Sheffield Makes Music celebrates the brilliant musical creators, contributors and talent in the city.
As part of the national celebrations for BBC Music Day we’re joined by BBC 6 Music’s Steve Lamacq who will broadcast his 6 Music drivetime show live from the Spiegeltent in Barker’s Pool.
Throughout the day, all around the city centre we will weave the sounds of our city via a series of acoustic performances, including opera on the Town Hall steps and various brass, strings and voices in the St Paul’s Place pop-up band stand.
All events: Friday 28 September
Town Hall steps
1pm – Opera On Location entertain us once again with some operatic treats and afternoon arias
St Paul’s Place (Back of the Winter Gardens)
1.30pm – Sheffield Music Hub Children’s Choir presents A Festival of Song
2.15pm – Rhiannon Scutt Trio – homegrown brilliance, perfect songwriting, perfect singing
3pm – BanjoJen – Banjo and Double Bass create blue grass joy
5pm – Sheffield Makes Music Orchestra – a flash mob selection of classical foot stompers and chart toppers
Bear Tree Records
4pm – Surf Muscle – three-piece surf instrumentalists
6pm – BBC Music Day’s Platform to Perform presents Vivacity Choir
Spiegeltent, Barker’s Pool
BBC 6 Music’s Steve Lamacq broadcasts his drivetime show live from the Spiegeltent. Expect exclusive acoustic performances, lively interviews and many of your favourite indie rock tunes as we showcase Sheffield over the 6 Music airwaves
This event is free but tickets are required. There are 50 free pairs of tickets available.
You’ll need to apply via the BBC website no later than 7pm on Monday 24 September 2018:
The Leadmill Acoustic Trail
Creating Sounds All Around the Leadmill have curated some of the cities brightest talents in a trail around the city
12pm – John Lewis – Ben Ibbotson
12.45pm – Frog and Parrot – Saint Petersburg
1.30pm – Green Room – Conor Houston
2.15pm – Gatsby – Otis Mensah
3pm – Forum – Emily Stancer
3.45pm – Tamper – Henderson
4.30pm – Tamper – Liberty Ship
The music continues to sound around the city in to the early hours. Here’s just a selection of what a Friday night has to offer in Sheffield.
7pm – The Sound of Science – Dean Honer and Kevin Pearce collaborate with creative agency Human and Professors Cameron and Ryan and Dr Nate Adams to create an eclectic multimedia live and digital experience aimed at a family audience.
Tickets: this performance is a free, ticketed event.
7pm – The Magic Gang are back at The Leadmill to debut on the main stage. Supported by the incredible Spector and newcomers Drip Gloss
8pm – Single launch with Sheffield’s premier indie poppers All Ashore & Thee Mightees plus special guests (18+ event)
Frog and Parrot
9pm – a musical overload of blues and rockin’ soul to celebrate 50 years since Sheffield’s own Joe Cocker released his seminal #1 cover of With a Little Help From My Friends
12am – Hope Works opens its autumn season with a massive lineup. Brainfeeder’s Ross From Friends and Dekmantel’s Space Dimension Controller are both touring brand new albums and will play live at Hope Works joined by Willow, Lo Shea and a very special Wisdom Teeth showcase ft Hodge, Facta and Loft