The Leadmill is a live music venue and nightclub on Leadmill Road, Sheffield, lying on the south-east edge of the city centre. During the 60’s Peter Stringfellow promoted many gigs there – part of the building housed the legendary Esquire Club where during the Sixties, The Who, Jimi Hendrix, The Small Faces and Muddy Waters played on a stage made from two grand pianos with their legs sawn off. It re-opened in 1980 in what, despite its name, was a former flour mill, originally as a Community Centre. This coincided with the rise of several Sheffield bands, including the Human League, Cabaret Voltaire, Heaven 17 and ABC. Over the years the likes of Pulp, Culture Club, The Cult, The Pogues, The Housemartins, Suede, Manic Street Preachers, Primal Scream, Coldplay, Muse, Oasis, The Stereophonics, The Strokes, The White Stripes, The Stone Roses, Kings of Leon, Kasabian, The Killers, Bloc Party, Arctic Monkeys, Paul Weller, James, The La’s, and Richard Hawley are just a few of the acts to have graced the Leadmill stage.

Early on, the Leadmill was keen to encourage local music, and hosted the Festival Against Unemployment in September 1982, promoting local bands; New Model Soldier, Party Day and Agent Orange.  Notable early events included a 1982 pantomime directed by Jarvis Cocker and The Housemartins deciding to queue for their own 1984 gig, but being turned away by bouncers. Other local bnds to play there included Dig Vis Drill, Bass Tone Trap and Touch. The venue has also been voted favourite live music venue by readers of the NME on several occasions.

The venue has more recently hosted many gigs by bands such as Milburn, Coldplay, Snow Patrol, The Killers, Enter Shikari, Sisteray, Klaxons, The Coral, Explosions in the Sky, Kids in Glass Houses, Elliot Minor, One Night Only, The Audition , The Maccabees, and The White Stripes. Sheffield’s own Arctic Monkeys sold out the Leadmill in 2005 (quicker than any other band( well before they released Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not. The Libertines played a five-band bill in 2002, supported by Parva, who would later come back to headline as Kaiser Chiefs. In the same way, in 2003 Hot Hot Heat were supported by Franz Ferdinand before they came back to headline. Although the venue seems to have prioritised discos for many years, they continue to host many live shows.

Please share any memorabilia about this venue and add any missing gigs.


Julian Cope
05/05/1991

The Wedding Present
05/04/1993

James
25/01/1997

Roger Taylor
21/03/1999

Graham Coxon
11/07/2000

Travis
11/10/2004

Undertones
02/10/2005

Wonderstuff
02/12/2006

Paul Heaton
08/11/2007
Missing tickets, decent quality please, always appreciated!)


