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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. Blackalicious @ Queen's Social Club image

    Blackalicious @ Queen's Social Club

    Sun 01 February at 07:30pm until Sun 01 February 2015 at 11:00pm

    THIS EVENT IS AT QUEEN'S SOCIAL CLUB - 4 Queen's Road, Sheffield, S2 4DG Yes yes! Big tings for North n South. We are proud to welcome to Sheffield some Hip Hop Royalty! Check it...... BLACKALICIOUS U.S. hip hop legends are gonna be bringing some California sunshine to shake off your January blues. Chief Xcel and Gift of Gab will be dropping some classics from their 3 albums spanning the last 22 years. Plus, they are currently in the studio working on new material so expect some brand new beats you haven’t heard before! CLUBS AND SPADES Two MCs (Matic Mouth/Shinobi) and two producers/beatmakers (Andy Nicholson/Manakin) with one aim… to create unique, original, artist-themed music for the masses. No strangers to the stage, each has earned their stripes in their chosen areas and now they have combined their efforts and love of music to create something far greater than the sum of its parts. Adding to the current in-house production, Andy and Manakin have worked extensively with upcoming and established artists including Terri Walker, Tom Prior and DRS (Broke’n English), under the pseudonym ‘Sticky Blood’. Always looking to break down barriers and create new sounds by utilising sampling techniques or learning and playing live instruments, the musical backbone of Clubs & Spades certainly looks set to stand the test of time. ANDY H (The Tuesday Club, First Word Records) This man needs no introduction, but if we have to...UK DMC finalist and Redbull Thr3style UK finalist Andy H combines turntablism with good old skool party rocking. Resident at the biggest mid-week hip-hop, dubstep and drum n’ bass night in the UK, The Tuesday Club in Sheffield. Regularly playing to crowds in excess of 1000 every week, alongside the very best in the scene, including Skream, Benga, DJ Craze, Kentaro, Scratch Perverts and DJ Qbert. Originally specialising in Hip-Hop but just as happy dropping Dubstep, Drum & Bass or anything that gets the crowd jumping. With releases on various labels including Tru Thoughts, Fierce Panda and his own label First Word Records, home of The Haggis Horns, Kidkanevil and 6ix Toys. WALL OF BALLS ALL STARS Local lads Hal the Impaler, Seedy Beats and Jim Kong iLL have been dropping funk and hip hop for time. They had a 3 year residency at The Harley back in the day but can mainly be found at underground parties in Sheffield nowadays. Tickets: Very limited number of Super Early Bird £10 SOLD OUT Early Bird £12 SOLD OUT Regular £15

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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Lunar presents: Tom Trago (VD), Elias Mazian (VD) & More #003 image

    Lunar presents: Tom Trago (VD), Elias Mazian (VD) & More #003

    Fri 13 February at 11:00pm until Sat 14 February 2015 at 05:00am

    Here’s a rare chance to catch Voyage Direct label owner and DJ, Tom Trago and his latest signing, Elias Mazian, at Lunar’s brand new venue, Neutral in Plug. And this is the first of a number of very special shows we’ve got planned for this year. Having made his breakthrough into the electronic music scene in 2006, Tom Trago has since taken his blend of disco, house, techno and synth funk around the world as an internationally renowned DJ, producer and live performer, with three critically acclaimed albums and the 2012 anthem ‘Use Me Again’ to his name. As the curator of the Voyage Direct label and resident of Trouw Nightclub in Amsterdam, Trago knows exactly what it takes to get the party going, and this is definitely one not to miss. Elias Mazian sure has learnt how to work a dance floor, and the quality of his first release (VD19) on Voyage Direct is testament to that. With his reputation as one of the best DJs in Amsterdam now firmly established, we cannot wait to bring him to Sheffield and see this guy tear the roof off Plug. Having gone head to head at the Harley’s Lunar vs. Nice Like Rice Crimbo Clash, we’ve now joined forces and invited the NLR residents Seppa and Risotto to get the dancefloor booming, with Bugg also bringing his energetic bass driven house and techno.

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

  5. 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

  6. King Charles w/ Sasha Siem image

    King Charles w/ Sasha Siem

    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

  7. Ohm Sweet Ohm presents T. Williams, Maribou State, Squarehead & Pedram image

    Ohm Sweet Ohm presents T. Williams, Maribou State, Squarehead & Pedram

    Fri 20 February at 11:00pm until Sat 21 February 2015 at 05:00am

    Emerging on to the house scene in 2010 via Tom Lea’s Local Action imprint, T. Williams instantly marked himself as a breakthrough artist with a difference. He’s forged a signature sound that blends his grime days, dubstep, bass music and the evolution into house. Disparate and alluring amidst typical house vibes, his funky sound strikes a note that immediately draws your ear. Maribou State started to seep into the souls of their followers back in 2011 after playing at one of Mixmag’s top 10 club nights – WAYF. As a London duo putting out an ethereal type of bass music, comparisons have inevitably been drawn with Disclosure – but these guys offer something a little more complex, a little deeper. Next up we have Squarehead. Initially making his name as a DJ, he’s proved that he is more than capable of keeping even the largest crowds moving. Supporting the likes of Eats Everything, B.Traits, Maya Jane Coles, Ben UFO, Breach and Citizen and moving from garage, to house, to disco with ease, he is a firm Plug favourite. And last but not least, we have our super resident and Ohm Sweet Ohm curator, Pedram. He’s built up an extensive knowledge of electronic music over the years, so is well equipped to set the Ohm crowd up with one of his trademark sets, incorporating underground house, leftfield electronica and everything in between.

