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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. Cassetteboy vs DJ Rubbish Comedy Disco image

    Cassetteboy vs DJ Rubbish Comedy Disco

    Thu 03 December at 07:00pm until Thu 03 December 2015 at 10:30pm

    Cassetteboy are a cut 'n' paste duo from Chelmsford, Essex. They re-edit footage of TV shows to make celebrities talk about sex and drugs, and are somehow trying to make a career of it. They released five albums in the early 2000s, including The Parker Tapes, which received a mark of 8.7 on Pitchfork, if that's important. They have toured extensively, playing in the USA, Canada, Greece, Poland and Colchester. They also perform at Glastonbury every year. 2012 was a bit rubbish because the festival wasn't on, so their act just confused a bunch of cows. Cassetteboy are best known for their YouTube videos. Their smash hit The Bloody Apprentice, in which Alan Sugar talks about sh*tting frying pans, has been watched five and a half million times. They have also tackled David Cameron, Downton Abbey, Harry Potter, and The Only Way is Essex. A recent video in which Prince Andrew described the Queen's org*sms was banned by the BBC. Cassetteboy have over 123,000 YouTube subscribers and 26,000,000 total video views. Their work has been featured on Radio One and regularly appears on Rude Tube. They enjoy long walks in the country and have kind eyes. Cassetteboy are famous for lying about themselves and recently sailed round the world with Clare Balding.

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

  2. Don Broco w/ Coasts, Arcane Roots & Symmetry image

    Don Broco w/ Coasts, Arcane Roots & Symmetry

    Fri 04 December at 07:30pm until Fri 04 December 2015 at 10:30pm

    Following their latest album ‘Automatic’ bagging them their first top 10 album last week, Don Broco have announced a UK tour for this December. The quartet have had an eventful year so far with an appearance on Made In Chelsea, a run of intimate album launch shows in July and a string of festival appearances too! The full list of dates is below: 3 December – Tramshed, Cardiff 4 December – Plug, Sheffield 6 December – Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh 7 December – O2 Academy, Leeds 8 December – Lemon Grove, Exeter 9 December – Rock City, Nottingham 11 December – The Ritz, Manchester 12 December – Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton 13 December – O2 Academy Brixton, London

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

  3. The Selecter w/ The Tuts image

    The Selecter w/ The Tuts

    Sat 05 December at 07:00pm until Sat 05 December 2015 at 10:30pm

    Legendary 2-Tone artists, The Selecter, release their new studio album SUBCULTURE on 15 June 2015 on DMF Records and have just announced a tour this Autumn. The album, which comes out on CD, 12" Heavyweight Vinyl and Digital, has been produced by Neil Pyzer and expertly mixed by Prince Fatty and is the calling card of a ‘classic’ band that are completely tuned into the issues and challenges of the modern world. Whenever successful bands from the past reform they invariably start trading in nostalgia and become “heritage” acts. No one expects them to grow artistically or continue to excel at the same things that brought them popularity in the first place, but that’s what The Selecter have done in the past few years. They’ve played at major festivals like Coachella, the Isle of Wight and Glastonbury, headlined two UK tours and recorded three studio albums, the latest of which, Subculture, is mixed by UK dub-master Prince Fatty. The Selecter is led by their iconic frontwoman Pauline Black, whose recent series of shows on BBC 6Music were hugely well received, and whose book ‘Black By Design’ continues to sell in droves worldwide, alongside an incredible talented band of musicians, including Neil Pyzer (Spear Of Destiny) Will Crewdson (Rachel Stamp) and co-fronted by original member Arthur ‘Gaps’ Hendrickson (who features extensively on Subculture). The anarchic passion that fuelled Selecter gigs during the 2 Tone era, when they toured with the Specials and Madness at the peak of their early fame is still there, except the pair (Pauline & Gaps) seem more driven than ever. Their confidence is sky-high and they’re also writing the best songs of their career, which is saying something given the enduring popularity of hits like Three Minute Hero, Missing Words and On My Radio. The music they make is still rooted in ska, punk and reggae except they now have a horn section and this fills out their sound magnificently. The quirky melodies and social commentaries remain, yet this is a band that’s more concerned with staying relevant than looking backwards. Their audiences are getting younger and they’ve succeeded in bringing many of their long-time fans along for the ride as well.

