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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.

Floating Points

Tue. 19 October 2021

The Octagon, Clarkson Street S10 2TQ

One of the world's most respected DJs and producers, Floating Points was Mercury nominated last year for his collaboration with London Symphony Orchestra and sax player Pharoah Sanders. Now he’s playing an all-night set at the legendary Tuesday Club.

Gruff Rhys

Thu. 21 October 2021

Crookes Social Club, Mulehouse Road, S10 1TD

Earlier this year, the Super Furry Animals frontman released a concept album about an ancient volcano on the China-North Korea border. A master of psychedelia, bone-dry humour and exquisite songwriting, Gruff Rhys is one of pop’s great eccentrics.

Snapped Ankles

Sat. 23 October 2021

Crookes Social Club, Mulehouse Road, S10 1TD

This London four-piece make dance-infused, post-punk inspired by the efficiency of Devo and the improvisational spirit of Can. They’ve gained notoriety for their live shows, often in outfits made from forest debris and with synths built from logs.

The Little Unsaid

Sun. 31 October 2021

The Greystones

Combining elements of alt-folk, electronica and alt-rock, The Little Unsaid have been championed by the likes of Iggy Pop and Tom Robinson on BBC 6 Music. Their latest record is described as "a genre-hopping exploration of flux and impermanence."

DINA presents: WIYAALA w/ full band ft. special guest KOG

Thu. 4 November 2021

Yellow Arch Studios

As part of DINA's autumn programme, they're presenting WIYAALA at Yellow Arch with a full band, featuring special guest KOG.

Rakhi Singh

Thu. 18 November 2021

Firth Hall

Singh is known for taking audiences on a journey through the incredible breadth and range of emotions summoned by a single, solo violin. Taking place in-person and streaming online.

DINA presents The Oozes + DUCK + Gum Disease

Thu. 18 November 2021


Join DINA for a night of energetic queer punk.

Working Mens Club

Thu. 18 November 2021

The Leadmill

Combining the sparse electronics of English post-punk with the rhythms of Italian house and Detroit techno, Todmordern’s Working Mens Club are one of the leading lights of the UK music scene right now.

Wesley Gonzalez

Tue. 23 November 2021

Delicious Clam

The former front man of cult-indie icons Let’s Wrestle. He’s swapped his band's lo-fi, guitar driven for a style influenced by pop and soul from the 70s and 80s – somewhere between Sly and the Family Stone, Pulp, Giorgio Moroder and George Michael.

Ella Taylor plus Dorothy Ker, Dominic McHugh & Renee Timmers

Thu. 9 December 2021

Firth Hall

An evening of music lectures and Q&As hosted by University of Sheffield Concerts, followed by a performance from rising young soprano Ella Taylor. This event will take place both in person and online.

Vivaldi’s Four Seasons at Christmas by Candlelight

Sat. 18 December 2021

Sheffield Cathedral

What better way to get into the festive spirit than an evening in Sheffield Cathedral, surrounded by candlelight, listening to classical Christmas music. With the Piccadilly Sinfonia, an orchestra made up of some of the UK’s leading young talent.