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The Plug, Sheffield, S1

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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
Sheffield
S1 4QD
UK


0114 241 3040
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  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. Gig Tripper - The Rusbies, Good Foxy, Resonate, Johnjo Keen & Evie image

    Gig Tripper - The Rusbies, Good Foxy, Resonate, Johnjo Keen & Evie

    Fri 22 August at 07:00pm until Fri 22 August 2014 at 10:30pm

    Entertainment Sheffield (entS1) brings you Gig Tripper. Gig Tripper gives local bands the opportunity to tour beyond their own city. This evening will see an eclectic selection of musicians take to the Plug stage, who’ll undoubtedly get your toes tappin’ in no time.

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

  2. Gig Tripper - Chatfield, Jake Sharpe, Syd Hux & Olivia Grace Brown image

    Gig Tripper - Chatfield, Jake Sharpe, Syd Hux & Olivia Grace Brown

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

    Entertainment Sheffield (entS1) brings you Gig Tripper. Gig Tripper gives local bands the opportunity to tour beyond their own city. This evening will see an eclectic selection of musicians take to the Plug stage, who’ll undoubtedly get your toes tappin’ in no time.

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

  3. Goldray image

    Goldray

    Thu 11 September at 07:00pm until Thu 11 September 2014 at 10:30pm

    Remember Kenwyn House? The guitarist from Reef? Well, he decided to take his hands off whatever they were on and left the riff-driven alt-rock world of Reef to explore musical pastures new. And we sure are glad he did. For the last few years, Kenwyn has been busy creating psych rock four piece, Goldray. Classic Rock Magazine said of Goldray, ‘Pitch together the moodiness of The Doors, the grooviness of Cream and the trippiness of early Floyd and you get this splendid prog ‘n’ psych magical carpet ride’. High praise indeed. Goldray have both feet firmly planted in the psych rock tradition of the late 60s and early 70s and after a successful mini-album release in January of this year (which yielded amazing reviews), the band are now preparing for a full album release. So get yourself down to Plug to drink in Goldray’s sensual, psychedelic aromas and bone-rattling guitar riffs. https://www.youtube.com/user/Goldrayband

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

  4. The Dunwells + Special Guests image

    The Dunwells + Special Guests

    Sat 13 September at 07:00pm until Sat 13 September 2014 at 10:30pm

    Emotionally driven, anthemic folk-rock with a strong Americana core? Do tell... They've come a long way since forming in Leeds back in 2009 and with a coveted supporting slot and subsequent comparisons to folk leviathans Mumford and Sons, The Dunwells are definitely more than worthy of a look and a listen. The last two years have seen them honing their live performance skills to perfection at some huge festivals including SXSW, Lollapalooza and The Great Escape to name but a few and 2014 will see the greatly anticipated release of their second studio album.

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

  5. Cate le Bon w/ H. Hawkline image

    Cate le Bon w/ H. Hawkline

    Thu 18 September at 07:00pm until Thu 18 September 2014 at 10:30pm

    Cup of tea, Cate? Cate le Bon is so fond of the nation’s favourite drink that she chose to name her latest album Mug Museum. And when she’s not drinking tea, she writes and performs songs of psychedelic folk majesty. As an artist, Cate has been described as Nico-esque and her live performances are a thing of intense beauty. Beneath her icy cool demeanour bubbles a menacing energy. Her voice possesses a curious and diverse quality, which can be shy and folksy in one breath and a high soprano in the next. Prepare to be utterly enthralled.

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

  6. Plug and Tiny Teeth present Dan Owen image

    Plug and Tiny Teeth present Dan Owen

    Mon 29 September at 07:30pm until Mon 29 September 2014 at 10:30pm

    To look at him, Dan Owen (aka Blues Boy Dan) is a fairly typical twenty one year old with a penchant for the blues. But when you hear him sing, you’re transported into the Mississippi Delta, and Dan isn’t Dan anymore, he’s a no good, god-forsaken, eighty year old blues man, howling at the devil on his back porch. This blues boy is one of the most sought-after young blues players in the world and it’s not hard to see why. Following one gig, he posted a video of his performance of The Ballad of Hollis Brown on YouTube and attracted the attention of a certain Mick Fleetwood (yes, of the Mac variety), who subsequently tracked Dan down and became his mentor. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, dreams do come true. So get down to The Greystones and prepare to have your mind blown.

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

  7. Ella Eyre image

    Ella Eyre

    Tue 07 October at 07:00pm until Tue 07 October 2014 at 10:30pm

    With her magnificent mane of leonine hair, ferocious powerhouse soul vocal and impressively energetic live show, Ella Eyre has become an unstoppable force within British music. Since proving herself to be one of the UK’s most enthralling and captivating debut female singers, Ella has been wowing the crowds throughout the UK having sold out a headline tour as well as performing prolific slots at this summer’s festivals. Now the BRIT award winner announces a twelve date headline tour this October giving fans an opportunity to hear the voice of 2014 up close. Since signing to Virgin EMI two years ago, Ella has featured on chart-topping band Bastille’s cover of TLC’s “No Scrubs” classic, “No Angels”, which shot straight to the top of the Hypemachine chart. Shortly after, casual songwriting sessions with then unknowns Rudimental and Naughty Boy evolved into Ella being involved in a No.1 and No.2 album respectively with “Home” and “Hotel Cabana”. Her single with Rudimental, “Waiting All Night” was one of 2013’s biggest hits, and she spent much of last year on tour with Plan B, Rudimental and Bastille, playing at sold-out shows across the globe. Now focusing on her own live performance, Eyre’s own stage show has evolved into its own particular dynamic; known for her catsuits, bright lipstick and of course huge hair, Eyre is a dynamo onstage, offering one of the most exhilarating live performances seen in years. https://www.facebook.com/thisisella?fref=ts https://twitter.com/EllaEyre