Venue : Leadmill (295 entries)
bandsupportdatevenuetown
ArteryDisease / Musical Janeens / Scarborough Antelopes / The Process23/05/1980LeadmillSheffield
R.I.PDe Tian / Long Lankin / Mark Mywords24/05/1980LeadmillSheffield
Tony McPhee's TurboFlying Alphonso Brothers04/07/1980LeadmillSheffield
Cabaret VoltaireVeiled Threat / Past Seven Days / Free Agents05/07/1980LeadmillSheffield
ExodusSyndicate Sound System02/08/1980LeadmillSheffield
Flying Alphonso BrothersArtery / Scarborough Antelopes / Pulp / The Naughtiest Girl Was a Monitor / Repulsive Alien / Tremmers / The Corridor / Difficult Decisions / Station 16/08/1980LeadmillSheffield
Swinging Cats21/08/1980LeadmillSheffield
Clock DVADe Tian29/08/1980LeadmillSheffield
Misty06/09/1980LeadmillSheffield
The FallSurface Mutants13/09/1980LeadmillSheffield
Flying SaucersJohnny & The Roccos22/09/1982LeadmillSheffield
Richard StrangeCabaret Futura23/09/1982LeadmillSheffield
Agent OrangeCrocodile Parlour / New Model Soldier / The Mirror Crack'd / Partecs / Heroes Of The Beach / Mark Mywords24/09/1982LeadmillSheffield
Osibisa25/09/1982LeadmillSheffield
Vendino Pact27/09/1982LeadmillSheffield
Bass Tone Trap29/09/1982LeadmillSheffield
ChelseaThe Meteors / 191930/09/1982LeadmillSheffield
TalismanIvory Coasters / Animal Magic02/10/1982LeadmillSheffield
CrassFlux of Pink Indians / Annie Anxiety / Dirt / System04/10/1982LeadmillSheffield
Prince HammerUndivided Roots05/10/1982LeadmillSheffield
Johnny Mars06/10/1982LeadmillSheffield
The ExploitedMau Maus07/10/1982LeadmillSheffield
Clint Eastwood & General Saint09/10/1982LeadmillSheffield
The BoxThroat11/10/1982LeadmillSheffield
RageSaracen12/10/1982LeadmillSheffield
Slim Gaillard13/10/1982LeadmillSheffield
Misty In Roots16/10/1982LeadmillSheffield
Culture ClubUV Pop17/10/1982LeadmillSheffield
Infa RiotMau Maus18/10/1982LeadmillSheffield
SOH20/10/1982LeadmillSheffield
Eric Random21/10/1982LeadmillSheffield
UnityNatural Progression23/10/1982LeadmillSheffield
Crazy Cavan & the Rhythm RockersBreathless25/10/1982LeadmillSheffield
Morrissey-Mullen27/10/1982LeadmillSheffield
Rip Rig and Panic28/10/1982LeadmillSheffield
SplashFlying Alphonso Brothers / The Toy Shop (afternoon)30/10/1982LeadmillSheffield
Mel HagueBoothill Boys / Collier Dixon Line / Down County Boys30/10/1982LeadmillSheffield
Animal Nightlife02/11/1982LeadmillSheffield
Julian Bahulas Jazz Africa02/11/1982LeadmillSheffield
Arrival04/11/1982LeadmillSheffield
Prince Far I 06/11/1982LeadmillSheffield
Alice Goes PopThe Party / Junkies (afternoon)06/11/1982LeadmillSheffield
Barry WhitworthRalph Salt Trio (afternoon)07/11/1982LeadmillSheffield
Culture09/11/1982LeadmillSheffield
Mike Beck10/11/1982LeadmillSheffield
Budgie11/11/1982LeadmillSheffield
Mrs Beech & The Heretics(afternoon)13/11/1982LeadmillSheffield
Blue Rondo a la Turk15/11/1982LeadmillSheffield
Jimmy Guiffre17/11/1982LeadmillSheffield
Dead Kennedy18/11/1982LeadmillSheffield
Aswad20/11/1982LeadmillSheffield
UK Subs22/11/1982LeadmillSheffield
DemonDagaband28/11/1982LeadmillSheffield
The ChurchRough Copy30/11/1982LeadmillSheffield
