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Freshers Week Nightlife Guide

As an official authority on everything going down in Sheff after hours, we’ve put together all the info you need to make your first week a memorable one. Look out for our poster outside your SUs too, which features all the info on Freshers Week parties and an autumn term nightlife listings calendar!

Cover Photo credit: James Reilly Photography at Pretty Pretty Good


MONDAY 18TH
SuNKeN Tank
One of Sheffield’s biggest weekly clubnights playing the best house, bassline and tech-house, BIG with Hallam students in particular!

Freshers Overdraft £1000 Cash Drop Leadmill
F*CK Me It’s Freshers Plug
Freshers Frat Party Foundry
Pretty Pretty Good: Palms Trax The Harley


TUESDAY 19TH
The Tuesday Club: Toddla T, Coco, Shadow Child, Voltage Foundry
Uni of Sheff’s official weekly underground dance music clubnight! Previous guests include Annie Mac, Disclosure and Four Tet. Kicks off with Sheffield legend Toddla T, check out our interview with him in this month’s mag. Don’t forget to get your season ticket for £140 and save loads of £££!

Double Yellow The Harley
Chaos Hat Party: Devo Code
Spanked Plug
The 2017 Freshers House Party Plug
Silent Disco Leadmill
Freshers Fest Foam Party: PBH & Jack Shizzle Area
Modern Love: Bombay Bicycle Club DJ Set Maida Vale


WEDNESDAY 20TH
Full Moon Party Code
S/B #001: Pendulum (DJ Set) Leadmill
Roar: Animal Party Foundry
Society Soundclash: Freshers Special! The Harley
Freshers Week Skool Disco Corporation
Project X House Party Plug


THURSDAY 21ST
Freshers North vs Midlands vs South Bar Crawl Cavendish – Code
Undoubtedly the biggest bar crawl of the week if not the year, this one swamps West St with white T-shirts every year. What’s more it ends at Code, Sheffield’s number one party destination.

Loose: Freshers Party Plug
The Ministry of Magic Presents: The School Disco Foundry

Nice Like Rice: Miami Rice  The Harley
Nice Like Rice are known for top notch raves with a difference, their decor is out of this world. Miami Rice is their seasonal party with NLR’s resident DJs, Maiden, Risotto and Leroy – a night of the finest funk, soul and disco, think GTA Vice City radio. Cheap entry with a funky shirt!

Decibel Presents: Freshers Reload: GAIST (LIVE) & more Yellow Arch Studios
Club Tropicana Leadmill
Freshers Fest: Love Island Dom Area


FRIDAY 22ND
PPG: Space Dimension Controller (Live), Dan Shake, anu Southbank Warehouse Pretty Pretty Good are one of Sheffield’s leading underground clubnights. If music’s your thing it won’t be long before you’ll be heading to every single one of their events. What’s more this is the first ever night at much hyped club Southbank Warehouse – this is where the cool kids will be at.

Applebum: Battle of the Blocks Code
GAGA Leadmill
Propaganda: Busted’s Charlie Simpson (DJ Set) Plug
Sheffield Freshers Festival: Sigma, Yungen, YXNG Bane Area
Freshers Fiesta Roadshow O2 Academy
Freshers Fest Foundry
Front & Back: Max Graef The Harley
Dub Shack 008 Yellow Arch
Round the Twist Bungalows and Bears
Cavalier Song, Mysteron, Isis Moray & more Audacious Art Experiment


SATURDAY 23RD
Jungle Jam & Fiesta Bombarda: Fiesta in the Jungle w/ General Levy & more O2 Academy
If jungle, reggae and drum’n’bass are your thing you won’t want to miss this huge collaboration between two of the UK’s biggest promoters of all things jah. An absolutely huge line up with over 10 artists is sure to get your gun fingers raised!

Hope Works: Moxie, Frits Wentink, Marcel Vogel & more TBA
You may have heard about the Steel City’s underground warehouse scene…Well this is about close as it gets – Hope Works is entering its 5th year as a techno institution. Keeping with tradition their opening rave of the term is at a secret venue to be announced on the day before they head back to their old gun barrel factory from World War I up in Kelham Island. Industrial!

TTC: Sub Focus (DJ), Dimension, Loadstar, Mollie Collins, Harry Shotta Foundry
Basshunter Plug
Pop Tarts Foundry
Sonic: The Beat Club Leadmill
Round the Twist Bungalows and Bears
Sweats: Fort Romeau The Harley
Creation Tank


Look out for our Freshers Week and Autumn Term Nightlife Poster, we’ll be handing them out all week outside your SU! For full nightlife listings for the season, updates and news, head to our nightlife section and like our FB page @expmagsheff.




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