Welcome to Harley Live

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Harley Live is a website all about the live bars, live clubs and live music events in Sheffield, England. Sheffield is a city in South Yorkshire with a history of musical creativity. From cult acts such as Cabaret Voltaire, formed in 1973 and among the most innovative and influential electronic groups of their era, through to crossover stars such as Pulp and Arctic Monkeys, the city has produced musicians with significant influence.

Sheffield’s music is able to flourish because the artistic community is fiercely independent and clever, which was critical in enabling the industry to rebuild after being hit hard in the recession of the 1980s. Most of the city’s current popular live music events began as small enterprises, including Yellow Arch Studios, Site Gallery, Tramlines Festival and Regather.

With live bars and live clubs catering to an array of music lovers, Sheffield is able to support around 15 specialist record labels from Black Beacon Sound to Off Me Nut, Parallax Unknown to Delicious Clam.

Whilst Harley Live’s main focus is live music events in and around Sheffield, including the Tramlines Festival and shows at The Harley, Queens Social Club, Skate Central Roller Rink, City Hall and the Cathedral, this website also includes popular places for music lovers to visit locally and globally to find out the history of the genres. It includes music events to attend both in the UK and abroad, including live music bars and clubs in England and further afield. The aim of the website is to support independent and unsigned artists as well as established musicians from all genres everywhere, but most particularly in Sheffield.

If you want to support the independent artists, and you and your significant other are both in love with music, what better way to celebrate Valentine's day at one of those places. It will be definitely an unforgettable celebration. Of course what is a celebration without a gift. Don't worry, we got you covered. Here are some valentine gift ideas for her. Be creative and don't forget - when words fail, music speaks.

Music Events in Sheffield

When it comes to music Sheffield has a strong foundation. Well-known bands based in the city include Arctic Monkeys, Pulp, The Human League, Def Leppard and Bring Me The Horizon, whilst at the same time Sheffield has a flourishing underground dance music community. With a broad base of strong musicianship, and with strong promoters of live events, including Harley Live, it is not a surprise that Sheffield is able to host several music events and concerts, with music from all genres open to all. Here we look at some of the Sheffield music events not to be missed.


Tramlines music event

Tramlines is Sheffield’s biggest city music festival taking place at the Hillsborough Park in 2018, where up to 100,000 people will be watching world class music events across 4 stages. The line-up will be released on 5 March 2018. Tickets are being sold in three tiers with the first and second tier sold out within days.

The first headliners announced for 2018 line-up are Stereophonics, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds and Craig David's TS5. Others confirmed are Blossoms, De La Sou, Jake Bugg, Pale Waves, Gengahr, Redfaces, The Orielles, Neon Waltz, Bobii Lewis, Naaz, Mullally, Stereo Honey, Bang Bang Romeo, Patawawa, The Seamonsters, Wulfman Fury, Mr Motivator – Rhythm Of The 90s and many more.

Sensoria Music & Film Festival

Sensoria Music & Film Festival

Taking place each autumn, Sensoria is the UK's festival of music, film and digital media at venues across Sheffield city. The festival is innovative, informative and informal. Here you will hear an eclectic programme of concerts since Sensoria aims to inspire and encourage mavericks and pioneers to get their music heard. Sensoria has also created the Sheffield Music Map app which features a range of locations, venues and sites of interest related to Sheffield's rich music scene, past and present.

Started in 2008, Sensoria has attracted multiple award-winning professionals from all over the world. Guests have included Bill Drummond, Jarvis Cocker, Nitin Sawhney, Richard Hawley, Mark Kermode and many more.

Bassfest Summer Festival

Bassfest Summer Festival

Hosted by the Baseline Festival, Bassfest is an all-day outdoor festival in August at Sheffield Parkway for 2018. There will be 5 vast stages and more than 100 artists. The line up for 2018 is being released on Thursday, 8 March.

Musical commentators have observed something of a revival of the bassline genre in 2017, with the increasing popularity of the Bassfest festival and the emergence of new producers pursuing a sub-bass driven style.

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Here are the top live clubs we have selected
Bungalows and Bears, Sheffield
Bungalows and Bears

Once a fire station the Bungalows and Bears bar and restaurant is a spacious venue perfect for hosting live music.

Half Moon Pub, London
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Everyone wants Half Moon on their gig schedule because of it’s esteemed history.

The O2, London
The O2

The largest music venue in London has hosted almost all the current greats from Adele to Led Zeppelin.

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