Sheffield is getting a brand new city centre music festival - here's what we know so far

A brand new music festival is coming to Sheffield this May, taking place across four stages at a city centre location.

Friday, 28th February 2020, 10:00 am
Updated Tuesday, 3rd March 2020, 5:19 pm

Underpass, announced today by Sheffield Students’ Union, is bringing top acts to the city including indie and pop heavyweights Spector and Fickle Friends.

On Saturday May 2 the four stages will showcase a variety of bands and acts, with a dedicated Tuesday club stage offering the best in underground dance music.

With more acts are to be revealed in the coming weeks, the line up so far includes Spector, Fickle Friends, Patawawa, The Covasettes,The Seamonsters, Two Weeks in Nashville, Andy H, LUNAR, Cargo and Gracie T.

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Fred Macpherson of Spector, who are one of the headliners. (Photo by Simone Joyner/Getty Images)

The festival will also host comedy acts, an open mic stage and street food traders.

The first tier of tickets have gone on sale today at a bargain £15.

Jake Verity, Sheffield Students’ Union president and the force behind Underpass, said: “We’re delighted to be announcing Underpass today, a brand new festival set to kick off the amazing summer of music and arts in Sheffield.

“As we know, Sheffield’s rich musical history and culture is like no other, making it the perfect city to bring acts together from around the world for one incredible party. As you can see by the line-up, we’ve got big ambitions - it’s one not to miss!”

Tickets are available here.

You can keep up-to-date with announcements on the festival’s Facebook page, where more acts will be revealed.