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Float Along Festival 2023

23 Sep 2023 14:00 - 04:00

Float Along Festival makes a welcome return to Sheffield this September, with an encompassing mix of post-punk and psychedelic rock, as well as the best in indie and alternative music.

Taking place on Saturday 23 September, the festival once again will span several venues across the heart of the city centre, including iconic Sheffield venues The Leadmill, Sidney & Matilda and Corporation.

The first headliners to be announced are Dublin-based post-punk group The Murder Capital, who released their critically acclaimed second album “Gigi’s Recovery” earlier this year, described as “the first great guitar album of 2023” in NME.

Fans of The Maccabees will be delighted to see brothers’ Felix and Hugo White’s new project, 86TVs on the bill, while danceable indie gem makers Lime Garden will be bringing their nonchalant swagger and sense of fun to the festival.

An outlier of the off-kilter, Float Along champions rising acts including Amsterdam-based collective Personal Trainer, who seek out sharp-witted ways to prolong the innate joy of being in a band by simply plugging-in and playing. Having sold out shows across the UK and Europe, they’re an absolute must see and a band who truly embody the festival’s alternative foundations.

Returning to the festival are one of last years’ highlights - Manchester’s W. H. Lung. Dubbed one of the UK’s most exciting live acts and a forward-thinking synth-pop powerhouse. 

Among an eclectic plethora of spectacular bands, Traams will be bringing their hybrid or kraut and punk rock, while Glaswegian newcomers Humour will be showing us why NME cited them as one of their “100 Exciting New Artists For 2023”.

Complementing the acts, the festival will also feature DJ sets and independent street food traders, with a whole host of other artists still to be announced! Tickets are on sale now.


Early Bird Tickets - £35.00

Additional Information

The live music element of the event will run from 12pm until 11pm (14+) with DJ’s from 11pm until 2am (18+).

Organised by one-half of the Strange Days team (promoters who have brought bands such as King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Squid, Viagra Boys, Black Country, New Road and Black Midi to the North), Float Along Festival has been dubbed an “unreal day of alternative music bliss”.