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

  4. Cirque du Soul: Sheffield // Ft. DJ Luck & MC Neat (Sold Out) image

    Cirque du Soul: Sheffield // Ft. DJ Luck & MC Neat (Sold Out)

    Sat 05 December at 11:00pm until Sun 06 December 2015 at 04:00am

    Our Autumn tour finale sees us enter a brand new city! The Cirque Du Soul madness and mayhem descends on The Plug, Sheffield for one night only; and with us we bring garage legends DJ Luck & MC NEAT! We'll be pulling out all the stops to close this tour in style and make our Sheffield debut one to remember! This is definitely not one to be missed... * * * Cirque Du Soul is a travelling collective energy of colour, magic and dance. Across the country, we create vibrant underworlds built of playful, open-minded partygoers, massive musical variety, weird and wonderful backdrops, and an unrivalled attention to detail unique to urban clubbing. Entry into these seductive wonderlands is coveted. Aside from its fresh selection of world class DJs and performers, each night is handcrafted and unique to the next - no singular experience is the same. You have to play by the rules of the circus. Long tails and corsets, top hats and canes, glitter, sequins and feathers, blacks, reds, golds - the boys dress up and the girls dress down. Cirque Du Soul's signature cocktail of burlesque, bass and uninhibited bohemia has cemented its reputation as the nation's favourite feel-good party with an edge. * * * * * * See you on the road!

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

  5. Bugzy Malone w/ Coco, Shinobi, Giob and Cardiac & Skillz DJ Set image

    Bugzy Malone w/ Coco, Shinobi, Giob and Cardiac & Skillz DJ Set

    Thu 10 December at 07:00pm until Thu 10 December 2015 at 10:30pm

    Manchester born wordsmith Bugzy Malone is fast developing a reputation as one of the UK’s brightest independent Grime talents. Dubbed ‘The evil genius’, Bugzy has amassed a loyal fan base through his heartfelt lyrics and knock out delivery displayed in his music. 2015 has been an outstanding year for Bugzy, gaining plenty of attention and racking up over 15 million views on YouTube for his freestyles and raw music videos. He is also the first artist in history to have the fastest ever ‘Fire in the Booth’ freestyle to get a million views on the BBC Radio 1/1Xtra YouTube Channel. His E.P ‘Walk With Me’ was released in July 2015 and got to number 2 on the UK I Tunes Album Chart. (Peaking at number 8 on the UK Official Album Chart). Bugzy was nominated for two GRM Daily Rated Awards for ‘Best Breakthrough Act’ and ‘Best Project’ and won ‘Best Breakthrough Act’, which was voted for by the public. Bugzy had a busy summer, with performances at the Wireless Festival, plus the Reading and Leeds Festivals. His live shows continue as he embarks on a UK tour this December, playing to fans in London, Birmingham and Manchester. So with the overwhelming success of Bugzy’s new E.P ‘Walk With Me’ and with rapper Drake following his movements Bugzy Malone is definitely ‘one to watch’ for 2015. BUGZY MALONE - SOCIAL MEDIA Twitter - @TheBugzyMalone Instagram - @TheBugzyMalone Facebook – Snap Chat – Bugzy_Malone Soundcloud - Website -

