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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. Neon Waltz @ The Rocking Chair image

    Neon Waltz @ The Rocking Chair

    Tue 03 March at 07:30pm until Tue 03 March 2015 at 10:30pm

    Hailing from the wilderness of Caithness in Scotland, Neon Waltz are a six piece psychedelic indie rock band. Within a relatively short space of time they have become fine purveyors of melodic, sun-drenched, sonic soundscapes. Music for all seasons. Neon Waltz’s songs feel instantly memorable and catchy, and the addition of an electric organ gives their tunes slightly Doors-y undertones. They manage to effortlessly maintain a lovely balance between lively pop and wistfulness, with slow tempo tracks breaking out into feverish jams. They were recently named as NME’s Buzz Band of the Week, when the mag proclaimed them as, ‘The most promising British band we’ve heard this year’. High praise indeed. https://soundcloud.com/neonwaltz

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

  2. Reflective image

    Reflective

    Sat 07 March at 11:00pm until Sun 08 March 2015 at 05:00am

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

  3. Chip w/ Shinobi & Coco + Giob image

    Chip w/ Shinobi & Coco + Giob

    Fri 13 March at 07:30pm until Fri 13 March 2015 at 10:30pm

    We’re very pleased to welcome CHIP to our stage on Friday 13th March for what will be an incendiary live performance. Expect plenty of fire from this global superstar... Anyone in the know will be aware of Chip’s first Fire In The Booth slot for Charlie Sloth’s hip hop show on 1Xtra in 2012. He demonstrated his skills as a quick thinking MC who could freestyle perfectly. Fast forward to January 2015.... Chip returns to totally kill it in his second Fire In The Booth and properly call out his one-time collaborator Tinie Tempah. An extended rant about how he’d been totally disrespected by Tinie in his own 2014 slot on Fire In The Booth has made Chip the talk of the UK hip hop scene since. Who’s correct? Who’s better? Only one way to find out, get yourselves down to check out his incredible skills live and direct at Plug.

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

  4. Who Cares?! Music presents Kong, The Mayfairs, Shoot the Poet & Rust image

    Who Cares?! Music presents Kong, The Mayfairs, Shoot the Poet & Rust

    Sat 14 March at 07:00pm until Sat 14 March 2015 at 10:30pm

    KONG A new wave indie-punk rock band from Sheffield with an aggressive up beat tone. Songs using an assertive set of chords with a powerful lead and grungey bass are complimented with hard hitting, dynamic drums. The lads are here for their debut EP launch promising big things for the future. Get down because this is not to be missed! THE MAYFAIRS Sheffield's 4-piece Alternative Rock band SHOOT THE POETS An emerging Indie/Blues Alt. Rock Four-piece from Sheffield, trying to find the meaning of 'Originality'. RUST Rust is a Sheffield based band that plays it's own original tracks. Their music takes It's roots both in modern day rock and roll and the great musicians of the past in order to give you a musical experience to remember

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

  5. Judge Jules - The Judge Won't Budge Tour w/ Futuristic Polar Bears image

    Judge Jules - The Judge Won't Budge Tour w/ Futuristic Polar Bears

    Sat 14 March at 11:00pm until Sun 15 March 2015 at 05:00am

    Judge Jules first took to the decks in 1987, launching a career that has notched up millions of miles, a legacy of deck spinning and countless gigs in far flung destinations, as well as the odd dirty warehouse thrown in for good measure. His sets are the epitome of what DJing is about – passion and crowd connection, amazing tunes and a set of hands capable of the most nimble mixing. And if you need any more persuading that you should hot foot it down to Plug for this party, Judge Jules has also received a plethora of awards including Best DJ (Muzik Awards), No.1 DJ (Mixmag Readers’ Poll) and Best International DJ (Dancestar Awards). Blimey. Joining Jules will be Futuristic Polar Bears. This collective have worked their furry little paws off to achieve the seemingly unachievable. They’ve left no corner of the globe untouched and have used their indisputable energy to destroy dancefloors and soundsystems across the world, in locations including Russia, Thailand, Singapore and South Korea and alongside the likes of Martin Garrix, Danny Howard and EDX. https://soundcloud.com/judge-jules-1 https://soundcloud.com/futuristicpolarbears

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

  6. 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. https://soundcloud.com/lucy-rose

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

  7. 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 > www.thisfeeling.co.uk/club *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

  8. Plug Saturdays present The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club image

    Plug Saturdays present The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club

    Sat 21 March at 11:00pm until Sun 22 March 2015 at 04:00am

    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. So to summarise, get down to the groove fest and dance ‘til you drop. 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.

