What's on in Sheffield: Upcoming Concerts and Events in 2023

What's on in Sheffield: Upcoming Concerts and Events in 2023

Sheffield boasts a wide selection of venues, from the intimate Leadmill to the grand Sheffield City Hall. With a mix of local and international acts, Sheffield's concert scene is always exciting and dynamic.

Indie Gigs in Sheffield

Circa Waves

Liverpudlian indie rockers Circa Waves will be making a stop at Sheffield in support of their latest release, 2023’s ‘Never Going Under’. Cutting their teeth on the festival circuit over the past decade with performances at Glastonbury, Reading and Leeds, and T in the Park, fans are eager to hear which new Circa Waves songs will achieve the same classic status as ‘Stuck in My Teeth’ and ‘Movies’.

Belle & Sebastian

Cult Scottish band, Belle & Sebastian, are coming to charm Sheffield this summer with their folk-infused indie pop. These critical darlings haven’t put a foot wrong, with a string of acclaimed albums that have captured the imaginations of audiences worldwide. Belle & Sebastian’s emotive performances and captivating stage presence are sure to stay in the hearts and minds of all who attend.

Little Man Tate

Four-piece indie rock band, Little Man Tate, will be performing at the O2 Academy in their hometown of Sheffield. Reforming in 2020 after a hiatus lasting more than a decade, Little Man Tate have been welcomed back with open arms thanks to impossibly catchy noughties’ bangers such as ‘House Party at Boothy’s’ and ‘Sexy in Latin’.


British indie heroes Razorlight are bringing skinny jeans, tight t-shirts and classic guitar-driven tracks to Sheffield this year. They’ve still got the hooks, they’ve still got the looks, and you’re invited to the party - don’t miss them at the O2 Academy Sheffield.

Florence + The Machine

Rock Concerts in Sheffield

Goo Goo Dolls

The O2 Academy Sheffield is getting itself ready for a masterclass in anthemic alternative rock, lead by the American rock band, Goo Goo Dolls. This band has an impressively extensive discography of hit songs to draw from, such as, 'Slide’, 'Black Balloon’, and, of course, their unstoppable mega-hit 'Iris’. Goo Goo Dolls are keenly awaiting a night of non-stop, uplifting rock radio hits.

Stiff Little Fingers

Northern Irish punk legends, Stiff Little Fingers, have set course for the O2 Academy to remind Sheffield that they’ve still got a lot to say, even after four eventful decades of sticking it to the Man. With fellow punk veterans Cockney Rejects and GBH in tow, it’s time to spike up your Mohican, safety pin your torn jeans back together, and get all angry about the 80s again - just the way we like it.

Pop Concerts in Sheffield

Louis Tomlinson

Louis Tomlinson, former One Direction member, is to perform at the Utilita Arena in Sheffield. The British singer-songwriter is enjoying a successful solo career highlighted by hit singles such as 'Back to You', 'Miss You' and 'Two of Us'. Tomlinson's live performances are marked by his impressive vocal range and engaging stage presence, making for a concert experience that will be enjoyed by all.

Belinda Carlisle

Belinda Carlisle, the legendary lead vocalist of the Go-Go's and hugely successful solo artist, is set to take Sheffield by storm with an upcoming gig at the Oval Hall. Fans of the iconic 80's singer won't want to miss this opportunity to see Carlisle perform hits like ‘Heaven Is a Place on Earth’ and ‘Leave the Light On’ live. The concert, which is part of ‘The Decades Tour’, is sure to be a night filled with nostalgia and non-stop dancing.

Sam Smith

Sam Smith, the British singer-songwriter, is making a stop in Sheffield as part of his ‘Gloria’ tour. With hit albums such as 'In the Lonely Hour' and 'The Thrill of It All', Smith's live shows are marked by his emotive performances and powerful vocals, making for a night of unforgettable entertainment.

Aston Merrygold

Following his a special guest judge on the 'The Masked Singer' live tour, Aston Merrygold, former member of popular boy band JLS, is set to take the stage at the O2 Academy for an unforgettable night of music. The concert, which is part of ‘The 4AM Tour’ will feature a mix of his solo hits like ‘Get Stupid’ and ‘Show Me’ along with JLS classics, plus some of the best dance routines and vocals from the talented artist. This is a show not to be missed for all the JLS fans out there.

Metal Gigs in Sheffield

Def Leppard & Mötley Crüe

Def Leppard & Mötley Crüe, British and American rock bands respectively, are reviving the gold era of glam and eighties excess in Sheffield this year. Sporting multiple hit albums and wildly successful, decades-long careers between them, both bands have built a reputation for their wild antics both on and off the stage, as well as their larger-than-live personqas that shine through their songwriting. This double bill will make many a metalhead’s dreams come true.

Author & Punisher

The Steel City is the perfect setting for Author & Punisher, the American experimental metal artist. The brainchild of industrial designer and engineer Tristan Shone, all of Author & Punisher’s music is produced by custom-made instruments and machines which must be seen - and heard - to be believed.

Comedy Shows in Sheffield

Dara O’Briain

Former ‘Mock the Week’ host, Dara O’Briain, is embarking on his newest venture, the ‘So...Where Were We?’ tour. The Irish comedian has become one of the most recognizable faces in comedy, known for his quick wit and ability to connect with audiences. His new show is guaranteed to give you, amongst other things, the giggles.

Rob Auton

York comedian, Rob Auton, is popping over to Sheffield to bemuse and amuse his onlookers. Auton incorporates poetry, storytelling and spoken word performances into his hilarious act, and each show comes with a promise that you’ll come away seeing the world in a slightly different, Auton-esque way.

Marcus Brigstocke

Whether it’s his satirical wit or his witty satire you prefer, we’re sure you’ll enjoy spending an evening being entertained by Marcus Brigstocke. Interspersing his stand-up with some side-splitting sketches, Brigstocke’s putting on a fantastically funny show for Sheffield’s Memorial Hall as part of his ‘Absolute Shower’ tour.

Russell Howard


Hugely popular comedian Russell Howard is touring the UK in 2023, including a string of shows at Sheffield’s Oval Hall. From panelist on ‘Mock the Week’ to centre-stage on ‘Good News’, Howard’s hysterically down-to-earth take on current affairs has cemented himself as one of Britain’s most popular and beloved comedians - don’t miss him!

Tim Heidecker

Tim Heidecker, the American comedian, actor, writer and musician, is touring his latest comedy show that once again defies classification. Staples of Heidecker’s live shows include a zany casty of characters (played by Heidecker), hilarious musical performances (also played by Heidecker), and several unexpected jokes upon the audience (again, played by Heidecker). Whatever he’s got in store for Sheffield this time, we’re sure Tim Heidecker will put on an awesome show - great job!