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

  6. The Complete Stone Roses w/ Dave Haslam DJ Set, Section 60 & The Time Sellers image

    The Complete Stone Roses w/ Dave Haslam DJ Set, Section 60 & The Time Sellers

    Fri 11 December at 07:00pm until Fri 11 December 2015 at 11:00pm

    The Complete Stone Roses are now one of the UK’s most well-known, most seen and most successful tribute bands. Selling out venues across the UK and Ireland regularly, they have helped to carry on the music of one of the UK’s most influential bands - the Stone Roses. The Stone Roses played a pivotal role in the history of the UK’s indie music scene. Famous hits like Fools Gold, I Am The Resurrection and I Wanna Be Adored are as recognisable now as were the heyday of Madchester and the Hacienda, the cultural icons from which the original band were born. The Completes, as they are affectionately referenced to by their fans, play to acclaim both from fans themselves, the press, and even original Stone Roses band members. Former Stone Roses bass player Mani, (now currently the bassist for Scottish band Primal Scream) has not only just appeared as a warm up DJ for the band on the odd occassion but has also played onstage with them as their guest bassist playing She Bangs The Drums on more than a few times when he was touring about with the band. Mani says “they do our songs real justice. At times, they play even better than we did” The Completes are perfectionists at their art though and are always improving and have gone from strength to strength after several changes in the line-up - something very few bands manage to do so effortlessly. Of their commitment, Mani says “their attention to detail is amazing. The bass I use a Rickenbacker 3000 which is as rare as rocking horse shit but they have found one” The bands recent projects seen them raise a whopping £17,000 donated to “Cancer Research UK” from their show at the Glasgow Carling Academy in December 2007 as well as filming and producing a music video for worldwide distribution to help promote a charity single release with a double a-side featuring Love Will Tear Us Apart ala Stone Roses style along with the bands own composition song titled Tell Me Moses which was written using ONLY the titles of The Stone Roses catalogue. This is in addition to the band releasing a DVD (formatted on NTSC and playable throughout the world in any region) of their live concert at Glasgow Carling Academy during December 2006 and which also features special guest Peter Hook of New Order performing with the band Love Will Tear Us Apart, securing worldwide distribution via Plastic-head, The Completes are leading the way in regards what good tribute bands can actually achieve out with live performances. So there you have it, a brief history of The Complete Stone Roses in a few paragraphs, with an obvious great love for The Stone Roses and their music. Although there is only so much you can say about a tribute band or is there?

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

  7. Plug Saturdays presents The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club and Andy H image

    Plug Saturdays presents The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club and Andy H

    Sat 12 December at 11:00pm until Sun 13 December 2015 at 03:00am

    The funk. The whole funk. And nothin’ but the funk. Anyone who’s got funky and soulful to one of Craig Charles’ DJ sets will tell you that they’re nothing short of legendary. Craig has been a DJ on BBC Radio 6 since 2002 and has been touring his DJ set since 2008. He’s become internationally renowned for his ability to get the crowd grooving and dancing all night long. Expect an irresistibly eclectic dance-mix of classic funk and soul that’ll have you up on the dancefloor in next to no time. ______________________________________________ Sheffield's best nightclub brings you the biggest party of the weekend. Expect a massive soundsystem, mind-blowing lighting and amazing visuals, all wrapped up with the greatest dancefloor beats. It's as simple as that. Plug Saturdays. Music: Live Room - Disco, Funk & Motown Earth Room - Dance Anthems & floorfillers

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

  8. Rockin' for Refugees image

    Rockin' for Refugees

    Thu 17 December at 08:00pm until Fri 18 December 2015 at 03:00am

    FREE ADMISSION! BRING STUFF! BRING CASH! — ROCKIN FOR REFUGEES at the Plug, Thursday 17th December 2015, 8pm-3am — A colossal night full of Sheffield’s finest bands, with DJs until the early morning, in aid of the refugees in Calais: VELCRO TEDDY BEARS — K.O.G. & THE ZONGO BRIGADE — JONO & THE VANDALS — BOMAR — BLOOD SPORT — NEW MODEL SOLDIER — THE MIRROR CRACK’D (Acoustic set) --- BOUQUET OF STEEL DJs --- MC Mista Mark No need for a ticket – just turn up and bring something useful for the refugee camp — keep an eye on the ROCKIN FOR REFUGEES FB page ( for updates on what we’d like you to bring on the night — there’ll be buckets for you to sling your cash into, too!

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

  9. Plug Laughs Comedy Club presents... Ed Gamble, Julian Deane & Glenn Moore image

    Plug Laughs Comedy Club presents... Ed Gamble, Julian Deane & Glenn Moore

    Fri 18 December at 07:30pm until Fri 18 December 2015 at 10:30pm

    Kick off the festive season with, Mock the Week and Never Mind the Buzzcocks star, Ed Gamble. As we launch our brand new comedy night... Plug Laughs. Our Comedy night is the perfect opportunity for colleagues, friends and family to experience the ultimate festive night out. With some of the leading comedy acts on the circuit, you are guaranteed to have a side-splitting time, full of laughs. Ed Gamble is a stand-up comedian, writer and actor. Ed stars as Georgie Carlton, a minor royal, in BBC America’s first original comedy commission Almost Royal. Following its success in the US, the show was later transmitted on E4 and will be returning for a second series later on this year. As a comedian Ed has earned a Chortle Award in 2014 for Best Compere and provided national tour support for Greg Davies’ shows The Back of My Mum’s Head and Firing Cheeseball’s at a Dog. Ed has also supported Russell Kane and Chris Addison.

