Sheffield Makes Music


Sheffield turns up the volume for the BBC Music Day celebrations with an amazing 22 planned events across the city.

Sheffield Makes Music is part of the BBC’s national event on Friday, 3 June 2016 which will give the city the chance to show off its music heritage with acts to suit all ages and tastes. Famous voices that have put the Sheffield on the international music map are helping support the event, taking place in a number of locations across the city centre.

CBBC will take to the stage at the Peace Gardens in the daytime to entertain the city’s younger residents and there will be an appearance from Trae Mondo, an 11-year- old rapper who has already caught the attention of Dizzee Rascal.

Download a full PDF of the line up here: SheffieldMakesMusic – PDF line up.

City Centre line up
(all times approximate)


Barkers Pool
Sheffield truly does make music! A varied showcase of Sheffield’s wealth of local musical talent performing outdoors on the Bus Stage.

12pm – 12.30pm Sundance
12.50 – 1.20pm Gramercy Park
1.40 – 2.10pm Adelphi
2.30 – 3.00pm Lily Gaskill
3.30 – 4.00pm Cellar Door Moon Crow
4.20 – 4.50pm Smiling Ivy

City Hall Steps
Right after the town hall balcony rendition, we head back up to the City Hall Steps where Crimes Against Taste perform once again as day turns into evening at another iconic venue in the city.

5.30pm Crimes Against Taste

Peace Gardens
CBBC with Barney Baloney the Magician, Barry Phillips Karaoke, Fantastic Faces Face Painting, Under the Stars & Trae Mondo live music, Presenter Karim & Woof the dog interacting with crowd, stage games. Trae Mondo – a collective of 11 years old, singing urban music. The Stars Band are a collective from the Under the Stars project who nurture budding musicians whom have disabilities.

2pm Sheffield Performing Arts performance
2.30pm Barney Baloney the Magician
3.00pm The Stars Band
3.15pm Sheffield Performing Arts Participation with Crowd
3.45pm Trae Mondo (live PA)
4.15pm Barry Phillips Karaoke
5.00pm Stage close
5.30pm Barney Baloney the Magician
5.50pm Barry Phillips Karaoke
7.00pm Stage close
8.00pm Unite the Union Brass Band & Everly Pregnant Brothers
9.00pm Close

Town Hall Balcony
When the bells toll at 5.15pm an unexpected operatto will recite Nessun Dorma from the balcony of the Town Hall. Followed by CBBC Presenter Karim and Woof who have a few surprises

5.15pm – 5.25pm Opera on location with Gareth Lloyd.
5.25pm – 5.35pm Gareth Lloyd interaction with CBBC presenter Karim & Woof the dog. Woof is a puppet.

Leopold Square
We have an exciting fusion of jazz, latin, blues and soul together with contemporary hits and pop classics. Take your pick!

3pm – 5pm Silver Strings
5pm – 7pm Danny Maddocks
7.30 – 8.30pm Crimes Against Taste
9pm close

Frog & Parrot Division St
Take a wander down buzzing Division St, one of the main arteries of the city centre. Check out the Frog & Parrot’s windows for some wicked vibes from these local artists.

1.30pm – 2.30pm Andy H
2.30pm – 3.30pm Sweet Honey Holes

John Lewis
Wander up to John Lewis this morning and catch the beautifully emotive vocals of the amazing Gina Walters, who also performs in the Andrews Sisters inspired The Bobby Pins.

11am Gina Walters

Moor Market
Two different eras of legendary Sheffield music do battle over the two headphone channels. Pick up a pair of headphones as you wander around the fruit and veg, and choose between the 2 dj’s offering, pre and post 1990’s Sheffield tunes. Let the battle commence! With DJ’s Geoff T, Big Chris Page, Joel Phillips and Craig Holmes.

12 – 5pm Headphone Disco

The Star Flyer on Fargate
Next to the Town Hall you’ll find a humongous fairground attraction. Listen a little closer and you will notice that today they are only playing Sheffield artists’ music old and new. 19. Roaming BBC Van Band of the Day. Raucous two piece Hot Soles are on house band duties for the day, providing ‘aggressive soul vibes’ The duo will be out and about with the BBC in their van boot (oh err) as the Band of the Day. See the van, see the band, hear the music!


Expect a famous voice over the tannoy system this morning and Choirs & Orchestras in the afternoon! Local music fans, musicians and gig goers have contributed hundreds of their favourite music memories and experiences – these will be displayed in the station throughout the day!

5pm Members of the Sheffield of Philharmonic Chorus
5.45pm Extreme Cello
6.30pm Hallmark of Harmony


Expect a Sheffield legend telling you the next stop on the tannoy all the way to Meadowhall! Great local Sheffield bands busking up & down the trams in Sheffield from the University to the main train station.

9am Liberty Ship
10am Lily Gaskill
11am Ethryll
12pm Extreme Cello
1pm Extreme Cello & Crimes Against Taste
2pm Crimes Against Taste


Local music fans, musicians and gig goers have contributed hundreds of their favourite music memories and experiences – these will be displayed in the Winter Garden throughout the day! Go and have a gander, and whilst you do we have some off the wall artists and some well known Sheffield big hitters to entertain you.

10am Extreme Cello
11am Crimes Against Taste
2.30pm Jon Reverend Acoustic Set
5pm Vivacity


Self-described as ‘Hokum Ragtime Country String Band Blues’, have your soul soothed by the sounds of Sweet Honey Holes, followed by Dead Slow Hoot’s ‘bittersweet, anthemic and melancholy alt rock’.

12pm Sweet Honey Holes
3pm Dead Slow Hoot


Walk down from the main areas of Barkers Pool & the Town Hall to the City of Makers Gallery which today will host some of Sheffield’s most talented local artists.

1pm The Crookes (acoustic set)
2.30pm Jack the Lad
4pm Laurel Canyons (acoustic set)


Snap is an active event that uses current popular youth culture to engage with young people. The project provides entertainment youth currently engage with while training youth at the same time and offering other skill workshops such as media, languages and more.

6pm MC Nige opens. DJ Marls & Manic
7pm Dapz on the Map
7.20pm DJ Marls & Manic
8pm Deep Green
8.20pm DJ Marls & Manic
9pm Coco
9.30pm Close


Mapping Creativity is a 3D projector mapping art installation and music event in Hope Works Sheffield  curated by Lo Shea and part of the 2016 Year Of Making. It’s purpose is to showcase and celebrate the wealth and diversity of talent we have in Sheffield in art, design and music and to do it in a non standard format, in real time in a clubbing environment. We shall dance to the sound of Sheffield musical artists while we watch the makings of our makers.

Music starts from midnight. 


It’s the place to be this evening. A law unto itself with the spotlight on Sheffield unique Independent music scene curated by DJ Sophie Toes, an evening of live music and djs. Expect big queues….

8pm The Third Half
9.15pm Sieben
10.30pm The Death Rays of Ardillo
12 midnight Eccentronic Research Council feat Maxine Peak

Posted on 27th May 2016

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