10 acts to see before 2016 ends

This year bestows upon us some of the best concerts on the circuit right now. Luckily for you, together with Ticket Select we have trawled the listings to provide you with a guide to some of the biggest names to grace our city over the coming months. Scroll down for our pick of 10 upcoming events in Sheffield.

Ronan Keating

SEPTEMBER 20, TUE, 6:30 PM, Sheffield City Hall

World-famous Irish artist and songwriter Ronan Keating is best for his known classy and ballad-heavy music outside of former band Boyzone. He is also a widely active philanthropist and his tireless work in the sphere of charity adds even more genuine depth to his sensual songs.


Hot Dub Time Machine

SEPTEMBER 30, FRI, 9:00 PM, O2 Academy Sheffield

One of the most unique DJ sets on the scene right now is by DJ Tom Loud Hot Dub – a young star of electronic music. His show is designed to take the audience on a time travelling journey of musical genius; expect sensational visuals and some of the best dance, hip hop, dub and pop music of the last century.

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OCTOBER, 15, SAT, 7:30 PM, Sheffield Arena

One of the most commercially successful Canadian groups ever, having sold more than 50 million albums worldwide Nickelback are proving that they’re not ones to rest on their laurels with a worldwide tour this autumn.


The Specials

OCTOBER, 22, SAT, 7:00 PM, O2 Academy Sheffield

Danceable ska and rocksteady beats with punk’s energy and attitude – The Specials do what they do best this autumn with a live date at Sheffield’s O2.


Jake Bugg

OCTOBER 25, TUE, 7:00 PM, O2 Academy Sheffield

Nottingham born singer/songwriter Jake Bugg will channel his Dylan-esque songs and live raw energy at the O2 this October.

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Justin Bieber

OCTOBER, 26, WED, 7:00 PM, Sheffield Arena

Naturally, this pop-idol needs no introduction. Nowadays, Justin Bieber is everywhere – on TV, the top of the charts, the internet and beyond. After shaking off his boyish image with the release of one of the best pop albums of a generation, catch this superstar at Sheffield Arena.


Bring Me the Horizon

NOVEMBER 06, SUN, 7:00 PM, Sheffield Arena

‘Bring Me the Horizon’ (BMTH) was founded in 2004 by five participants: Matt Kean, Lee Malia, Matt Nicholls, Oliver Sykes and Jordan Fish in Sheffield. After a more underground start, the band has since released five full-length albums and one mini-album,  the latest of which has rocketed them to mainstream fame and adoration.




NOVEMBER 8, TUE, 7:00 PM, O2 Academy Sheffield

Saxon – a legendary English group, who have sold more than 15 million albums worldwide. Hard rock champions, this fivesome are the brightest representatives of the new wave of British heavy metal, whose concerts have received widespread acclaim since 1977.


Rod Stewart

NOVEMBER 29, TUE, 7:00 PM, Sheffield Arena

The living legend of rock and blues, Rod Stewart is one of the most beloved artists of our time and quite simply a great performer. He continues his tour of some of the biggest UK venues with a stop at Sheffield Arena at the end of November.

Rod Stewart

Jools Holland and His Rhythm and Blues Orchestra

DECEMBER, 1, THU, 7:30 PM, Sheffield City Hall

The current 20-piece band consists of piano, organ, drums, female vocals, electric guitar, bass guitar, alto saxophones, tenor saxophones, baritone saxophones, trumpets – and all this splendor will crown the end of a year of spectacular music in Sheffield. Jools Holland’s Rhythm and Blues Orchestra is a unique and amazingly bright constellation of talented artists, offering their fans the very best of rhythm and blues.

The end of this year is all about spectacular sounds and shows. Tickets and all additional info can be found at Ticketselect website.

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