yung Lean, it's a great place if you're looking to catch some of the world's fastest rising stars.

Picture House Social

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Housed in the former Abbeydale Theatre, it's only fitting that this bar, restaurant and venue would find itself in showbusiness. An excellent Sheffield music venue for indie stars and alternative acts, Picture House Social hosts a regular roster of great gigs and live performances.

A hard-rocking institution at that heart of Sheffield's music community, The Dove & Rainbow is a venue with a passion for the moshpit. Head down on gig nights and you'll find the future stars of metal, punk and rock gracing its stage, as well as local DJs doing their thing.

The former haunt of icons such as Pulp and The Human League, The Washington continues to live up to its reputation as one of the best gig venues in Sheffield for new music. A key part of the local grassroots scene, you'll find a regular programme of events featuring some of the city's most exciting new bands and performers.

If you're looking to find some old-school blues and folk in Sheffield, this Neepsend pub should be your first port of call. A community-owned bar with the neighbourhood at its heart, Gardeners Rest hosts regular live sessions from a wide pool of local musicians.