Last month we already wrote about the Leadmill, but another venue we definitely can’t leave out is the iconic Sheffield City Hall. When you’re standing in front of the place, you wouldn’t expect it to be the spot where some of the biggest artists ever have showcased their talents. Legendary bands such as Queen, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin all played there..
Sheffield’s City Hall was designed in the 1920s, but it wasn’t until 1932 that it was finally opened for the public. Initially, the venue was proposed to be called “Memorial Hall” to commemorate soldiers who lost their lives during the First World War. By the time of completion, over 15 years later, the name was changed into Sheffield City Hall, because it didn’t seem appropriate anymore.
The City Hall has been a platform for the biggest bands imaginable. It has seen Pink Floyd for a great amount of times from 1969 until 1972, with one of them being the Dark Side Of The Moon tour. Furthermore, when Queen did their first ever world tour, the Sheer Heart Attack tour, they stopped by the City Hall to blow everyone away. More recently, Iron Maiden performed there in 1986, and Alice Cooper in November 2012.
The place is an essential part of the city nowadays. City Hall has a full schedule of concerts and events throughout the whole year. Even though they had the biggest names on their stage, they currently also provide a home for many local and community events. One of the most recent events held there was by the phenomenal band Evanescence, who performed with a full orchestra.
Visit Sheffield City Hall
The City Hall is positioned in the heart of the city centre, so you should definitely pay a visit. And if you’re ever looking for tickets for other shows, you can actually buy tickets there for other venues such as the O2 Academy and Leadmill. It’s not just that! You can also buy tickets for the region’s biggest events such as Tramlines and Off The Shelf.
Are you still looking to visit other places in Sheffield that are music related? Take a look at our own top ten!