New street food market launches on Sheffield Train Station Concourse

A collection of the city’s most successful event organisers has announced it’s full steam ahead for a brand-new, family-friendly street food market and live music event on the under-utilised space outside Sheffield Train Station.

The first SoundBite will take place across the weekend of 5th and 6th August, showcasing six Sheffield-based street food vendors, a stage with live music from up-and-coming Sheffield artists, as well as a bar, coffee from Motore Café, and family friendly activities.

The event is free to attend and runs from 12 – 10pm on both Saturday and Sunday and, given that the event takes place on the concourse of the station, they are hoping to have an off-licence on site for those all-important train beers!

SoundBite at Sheffield Train Station logo

The team behind Skyline, a multi-venue dance music festival, Ciaron Elm who organises the popular Woodseats Live music festival, and Chris Hanson, a chef and founder of Blend Kitchen will all lend their expertise to the new event.

Skyline and SoundBite organiser, Phil McCue, told Exposed: “This has been one we’ve been planning for a while and we’re unbelievably excited to get it announced!

“SoundBite will showcase the best of Sheffield, with incredible independent food vendors and local musicians taking over the train station concourse to offer something completely new.”

Fellow Skyline and SoundBite organiser, Simon Tomlinson, added: “We’ve brought on board Ciaron Elm, the mind behind Woodseats Live and Heeley & Meersbrook Live to curate a line-up of the finest Steel City talent to keep people entertained over two days of phenomenal local food and drink!”

Rounding out the team is Chris Hanson, who will draw on his decades of experience in the food industry, most recently running the Exposed Award-winning café and restaurant Blend Kitchen, to help represent the breadth of diversity in the Steel City’s food scene.

Long-term, if the inaugural event proves a success, the ambition is to run the event as monthly staple on the Sheffield events calendar. In doing so, and perhaps more importantly, they plan to give back to Sheffield communities through the event and are looking to link up with organisation across the city.

Skyline’s Simon Tomlinson explained: “One of the key things for SoundBite is looking at how we can give back to the Sheffield and offer opportunities to underrepresented communities.”

Phil added: “I played at youth centres growing up, and I would love to give back to those types of places. It would be great to have a process where, over time, some of those kids could be provided with a stage. It’s what Sheffield’s about.”

If you’d like to be involved in a SoundBite event in the future, then fire over an email to For more info on the August event, head over to the event’s Facebook page.


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