Steel City 45 – Sheffield Beer & Cider Festival 2019

CAMRA Sheffield & District are proud to bring you STEEL CITY 45, our sapphire anniversary beer and cider festival, organised and staffed by volunteers who just want to share their love of good beer and cider! Fancy joining our team of volunteer staff? Find out more below.

Once again we are at the atmospheric Kelham Island Museum with over 250 craft beers on cask and KeyKeg, 50 real ciders and perries, street food vendors, traditional pub games, live music and more.

The festival is laid out over a number of different areas – the Victorian courtyard, Millowners Arms traditional pub, Upper Hall, Marquee and Brearley Room.

kids

Children

Accompanied children are welcome until 8pm but must not approach the bars.

dogs

Dogs

Due to venue restrictions dogs are not permitted on site, except for recognised assistance dogs.

people

Please arrive early...

...to avoid queues or full capacity at busy times.

Volunteers

One of the things that makes our festival special is the great volunteers we have. Why not join the team? We think you'll enjoy it and there's some fab rewards on offer:

And if you're willing to help that bit more:

  • Additional beer tokens if working till midnight
  • Free buffet and beer at the Rutland Arms on Fri 1 Nov for all Sunday takedown volunteers

The full staffing form is now live. Please fill it in to let us know which shifts you'll work and which roles you'd prefer.

Times and prices

New this year, our admission prices are packages that get you to the bar faster. Prices include entry, your commemorative glass (worth £2) and £5 of drinks tokens.
 
CAMRA member discounts
Please have your membership card ready to show if claiming your discount. Not a member? Join now.

non-members

CAMRA members

Wed 16

5-11pm

£7

£7

Thu 17

12-11pm

£9

£7

Fri 18

12-11pm

£11

£9

Sat 19

11-10pm

£10

£8

Additional tokens can be purchased in the venue and the glass is refundable if you don’t wish to keep it as a souvenir.
 
We accept cash and card payment for admission and tokens.

Beer and cider

Subject to quality control, all beers and ciders will go on sale at opening time on Wednesday and remain available until they sell out. Therefore, if you really want to try a specific beer or cider get down early! The lists will be published here closer to the time once confirmed.

What's on

Games, food stalls and bars are open throughout the festival.

Wed
16 Oct

5pm

Open to public

7pm

Champion Beer of Sheffield

The top three Sheffield-brewed beers as chosen by our tasting panel will be announced. Sponsored by:

Upper Hall

11pm

Close

Thu
17 Oct

12pm

Open to public

1-1:05pm

River Don Engine

Engine Room

See Europe’s most powerful working steam engine in action!

The River Don Engine was built by Davy Brothers of Sheffield in 1905 at Park Iron Works in Sheffield.

It was made to drive Charles Cammell‘s armour plate rolling mill located at his Grimesthorpe Works. Cammell’s was one of the companies in the city that supplied the shipbuilding industry with tough armour plate steel.

At a weight of 400 tons and 12,000 horsepower, it enabled the huge mill to roll steel plate up to 40 cm thick and 50 tons in weight.

8-10pm

David Broad

Upper Hall

Fingerpicking blues, swing, folk and country guitar player from Leeds, West Yorkshire.

7:30-7:35pm

River Don Engine

Engine Room

11pm

Close

Fri
18 Oct

12pm

Open to public

3-3:05pm
5:30-5:35pm

River Don Engine

Engine Room

See Europe’s most powerful working steam engine in action!

The River Don Engine was built by Davy Brothers of Sheffield in 1905 at Park Iron Works in Sheffield.

It was made to drive Charles Cammell‘s armour plate rolling mill located at his Grimesthorpe Works. Cammell’s was one of the companies in the city that supplied the shipbuilding industry with tough armour plate steel.

At a weight of 400 tons and 12,000 horsepower, it enabled the huge mill to roll steel plate up to 40 cm thick and 50 tons in weight.

6-7:30pm

Kingfisher Blue

Upper Hall

Sheffield based folk-rock band.

8-8:05pm

River Don Engine

Engine Room

8:30-10:30pm

The Tom Killner Band

Upper Hall

Rock, Southern Rock, Soul, Blues.

11pm

Close

Sat
19 Oct

11am

Open to public

1-1:05pm

River Don Engine

Engine Room

See Europe’s most powerful working steam engine in action!

The River Don Engine was built by Davy Brothers of Sheffield in 1905 at Park Iron Works in Sheffield.

It was made to drive Charles Cammell‘s armour plate rolling mill located at his Grimesthorpe Works. Cammell’s was one of the companies in the city that supplied the shipbuilding industry with tough armour plate steel.

At a weight of 400 tons and 12,000 horsepower, it enabled the huge mill to roll steel plate up to 40 cm thick and 50 tons in weight.

1:30-1:40pm

Kelham Island Rapper

Courtyard

A men’s rapper team based in Sheffield.

2-3:30pm

Loxley Silver Band

Upper Hall

Loxley Silver Band – Est. 1889 Sheffield, South Yorkshire: ‘when we play, we play from the floorboards up’.

3:45-3:50pm

River Don Engine

Engine Room

4-4:10pm
5-5:10pm

Kelham Island Rapper

Courtyard

5:45-5:50pm

River Don Engine

Engine Room

6-8pm

The 88s

Upper Hall

​The 88s are a classic rock covers band. Influenced by 70’s and early 80’s rock, The 88s sound is soulful and accessible – equal parts of The Faces, Bad Company and Howling Wolf: muscular vocals, bluesy riffs and all your classic rock favourites. ​

11pm

Close

Getting here

Tram

Shalesmoor tram stop (Blue or Yellow tram routes) is 5 minutes walk away via Green Ln.

Bus

Nearest stops are Nursery St and Spitalfields (routes 3, 7 or 8) or Ebenezer St/Allen St (routes 35, 57, 81, 82, 86 or 135).

Train

Catch the Blue route tram from Sheffield Station to Shalesmoor or alternatively it is a 20 minute walk.

Festival charity

This year we will be collecting for the Burton Street Foundation. You can donate unspent drinks tokens to the charity instead of cashing them in, should you wish to support this good cause.