Sheffield music heritage trail: 11 must-visit sites for fans of Arctic Monkeys, Def Leppard, Pulp and more

Sheffield's contribution to the world of music cannot be overestimated.

The city has given the world some huge bands and artists, from Joe Cocker to the Arctic Monkeys, via the Human League and Def Leppard.

It's also played a big role in the rise of trance music, with some legendary DJs making their mark in Sheffield, not least at the famous Gatecrasher nightclub during the late 90s and noughties.

But the city's not always been great at banging the drum about its musical prowess, save for the short-lived National Centre for Popular Music, which opened in 1999 and lasted less than 18 months before the distinctive stainless steel-coated 'drums' were transformed into Hallam University’s students' union.

Nick Simmonite, landlord at the Frog & Parrot pub, on Sheffield's Division Street, where the Arctic Monkeys drank as teenagers and which features in the artwork for their debut album, is one person who believes the city needs to make more of its musical heritage.

He told The Star Sheffield should be 'shouting from the rooftops about this wonderful musical legacy' - starting with the creation of a musical heritage trail.

With that in mind, The Star has put together a Sheffield music trail of its own - a pilgrimage of sorts for music lovers to visit the seminal venues around the city where acts like the Arctic Monkeys, Pulp and even Londoners The Clash played their first gigs, or where they sought inspiration for their greatest hits.

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