We went out and asked where was Sheffield's best ever live music venue, following the closure again of the building which once housed the Boardwalk and The Black Swan, and these were the  eight places we were told, with some surprises. This picture shows The Artic Monkeys, who have played in many of the city's more recent venues. Picture: Dean Atkins, National WorldWe went out and asked where was Sheffield's best ever live music venue, following the closure again of the building which once housed the Boardwalk and The Black Swan, and these were the  eight places we were told, with some surprises. This picture shows The Artic Monkeys, who have played in many of the city's more recent venues. Picture: Dean Atkins, National World
We went out and asked where was Sheffield's best ever live music venue, following the closure again of the building which once housed the Boardwalk and The Black Swan, and these were the eight places we were told, with some surprises. This picture shows The Artic Monkeys, who have played in many of the city's more recent venues. Picture: Dean Atkins, National World

We went out to find the best live music venues that Sheffield has ever had, with some big surprises

We went out to find out which were the 'best' live venues Sheffield ever had, and these eight were the result

Sheffield has seen some great music venues over the years.

One of the iconic sites, which saw groups including Pulp, Arctic Monkeys, and Joe Cocker take to the stage, closed again this week, having been an e-sports bar in recent years, but having once been The Boardwalk, and before that, the Black Swan, at Snig Hill.

With that famous old venue back in the headlines again, we wondered what was the best music venue that Sheffield ever had?

We went to find out, by asking the people who know best - the people of Sheffield who have been the audiences for all the city's venues over the years.

Some of the eight suggestions we received were well known and have seen massive names ranging from The Beatles to Elton John over the years.

But others come come as a great surprise to some people.

See below to find the eight venues that those Sheffielders rated as the best ever, and why they think they should be considered the best. Would you agree with them?

With that famous old venue back in the headlines again, we wondered what was the best music venue that Sheffield ever had?