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

  8. Dreadzone w/ DJ Fat Piggy & Matt Willoughby image

    Dreadzone w/ DJ Fat Piggy & Matt Willoughby

    Sat 11 October at 07:00pm until Sat 11 October 2014 at 10:30pm

    Cult favourites. Cast your mind back to 1993, when Jurassic Park was busy terrifying small children and Whitney was riding high at the top of the charts with some old country tune. It was during this time that a little instrumental, stripped-down dub dance group called Dreadzone were in their infancy. Now, 21 years on, that little dub dance group have got 9 studio albums and 2 live albums under their belts and they’re still going strong. Constantly striving to remain relevant by writing fresh, innovative material has led to a slew of hit records, massive critical acclaim and a huge, devoted fanbase. These guys pretty much wrote the book on spanning genres and their music is a bubbling pot of reggae, techno, folk, dance and rock, all mixed up in a big dub cauldron. Even though they’re 21 years into their career as a band they feel they still have something to say musically and lyrically and we certainly agree with that.

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

  9. Glass Animals image

    Glass Animals

    Thu 16 October at 07:30pm until Thu 16 October 2014 at 10:30pm

    The four members of Glass Animals have known each other since the age of fourteen, but they only started making music together after they finished school and Dave Bayley showed the other members the music he made and asked them to be in a band. After the release of the EP Leaflings they decided to take it slow and focus on their university degree for a year. In 2013 they came in contact with Paul Epworth, an English music producer, and they signed with his label Wolf Tone. After 2 EPs, 3 singles.

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

  10. Kenny Wayne Shepherd image

    Kenny Wayne Shepherd

    Sat 25 October at 07:00pm until Sat 25 October 2014 at 10:30pm

    Five-time Grammy-nominated and multi-platinum-selling blues/rock guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd announces a run of new UK shows. Shepherd’s band is a veritable who’s who of rock and blues. In addition to long-time vocalist Noah Hunt, the band features drummer Chris Layton, a 2014 inductee into the Musicians Hall of Fame as a member of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, ex-Firm bassist Tony Franklin and keyboardist Riley Osbourn, whom Shepherd met while Osbourn was playing in Willie Nelson’s band.

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

  11. The Struts image

    The Struts

    Tue 28 October at 07:00pm until Tue 28 October 2014 at 10:30pm

    ‘We’ll be fine handling fame. We’re already massive rock stars in our heads. Only our circumstances will change and we’ll be able to go out more often’. Not my words, the words of Luke Spiller, flamboyant lead singer of The Struts. He is what would materialise if the glamorous eighties and the grungy nineties had a love child (see photo above). The Struts are a rock ‘n’ roll band that ooze charisma and style, with an aesthetic that makes their female fans swoon. And the rest of the band is just as magnetic as their front man, a rare feat for any band. But not only do they have the looks, they also have the tunes. Their songs are high octane, infectious and unforgettable. ‘It Could’ve Been Me’ is an unapologetic sing-along anthem, while ‘I Just Know’ sounds like a revitalised Axl Rose penning a new ‘Brown Sugar’. Come down to Plug and see what all the fuss is about. I guarantee it’ll be a foot stomping extravaganza. https://www.youtube.com/user/strutsofficial

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

  12. Heaven 17 image

    Heaven 17

    Sat 01 November at 07:30pm until Sat 01 November 2014 at 10:30pm

    Sheffield’s favourite electronic sons come to Plug armed with a back catalogue of classic hits that everyone knows and everyone loves. Heaven 17 shows have a reputation for being spectacular evenings of hit after hit after hit, with everything from ‘Let Me Go’, to ‘(We Don’t Need This) Fascist Groove Thang’ to the classic ‘Temptation’. Today, with a millionaire cabinet, bankers’ bonuses and high unemployment, Heaven 17’s sly, post-modern critique of modern society has never sounded so resonant, nor been so necessary. Martyn Ware and Glenn Gregory will bring this breathtaking show to Plug on Saturday 1st November. We’re expecting a packed house of hand raising, foot stomping classics from the Sheffield band that everybody loves... HEAVEN 17! http://www.heaven17.com/video/

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

  13. Kate Tempest image

    Kate Tempest

    Sat 08 November at 07:30pm until Sat 08 November 2014 at 10:30pm

    Kate Tempest started out as a rapper, and remains one. She earned her stripes in south London's battle scene and the now legendary Deal Real and Speakers Corner ciphers. For over a decade Tempest has been devoted to her craft, writing and performing continuously, whether rapping acappella at punk raves, or rapping with a DJ at an open mic or rapping with a band on tours across the UK, she has been committed to music since the minute she started. In recent years, she has found most success as a poet and a playwright, no mean feat considering it all began with a love of beats and rhymes and good rap lyrics that told stories.

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

  14. The English Beat ft. Dave Wakeling image

    The English Beat ft. Dave Wakeling

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

    A very rare chance to see the Original Iconic frontman from legendary Two Tone Ska band The Beat. Dave Wakeling and The English Beat will be performing all the classic hits he wrote and sang. Dave continues to tour the world as The English Beat with an amazing all-star ska backing band playing all the hits of The Beat, General Public, and his new songs. You just can't stop The Beat!

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