Sheffield Digital Festival returns online this May

Sheffield Digital Festival returns online this May

02 April 2021

Following on from a successful week of virtual events last November, Sheffield Digital returns for 2021 with another line-up of fantastic online events, 17 - 21 May.

Hosted by Sheffield Digital and Field,the festival is a week-long celebration of all that is great about the digital and creative industries within Sheffield and the surrounding region.

In 2020, the organisers took the Sheffield Digital Festival online to ensure that events could go ahead despite the pandemic. The transition was a great success, attracting a broad variety of events and attendees from near and far.

The Festival team now wants to build on that success with another programme of virtual events, along with the hope that, as we get towards the end of the year, they will be able to hold events in person again.

The theme for May 2021 will be “Remote Control” – giving an opportunity to explore the technologies, lessons and impacts we have all experienced from many months of restrictions, but also allowing for creative ideas and expression.

Businesses, organisations and individuals are all invited to put on their own events during Sheffield Digital Festival week. These will all be featured on the Festival events calendar and promoted through the Festival’s social channels.

Organisers also hope to run a “Showcase” to provide a space for content from across the digital and creative spectrum; this could be a product showcase, an article, a piece of digital artwork, a podcast – anything that contributes to the purpose and theme of the Festival but doesn’t fit easily into an event format.

The Sheffield Digital Festival is going from strength to strength, despite challenging times, and has already achieved a great deal in putting the city region’s digital cluster firmly on the map. Organisers welcome you to be part of continuing that work and celebrating Sheffield’s creative and technical excellence- get involved!

If you have any ideas or questions about Sheffield Digital Festival, feel free to contact the team at Sheffield Digital on: For more information on the festival visit: