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.