Get Together Festival at The University of Sheffield Students’ Union

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Johnny James, Music Editor
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Get Together Festival at University of Sheffield Students' Union, Sheffield, 1–2 May 2021, from £25 - Book now

Over May Bank Holiday, The University of Sheffield Students’ Union is hosting an exciting new festival, headlined by The Murder Capital and Self Esteem.

Following a year of isolation, Get Together Festival looks forward to a time when music fans are once again able to share the joy of live bands; a glimmer of hope that 2021 will see some return to normality.

Saturday 1st May will be headlined by forerunners of the flourishing Irish post-punk scene, The Murder Capital. They’ll be joined by Yorkshire’s Working Men’s Club, whose self-titled debut was a staple of every self-respecting 2020 end-of-year list, plus Tim Burgess, Pillow Queens, BDRMM, TV Prist, Odd Morris, Coath Party and many more.

Sunday 2nd May, meanwhile, will be headlined by Sheffield’s own experimental pop artist Self Esteem AKA Rebecca Lucy Taylor, formerly of Slow Club. She’ll be joined by a glittering array of artists and bands of the moment: The Orielles, Ibibio Sound Machine, Billy Nomates, Happyness, Ailbhe Reddy, Martha Hill, Baba Ali, Lynks and more.

On top of an abundance of great music, the University of Sheffield’s Students’ Union will be running their annual beer and cider festival situated within the grounds of the garden of the Union, offering up an eclectic range of craft beers, real ales, pilsners, cider and gin. There will also be an array of independent street food traders serving up cuisine from around the world.

After a year of pre-recorded gigs, live-streams and listening parties, an old-fashioned Get Together is precisely what 2021 calls for. We’re keeping everything crossed.

Get Together Festival at University of Sheffield Students' Union, Sheffield

1–2 May 2021
From £25