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The Sheffield culture guide written by in-the-know locals

Music picks

Make some dates with excellent bands and artists, with a hand from our Tom's picks of the gigs coming soon in Sheffield – or streaming online from the city to the digital world.

Browse the What's On calendar for even more music events.

Bean Weevil

Sat. 9 December 2023

Delicious Clam

Delicious Clam's alternative Christmas do. With infectiously catchy grunge-pop band Bean Weevil and their sweet harmonies, odd-ball storytelling and shambolic sing-alongs. Plus punk rockers Rivalry, powerpoppers Post Archives, and no-fi dudes Jeuce.

Indie Kids

Sun. 10 December 2023

Picture House Social

Calling all indie-loving families with babies and toddlers: bop on down to the next Indie Kids disco. Playing indie and alternative music for little feet to shuffle to and parents to get nostalgic about. December's will be a Christmas special.

Martin Simpson

Multiple dates

The Greystones

47 years after he recorded his first album, Martin Simpson is one of the most well-regarded and decorated folk musicians around. Expect this special Christmas show to be spellbinding, fun, festive and full of special guests.


Thu. 14 December 2023

Sheffield Arena, Broughton Lane, S9 2DF

Since their emergence in the late 70s ska revival, Madness have become one of the most loved and most fun British bands of all time. They'll be playing songs from their new record and hits from their back catalogue.


Fri. 15 December 2023

Delicious Clam

Join DIY music venue Delicious Clam as they throw a Christmas party with Sammartino, Thee Mightees, R. Loomes, and Bebo. Plus karaoke and mulled drinks to carry you on til late. All money raised from ticket sales will be going towards Palestine.

Pattern Club Live

Sun. 17 December 2023

Theatre Deli

A solstice special of experimental, "pattern-based" performance. Featuring Leafcutter John, Tante Verte (Robyn Haddon, DS and Eye Measure), Peter K Rollings and his Experimental Sonic Machines, and Epiploke.

Grimethorpe Colliery Band

Thu. 21 December 2023

Sheffield Cathedral

Join Sheffield Cathedral for a Christmas concert with the world’s most famous colliery band.

Dale Storr's New Orleans Christmas Show

Fri. 22 December 2023

The Greystones

Described by Jazz Journal magazine as the "piano man's piano man," Dale Storr is one of the UK's leading exponents of New Orleans-style piano. Join him for his Christmas show at the Greystones.

Classical Sheffield Festive Programme

Sat. 2 December 2023 — Sat. 30 December 2023

Orchestras, choirs, soloists, conductors, composers – and everything in between – are hosting festive concerts across the city this December. Including concerts for little ones with Concerteenies.

The Sheffield Carols

Sun. 12 November 2023 — Mon. 1 January 2024

A folk tradition, filling pubs with the sound of locally written songs that have passed down the generations. Gather in the pubs to join in the sings this November and December.