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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. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. OTR - A Journey Through Trance Classics 2014 Back to 1998 image

    OTR - A Journey Through Trance Classics 2014 Back to 1998

    Sat 10 January at 10:30pm until Sun 11 January 2015 at 05:30am

    We're back and kicking off 2015 with one of the most popular events in our calendar. Our annual Journey Through Trance Classics, with a twist... Starting at present day, each act has one hour to showcase their specific eras most defining sounds, rounding off with the 'golden age' of trance; the sounds that shaped the scene we still embrace today. So whether you’re fresh into the trance movement, or you’re one of the original 'Crasher Kids', this night has it all. To shake things up a little this year we’ve invited a headline act synonymous with the classic trance sound to perform a special 2 hour set. No strangers to the Sheffield club scene, representing one of the finest eras for trance (2001-2004), we are pleased to welcome Riley and Durrant! With OTR known as one of the true clubbing brands of being run purely for the clubbers in the city where it all began for trance, this is an event not to be missed.

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

  7. Parka w/ Crosswaters & Carousel image

    Parka w/ Crosswaters & Carousel

    Fri 16 January at 07:30pm until Fri 16 January 2015 at 10:30pm

    Parka is a four piece alternative band from Chesterfield that was originally described as indie-pop following their debut single 'Big Ego'. However the band recently changed their sound to a more atmospheric, fresh genre with influences deriving from death metal, acoustic singer/songwriter and funk. New E.P ‘Ego Trip’ gave slight way to the new genre the boys follow. One reviewer said, 'It's like Bastille had a baby with the Arctic Monkeys, then spat out Enter Shikari'. I don’t know what that means either but if you want to find out I suggest you get down to Plug.

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

  8. 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

  9. Black Honey @ The Rocking Chair image

    Black Honey @ The Rocking Chair

    Wed 04 February at 08:00pm until Wed 04 February 2015 at 11:00pm

    Black Honey fast became one of the most talked about guitar bands of 2014. Starting out shrouded in mystery the band let the music do the talking, there were no photos, only their TV themed artwork to accompany each track they released. Further adding to the intrigue, instead of issuing a standard press release the band invited fans to text them directly if they wanted to find out more. After dreamy opener 'Sleep Forever', 60s psychedelic ‘Teenager’ and grunge rock 'The Taste’, the band revealed their debut EP with their final hook laden track 'Bloodlust’ and the first photo of themselves. To celebrate, the band played a packed out secret show in their hometown of Brighton. Initially only being known as ’the sweet taste of darkness’ Black Honey have gone on to become an unstoppable force and one of the most exciting bands of the year.

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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

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    Lucy Rose

    Fri 20 March at 07:30pm until Fri 20 March 2015 at 10:30pm

    This spring, Lucy Rose is set to play her first UK headline tour in 18 months. The acclaimed singer will take her five piece band out for an intimate tour throughout March to play some new material from her second album, due later in the year. Lucy Rose worked on the follow up to her 2012 debut 'Like I Used To' throughout 2013, stepping out of the studio for rare live shows including a support slot for Neil Young in Hyde Park and playing the second stage at Glastonbury Festival. The Independent review of her Glastonbury show singled her out as one of the festival's rising stars, labelling her "the stand out female vocalist of the weekend." Her forthcoming album is likely to confirm her upward trajectory.

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

  14. 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

  15. Revival feat. Allister Whitehead image

    Revival feat. Allister Whitehead

    Sat 28 March at 10:00pm until Sun 29 March 2015 at 05:00am

    Plug opens its doors for the launch party of Revival, boasting a strap-line of classic club nights for the over 25's. Live brings you the very best of classic house with an infusion of current anthems. Allister Whitehead will be gracing the decks alongside Ben Gath and Reece Bird who are both experienced in their own right. Earth plays soulful house, deep house, US house and garage along with some more classics from the late 80s onwards. Both old and new house music will combine perfectly for the vibe, open mindedness, glamour and atmosphere of the 90s and 00s clubbing scene along with the sound, creativity, technology and design of current clubbing events. Revival gets its inspiration from the uplifting vocal and piano tunes of the 90s through to the funky and US house of the late 90s and 2000s. All in all, you can expect a lot of uplifting, vocal and funky house with the 90s piano thrown in throughout the evening.

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

  16. Future Islands - SOLD OUT image

    Future Islands - SOLD OUT

    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

  17. Ward Thomas image

    Ward Thomas

    Mon 30 March at 07:30pm until Mon 30 March 2015 at 10:30pm

    Ward Thomas is twins Catherine and Lizzy who grew up on a livestock farm in Hampshire, England. They fell in love with country music when they were introduced to the likes of Carrie Underwood, Johnny Cash and Dixie Chicks by their Canadian cousin, and they’ve never looked back. The young country-pop duo has spent much of the last two years recording in Nashville, the home of country music. With the help of top country producer Bobby Blazier and other country players, including Dan Dugmore and Chris Rodriquez, Ward Thomas have created a debut album which features a cast of unforgettable characters, sketched with poetic lyrics. Their live performances are characterised by songs sung with burning compassion and containing irresistible, memorable melodies.

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

  18. #MancuniaPresents - #1 Hurricane, Modern Faces, The SSS & The Black Delta Movement image

    #MancuniaPresents - #1 Hurricane, Modern Faces, The SSS & The Black Delta Movement

    Fri 10 April at 06:45pm until Fri 10 April 2015 at 10:30pm

    You might remember Hurricane #1 from the 90s. The indie rock band were a main stay of shows like Top of the Pops and TFI Friday and following the reformation of the band by vocalist and guitarist Alex Lowe, they’re back for one more tour of the UK and Europe. Joining Hurricane #1 will be Modern Faces. A true rock ‘n’ roll band in the making, this lot are chock full of angst and debauchery with spadefuls of confidence. Having played supporting slots for the likes of Kasabian, The Charlatans and The View, Modern Faces are sure to bring top drawer, anthemic, stomping rock ‘n’ roll. Third in this mega line-up are The SSS. Boasting an incredibly strong and loyal fanbase, they’re very much an underground movement as well as a solid indie band and are known for providing their fans with an awesome night out. And finally we have The Black Delta Movement. Boasting supporting slots for Drenge, Kaiser Chiefs and Shaun Ryder, one reviewer proclaimed that BDM ‘have an immense sound and deliver a faultless performance’.

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