Sheffield October Nightlife Picks

October is going to be a big’un, ladies and gents. We’ve got a brand new festival, a heavyweight drum ’n’ bass don coming to town and some expertly assembled line-ups from our local party-starters. ‘Ave a butchers below. 

Photo: Nice Like Rice at the Harley, James Reilly Photography

Yellow Arch Studios // Saturday 7th October // £12/14

To celebrate 20 years at the heart of Sheffield’s music scene, YAS are throwing a huge bash! With all three rooms open and covering multiple genres, expect big bass vibes from local soundsystems LSS, Chief Pukka Soundsystem and Banana Hill, plus headline slots from Afriquoi and

Hope Works // Saturday 7th October // £14/17

The crew have gone and done it again with another full venue show at Hope Works, presenting a vast array of techno innovators. DJ Sprinkles is a true renegade in modern club culture, tackling difficult themes and confronting transgender controversy through politically charged deep house. She is joined by Berghain resident Virginia, Hessle Audio signees Objekt and Joe and French producer rRoxymore.

Across 8 venues // 13th-15th October // £10-40

present the first full edition of their new art, music and technology extravaganza following the launch party back in June. This time the festival is spread across three days and a whopping eight venues, one of which is even an underwater event at Ponds Forge. What’s more, the godfather of techno, Jeff Mills, will make his return to Hope Works. Check out our interview with the founder back in June .


Foundry // 20th October // £15

bring the “Executioner” to Foundry for a night of drum’n’bass madness, featuring two rooms of breakbeat fire. Andy C has been at the forefront of the genre since its inception, while support comes from the equally esteemed Break, the Prototypes and more.

Code // Friday 27th October // £27.50

Deep house promoters are branching out this Halloween with Drumcode legend Alan Fitzpatrick, whose fierce techno productions have been making waves for over 10 years across the world. A name normally reserved for vast tech-house festivals and clubs such as Awakenings and Timewarp, Fitzpatrick hits Code for an intimate three-hour session. Check out our recent interview with Muzik


Yellow Arch Studios // Friday 27th October // £15

continue their run of blinding Halloween events with a 3 room special at YAS, featuring none other than 3 Chairs maestro Marcellus Pittman, a hugely renowned house and disco producer. Rhythm Section poster boys Chaos in the CBD headline the new warehouse room, while new all-female promoters Fruit ’n’ Juice host proceedings in room 3.

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