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

  10. The Sherlocks w/ Dirty Sterling & Kong image

    The Sherlocks w/ Dirty Sterling & Kong

    Sat 19 December at 07:00pm until Sat 19 December 2015 at 10:30pm

    The Sherlocks bring their unmissable live show to Plug on Saturday 19th December for a huge end of year shindig. Having recently played shows with Reverend and the Makers, The Enemy and Cast and hit a huge number of big festivals this year (Isle Of Wight Festival, Tramlines, Y-Not, Mosborough Music Festival and loads more), The Sherlocks are coming to deliver the biggest, wildest and most exciting gig of the year. Armed with a huge arsenal of big anthemic tunes and an even bigger army of faithful fans, the band are set to pack Plug to the rafters with this one, the biggest Sheffield show of their careers! Anyone who knows The Sherlocks know their gigs sell out rapidly so grab your tickets NOW!

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

  11. Reflective - Home of the Bassline - 2015 Christmas Party image

    Reflective - Home of the Bassline - 2015 Christmas Party

    Sat 19 December at 10:30pm until Sun 20 December 2015 at 05:00am

    ☆ REFLECTIVE ☆ ☆ HOME OF THE BASSLINE ☆ XMAS PARTY / 2015 CLOSING PARTY SATURDAY 19th DECEMBER @ PLUG 14-16 Matilda St, Sheffield, S1 4QD ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• REFLECTIVE PRESENTS... Well what a Year it has been for 'Home Of The Bassline' We've Celebrated our 13th Birthday in .ZERO arena (Our Birthplace). We've had live perfomances from Bassline chart toppers such as 'Platnum - 'Whats It Gonna Be', Kcat - My Destiny' . We have had Birtmingham's finest go up against us, Celebrated 'The History Of Bassline' and our most recent sell out 'We Love Bassline'. So as you can expect we will be making our last event of 2015 something special. So for December forget Friday as it's now all about 'MAD SATURDAY' The Reflective Xmas Party. ▀ ▀ - MAIN ARENA - ▀ ▀ 2002 - PRESENT BASSLINE GEMMA FOX LIVE PA Performing The Bassline Anthems.... 'GIRLFRIEND STORY' YouTube - 'MIGHT BE' YouTube - 'BOXERS' YouTube - WITH DJ'S... DANNY BOND (Leeds Bassline royalty with an exclusive old skool set) NEV WRIGHT STU-E MARTIN LEVERTON & ROB G BIG ANG JAMIE FERGUSON JON BUCCIERI STEELZ ▀ ▀ - ROOM 2 - ▀ ▀ SPEED GARAGE AND OLD SKOOL FROM 1996 - 2002 CHRIS BAILEY DJ RICHARD ANDY SPOFF JD SMITH ROSS BOSS PILKY (Barnsley's main Bassline man making his Reflective Debut,)

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

  12. The Plug NYE Ball image

    The Plug NYE Ball

    Thu 31 December at 10:00pm until Fri 01 January 2016 at 04:00am

    ✶✷✹ NYE 2015 ✹✷✶ ✶✷✹ We’re having a ball… and you’re invited. ✹✷✶ ✶ This New Year's Eve at Plug will be bursting with glitter, glitz and glamour as we bring you a modern take on a high class ball. Get ready to party into 2016 in style. ✶ ✶ We'll be transforming Plug into the most luxurious venue in town, so dress up in your most glamorous outfit and prepare to be delighted and dazzled as we shower our guests with champagne, glitter and feathers aplenty! Pick up a shot from the vodka luge and step into the photo booth with your friends to capture a New Year's snap. Then sip on delicious cocktails while you enjoy live entertainment from our magical martini glass performer and cocktail mixologist. ✶ ✶✷✹ Room 1: Anthems & Floorfillers ✹✷✶ ✶✷✹ Room 2: Funk, Soul & Disco ✹✷✶ ✶✷✹ Room 3: Cocktail Bar with Live Mixologist & 80s, 90s & 00s Mix-Up ✹✷✶ ...and if you'd like to make your New Year's Eve even more fabulous, we've got a limited number of exclusive VIP tables available for you... ✶Limited VIP packages are available including Q-jump entry, bottles of Eristoff vodka, bottles of Lanson to be served at midnight, complimentary glasses of champagne on arrival, complimentary mixers, table service and 1 round of shots. ✶ ✶ For more information on VIP packages, please get in touch with Julie at ✶ ✶Super Early Bird - £8 (LIMITED) ✶Second Release - £10 ✶Standard - £12

