Crossed Wires: The Podcast Festival

31 May 2024 - 02 Jun 2024

Launching this Summer, Crossed Wires is set to be podcasting's biggest party, assembling the nation's top names in one city, for one big weekend of special podcast events.

From Friday 31 May - Sunday 2 June, Sheffield's most iconic venues will be packed for blockbuster lives shows, never-seen-before performances and special guests - all hosted by the biggest names in podcasting, across comedy, current affairs, culture, sport, family and wellbeing. 

The lineup so far includes:

  • The Adam Buxton Show with special guest Self Esteem
  • Katherine Ryan: Telling Everybody Everything LIVE with special guest
  • TalkArt with Russell Tovey and Robert Diament
  • NewlyWeds with Jamie Laing and Sophie Habboo
  • Wolf and Owl with Tom Davis and Romesh Ranganathan
  • Uncanny: I Know What I Saw with Danny Robins
  • Jon Ronson
  • Brown Girls Do It Too with Poppy Jay and Rubina Pabani

Expect to bump into the voices you always have in your headphones at one of the pop-ups, or rub shoulders with your favourite presenters at one of the many after parties. Expect a few surprises too!

There'll also be a festival fringe in venues around the city, along with free events showcasing the podcast stars of tomorrow.

Tickets are on sale at 10am on Thursday 7 March at:  CrossedWires.Live

Additional Information

This brand-new festival is brought to you by some of the most respected names in British podcasting and live events...

Alice Levine
Co-host of My Dad Wrote A Porno and British Scandal.

Dino Sofos
Founder of Persephonica, the production company behind Dua Lipa's At Your Service, Political Currency and co-producers of Global's The News Agents,

James O'Hara
Co-founder of Tramlines and Day Fever.

Truly sharing a vision for a significant and inspiring national festival outside London, South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority will be Crossed Wires' regional partner and host sponsor. 

Sheffield City Council have also awarded funds to help firmly place the festival on the UK's cultural calendar.