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

  9. Ohm Sweet Ohm presents Huxley, Squarehead, Denham Audio & Leroy image

    Ohm Sweet Ohm presents Huxley, Squarehead, Denham Audio & Leroy

    Fri 27 March at 11:45pm until Sat 28 March 2015 at 05:00am

    Nominated as one of the best club nights in Sheffield at this year's Exposed Awards, Ohm Sweet Ohm returns with yet another banger of a line-up. A mixture of the best local talent rub shoulders with a returning house hero. HUXLEY A DJ and producer known for his penchant for a massive bassline, he has produced so many great tracks it's impossible to keep count. Gracing every top DJ's play lists he has become synonymous with groovy house music cuts guaranteed to make you dance. Blending a garage vibe with a heads down tech house sound, he's carved out an individual sound all to himself. Having had his tracks played at our night many times, we're very excited to have the man down himself to show us how it's done. www.soundcloud.com/huxley_uk www.twitter.com/huxley_music www.facebook.com/huxleyofficial SQUAREHEAD One of Sheffield’s finest young producers, Squarehead, AKA Oliver Ledger, has worked hard to rise through the ranks over the last few years. Initially making his name as a DJ, Ledger has proved that he is more than capable of keeping even the largest crowds moving. Working his way up through the independent promotion companies, he is now a Sheffield stalwart, playing at different venues on all three days of the recent Tramlines festival. Supporting the likes of Eats Everything, B.Traits, Maya Jane Coles, Pearson Sound, Ben UFO, Breach and Citizen and moving from garage, to house, to disco with ease, he is a firm Plug favourite. www.soundcloud.com/squareheaduk www.twitter.com/squarehead_ www.facebook.com/Squareheaduk DENHAM AUDIO A DJ and production collective born and bred in Sheffield. Recent support on their productions has come from none other than Route 94, J. Phlip and Goldffinch and the trio have been building a solid reputation and gaining recognition for their unique ability to blend techno, deep house, disco and even garage into their sets. www.soundcloud.com/denhamaudio www.twitter.com/DenhamAudio_ www.facebook.com/DenhamAudio LEROY (LUNAR) Having put on nights with guest DJs such as Tom Trago and San Soda, Leroy knows what's needed to get everyone at a quality house night up and moving on the dance floor. www.soundcloud.com/leoburrell www.mixcloud.com/leoburrell/ www.twitter.com/leoburrell www.facebook.com/lunarpresents

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

  10. 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. https://soundcloud.com/teamcharlixcx

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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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. https://soundcloud.com/wardthomasmusic

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

  14. Seafret @ The Rocking Chair image

    Seafret @ The Rocking Chair

    Wed 01 April at 07:30pm until Wed 01 April 2015 at 10:30pm

    Honest and captivating, Seafret’s material has a beautifully contagious feel. Writing about life as it evolves around them, the two have a rare observational eye – though young, the world is not going to pass them by.

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

  15. Mosborough Music Festival Warm Up Gig ft. Dodgy, Marquis Drive, Regale & The Gorgeous Chans image

    Mosborough Music Festival Warm Up Gig ft. Dodgy, Marquis Drive, Regale & The Gorgeous Chans

    Fri 03 April at 07:00pm until Fri 03 April 2015 at 10:30pm

    DODGY... Everyone’s life has been touched at some point by the music of Dodgy. They rose to prominence in the 1990’s Brit-pop era. This rock/pop trio will headline the show and boy are we please to have them. With five top 20 UK hits behind them get ready to shake your stuff to hits like, ‘Good Enough’, ‘Staying out for the summer’ and ‘If you’re thinking of me’. Welcome to Sheffield lads. MARQUIS DRIVE... Mosborough’s favourite sons, Marquis Drive are the first name we ask to play the festival every year and when you see them you’ll know why they keep getting asked back. This 90’s Brit-pop covers band deliver a set full of hits from the likes of The Stone Roses, Happy Mondays, Pulp, Oasis and James. These lads put on one hell of a performance and we are delighted to have these happy Midlands chappies along again. When the idea of a warm up festival gig came to us, we were straight on the blower to these lads as we know they will smash through a great set of Brit-pop hits with the high quality standards they set themselves. REGALE... Regale are a Walsall based 5 piece that were formed in 2012, we were very close to having them play at Mosborough music festival 2015. We’ve listened, liked, and heard great things about these lads so what better way of looking at their set with a view to MMF 2016 than having them play on this great bill. All hail-Regale. THE GORGEOUS CHANS... The Gorgeous Chans make the short trip up from Nottingham to Sheffield and boy are we glad to have them. This seven piece Indie-pop band formed in 2012 and enriched themselves further in 2014. Expect catchy tunes, dance along beats backed up by a bit of brass, gorgeous and lovely.

