Sheffield Steel City 42nd Beer & Cider Festival 2016

19-22 October 2016

Kelham Island Museum

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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).


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.

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We will be publishing details of specific packages soon.


[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, as long as you don’t leave, 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!


Wed Thu Fri Sat
Free £2.50 £3
Free £1 £1

5-11PM (10PM SAT)

Wed Thu Fri Sat
Free £1 £5 £3
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.


A programme will also be available for £1 with all the beer/cider lists, entertainment and food details.


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The BasementThe Basement are a five piece band performing classic soul, Motown and northern soul tracks.



The Vegas SixThe Vegas Six – dirty rock ‘n’ roll at it’s finest.



Loxeley Silver Band

Loxley Silver Band is a Sheffield based brass band originally established way back in 1889; now based near Loxley, the band continues to have a strong following to this day.


The SlingshotsNow in their 30th year, The Slingshots continue to do what they do best – writing and performing their own material, which reflects their wide musical tastes.


[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

57, 61, 62, 81, 82, 85, 86 bus times


3, 7, 8, 8a, 83, 83a bus times


Blue/Yellow tram times