Spirit Level01/12/1982LeadmillSheffield
The Fall02/12/1982LeadmillSheffield
UK Players04/12/1982LeadmillSheffield
Roy HarperDr Filth05/12/1982LeadmillSheffield
Vendino PactMark Mywords / The Bloods / The Valkyries / Lemon & Curd / The Cabinet /Mooksie Hoots07/12/1982LeadmillSheffield
Louis Moholo's Viva La Black08/12/1982LeadmillSheffield
Jah Wobble & the Invaders of the Heart09/12/1982LeadmillSheffield
Dick Heekstall-SmithThe Mysterons / Circus Of Poets / Empty Bed Blues Band15/12/1982LeadmillSheffield
Bernie Torme & the Electric Gypsies16/12/1982LeadmillSheffield
Ivory Coasters18/12/1982LeadmillSheffield
Panza DivisionJackie Lynton / Whammer Jammer (Radio Hallam Money Mountain Christmas Party)22/12/1982LeadmillSheffield
Jimmy Witherspoon23/12/1982LeadmillSheffield
Diving Inspiration08/01/1983LeadmillSheffield
Spot The Zebra09/01/1983LeadmillSheffield
They Must Be Russians15/01/1983LeadmillSheffield
Y-Distinction20/01/1983LeadmillSheffield
Flying Alphonso Brothers22/01/1983LeadmillSheffield
NicoInvisible Girls23/01/1983LeadmillSheffield
Dave Bryan & MoonshineRattlesnake Alley25/01/1983LeadmillSheffield
King27/01/1983LeadmillSheffield
HazeQuiet Life / Geneva (afternoon)29/01/1983LeadmillSheffield
Icicle Works29/01/1983LeadmillSheffield
New Model SoldierPulp03/02/1983LeadmillSheffield
Amazulu05/02/1983LeadmillSheffield
Madison Blooze Band(lunchtime)06/02/1983LeadmillSheffield
Stunt Kites07/02/1983LeadmillSheffield
Stan Trcey Sextet09/02/1983LeadmillSheffield
UV PopIn The Nursery10/02/1983LeadmillSheffield
The GalleryApocalypse Jive / Sindy & the Ictheons (3pm)12/02/1983LeadmillSheffield
Farmers BoysPlan Nine / Mark Mywords / Ipso Facto12/02/1983LeadmillSheffield
Imaginary FriendsDj vu14/02/1983LeadmillSheffield
Poacher15/02/1983LeadmillSheffield
Will GainesJohnny Barnes Quartet16/02/1983LeadmillSheffield
Zanti Misfitz17/02/1983LeadmillSheffield
The Breakfast Band19/02/1983LeadmillSheffield
Out Of Context(lunchtime)20/02/1983LeadmillSheffield
Gary Boyle Band20/02/1983LeadmillSheffield
Al & Joe Cohn23/02/1983LeadmillSheffield
Cairo24/02/1983LeadmillSheffield
StormCloudburst (lunchtime)26/02/1983LeadmillSheffield
Jah Warrior26/02/1983LeadmillSheffield
Blues & Boogie(lunchtime)27/02/1983LeadmillSheffield
Nine27/02/1983LeadmillSheffield
Lemon & Curd(lunchtime)28/02/1983LeadmillSheffield
Debar28/02/1983LeadmillSheffield
Midnight Blues with Myra Abbott(lunchtime)02/03/1983LeadmillSheffield
Rhythm Method02/03/1983LeadmillSheffield
Au PairsPlan 9 / Richard Jobson / The Vulkyries / Lemon & Curd 03/03/1983LeadmillSheffield
King05/03/1983LeadmillSheffield
Tim SousterJohn Wallace07/03/1983LeadmillSheffield
Pale FountainsIn The Nursery10/03/1983LeadmillSheffield
ShriekbackMRA12/03/1983LeadmillSheffield
BlitzkriegMayhem14/03/1983LeadmillSheffield
Sunwind16/03/1983LeadmillSheffield
Ken ForgettableBhocks 'o Phroggs (lunchtime)19/03/1983LeadmillSheffield
Discobolisk19/03/1983LeadmillSheffield
Breadline(lunchtime)20/03/1983LeadmillSheffield
Red Lorry Yellow LorryPretty Shades Of Pink / Nearer The Far20/03/1983LeadmillSheffield
