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Since opening in 2005, Plug has established itself as one of the top live music and club venues in Sheffield and the North of England. We have had the good fortune to play host to some incredible acts over the years including Arctic Monkeys, The Prodigy, Patti Smith and Lily Allen and remain constant in our quest to bring the very best acts, both old and new alike, to the stage. As a venue, Plug dances perfectly on the tightrope between grandiosity and intimacy, bringing audiences awe-inspiring live and DJ performances in a perfectly proportioned setting.

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14-16 Matilda Street
S1 4QD

0114 241 3040

  1. Tue : 11:00pm - 3:00am
  2. Thu : 11:00pm - 3:00am
  3. Fri : 10:30pm - 6:00am
  4. Sat : 10:30pm - 4:00am

What's on at The Plug

  1. The Vaselines w/ Schwervon! image

    The Vaselines w/ Schwervon!

    Thu 27 November at 07:00pm until Thu 27 November 2014 at 10:30pm

    There's that sound again, that Vaselines’ sound: a winsome sweetness, a touch of melancholy and a lithe, libidinous drive that recalls all the best, coolest rock and roll. Eugene Kelly and Frances McKee's voices intertwine in that ineffable way they have, like a sort of highland Nancy 'n' Lee. And those songs: joyous slices of classic pop song-writing brimming with heart and wit. For those of you not fully acquainted, The Vaselines formed in 1987 and released two singles and one album, Dum Dum, on Scotland’s legendary 53rd & 3rd label. The Vaselines broke up in 1989 — the same week Dum Dum was released — but soon Kurt Cobain began literally singing their praises: not only did he plug them in interviews, calling Eugene and Frances his “favourite songwriters in the whole world,” but Nirvana covered three Vaselines songs, igniting world-wide interest in this obscure, defunct and absolutely brilliant band. So if Kurt Cobain thought they were mint, you probably should too. So get thee sen to Plug and enjoy some Vaselines 

    14-16 Matilda Street, Sheffield, S1 4QD
    Live Gig

  2. Propa Local: Dead English Gentlemen, PerfectParachutePicture, Adelphi & The Ratells (DJ Set) image

    Propa Local: Dead English Gentlemen, PerfectParachutePicture, Adelphi & The Ratells (DJ Set)

    Fri 28 November at 07:30pm until Fri 28 November 2014 at 11:00pm

    As November draws to a close, we’re continuing our tradition of supporting and promoting local Sheffield bands by bringing you three of the best, plus an extra special DJ set from another of our favourites. Dead English Gentlemen are a trio of lads for whom tension and wonder are standard ingredients in their sets. Psychedelic riffs and technicolor grooves pepper their tunes so prepare to be blown away by this prog-rock threesome. Also joining us tonight are noise-rock two piece PerfectParachutePicture and indie rock ‘n’ roll hip- shakers, Adelphi. And wrapping up the evening will be The Ratells, who’ll be playing all their favourite tunes for you lucky, lucky people. And as if that's not enough, there'll be a smorgasbord of independent pop-up shops selling vinyl, merchandise, clothing and a whole host of other treats. Mega.

    14-16 Matilda Street, Sheffield, S1 4QD
    Live Gig

  3. OTR - Residents and Producers Showcase image

    OTR - Residents and Producers Showcase

    Sat 29 November at 10:30pm until Sun 30 November 2014 at 06:00am

    This November we are proud to present the RESIDENTS & PRODUCERS SHOWCASE at The Plug, Sheffield. Headlining proceedings we have 3 of the hottest names in the scene right now when it comes to producing peak time bangers: ADAM ELLIS, ANGRY MAN and STANDERWICK! It’s safe to say that all 3 of these names have exploded onto the scene over the last 12 months to such an extent that it’s very hard to see a major global event not featuring at least 1 of these outstanding talents. To have the trio represented in Sheffield is a mouth-watering prospect! Not content with the host of producing wealth on display, we are also pleased to welcome some of the finest resident DJs from leading nights around the UK to the decks; Manchester’s Rong resident, JAMES RIGBY, Birmingham’s Trancecoda duo DARK FUSION, as well as our very own HIDDENAGENDA and MIKE BEAUMONT. Broadening horizons we are also proud to announce the DE-RAILED room, which shall showcase a psy-trance vibe from DJs familiar to some of the countries leading brands. MATT LICKESS (Illuminaughty), JON COCKLE (JOOF editions), SHAMBLES & T.B.B, SOLAR ENTITY (Psyberia) and LEROY SLATER. :: SUPERSTAR DJ’s :: Platform 1: MAIN LINE ADAM ELLIS ANGRY MAN STANDERWICK JAMES RIGBY (Rong) DARK FUSION (Trancecoda) HIDDENAGENDA (OTR) MIKE BEAUMONT (OTR) PLATFORM 2: DE-RAILED - PSY TRANCE SHOWCASE MATT LICKESS (Illuminaughty) JON COCKLE (JOOF Editions) SHAMBLES & T.B.B SOLAR ENTITY (Psyberia) LEROY SLATER :: INSTRUCTIONS :: TICKETS: LIMITED £12 Earlybirds // £15 ADV // £10 NUS OTD // MOTD (subject to booking fees) Tickets available online at, via Skiddle or at Plug Box Office. Telephone sales 0114 2413040 DOORS: 22.30pm till 6.00am VENUE: The Plug, 14–16 Matilda Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 4QD CONTACT: // 07923 364229 or //07854831803 FYI: Strictly over 18′s only – ID required (challenge 25) --- WEBSITES

