Sheffield Steel City 41st Beer & Cider Festival 2015

Oct 2015

Wed Thu Fri Sat
21 22 23 24
5-11pm 5-11pm 12-11pm 12-10pm
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Planning is well under way, however any additional help and input is always welcome (dates of meetings can be found in the diary).


One area we are looking for is bar managers and deputy bar managers.  Finding people now gives plenty of time to train them in the role.

Please complete the form below if you’d like to volunteer to work at the festival. If you have any questions about working at the festival, please contact us.


[expand title=”Sponsorship” tag=”h2″]If you’re interested in sponsoring an aspect of the festival or know anyone who might be, please get in touch.

Sponsor a Firkin!

This year we are teaming up with the Master Cutler’s Challenge again and using the firkin sponsorship to help raise money for this great cause.

What does it entail?

Well, for £125 you get:

  • 6 festival tickets (not valid after 5pm on Friday)
  • 6 programmes
  • You name or your company name on the beer sponsored, in the programme and displayed at the festival
  • Stated £25 contribution to Master Cutler’s Charity
  • 1 free pint per ticket
  • 1 free pub game per ticket

Interested? Drop us a line!

[expand title=”Admission” tag=”h2″] Below are the prices for different sessions.

  • You don’t have to book, simply pay on the gate.
  • Arrive in the afternoon and you won’t have to pay for the evening session.
  • Children accompanied by an adult are welcome until 8pm but must not approach the bars.
Non-members Join CAMRA now and get discounted entry!
CAMRA members Don’t forget to bring your proof of membership!

Afternoon (before 5pm)

Wed Thu Fri Sat
£2.50 £3
£1 £1

Evening (after 5pm)

Wed Thu Fri Sat
Free £1 £5 £4
Free Free £2 £1


Glasses will be available for £2 which you may either return for your £2 back or keep to display proudly at home.


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Thursday (from 9pm)

leeds-city-stompersThere will be two sets from Leeds City Stompers, a red hot blues band conjuring the spirit of prohibition America and who headlined the acoustic stage at Europe’s biggest blues festival in Colne last year. With real 1920s drum kits, slapped double bass, metal resonator guitars from the 1930s and three voices “making old sounds in a new way” we are really looking forward to hearing them at this years festival.

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Friday (from 9pm)

the-downtown-rootsThe Downtown Roots will be taking to the stage. They have gained an enthusiastic Sheffield following in a very short time and are now plying their musical wares up and down the country and getting the same response. With Pete Botterill on bass, and James ‘Skinny’ Darnill on drums providing a solid rhythm section, Moz Casserly weaves his guitar with the ability of some of the greats, they will bring their psychedelic tinged, blues rock to the festival and create a truly memorable evening’s musical entertainment.

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Saturday (2-4pm)

loxley-silver-bandWe see the welcome return of Loxley Silver Band, established 1889 in Loxley Methodist Church and rehearsing there until very recently. The band has a friendly, family atmosphere with players ranging from 10 to 80! Last year saw the band celebrate their 125th anniversary and the CD recording  which is now available to buy. They were also asked to help a Cornwall based folk-rock band, Love Street, and played on their hit single “Susanna”, which is all about the Sheffield Pals regiment and their ultimate sacrifice in World War I. An EP including this single is also available, with part of the proceeds going to The Royal British Legion.

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Saturday (from 8pm)

rock-n-rollazRock’n’Rollaz are a Sheffield based band fronted by James Scanlan (Firecracker, Beat Merchants) and Steve Delaney of The Sharp Cuts. They play high energy rock’n’roll, rhythm’n’blues and blues/funk style music.

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Friday (all day) and Saturday (afternoon)

benzBenZ provides a lighthearted approach of the Magic Art filled with comedy lines and French style. His sleights of hands have been perfected to even fool the sceptics. His unique performing style will leave you highly entertained and bemused rather than impressed and freaked out. His show is a real piece of art, and you will with no doubts appreciate his magical choreographs.

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[expand title=”Kelham Island Museum” tag=”h2″] desktop_low_res_IMG_1507And8more_tonemappedKelham Island Museum stands on a man-made island that is over 900 years old, providing a historic setting for the festival. The museum tells the story of the growth of the Steel City through the Victorian Era and two world wars and shows how steelmaking forged both the city of today and the world!The festival will be spread around the museum including the upper gallery, a marquee outside and the Millowners pub all with different entertainment and things to do offering some­thing for everyone.

See the engine in action!

desktop_low_res_River_Don_EngineThe steam powered River Don Engine will be running on Friday with demonstrations at 6pm and 8pm.

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Allen Street/Lambert Street

38, 57, 79, 79A, 81, 82, 84, 85, 85A bus times


47, 48, 53, 87 bus times

Corporation Street

53 bus times


Blue/Yellow tram times

1 comment

  1. Hi,
    I have recently taken over as GM of The Place in Sheffield and was hoping that I could get involved in the Beer Festival in some way?
    I look forward to hearing from you

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