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

  16. #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

  17. 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 wwwotr-online.co.uk/tickets, via Skiddle or at Plug Box Office. Telephone sales 0114 2413040 Tickets available online at www.otr-online.co.uk/tickets, 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: danny@otr-online.co.uk // 07923 364229 or rich@otr-online.co.uk //07854831803 FYI: Strictly over 18's only - ID required (challenge 25) --- WEBSITES www.otr-online.co.uk www.the-plug.com www.facebook.com/otrsheffield www.twitter.com/otr_online www.mennodejong.com

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

  18. Frogbelly & Symphony image

    Frogbelly & Symphony

    Sat 11 April at 07:30pm until Sat 11 April 2015 at 10:30pm

    Frogbelly and Symphony are born of the clash and fusion that characterized the late 20th century. Disparate influences from the Old World to New York are brought together in the furnaces of Sheffield and Brooklyn, revealing a stylistic repertoire that injects the indigenous working man’s soul into the periphery of the bohemian metropolis. Academically trained in traditional instrument playing and constantly experimenting with production techniques, the band systematically processes every imaginable acoustic influence. Coming from an experimental post-punk and noise approach on their 2013 debut the EYE (Labelship, UK), Frogbelly and Symphony are now presenting their forthcoming full-length album.

    14-16 Matilda Street, Sheffield, S1 4QD
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  19. 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
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  20. Entourage presents Stormzy & M.O image

    Entourage presents Stormzy & M.O

    Sat 18 April at 11:00pm until Sun 19 April 2015 at 04:00am

    Saturday 18th April sees a major player in the UK grime scene grace the Plug stage for the first time. STORMZY is at the very top of his game, expect to be impressed... Having begun MC'ing at a very early age he really caught the attention of the underground music scene with a series of shit hot freestyles based around existing grime beats. Fast forward to 2014 and the 21 year old MC won Best Grime Act at the MOBO awards as well as becoming the first unsigned rapper to appear on Later With Jools Holland. This year it's only getting better and better, with him coming third in the BBC Introducing top 5 on Radio 1, and more recently he received a personal invite from Kanye to perform on stage alongside him with some of the top UK grime artists. Joining him on the bill are three-piece M.O. Frankee, Nadine and Annie bring a super fresh feel to a 90’s RnB/Hip Hop style sound. Slick RnB vocals sit nicely with their beautifully produced upbeat tracks. They've not been around long but they've already started to make waves in the UK music scene. With a steadily building fan base and Twitter support from the likes of Ed Sheeran you really need to check these girls!

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

  21. Callaghan @ The Rocking Chair image

    Callaghan @ The Rocking Chair

    Tue 21 April at 08:00pm until Tue 21 April 2015 at 11:00pm

    Girl can write. Girl can sing. Girl can play. Join us to celebrate the release of Callaghan’s new album. Originally from Lincolnshire, Callaghan moved to the US in the summer of 2010 to record and tour with Shawn Mullins. Since then she’s been busily carving out a career for herself and winning fans all across the USA. Now she’s back in the UK to perform a collection of songs from her brand new album A History of Now.

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

  22. This Feeling feat. The Bullet Proof Bomb, The Rusbies & More TBC image

    This Feeling feat. The Bullet Proof Bomb, The Rusbies & More TBC

    Sat 25 April at 08:00pm until Sun 26 April 2015 at 03:00am

    This Feeling is the UK's most rock 'n' roll night out! A regular haunt for well known faces, it’s the only place to be to see the next big things in advance. And the first fifty people through the doors get free Jack Daniel’s! Expect live bands from 8-11.30pm, followed by DJs ‘til 3am.

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

  23. Akala image

    Akala

    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. https://soundcloud.com/akalamusic

    14-16 Matilda Street, Sheffield, S1 4QD
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  24. Lives @ The Rocking Chair image

    Lives @ The Rocking Chair

    Fri 01 May at 07:30pm until Fri 01 May 2015 at 10:30pm

    Bracing pop from another of Liverpool’s new emerging guitar slingers, LIVES. On first listen it’s straight up guitar standards but as the melodies seep in you can’t help be bowled over. Yelped, semi-regional vocals; ringing, stop-start, new wave guitars; ridiculously catchy tunes! So, unlike so many other bands that treading the same path, one listen of ‘White Lies’ and the ‘woah oh oh oh’s‘ will be stuck in your head for hours. Over to NME … “Liverpool has been something of a breeding ground for promising new bands of late, and Lives are the newest arrivals at the party. Debut tracks ‘White Lies’ and ‘Short Memory’ (LISTEN HERE!) are a blast of adrenaline – big, fast-paced and packed with layer upon layer of instrumentation. Lives are doing their utmost to make sure you sit up and listen.”