    14-16 Matilda Street, Sheffield, S1 4QD
    Club Night

  4. Reflective Reunion image

    Reflective Reunion

    Sat 29 November at 11:00pm until Sun 30 November 2014 at 05:00am

    Line up: Nev Wright Big AnG Martin Leverton Stu-e D-Tox Chris Bailey Andy Spoff DJ Richard Les Skelton DJ Veteran Rob G Jon Buccieri Steelz Mark Skelton

    14-16 Matilda Street, Sheffield, S1 4QD
    Club Night

  5. Catfish and the Bottlemen w/ Honeyblood - SOLD OUT image

    Catfish and the Bottlemen w/ Honeyblood - SOLD OUT

    Tue 02 December at 07:30pm until Tue 02 December 2014 at 10:30pm

    Loud. Explosive. Sexy. Rock and roll. Need I say more? Catfish and the Bottlemen are arguably one of the most hardworking indie guitar bands on the scene at the moment, having racked up over one hundred gigs in the UK and Europe last year. Good lord! They’ve garnered the support of some pretty famous fans along the way too, including Carl Barat, The Vaccines and Lauren Laverne, due in no small part to the fact that their live performances have been honed to perfection. Their catchy and energetic tunes can’t fail to get you dancing and their stage presence is quite simply astounding. Lead singer and main penner of tunes Van describes his songwriting style as ‘hellacious’. We don’t know what it means either but it sounds good. Get thee sen darn.

    14-16 Matilda Street, Sheffield, S1 4QD
    Live Gig

  6. The Half Earth @ The Rocking Chair image

    The Half Earth @ The Rocking Chair

    Wed 03 December at 07:30pm until Wed 03 December 2014 at 10:30pm

    Ethereal and rustic. The Half Earth is a solo project curated by Conor Stephenson. The lilting, atmospheric instrumentation acts as incubation for simple yet affecting lyrical themes and Stephenson’s fragile vocals. His live sets are nothing less than intensely captivating, with the ability to effortlessly silence even the most raucous crowd. With hints of Daughter and Bon Iver, Conor’s Justin Vernon-esque quivering falsettos and quietly momentous soundscapes are certainly not to be missed. As an introduction, have a listen to ‘Glass’ on Soundcloud, then come down to The Rocking Chair and get fully acquainted with The Half Earth.

    14-16 Matilda Street, Sheffield, S1 4QD
    Live Gig

  7. The English Beat ft. Dave Wakeling - CANCELLED image

    The English Beat ft. Dave Wakeling - CANCELLED

    Fri 05 December at 07:00pm until Fri 05 December 2014 at 10:30pm

    Due to unforeseen circumstances this event has been cancelled. Ticket holders will be refunded from their place of purchase.

    14-16 Matilda Street, Sheffield, S1 4QD
    Live Gig

  8. Sheffield Afrofest Preparty image

    Sheffield Afrofest Preparty

    Fri 05 December at 11:00pm until Sat 06 December 2014 at 04:00am

    Doors open 11pm. Ladies free before 11.30pm Door price £10.00 V.I.P £20 - Access to private area with artist. Bringing people of all nations together. A warm up to the official and firs ever Sheffield AfroFest to be held 24th and 25th May 2015. WE ARE DONATING 50 % OF THE MONEY RAISED TO THE EBOLA CRISIS AND 50% TOWARDS THE SHEFFIELD AFROFEST 2015. Performing Live on stage : Ras Pompy - Zimbabwe ZimDancehall (Courtesy of Y2K Ent) Geemagik - Nigeria AfroBeats AJ Tipsy - Zimbabwe/UK Afro-Beats RNB Wizzla - UK Birmingham Playing your favourite music : DJ Brayo - Kenya DJ Reub - Liberia DJ Percy Dancehall - Wolverhampton

