The Best Festivals in Sheffield 2022

The Best Festivals in Sheffield 2022

Sheffield is famous for Tramlines, an annual festival held in Hillsborough Park featuring the likes of Kasabian, The Kooks and Two Door Cinema Club. However, even before Tramlines was established in 2009, Sheffield has long been a hub for musicians and creatives. Bands like the Arctic Monkeys, Pulp and the Human League all hail from the Steel City and have played many of the city’s festivals. In this article, we’ll give you the rundown of the best festivals in Sheffield in 2022. You never know,  you just might discover the next Alex Turner.


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First up is the biggest festival in Sheffield, Tramlines. This festival held in Hillsborough Park every year at the end of July. This year it’s taking place from the 22nd to 24th of July with stellar headline acts from Sam Fender to Kasabian to the Madness. The festival is held just a tram ride away from the city centre and most student areas.

Thereofre, most decide to stay in their student accommodation and go out to bars and clubs in the city after the daytime events. Whilst some will say that not camping means a less ‘authentic’ festival experience, you can’t deny the luxury of not spending an arm and a leg on food and drinks. Plus, you get a full festival experience while being cosy and clean.

Even the smaller stages at the festival have great acts. These include Scouting for Girls, Lady Leshurr and the Lottery Winners. There’s also something for comedy lovers with acts like Russell Kane, Seann Walsh and Jason Manford taking part this year.

Overall, Tramlines is the festival for Sheffield students, as you don’t have to sacrifice your hygiene for a great festival.


Held in Don Valley Bowl, Bassfest is also just a short tram journey from the city centre. Although the 2022 lineup hasn’t been announced yet, if it’s anything like their past events, you won’t want to miss it. In 2020, the festival was meant to host greats like Chase and Status, Tom Zanetti, Central Cee and Andy C. The summer edition is a two-day festival has over 100 acts and 10 arenas. What’s more, they also host a NYE edition so you can get your bass fix all year round.

Get Together

This is a fairly new festival held at the University of Sheffield, boasting a range of local and international artists. You can even vote for a local artist to play the festival.  So far, the lineup includes lots of up and coming artists including Sipho, Grandma’s House, Squid and the Murder House. Just down the road for first-year accommodation and popular student areas, this is not to be missed by Sheff students.

4. Rockin the Bowl 

‘Forged in fire and set in steel’ Rockin the Bowl returns to Don Valley Bowl this September for three days of South Yorkshire’s biggest rock festival. This year’s lineup promises Orange Goblin, Blaze Bayley, The Quireboyd and another headliner TBC. With two stages and over 30 acts, rock fans flock to Don Valley Bowl each September for a ‘triumphant weekend of music’.

5. Sheffield Music Trails 

Sheffield Music Trails will bring three weekends of music to the Steel City throughout August.  Venues taking part include The Leadmill, West Street Live, Sidney and Matilda, Corporation, Gatsby, The Washington, The Frog and Parrot and Record Junkee.

Whether you’re familiar with Sheffield venues or new to the city, this is a great way to explore Sheffield’s music scene. The events are free to attend although there may be capacity and age limits. This year, check out The Hazy Janes at West Street Live, Nat Short at Gatsby and Baby Queen at the Leadmill. Check out their website for full info.

Music in the Gardens

If you’re into classical music and chilled vibes, check out the Music in the Gardens. The event will take place from the 3rd to the 5th of July 2022. The lineup includes acts such as the ELO experience, Rock Night and Classical Music in the Gardens. Tickets range from £10 to £30.

Best of all, it’s hosted by the Botanical Gardens, so you’ll be surrounded by beautiful flowers whilst you enjoy the music. Afterwards, you could head to Ecclesall Road for drinks in the many bars and pubs which line the streets.

7. Sheffield Chamber Music Festival 2022

This year’s Chamber Music Festival, held in the Crucible, churches and the Site Gallery amongst other venues. It offers a range of events from art and music events, singalong events, ensembles and events for kids. Check out the full range of events here:

To see the full list of festivals and big events, including non-musical festivals in Sheffield check out this page.

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