    14-16 Matilda Street, Sheffield, S1 4QD
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  25. The Pop Group image

    The Pop Group

    Sat 09 May at 07:30pm until Sat 09 May 2015 at 10:30pm

    The Pop Group formed in Bristol in 1977 out of a sense of disenchantment with the increasing conservatism of punk and released their debut album, Y, in 1979. Their second album, For How Much Longer Do We Tolerate Mass Murder? arrived in 1980 before the band imploded in the same year. Reforming in 2010, the band have played festivals across the globe including Summer Sonic, Primavera and OFF, and recently completed a 7-date UK tour in support of the reissued We Are Time and new archival compilation Cabinet of Curiosities in 2014.

    14-16 Matilda Street, Sheffield, S1 4QD
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  26. 7 Years of Rejekt image

    7 Years of Rejekt

    Sat 09 May at 11:00pm until Sun 10 May 2015 at 04:00am

    This "rEJEKTS" thing is not only a vessel to produce and release music, the music we make goes hand in hand with the parties we throw. So to represent not only the sound of the label but also the sound of the club, we've invited some of our favourite artists along for this particular ride. These people have supplied seminal moments in the evolution of our sound and who better to help us celebrate than a line up of our favourite new artists alongside some of our favourite "Northern Bastards".

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

  27. Django Django image

    Django Django

    Thu 14 May at 07:30pm until Thu 14 May 2015 at 10:30pm

    Django Django is four men who, amongst other things, sing and play guitar, bass and drums. The Edinburgh art-pop foursome first garnered new band fizz back in 2009, then made us wait three whole years for their first album. But it was certainly worth the wait. Their first album taught us that they’re able to create perfectly crafted pop with a twist of modern psychedelia. No doubt this eclectic band will be pushing the boundaries with their new tunes. So hop on down to Plug and prepare to be mesmerised.

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

  28. East India Youth image

    East India Youth

    Sat 30 May at 07:30pm until Sat 30 May 2015 at 10:30pm

    Over the last year, London-based East India Youth has combined strikingly original music with euphoric live performances and he has quickly become recognised as one of the most experimental and captivating artists around. His recently announced second album titled Culture of Volume is his first since signing to XL Recordings and it follows his critically acclaimed debut album Total Strife Forever (released in January 2014 on Stolen Records) that went on to be nominated for the Mercury Prize. Further to this, East India Youth has announced his largest tour to date, taking in venues and festivals through the UK, Europe and North America. Luckily for us and for you, this tour just happens to stop at Plug.

    14-16 Matilda Street, Sheffield, S1 4QD
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    Young Guns

    Wed 10 June at 07:30pm until Wed 10 June 2015 at 10:30pm

    Young Guns have proven themselves as an international success following a strong album cycle promoting their second studio album 'Bones'. The record, released in 2012 through Wind-Up records in the US and PIAS throughout the rest of the world, reached #6 in the UK mid-week chart and has sold over 30,000 copies in the UK alone. The band were also the most played artist on US Rock Radio in 2012, and the album's title track was the most played track on US Rock Radio in 2013. 'Bones' holds the record as the longest climbing song to reach the number 1 spot at Active Rock Radio, continuously climbing the chart over 32 week period. In the UK, 'Bones' spent 4 weeks on BBC Radio 1's A List. The track was also the Official Theme Song for WWE Wrestlemania 29. Recent live activity includes supporting Bullet For My Valentine on their UK arena on their UK arena tour (including a date at Wembley Arena) and high-profile festival apperances including a Main Stage slot at Download (UK), Isle of Wight Festival (UK), Rock On The Range (US) and Carolina Rebellion (UK). The band have since signed to Virgin EMI (Worldwide ex-US) and are in the studio recording their third studio album.

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

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    Boxed In

    Fri 12 June at 07:30pm until Fri 12 June 2015 at 10:30pm

    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 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.” 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.” Boxed In’s ‘Foot of the Hill’ video is now premiering on The Line of Best Fit. Take a look here... http://www.thelineofbestfit.com/new-music/discovery/watch-boxed-in-foot-of-the-hill-premiere

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