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

  13. OTR - A Journey Through Trance Classics - 2015 Back to 1997 image

    OTR - A Journey Through Trance Classics - 2015 Back to 1997

    Fri 08 January at 10:30pm until Sat 09 January 2016 at 05:00am

    OTR - A 'Journey Through Trance' Classics - 2015 back to 1997! Kicking off the New Year in the usual way with one of the most popular events in the OTR calendar, the annual 'Journey Through Trance' classics showcase. Trance classics with a twist... Starting at present day, each act has 1 hour to showcase their specific eras most defining sounds, rounding off with the 'golden age' of trance; the sounds that shaped the scene the OTR clubbers embrace today. So whether you're fresh into the trance movement, or you are indeed one of the original 'Crasher Kids' this night has it all, as proven by the sell-out crowds of previous years. With OTR known as one of the true clubbing brands that is run purely for the clubbers in the city where it all began for trance, this is an event not to be missed. On Friday 8th January join us for a truly magical musical journey... OTR 'A JOURNEY THROUGH TRANCE' 2016.

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

  14. Planet Zogg: Sheffield Underground Special image

    Planet Zogg: Sheffield Underground Special

    Fri 15 January at 11:00pm until Sat 16 January 2016 at 05:00am

    We kick 2016 off with a (sort of) Sheffield special with 3 live acts - barking acidic techno from MOBILE DOGWASH, crazy psy tech trance from ATOMGRINDER (we’ll pretend he’s from Sheffield) and some banging dark psy from ACT ONE plus DILL & GREG. In the cosy DISCO OF DOOM we’ve got some top breaks action from KICKFLIP, the mysterious DR ZOGG, ARTHUR TABB and JOHNNYM keeping it funky. Plus cosmic decor, UV stalls, a groovy cafe and out door chilling... **Main Room** MOBILE DOGWASH - LIVE ATOMGRINDER - LIVE ACT ONE - LIVE Dill & Greg Zogg **Disco of Doom** Kickflip Dr Zogg Arthur Tabb JohnnyM POSTS

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

  15. Matthew E. White image

    Matthew E. White

    Tue 26 January at 07:00pm until Tue 26 January 2016 at 10:30pm

    Matthew E. White brings his Spacebomb band back to the UK for a blow out 2016 tour playing tracks from Big Inner, Outer Face, his 2015 release Fresh Blood and more... Matthew’s weblinks are:

    14-16 Matilda Street, Sheffield, S1 4QD
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  16. Sabella & Supports image

    Sabella & Supports

    Fri 29 January at 07:15pm until Fri 29 January 2016 at 10:30pm

    Anthemic indie rockers are coming to Plug.

    14-16 Matilda Street, Sheffield, S1 4QD
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  17. Kitty, Daisy & Lewis image

    Kitty, Daisy & Lewis

    Sat 30 January at 07:30pm until Sat 30 January 2016 at 10:30pm

    London siblings Kitty, Daisy & Lewis Durham are talented songwriters/musicians whose background is rooted in the tradition where songs are handed down and sung at family gatherings, playing any instrument they lay their hands on. Their songs are an eclectic mix up of Pop, R'n'B & Blues, Psychedelic Rock, Soul, Country, Jazz and Ska. They have sold over a quarter of a million albums worldwide and sold out headline tours and have opened shows for major bands including Coldplay, Stereophonics... From a very young age they have been inspiring audiences, picking up an impressive fan base from Amy Winehouse and Eagles Of Death Metal to David Lynch and Dustin Hoffman. At their packed shows, they each take turns on vocals and jump from one instrument to another. Joining them on stage are their mum former Raincoats drummer Ingrid Weiss on bass, the original Bombay Bad Boy -Daddy Grazz on rhythm guitar, and Jamaican trumpet legend Eddie “Tan Tan” Thornton.

