The Harley to reopen in autumn and ‘retain live music presence’

Much-loved music venue the Harley announced its closure back in April, prompting a flood of tributes from regular visitors young and old. 

It was a venue known throughout the city for its gigs, club nights and as the home of Sheffield food institution the Twisted Burger Company, but had to close up shop last spring due to mounting financial pressures.

A statement said: “It brings us great sadness that we have to shut The Harley with immediate effect. Mounting financial pressures, much like many other music venues across the country, means that the business was no longer viable.

Public Service Broadcasting at the Harley in 2013. Image: Simon Butler

“The Harley, over the years, has been a beacon for new music, bands, and grassroots promoters and a home for the fantastic independent restaurant, Twisted Burger Company. The venue may have come to an end, but the memories will live on.”

Surprisingly, the pub’s owners Mitchells & Butlers confirmed today that the venue will be reopening in autumn. A spokesperson from Mitchells & Butlers spokesperson: “From time to time, we review our estate and have taken the decision to invest in the Harley.

“We expect to be reopening the Harley in the Autumn this year, retaining a live music presence whilst enhancing the offer of the iconic Sheffield destination. More information will be released closer to the relaunch.”

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