Chris HunterHubbards Cupboard23/03/1983LeadmillSheffield
HulaSurface Mutants / They Must Be Russians / Bass Tone Trap24/03/1983LeadmillSheffield
The Claxon FiveThe Event Group26/03/1983LeadmillSheffield
Out Of Context(lunchtime)27/03/1983LeadmillSheffield
The Muskrats27/03/1983LeadmillSheffield
Comsat Angels29/03/1983LeadmillSheffield
Luther Allison30/03/1983LeadmillSheffield
Urban PearlsShy Tots02/04/1983LeadmillSheffield
Silent Running09/04/1983LeadmillSheffield
The Toy ShopSplash / Mary Mary10/04/1983LeadmillSheffield
Eddie Lockjaw Davies13/04/1983LeadmillSheffield
HazeGeneva / Thief (afternoon)16/04/1983LeadmillSheffield
Jab Jab16/04/1983LeadmillSheffield
Juke20/04/1983LeadmillSheffield
HazeThief21/04/1983LeadmillSheffield
Stunt Kites(afternoon)23/04/1983LeadmillSheffield
Vendino Pact23/04/1983LeadmillSheffield
Indigo Lady24/04/1983LeadmillSheffield
Paraphenalia27/04/1983LeadmillSheffield
Stunt KitesDebar / Rough Copy28/04/1983LeadmillSheffield
March The Third(afternoon)30/04/1983LeadmillSheffield
Tom Robinson30/04/1983LeadmillSheffield
Roy Harper01/05/1983LeadmillSheffield
Mainsqueeze04/05/1983LeadmillSheffield
Weapons Of PeaceY-Distinction05/05/1983LeadmillSheffield
Swamp ChildrenJazz Defectors07/05/1983LeadmillSheffield
John Rowland Blues Band(lunchtime)08/05/1983LeadmillSheffield
Hannibal Marvin Peterson11/05/1983LeadmillSheffield
Ken ForgettableBhocks 'o Phroggs (lunchtime)14/05/1983LeadmillSheffield
ArteryPatrik Fitzgerald14/05/1983LeadmillSheffield
Legend(lunchtime)15/05/1983LeadmillSheffield
John RenbourneDiz Disley15/05/1983LeadmillSheffield
Edddie Cleanhead Vinson18/05/1983LeadmillSheffield
Rip Rig and Panic19/05/1983LeadmillSheffield
Vicious CirclesParty Day / Creatures Of Habit (lunchtime)21/05/1983LeadmillSheffield
The Sinatras21/05/1983LeadmillSheffield
Gordon Giltrapp22/05/1983LeadmillSheffield
Guest Stars25/05/1983LeadmillSheffield
Ipso Facto28/05/1983LeadmillSheffield
Clay BakerEmsland Hillbillies / Free Spirit29/05/1983LeadmillSheffield
Snake Davis & the Alligator Band(lunchtime)29/05/1983LeadmillSheffield
Julian Behula's Jazz Afrika01/06/1983LeadmillSheffield
Here And Now02/06/1983LeadmillSheffield
Black Symbol04/06/1983LeadmillSheffield
Empty Bed Blues Band(lunchtime)05/06/1983LeadmillSheffield
Anti Knowhere League06/06/1983LeadmillSheffield
Vendino PactFour Blokes Who Like Curry07/06/1983LeadmillSheffield
Kissing The PinkPlan 908/06/1983LeadmillSheffield
The BoxJunk / Hula11/06/1983LeadmillSheffield
Jamming Frequency(lunchtime)12/06/1983LeadmillSheffield
23 SkidooTest Department / The Total Institution12/06/1983LeadmillSheffield
The MysteronsUncalled 4 Blues Band14/06/1983LeadmillSheffield
Madison Blooze Band15/06/1983LeadmillSheffield
Hunters And Collectors16/06/1983LeadmillSheffield
Colenso Parade18/06/1983LeadmillSheffield
Scottish Polis InspectorsUnholy 3 (lunchtime)18/06/1983LeadmillSheffield
Empty Bed Blues Band22/06/1983LeadmillSheffield
The Decorators23/06/1983LeadmillSheffield
Jah Warrior25/06/1983LeadmillSheffield
Cripple Creek26/06/1983LeadmillSheffield
Xmal DeutschlandGene Loves Jezebel28/06/1983LeadmillSheffield