    14-16 Matilda Street, Sheffield, S1 4QD
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  18. DJ Target & Danny Weed present History of Grime w/ Cardiac & Skillz image

    DJ Target & Danny Weed present History of Grime w/ Cardiac & Skillz

    Sat 06 February at 11:00pm until Sun 07 February 2016 at 04:00am

    Seminal figures in musical subcultures can occasionally be outshone by the stars of the scene. While it would surely exist without Roll Deep's Danny Weed and Target, grime wouldn't be grime as we now know it. London-born DJ Target has over 10 years experience in DJing and producing, having played in almost every city across the UK, gaining support and appreciation throughout the country. This recognition has led to him doing shows in France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Portugal, Ibiza, Cyprus, Sweden and Greece, the USA and Egypt. DJ Target was part of the ground-breaking UK garage act, Pay As You Go, producing a top 20 hit with Champagne Dance in 2002. He is now part of one of the UK's best-selling and well-known urban acts, east-London collective Roll Deep, scoring two top 20 hits with Heartbreak Avenue and Shake A Leg. Roll Deep's debut album, In At The Deep End, has to date, sold over 95,000 copies in the UK alone. He has also worked with and produced many artists including Dizzee Rascal, Jamelia, Jermaine Dupri, Wiley, Boy Better Know and Kano. Danny Weed, 25, is a producer for the Mobo award-nominated UK grime music collective Roll Deep, whose first album included two top 20 hits.

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    Club Night

  19. Eliza and the Bear image

    Eliza and the Bear

    Tue 16 February at 07:00pm until Tue 16 February 2016 at 10:30pm

    London-based quintet Eliza and the Bear formed in 2011 when songwriters James Kellegher (lead vocals, guitar) and Callie Noakes (vocals, guitar) began writing music together after the collapse of their respective bands. Soon after, they added friends Martin Dukelow (guitar), Chris Brand (bass), and Paul Kevin Jackson (drums) into the fold to complete the lineup, and they began to play live shows around London. Their name raised a few eyebrows among fans when no "Eliza" was to be found in the band's lineup, but they later confirmed the name was in fact taken from a collection of poems by Eleanor Rees that had inspired them. Their upbeat, indie folk music pulled together the romping folk-pop of Mumford & Sons and the Lumineers, while the layered instrumentation took inspiration from the likes of Arcade Fire and Broken Social Scene. They released their song "Brother's Boat" digitally before their first single, "Upon the North," appeared in 2013. Later that year they were invited to open for Paramore on their U.K. tour, where they played at a sold-out Wembley Arena. At the beginning of 2014 the outfit were tipped for success by many corners of the U.K. music press and released the single "It Gets Cold" on Capitol Records. ~ Scott Kerr

    14-16 Matilda Street, Sheffield, S1 4QD
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    Fat White Family

    Mon 22 February at 07:30pm until Mon 22 February 2016 at 10:30pm

    Some people will call Songs For Our Mothers the most unpleasant album of this year, if not of their entire generation; the work of a bunch of drink and drug wracked nihilist degenerates. Some will say that it is a thrilling statement of disgust, defiance and complete creative independence made by the only rock band in the UK that really counts for anything at all anymore. But it is likely that few who hear it will walk away from the second album by the Fat White Family, released on their own label Without Consent, not caring one way or the other. Some will hail this hair-raising, pulse-quickening and indignant collection of glitterball disco, smacked out psych, glam funk, heart-breaking torch songs and otherworldly slabs of Kraut n’ western as the shot in the arm that independent rock has been ailing after. And a shot in the arm is exactly what this album is. For if modern indie rock, DIY, alt-country - call it what you will - is sick, then the Fat Whites are the pretty nurse with Munchausen’s Syndrome by proxy, pushing down the plunger on the syringe; murdering the bed-ridden patient with a tainted injection right under everyone’s noses. They have witnessed an entire musical scene teetering on the verge of terminal irrelevancy and given it a hard shove void-wards.

    14-16 Matilda Street, Sheffield, S1 4QD
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    Thu 25 February at 07:00pm until Thu 25 February 2016 at 10:30pm

    Rock veterans Therapy? have established a long career with their industrial-tinged, metallic sound, finding breakout success with their 1994 album, Troublegum. Formed in 1989 in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Therapy? quickly got to work on recording a number of early demos, which caught the attention of the legendary BBC DJ, John Peel, who played their single, Meat Abstract, on his show. Signing with Wiijia Records, the two EPS, Baby Teeth and Pleasure Death found Therapy? a growing number of fans in the UK and these early EPs also gained a US release as Caucasian Psychosis on Touch & Go Records. From thrashy punk roots they developed a darker more intense sound that showed greater sophistication without ever sacrificing their accessibility or mainstream cross over potential.

