Sheffield fans of the Arctic Monkeys queued from the early hours at a city centre pop-up store to get their hands on one of just 2044 exclusive gold vinyl pressings of the band’s sixth album to be released in Sheffield. The new album, titled Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino, is the first in six years from the Sheffield indie rock band after their 2013 album, AM, which sold around five million copies worldwide. Azz Mohammed reports for Sheffield Live!
Final preparations are underway for the Tenth Tramlines Festival which will be taking place in parks and venues across Sheffield. Azz Mohammed spoke to Alex Deadman from Tramlines.
The student-run Inter Varsity Folk Dance Festival, which returns to Sheffield for the ninth time, was first launched in Leeds in 1951 and is the UK’s longest continually running folk festival. Followers of folk music and dance from across the country will get to enjoy the three day festival packed with workshops, performances, singarounds and dances. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Charlotte Robinson of the Sheffield University Ceilidh Society.
A former spoon factory and nightclub has become a central hub for creative, independent and alternative events since social enterprise Dina opened its doors in Cambridge Street in 2016. Nick Coleman reports for Sheffield Live!
This week Azz Mohammed and Stevie Nicks speak to a Mobo gospel nominee Leroy Johnson.
This week Azz Mohammed and Stevie Nicks speak to DJ and producer Toddla T, and grime MC’s Coco & Smiley.
A popular weekly radio show on Sheffield Live community radio has led to the setting up of a record label and the launch of a first CD for music and comedy duo, the Glummer Twins. The Steel and Wire Show, produced by Harry Welburn, focuses on bluegrass, americana and old time folk music. Azz Mohammed reports for Sheffield Live!
A mortgage advisor from Chesterfield has been playing a percussion marathon at Yellow Arch Studios to raise awareness of mental health issues. Martin Conlon aims to raise hundreds of pounds for the charity Mental Health UK. Conlon said he was doing it to honour the memory of his son who died, age 23, after suffering from mental health problems. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
The Algomech Festival has returned to Sheffield for its second year with a programme of algorithmic and mechanical art and music performance using robots, machines and live code. Azz Mohammed reports for Sheffield Live!
Sheffield charity, Music in the Round, have commissioned a concert and storytelling performance for children featuring a music-loving dog and cat. Stan and Mabel and the Race for Space is an illustrated story with original music by children’s composer in residence, Paul Rissmann. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Music in the Round executive director Deborah Chadbourn.