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

  8. Man Without Country w/ Blossomer image

    Man Without Country w/ Blossomer

    Sat 21 February at 07:30pm until Sat 21 February 2015 at 10:30pm

    Man Without Country. The name carries an instant intrigue. The band themselves, a South Wales based duo, say it derives from ‘a sense of not belonging’. This sense lies at the root of their atmospheric, sometimes uneasy sonic palette. Glacial guitar ripples spliced with an eerie synth pulse, yet with the ability to morph into an anthem when you least expect it. Genre-wise, the duo describe their sound as electronic and shoegaze but their live shows are also packed with full-bodied electronic pop and hauntingly melodic tunes, with intense, urgent beats. Expect a sound that is far greater in magnitude than you might expect from a band of three.

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

  9. Lucy Rose w/ The Half Earth image

    Lucy Rose w/ The Half Earth

    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

  10. This Feeling feat. The Jacques, The Glass Caves & Bang Bang Romeo image

    This Feeling feat. The Jacques, The Glass Caves & Bang Bang Romeo

    Sat 21 March at 08:00pm until Sun 22 March 2015 at 03:00am

    This Feeling - the UK's most rock 'n' roll night out! A regular haunt of well known faces, and where to see the next big things in advance. In association with Jack Daniel's + XFM. Bands + DJs 'til 3am. £5 adv / £6 on the door *Free Jack Daniel's to the first 50 in* Advance tickets, info & free downloads > *Live music 8pm - 11.30pm* *Age limit for live bands is 14+, this will change at 10:30pm to 18+* - The Jacques - The Glass Caves - Bang Bang Romeo *DJs 11.30pm - 3am* This Feeling plays... Arcade Fire, Arctic Monkeys, Babyshambles, The Beatles, Black Keys, The Black Rivers, Blur, BRMC, Catfish & The Bottlemen, The Charlatans, Clash, Concretes, The Cribs, The Coral, Courteeners, The Cure, Dexters, Doves, The Enemy, Eugene McGuinness, Fleetwood Mac, Foals, Foo Fighters, Friendly Fires, Happy Mondays, The Horrors, Ian Brown, Kasabian, Kings Of Leon, The Kinks, Jake Bugg, The Jam, Joy Division, The La’s, The Libertines, The Maccabees, Madness, Miles Kane, MGMT, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Nirvana, Oasis, Palma Violets, Peace, Primal Scream, Pulp, RIDE, The Rifles, The Rolling Stones, Shack, The Small Faces, The Smiths, The Specials, Stone Roses, Super Furry Animals, The Streets, The Strokes, Suede, Supergrass, Temples, The Twang, Two Door Cinema Club, The Vaccines, The View, Verve, The Vines, Von Bondies, The Walkmen, Paul Weller, White Stripes, The Who, The Zutons & lots more

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

  11. Charli XCX w/ Cuckoolander image

    Charli XCX w/ Cuckoolander

    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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. #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

  16. OTR 8th Birthday feat. Menno de Jong (Open to Close Set) image

    OTR 8th Birthday feat. Menno de Jong (Open to Close Set)

    Fri 10 April at 11:00pm until Sat 11 April 2015 at 06:00am

    On Friday 10th April 2015 prepare yourselves for a true musical journey as MENNO DE JONG takes control ALL NIGHT LONG! After the huge success of Menno's 5 hour set for us in October 2013 we are pleased to invite him back once again to help us celebrate our 8th Birthday with his acclaimed MENNO SOLO brand. Menno's annual solo sets in his native Holland have become somewhat legendary and we are very proud and excited to bring it to the UK for the first ever time. DON'T MISS IT! :: SUPERSTAR DJs :: Platform 1: Mainline MENNO DE JONG (Open 'til Close) Platform 2: De-Railed More details to follow... :: INSTRUCTIONS :: TICKETS: Earlybirds (SOLD OUT) // £12 1st Release SAVER (SOLD OUT) // £15 2nd Release ADV // £10 NUS OTD // MOTD (subject to booking fees) Tickets available online at, via Skiddle or at Plug Box Office. Telephone sales 0114 2413040 Tickets available online at, via Skiddle or at Plug Box Office. Telephone sales 0114 2413040 DOORS: 23.00 'til 06.00 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

  17. The Sherlocks - SOLD OUT image

    The Sherlocks - SOLD OUT

    Sat 18 April at 07:00pm until Sat 18 April 2015 at 10:30pm

    The Sherlocks bring their unmissable live show to Plug on Saturday 18th April. The band had a huge whirlwind of a year in 2014, touring with the likes of The Enemy, supporting Scouting For Girls and Simple Minds as well as selling out show after show in their own right. With a growing and loyal army of a fanbase who can pack out any venue, The Sherlocks’ gigs are always unforgettable, with a crowd that puts as much energy into the night as the band themselves! Guaranteed to have another incredible year in 2015, with more tours and festivals coming up in the summer, this show at Plug is destined to become one of those “I was there” moments.

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

  18. Akala image


    Thu 30 April at 07:30pm until Thu 30 April 2015 at 10:30pm

    Over the last decade, rapper, poet and journalist Akala (the name comes from a Buddhist term meaning ‘immovable’) has emerged from London’s hip hop underground and burst into the mainstream as one of the leaders of a new British artistic renaissance. His first album, It’s Not a Rumour, was released in 2006 and gained much critical acclaim, culminating in him winning the 2006 MOBO Award for Best Hip Hop Artist. Since then, Akala has released three more albums and toured extensively throughout the UK and around the world. He has developed a stellar live show with renowned drummer and award-winning music producer, Cassell ‘The Beatmaker’, headlining six UK tours and touring with the likes of Jay-Z, Nas and M.I.A. Akala is the purveyor of a unique and socially conscious form of hip hop, packed with metaphors, beats, rock sounds and emotionally charged lyrics. Don't miss this.

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