Sheffield City Region Mayor, Dan Jarvis, has announced the launch of a new scheme to help shape and grow the region’s music industry. The Sheffield Music Board will bring together artists, music businesses and festival organisers in partnership with UK Music. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Dan Jarvis and Michael Dugher, chief executive of UK Music.
Afro-beat and hip-hop artist, Breis, praised the “incredible” Spirit of Africa Festival after headlining at the Crucible Theatre. In an interview with Sheffield Live, the Nigerian born Londoner, said the festival was inspiring and should grow bigger in the future. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
Thousands of revellers enjoyed the Fringe at Tramlines free festival with live performances on Devonshire Green and in venues across the city. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
Thousands enjoyed the sunshine at Sheffield’s fifteenth annual Peace in the Park Festival. The event, held in the Ponderosa Park in Netherthorpe, aims to bring people together to celebrate different cultures and to promote peace and harmony. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
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.