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Sheffield's legendary Leadmill is celebrating its 40th birthday in 2020. It's not quite the birthday it had in mind, but during lockdown the music venue is continuing to champion live music with a string of live-streamed gigs.

These gigs are all in aid of #SaveOurVenues, a national initiative launched by the Music Venue Trust to prevent the closure of hundreds of independent music venues. If you have a few quid spare, please support the Leadmill and other music venues through its #SaveOurVenues Crowdfunder – donate online.

Leadmill Live Stream: Billy Bragg

Join legendary singer-songwriter and political campaigner Billy Bragg for a live streamed concert. In support of The Leadmill, as part of the Save Our Venues campaign.

Leadmill Live Stream: Kat Eaton

Watch Kat Eaton cover some of the Steel City's great songs, all in aid of The Leadmill's #saveourvenues campaign.