Here’s a snapshot of events that will brighten the city this weekend.
Ticket prices apply to all these events. See venues for details.

Wednesday 25 September

The Leadmill

Avalanche Party

Yorkshire Music Forum in association with Sheffield Makes Music and PRS Foundation Talent Development Conference presents Avalanche Party, The Seamonsters, LIO and Isaac Saierre. (Tickets £8)

Thursday 26 September

Kollider

The PRS Foundation Talent Development Conference 2019

Sheffield artists Coco and Rebecca Lucy Taylor (Self Esteem, Slow Club) are to give talks at the annual Talent Development Conference, hosted by the PRS Foundation.

It is a key date in the calendar for any aspiring musician those working in the industry and talent development, or anyone who wants a career in music. The day will feature panels, keynote speakers and networking opportunities connecting music organisations, artists, and influencers from the industry including Bat For Lashes management and writers for Ed Sheeran and Craig David.

The conference takes a fresh look at shared challenges and opportunities for the music sector. Covering a range of topics, the focus will be on the need to put meaningful creative support at the centre of talent development approaches.

Highlights

  • Opening keynote from Sheffield City Region Mayor, Dan Jarvis
  • Artist speakers include: Rebeca Lucy Taylor (Self Esteem), Coco, Queen Zee, Rakhi Singh, DJ Nik Nak, Ben Lunn,Soosan Lolavar and CHAINES
  • Industry speakers include:Sarah Brooksbank (artist manager – Bat For Lashes, Fat White Family), Clare Crane (BBC 6 Music) and Crispin Parry (British Underground).
  • Songwriting masterclass with Jake Gosling (Ed Sheeran, The Libertines), Rebecca Lucy Taylor and Emma Stakes (Gary Barlow, Nicole Sherzinger, Craig David).
  • Guest panel with Rakhi Singh (composer), Nicole Raymond (aka DJ NikNak), Ben Lunn, (composer) and Simon Webb (BBC Philharmonic).

For more information and to get your tickets, visit the website.

Cafe Totem

The Covasettes

Indie rock four-piece dubbed ‘the most exciting band for 2018’ by the Radio Academy. (Tickts £7)

Friday 27 September

Hope Works

Hope Works 7th birthday

27th-28th September is Hope Works 7th birthday weekend. It’s also the start of our Autumn season 28th September is the final “Warm Up” session for No Bounds Festival which happens 11-13th October. From George Fitzgerald to Helena Hauff this is a weekend where we are pulling out all the stops, literally showering you with talent from huge international names to superb up and coming artists we love. (Tickets £15-£18)

Kollider

The Kollider Songwriters Showcase

The Kollider Songwriters Festival is a week-long programme of workshops and talks (facilitated by Kurious Arts) commencing from 23rd September in the Kollider event spaces. This showcase concludes the festival with public performances by the participants.

The Leadmill

The Leisure Society

A folk-inflected chamber pop project led by London-based singer/songwriter Nick Hemming who issued their first double album, Arrivals & Departures, earlier this year. (Tickets £13.50)

The Foundry

Leadmill presents SHEAFS

They epitomise the most galvanic aspects of the rock and roll revival.  Just like the river they are named after, SHEAFS emerged from the seven hills of Sheffield and have quickly become one of the country’s most fiercely talked about new acts. Their new single “Get Used To It”, is a antithetic stab at the monotony of the norm, calling to arms those who wish to oppose it. (Tickets £8)

Cafe Totem

Pax Romana & The Novatones

Modern Age Music bring you the best emerging bands from around the UK. (Tickets £6)

Saturday 28 September

Hope Works

Hope Works 7th birthday

27th-28th September is Hope Works 7th birthday weekend. It’s also the start of our Autumn season 28th September is the final “Warm Up” session for No Bounds Festival which happens 11-13th October. From George Fitzgerald to Helena Hauff this is a weekend where we are pulling out all the stops, literally showering you with talent from huge international names to superb up and coming artists we love. (Tickets £15-£18)

The Leadmill

Twisted Wheel

For Twisted Wheel, redemption and revival is not a religious concept but a CV as they go back on the road with The Nomad Hat Tour. The young band, fronted by the feral, precocious Jonny Brown, roared into the race of indie rock with such anthems as ‘You Stole The Sun’, ‘She’s a Weapon’ and ‘Lucy The Castle.’ (Tickets £10)

Record Junkee

Leadmill presents APRE

APRE are a refreshingly tightly-sealed writer, production and multi-instrumentalist duo who first met at Chess Club. The cover of their debut EP ‘The Movement Of Time’ was shot in the chess club gardens and – like their sound – nods to the past, present, and a brightly forecast future. (Tickets £7)

Cafe Totem

RGM Live in Sheffield

Reyt Good Magazine Live in Sheffield presents headliners Cascavel and amazing support from Milo + Lucid Dreamspresents Cascavel, Milo, Lucid Dreams. (Tickets £6)

Sheffield Makes Music is brought to you by the University  of Sheffield in partnership with BBC Music Day.

Sheffield Makes Music is created this year by Penny Blackham, Andy Cook, Scott Barton, Timm Cleasby, Otis Mensah and Ben Hartley.
With special thanks to our partners, supporters and all the wonderful musicians