    14-16 Matilda Street, Sheffield, S1 4QD
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  22. Foxes w/ Izzy Bizu image

    Foxes w/ Izzy Bizu

    Fri 26 February at 07:00pm until Fri 26 February 2016 at 10:30pm

    In the three short years since she released her debut EP Warrior, Grammy-winning, Top 5 recording artist Foxes, aka Louisa Rose Allen, has become one of the UK’s most exciting pop stars. Now Foxes returns with disco-tinged banger Body Talk, the first track to be lifted from her much anticipated second album. Inspired by moving on from the past and taking control, Body Talk opens the gates for Foxes’ follow up to debut album Glorious - which featured smash hit singles 10 Let Go For Tonight, Holding Onto Heaven and Youth. A sonic leap forward that evidently comes from experience and an artist coming of age, the euphoric grade A-pop single Body Talk will be released on July 24 on Epic/ Sony. Listen to Body Talk here: Southampton-born Foxes, who eschews the lure of the full-on glitzy pop star life in favour of taking the bus around east London and working on her mum's vintage clothing market stall, is ready for the world to hear what she's been working on, "I knew immediately what I wanted with this album, and I was at the reins of it this time” she says. Foxes will play a number of festival dates across the UK this summer, with the Isle of Wight Festival next weekend and British Summer Time with Kylie Minogue at Hyde Park. Stay tuned for her brand new album, set for release later this year. Body Talk is released on Epic/ Sony on July 24

    14-16 Matilda Street, Sheffield, S1 4QD
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  23. James Zabiela w/ Pedram image

    James Zabiela w/ Pedram

    Fri 26 February at 11:00pm until Sat 27 February 2016 at 04:00am

    JAMES ZABIELA needs little introduction. Safe to say he's an absolute demon in the DJ booth. Bringing the words 'using technology' to a whole new level he cuts, layers, splices and samples tracks to within an inch of their lives. Blending grooves seamlessly you'll literally not hear anything else like it. Each set being a unique on the fly remix session. He's smashed Plug every time he's played, and we cannot wait for him to do it all again alongside 2 fellow artists signed to his Born Electric imprint. PEDRAM. Signed to Born Electric (Zabiela's label) shows he's got serious talent. Check out 'Nina' for a perfect slice of tech-house heaven. DJ-wise he's rather special too, he'll be warming up and closing on the night with some perfect house grooves.

    14-16 Matilda Street, Sheffield, S1 4QD
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  24. Jamie Woon image

    Jamie Woon

    Wed 02 March at 07:00pm until Wed 02 March 2016 at 10:30pm

    It’s been four years since Jamie Woon released his debut album Mirrorwriting. We can now reveal the first single taken from a soon to be announced new album due for release later in 2015 on new label home, PMR Records. It was Pharrell who introduced Sharpness to the world on his Beats 1 radio show a few weeks ago, followed quickly by his friends and previous collaborators, Disclosure when they took the track into Annie Mac’s Radio 1 show. In the time since Mirrorwriting, Jamie has spent time exploring his writing and recording with new collaborators. His new full-length sees him maintaining the same distinctive Woon sound and thoughtful/crafted songwriting but opting for a live and up-close approach to the rhythm section, in a move away from his previous mostly electronic underpinning.