Fred Baker Band29/06/1983LeadmillSheffield
Poison Girls30/06/1983LeadmillSheffield
The Mirror Crack'd02/07/1983LeadmillSheffield
Pyewackett03/07/1983LeadmillSheffield
Spot The Zebra06/07/1983LeadmillSheffield
The Watersons07/07/1983LeadmillSheffield
Flowers and Frolics08/07/1983LeadmillSheffield
The Albion Band09/07/1983LeadmillSheffield
The GymslipsRough Copy12/07/1983LeadmillSheffield
Mick Beck Band13/07/1983LeadmillSheffield
Ton Ton MacouteJanice Perry14/07/1983LeadmillSheffield
The Howdy Boys16/07/1983LeadmillSheffield
Darktown Band(lunchtime)17/07/1983LeadmillSheffield
Restriction In Freedom City19/07/1983LeadmillSheffield
Restriction In Freedom City20/07/1983LeadmillSheffield
Killing Joke21/07/1983LeadmillSheffield
The Europeans23/07/1983LeadmillSheffield
AmazuluThe Mysterons28/07/1983LeadmillSheffield
Tom Robinson 30/07/1983LeadmillSheffield
Dave Bryan & Moonshine31/07/1983LeadmillSheffield
Electric Gas Band(lunchtime)31/07/1983LeadmillSheffield
Jump The Lights03/08/1983LeadmillSheffield
John Cooper ClarkeFiction / Lemon & Curd04/08/1983LeadmillSheffield
Le Lu-Lus06/08/1983LeadmillSheffield
Andy Watson Quartet(lunchtime)07/08/1983LeadmillSheffield
Frank White10/08/1983LeadmillSheffield
The GymslipsLords of the New Church / The Six Guns11/08/1983LeadmillSheffield
The Wake 13/08/1983LeadmillSheffield
T-DiveThe Beat Federation (lunchtime)13/08/1983LeadmillSheffield
Robinson Brothers Blues Band14/08/1983LeadmillSheffield
Eric Bogosian15/08/1983LeadmillSheffield
Bouncing Czechs16/08/1983LeadmillSheffield
The Joeys18/08/1983LeadmillSheffield
King Kurt20/08/1983LeadmillSheffield
Snake Davis & the Alligator Shoes24/08/1983LeadmillSheffield
Mad ProfessorRanking Anne / Aquizim / Shaj Benjamin25/08/1983LeadmillSheffield
Flying Alphonso BrothersAlice Goes Pop27/08/1983LeadmillSheffield
Whiskery DickRicky Silver28/08/1983LeadmillSheffield
Bill Berry(lunchtime)28/08/1983LeadmillSheffield
Sharp Cuts31/08/1983LeadmillSheffield
The Toy Shop01/09/1983LeadmillSheffield
Lotus EatersJanice Long03/09/1983LeadmillSheffield
Steve CrockerBarry Whitworth's All Stars (lunchtime)04/09/1983LeadmillSheffield
The House RockersFunction06/09/1983LeadmillSheffield
The Well Knit Frames07/09/1983LeadmillSheffield
AirracePhoenix Rising08/09/1983LeadmillSheffield
HazeMarch The Third (lunchtime)10/09/1983LeadmillSheffield
In The NurseryNine Mission Dynamic10/09/1983LeadmillSheffield
Country Joe McDonald11/09/1983LeadmillSheffield
Art Farmer Quartet14/09/1983LeadmillSheffield
The ChameleonsSiiiii15/09/1983LeadmillSheffield
Touch17/09/1983LeadmillSheffield
Nine Play Hendrix18/09/1983LeadmillSheffield
Chelsea20/09/1983LeadmillSheffield
Joboxers22/09/1983LeadmillSheffield
Mr Spratt's 21st Century Popular MotettesThe Household Names 24/09/1983LeadmillSheffield
BeBop Preservation Society28/09/1983LeadmillSheffield
Eddie & Sunshine01/10/1983LeadmillSheffield
SolsticeHaze02/10/1983LeadmillSheffield
Gary Boyle05/10/1983LeadmillSheffield
The Action Transfers06/10/1983LeadmillSheffield
Red Guitars08/10/1983LeadmillSheffield