    14-16 Matilda Street, Sheffield, S1 4QD
    Club Night

  9. Grounded - Cause & Affect, Woz & Denham Audio image

    Grounded - Cause & Affect, Woz & Denham Audio

    Fri 12 December at 11:00pm until Sat 13 December 2014 at 05:00am

    Melting tech house with garage and bassline business with plenty of swing, Cause & Affect’s inventive sounds have taken them across the UK and Europe, as well as earning them the support of radio stations like Kiss and BBC Radio 1. Most notably though, Rinse FM were so impressed by their singular sound that they offered them a weekly Wednesday show that’s gone from strength to strength. Much like their energetic and bombastic DJ sets, the show has allowed them to showcase the exciting new scene they have built up around them in their own inimitable way. Where there is Cause, there is always Affect. Woz explores bass music in a way you’re unlikely to have heard before. His fresh and unique take on the genre, combined with the incredible production quality on his tracks, is a rarity indeed. Woz’s last release, ‘Early Morning Champagne’ featuring Joel Compass, hit the mainstream hard with its distinctive, bass heavy production and with strong support from Zane Lowe and B. Traits on BBC Radio 1, Woz is undoubtedly one to watch. Denham Audio are a DJ and production collective born and bred in Sheffield. Recent support on their productions has come from none other than Route 94, J. Phlip and Goldffinch and the trio have been building a solid reputation and gaining recognition for their unique ability to blend techno, deep house, disco and even garage into their sets.

    14-16 Matilda Street, Sheffield, S1 4QD
    Club Night

  10. Propa Local: Stop Drop Robot, RedFaces, Heart Shakes & Clusterfunk image

    Propa Local: Stop Drop Robot, RedFaces, Heart Shakes & Clusterfunk

    Fri 19 December at 07:00pm until Fri 19 December 2014 at 11:00pm

    It’s that time of year again! Time to feel fabulously festive, drink mulled wine and eat copious amounts of mince pies. And time to watch four awesome bands at Propa Local. Stop Drop Robot lead the charge tonight. With a recent supporting slot for Heaven 17 under their belts, they’ll bring a unique, futuristic blend of electronics, guitars and live drums to the stage. These guys sure do know how to create a big sound. Indie-Britpoppers, RedFaces will also be joining the Chrimbletide fun. As creators of what they call DronRock, expect bright melodies and tight vocal harmonies, inspired by the likes of The Beatles, The Zutons and Noah and the Whale. Meanwhile, Heart Shakes will be shaking their infectious rhythms all over Plug’s stage, while Clusterfunk complete the bill with their funky soul disco vibes. Bring your dancing shoes and prepare to be swaggerjacked!

    14-16 Matilda Street, Sheffield, S1 4QD
    Live Gig

  11. Naughty Santa image

    Naughty Santa

    Fri 19 December at 10:30pm until Sat 20 December 2014 at 04:00am

    Naughty Santa Christmas Costume Party Music Policy: Hip Hop, RnB, Dancehall, Afrobeats, House For info and birthday bookings 07982637506/07447939226

    14-16 Matilda Street, Sheffield, S1 4QD
    Club Night

  12. Gig Tripper - The Wired (EP Launch), The Time Sellers, The Mayfairs & Bailey Street image

    Gig Tripper - The Wired (EP Launch), The Time Sellers, The Mayfairs & Bailey Street

    Sat 20 December at 07:00pm until Sat 20 December 2014 at 10:30pm

    Tonight we celebrate the eagerly awaited release of The Wired’s debut EP, Don’t Settle For Second. Skilfully weaving together echoes of the past with a mixture of new, modern sounds from the North, the alternative indie rock band that hails from Sheffield and Rotherham has plenty to say, and we like it. Citing Joy Division, The Jam, The Stone Roses and The Smiths amongst their influences, psychedelic indie rockers The Time Sellers will also be taking to the stage with the sole purpose of pleasing your sonic space and getting your toes tapping. And completing tonight’s line-up are fellow Sheff folk The Mayfairs and Bailey Street, so get your tickets quick. Four mega bands for a mere six quid? You really can’t say fairer than that 