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

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    AC/DC UK & Dizzy Lizzy

    Fri 04 March at 07:30pm until Fri 04 March 2016 at 10:30pm

    Dizzy Lizzy are the most fantastic live tribute act dedicated to one of Rock’s all time legends ‘Phil Lynott’. A long established tribute to THIN LIZZY, since early 1994. Their sound & set-list faithfully recreate that trademark Lizzy sound. Philomena Lynott, states that Dizzy Lizzy are 'the closest to playing my sons music' A sentiment that has rippled throughout the years Dizzy Lizzy do have an amazing sound and resemblance to the classic 70s & 80s rock band. They will take you back in time to relive that magical era with a superb blend of classic foot stomping rock anthems and rock ballads (inc . . The Boys Are Back In Town, Whiskey In the Jar, Emerald, Black Rose, Rosalie, Sarah, Still In Love With You). Many have acknowledged Philomena's statement to be true, Dizzy Lizzy are the closest and most convincing tribute to the real thing. One of the country’s leading and most dynamic tribute acts, they are the only act to have headlined both, the ‘Vibe for Philo’ in Dublin & ‘Remeber Phil & Gary’ event in Holland. Also appearing at many prestigious venues, around Britain, such as the Matthew street festival, O2 Academy Liverppool. Plus other large capacity venues like Butlin's. They have also performed and toured with the original Thin Lizzy guitarist Eric Bell. Eric Bell’s reaction on first seeing the band…’I could only watch three numbers owing to the emotions. The resemblance to Phil and the mannerisms and playing, it was spooky – it made the hairs stand up on the back of my neck…’ They can also be heard on the documentary CD ‘I am just a cowboy’. Although based in the Midlands, Dizzy Lizzy tour extensively throughout the UK and have performed in Europe & as far a field as Los Angeles and Dubai. - Rising Power Tour 2015 ‘We just want to make the walls cave in, and the ceiling collapse!’, remarked the legendary Bon Scott. An ethos that AC/DC themselves have followed throughout their entire career, and an ethos shared by AC/DC UK! The band feature’s one of the most authentic looking Angus’ in the business, and are one of the few acts to feature both Bon Scott, and Brian Johnson performances. AC/DC UK bring their wall of Marshall stacks, and fully firing cannons for a spectacular stage show. The AC/DC trademarks are all there; Angus Young's strip, Gibson and Gretsch guitars, and even Bon Scott's iconic walk through the crowd with Angus on his shoulders. The band rock classics from the entire AC/DC catalogue. From 1976’s High Voltage, up to 2014's Black Ice; You will hear all the hits! Every classic track that launched AC/DC to legendary status is in the set, as well as a few obscure gems for the hardcore fans! AC/DC UK are made up of a team of seasoned pro’s, and play club shows and major festivals alike! Throughout the UK and Europe notable shows include CoverFest (PL), Huntenpop / Paaspop / Grolsch Festival (NL), Mockfest / Tribfest / Mathew Street Festival (UK), as well as historic venues such as the Liverpool Cavern Club, Glasgow ABC, and more. Constantly refining and building their live show, AC/DC UK capture the look, sound, and energy of the real thing! Aptly naming their 2015 stint after the fan favourite number ‘Rising Power’, AC/DC UK are set to firmly establish themselves as a force to be reckoned with. AC/DC UK are coming to Shake Your Foundations... Are You Ready?!?!

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

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    The Rifles

    Thu 10 March at 07:30pm until Thu 10 March 2016 at 10:30pm

    The Rifles are a four-piece indie rock band hailing from Chingford, London. They've been a dominant fixture on the UK music scene for the last ten years, claiming critical success both at home and abroad - a feat only achieved by the best of the best. In honour of the past decade, Cooking Vinyl Records released a deluxe edition of their first album, No Love Lost, on May 4th this year. It features all the B-sides from the band’s singles along with unreleased bonus material from the No Love Lost studio sessions, giving fans an even deeper insight into the first few steps in The Rifles’ career. The album was remastered at Abbey Road Studios and the band celebrated its release by playing the album in its entirety at Camden’s Electric Ballroom. The Rifles are a band which inspires an inordinate amount of devotion and camaraderie amongst their fans and it’s not hard to see why. So whether you’re a die-hard Rifles’ fan or only just discovering them, make sure you hot foot it down to Plug to see them play, you won’t be disappointed.

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

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    Sat 19 March at 07:00pm until Sat 19 March 2016 at 10:30pm

    Since the arrival of Jesse Wood on guitar in April 2014, Reef are back and better than ever. With a live album recorded over two sell out nights at St. Ives Guildhall, mixing a set of inspired new songs with all the loved classics, a rousing new single for new year, and a cover of the Aretha Franklin gospel classic How I Got Over, all with legendary Reef LA based producer George Drakoulias at the controls. They've simultaneously recaptured and updated the sound of their classic multi-million selling No.1 Glow album. They've been back on TFI Friday and on 27th November will be beaming through 9 million TV sets on BBC 1 on The One Show, a 6 minute piece on their Story Of The Song section where the band revisit, re-play and, along with George, tell the full story behind their classic Place Your Hands. Catch them live across the UK in March.

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