Roy Harper09/10/1983LeadmillSheffield
Xmal DeutschlandRed Lorry Yellow Lorry / Wolfgang Press11/10/1983LeadmillSheffield
Joe Newman12/10/1983LeadmillSheffield
Three JohnsMRA / Pink Peg Slax /Little Brother13/10/1983LeadmillSheffield
Fad Gadget15/10/1983LeadmillSheffield
DeetaThief (lunchtime)15/10/1983LeadmillSheffield
Mike Chapman16/10/1983LeadmillSheffield
WASO19/10/1983LeadmillSheffield
John FoxxChakk20/10/1983LeadmillSheffield
Lotus CruiseThief (lunchtime)22/10/1983LeadmillSheffield
Tony Capstick23/10/1983LeadmillSheffield
Ronnie Scott QuintetPete King Quintet26/10/1983LeadmillSheffield
Ian Carr's NucleusBrotherhood of Breath27/10/1983LeadmillSheffield
Orchestra JaziraSuper Combo28/10/1983LeadmillSheffield
Dr JohnDiz & The Doormen29/10/1983LeadmillSheffield
Gordon Giltrap30/10/1983LeadmillSheffield
Macondo02/11/1983LeadmillSheffield
They Must Be RussiansLemon & Curd05/11/1983LeadmillSheffield
Janice Perry08/11/1983LeadmillSheffield
Mike Gibbs Orchestra09/11/1983LeadmillSheffield
Hula10/11/1983LeadmillSheffield
SpectreThe Tremmers12/11/1983LeadmillSheffield
Empty Bed Blues Band(lunchtime)13/11/1983LeadmillSheffield
UK SubsActified15/11/1983LeadmillSheffield
Slim Gaillard16/11/1983LeadmillSheffield
Klaxon 5The Event Group17/11/1983LeadmillSheffield
Please Y'SelfTin Can / fashion show19/11/1983LeadmillSheffield
Out Of Context(lunchtime)20/11/1983LeadmillSheffield
The Guest Stars23/11/1983LeadmillSheffield
JunkVendino Pact / Mick Treehouse / Rough Copy24/11/1983LeadmillSheffield
SPKDirt/fashion show26/11/1983LeadmillSheffield
Memphis Slim(lunchtime)27/11/1983LeadmillSheffield
Dan Kolobi30/11/1983LeadmillSheffield
Divine01/12/1983LeadmillSheffield
Clint Eastwood & General Saint(CND Benefit)03/12/1983LeadmillSheffield
NicoEric Random & the Bedlamites04/12/1983LeadmillSheffield
Play DeadDachau Choir / Curse06/12/1983LeadmillSheffield
Gina HarkellArt Themen / John Etheridge07/12/1983LeadmillSheffield
Test DepartmentInhabitant08/12/1983LeadmillSheffield
Eyeless In GazaKevin Hewick / Felt10/12/1983LeadmillSheffield
Bert Jansch11/12/1983LeadmillSheffield
Red Rodney14/12/1983LeadmillSheffield
Bass Tone TrapSheffield Sax Quartet15/12/1983LeadmillSheffield
Swinging Laurels17/12/1983LeadmillSheffield
Flesh For LuluThe Last Christmas20/12/1983LeadmillSheffield
Snake Davis & his Alligator Shoes21/12/1983LeadmillSheffield
Sharp CutsBeat Street / Frank White / New Panza Division (Radio Hallam History of Rock n roll Money Mountain)22/12/1983LeadmillSheffield
Mark MywordsBasking Sharks24/12/1983LeadmillSheffield
Lemon & Curd31/12/1983LeadmillSheffield
Wishbone Ash30/09/1990LeadmillSheffield
Julian Cope05/05/1991LeadmillSheffield
The Wedding PresentPulp / Kingmaker05/04/1993LeadmillSheffield
James25/01/1997LeadmillSheffield
Roger Taylor21/03/1999LeadmillSheffield
Graham Coxon11/07/2000LeadmillSheffield
Travis11/10/2004LeadmillSheffield
Undertones02/10/2005LeadmillSheffield
Wonderstuff02/12/2006LeadmillSheffield
Paul Heaton08/11/2007LeadmillSheffield
Julian Cope29/02/2020LeadmillSheffield

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