    14-16 Matilda Street, Sheffield, S1 4QD
    Live Gig

  13. Joe Carnall Jnr & Friends Christmas Show - SOLD OUT image

    Joe Carnall Jnr & Friends Christmas Show - SOLD OUT

    Tue 23 December at 07:00pm until Tue 23 December 2014 at 11:00pm

    We’re just a little bit excited to announce that Plug will be hosting this year's "Joe Carnall Jnr & Friends" Christmas Show! Sheffield's best end of year gig has sold out the last four times in a row, with tickets for last year's show at The Leadmill being snapped up in just over three weeks! In addition to everything you've come to expect from a Joe Carnall Jnr Christmas Show (Milburn anthems, The Book Club tunes, some cheeky covers and surprise appearances by very familiar friends that last year included members of Reverend & the Makers, Milburn and The Subways), this year will also see the first performances of Joe's solo material, with a copy of his debut single included in the ticket price for everybody that attends. Christmas will be coming early! Trust us, you don't want to miss this so get your tickets quick! Merry Christmas everyone!

    14-16 Matilda Street, Sheffield, S1 4QD
    Live Gig

  14. Welcome to Plug's Fabulous New Year's Eve 2014! image

    Welcome to Plug's Fabulous New Year's Eve 2014!

    Wed 31 December at 10:00pm until Thu 19 November 2015 at 04:00am

    Viva Las Vegas! Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Plug, Sin City style! We’ll be transforming Earth into a Las Vegas casino featuring roulette tables, blackjack and much more. You’ll think you’ve stepped off The Strip and walked into the Bellagio! Strut down the red carpet, then come and have a quicky wedding in our Elvis wedding chapel! Prepare to be wowed by a professional magician and enjoy a cheeky shot or two from our vodka ice luge, while burlesque dancers, midnight pyros and confetti cannons will ensure you see in the New Year in style! DJ Gotti will be keeping the party going all night long in Live with all your favourite floorfillers and party anthems, while Neutral will be your one stop shop for Motown, indie and rock ‘n’ roll hits. So get ready to crack open the Champagne and dress to impress ‘cause this New Year’s Eve is all about excess. _______________________________________________________ Featuring... >> Burlesque Dancers >> Magicians >> Midnight Countdown ft. Pyros & huge confetti cannons >> Magicians >> Elvis >> Vodka Luge >> Red Carpet >> Drinks Deals >> Plug's Very Own Wedding Chapel! _______________________________________________________ The Tunes.... >> Live Room: Floorfillers, Party anthems, House & RnB with DJ Gotti >> Neutral Room: Mowtown, Indie & Rock 'n' Roll hits >> Earth Room: Casino Royale ft. Blackjack, Roulette & Poker tables _______________________________________________________ VIP & Group Bookings... >> Group bookings, birthdays, socials or special occasions email for some amazing offers! _______________________________________________________ TICKETS... >> Super early bird tickets £6 >> Early bird tickets £8 >> Standard tickets £10 Buy yours at... >> >> Cavendish & Nursery Tavern (ask behind the bar!) >> Plug Reps - text 07748102585 >> Plug Box Office (1 Rockingham Gate, S1 4JD)

    14-16 Matilda Street, Sheffield, S1 4QD
    Club Night

  15. Lives @ The Rocking Chair image

    Lives @ The Rocking Chair

    Fri 23 January at 07:30pm until Fri 23 January 2015 at 10:30pm

    Hailing from Liverpool, Lives are a five piece who are doing their utmost to make sure you sit up and listen to them. Their debut tracks ‘White Lies’ and ‘Short Memory’ are a blast of adrenaline – big, fast-paced and packed with layer upon layer of instrumentation. It’s straight up guitar standards on first listen but as the melody seeps in, you can’t help but be bowled over. They took Liverpool Music Week by storm this year, playing a set of tight, hurtling tunes in the Blade Factory. Fans of Bombay Bicycle Club and Friendly Fires will undoubtedly dig Lives.

    14-16 Matilda Street, Sheffield, S1 4QD
    Live Gig

  16. Hudson Taylor w/ Southern image

    Hudson Taylor w/ Southern

    Thu 05 February at 07:00pm until Thu 05 February 2015 at 10:30pm

    Hudson Taylor are two brothers hailing from the outskirts of Dublin. Harry and Alfie started out by busking on the streets of Ireland’s capital but have since been busy gracing the stages of Glastonbury, Longitude, Camp Bestival, Bestival and Cambridge Folk Festival. They make captivating folk-pop songs and have a seemingly effortless knack for ear-worming melodies and gentle anthems. 2013 was a pretty incredible year for the lads, which included a supporting slot on none other than Jake Bugg’s tour and playing two sets in one day at The Rolling Stones’ show in Hyde Park. Their EPs have sold over 20,000 copies to date and song ‘Chasing Rubies’ was recently chosen as ‘Track of the Day’ on BBC Radio 1. Wowee. So with all this in mind, I suggest you hot foot it down to Plug in February and see what all the fuss is about.

