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Venue Focus: Plug Sheffield

Find out what live music is going down at Plug over the festive period and beyond.

Ben Smith

Last updated: 8th Dec 2015

Image: Matthew E. White  

Standing at the nerve centre of Sheffield's rich live music scene, Plug regularly hooks in live music acts to form a roster that welcomes formidable touring artists as well as verging on the point of new music discovery. 

In its 10 year reign, the popular nightspot can boast to having played host to the Arctic Monkeys: a considerably rare spectacle when you consider the intimacy and imposing decor of the venue. 

Currently in the midst of a touring season that's brought the likes of Krept & Konan, Father John Misty and Wolf Alice, the venue shows no signs of winding down the gears with heaps more of acts still to pitch up on its stage. 

On Thursday 10th December, Manchester MC Bugzy Malone (above) brandishes the mic with the sharp lyricism that's currently gravitating the artist towards the upper echelons of the grime scene. 

The Complete Stone Roses plug a different sound of Manchester on the 11th; and Craig Charles drops in with his Funk and Soul Club the following night. ROunding up the action before Christmas, The Sherlocks set up off the back of playing with Reverend and The Makers on Saturday 19th December.

Fast forwarding to New Year's Eve, The Plug are throwing an NYE Ball with three rooms of glitz, glamour and cocktails. Taking a peak into 2016, Matthew E.White brings his Spacebomb band as part of his extensive UK tour on the 26th to signal a sign of things to come from Plug. 

Looking beyond the festive hump, potential stocking fillers include Roll Deep's Danny Weed and DJ Target scaling the history of grime on February 6th; folk-pop collective Eliza and The Bear touching down on Tuesday 16th February, and finally Fat White Family solidify their emergence with an appearance on the 22nd

Follow the dated links or use the Plug venue page for tickets.