The Leadmill is Sheffield’s longest running live music venue and nightclub. It first opened its doors in 1980 and has been a creative hub in Sheffield for nearly 40 years. It has been voted as Sheffield’s best live music venue on numerous occasions and has also won national awards including from the NME and Live UK. Home to live music, club events, theatre, comedy & film screenings.
They also run a monthly comedy club with some of the most exciting, emerging stand-up comedians from the UK’s prestigious comedy circuit! They’ve also had a number of the top touring comedians visit including: Eddie Izzard, Sara Pascoe, James Acaster, Ed Gamble, Jason Manford, Joe Lycett, Shappi Khorsandi, Rachel Parris, Rob Delaney, Nish Kumar, and David O’Doherty.
The Leadmill is firmly established as Sheffield’s premier live music venue and as one of the most renowned venues on the live music scene. Franz Ferdinand once told the Arcade Fire that playing the Leadmill was seen as a “rite of passage” and seasoned acts still recall the time they played the venue and opt to play here when they could be filling much larger venues instead.
The venue runs roughly 3-4 club events per week in term times, and have had guest DJs including Pendulum, Joe Goddard (Hot Chip), Big Shaq, Hight Contrast, Super Hans, Bontan, and Michael Bibi. Guest band DJ sets have included Pulp, The Vaccines, Circa Waves, Blossoms, Shikari Sound System, Peace, Rat Boy, and Steve Lamacq (BBC Radio 6 Music).