    14-16 Matilda Street, Sheffield, S1 4QD
    Live Gig

  17. Boxed In @ The Rocking Chair image

    Boxed In @ The Rocking Chair

    Sat 14 February at 07:30pm until Sat 14 February 2015 at 10:30pm

    Boxed In is songwriter and producer Oli Bayston. Having played in indie band Keith, written for The 2 Bears, sung for George FitzGerald and been a producer for the likes of Charlie Boyer and The Voyeurs, Rosie Lowe and The Bohicas, Oli is now bringing his wide array of talents to bear on his own solo project. “After Keith, my intention was to start something fresh and get a new project going,” explains Oli. “My intention was always to become a producer as well as an artist in my own right, and it’s worked out really well for me. It’s helped me hone a very specific sound.” Boxed In is that project, and it brings together Oli’s two greatest musical loves: Krautrock and house music. “The album has a bit of both of those two things combined,” he says, “But the principle focus is always the songs. I’m a slave to the songs and I try to incorporate my love of specific genres of music into that.” So grab a loved one (because it’ll be Valentine’s Day) and hop down to The Rocking Chair for Boxed In.

    14-16 Matilda Street, Sheffield, S1 4QD
    Live Gig

  18. King Charles image

    King Charles

    Sun 15 February at 07:00pm until Sun 15 February 2015 at 10:30pm

    King Charles sure does have a lot of love to give. His music is fabulously psychedelic and literally explodes with a plethora of vibrant and colourful sounds. It refuses to be pigeon-holed but if I were to try to describe it I’d call it Caribbean afro-punk indie-pop-folk. Aesthetically, King Charles is akin to a modern day Prince. His knotted beehive, pirate shirts, black vests and waxed moustache give him the look of an occasional shaman dancing on a tightrope of cool. Charles began writing songs when he was 17, and in 2009, became the first ever Brit to win the International Songwriting Competition in Nashville for his song ‘Love Lust’ by unanimous vote. The competition was judged by Tom Waits, Jeff Beck, Loretta Lynn and Jerry Lee Lewis, and following this victory King Charles was signed by Universal Republic/Island. So don a paisley scarf, put some flowers in your hair and get down to Plug for a dose of King Charles.

    14-16 Matilda Street, Sheffield, S1 4QD
    Live Gig

  19. Charli XCX image

    Charli XCX

    Sat 28 March at 07:30pm until Sat 28 March 2015 at 10:30pm

    Say hello to pop’s new cheerleader. You may know her as the lady who penned ‘Fancy’ for Iggy Azalea and ‘I Love It’ for Icona Pop but Charli XCX is evolving into a genuinely distinctive artist, with the charisma to carry off her eclecticism. Her music is a pastiche of 90s pop, equal parts girl power and pulsing RnB. With rhymes that are all street swagger and steamy gothic heartache, songs like ‘Break the Rules’, ‘Famous’ and ‘Need Your Love’ reflect the singer’s naturally candid and fiery demeanour, and her ability to flitter between teenage rebellion and destructive romances. From first flexing her skills by spitting verses at warehouse raves to having one of the most eagerly anticipated albums of 2014, pop’s gothic princess looks set to stick around and we can’t wait to welcome her to Plug’s stage.

    14-16 Matilda Street, Sheffield, S1 4QD
    Live Gig

  20. Future Islands image

    Future Islands

    Sun 29 March at 07:30pm until Sun 29 March 2015 at 10:30pm

    Future Islands believe in true love, you can tell that because their songs speak through our lives. It’s as if their music has always been with us, soundtracking every great hope, dawning realization and broken promise. Every fond embrace, each leap of faith. Over the last eight years Baltimore’s most quixotic and emotionally involving trio have maintained an admirable level of skill and pace, never slowing down for the corners. It’s vocalist Samuel T. Herring, William Cashion (bass, guitars), and Gerrit Welmers (keyboards, programming, guitars) who find themselves responsible. Their sound is at once beguiling and irresistible. It’s one part melancholic, one part euphoric; full of animated basslines, robust drum machines and questing keyboards, all set off by Sam’s remarkably distinct, soaring vocal.

    14-16 Matilda Street, Sheffield, S1 4QD
    Live Gig