Sheffield University has played host to both top-flight and unknown bands for over 50 years, on the main stage, in the lower refectory, also known as “Bar 2” and “The Maze”. Also since 1983 in the Octagon Centre.

During the late 60s / early 70s, the University circuit was highly popular among progressive & rock acts, where they knew the audience were likely to be more appreciative of their talents! It also allowed fans to enjoy themselves a little bit more than the City Hall, where bouncers tried to ensure everyone sat down!

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

Venue : University
bandsupportdatevenuetown
SearchersPete Lloyd And The Strangers / Liverbirds / Vantennas23/01/1964UniversitySheffield
Steampacket27/09/1965UniversitySheffield
Fleetwood Mac07/10/1967UniversitySheffield
Family 11/01/1969UniversitySheffield
Searchers 18/01/1969UniversitySheffield
Jeff Beck 25/01/1969UniversitySheffield
Gun 01/02/1969UniversitySheffield
Joe Cocker 08/02/1969UniversitySheffield
Idle Race 15/02/1969UniversitySheffield
Mason, Capaldi, Wood And FrogHarmony Grass21/02/1969UniversitySheffield
Shape Of The Rain 22/02/1969UniversitySheffield
HolliesMoody Blues / Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger And The Trinity / Fairport Convention / Spinners25/02/1969UniversitySheffield
Love Sculpture 01/03/1969UniversitySheffield
Van Der Graaf Generator 08/03/1969UniversitySheffield
Zoot Money Music Band 22/11/1969UniversitySheffield
Jon Hiseman's Colosseum 29/11/1969UniversitySheffield
Traffic 17/01/1970UniversitySheffield
Small Faces 17/01/1970UniversitySheffield
Third Ear Band 14/11/1970UniversitySheffield
Traffic 16/01/1971UniversitySheffield
Wishbone AshMan09/10/1971UniversitySheffield
ArgentClimax Chicago / Duffy Power16/10/1971UniversitySheffield
Colosseum 23/10/1971UniversitySheffield
Heads, Hands And FeetRoy Young Band30/10/1971UniversitySheffield
Ian Anderson 04/11/1971UniversitySheffield
East Of EdenPhilip Goodhand-Tait06/11/1971UniversitySheffield
Jack Bruce 13/11/1971UniversitySheffield
Hollies 20/11/1971UniversitySheffield
McKendree Spring 26/11/1971UniversitySheffield
Mountain 11/02/1972UniversitySheffield
GypsyMorgan / Mark Ashton19/05/1972UniversitySheffield
Roxy MusicSuperslug / Home / Trees / Capability Brown / Sunshine / Warhorse / CMU21/06/1972UniversitySheffield
Roxy Music 10/11/1972UniversitySheffield
Groundhogs 02/02/1973UniversitySheffield
Grimms 23/02/1973UniversitySheffield
Jonathan KellyRiff Raff17/05/1973UniversitySheffield
Roy Buchanan 18/05/1973UniversitySheffield
Fanny 31/05/1973UniversitySheffield
StackridgeBeckett / Quicksand23/06/1973UniversitySheffield
LindisfarneCapability Brown / Darien Spirit20/10/1973UniversitySheffield
John Martyn 25/10/1973UniversitySheffield
PFM 03/11/1973UniversitySheffield
Steeleye SpanDave Burland23/11/1973UniversitySheffield
Electric Light Orchestra 02/02/1974UniversitySheffield
Stackridge 04/05/1974UniversitySheffield
Stackridge 27/06/1975UniversitySheffield
Fairport ConventionDave Lewis10/10/1975UniversitySheffield
Stackridge 18/10/1975UniversitySheffield
Thin LizzyGraham Parker And The Rumour05/03/1976UniversitySheffield
Deaf School 10/12/1976UniversitySheffield
John Martyn 05/02/1977UniversitySheffield
Flamin' GrooviesRadio Birdman20/05/1978UniversitySheffield
Kinks 19/01/1979UniversitySheffield
Jam 05/05/1979UniversitySheffield
The CureThe Passions / Associates 27/11/1979UniversitySheffield
CurePassions / Associates27/11/1979UniversitySheffield
Dr. Feelgood 04/12/1979UniversitySheffield
Piranhas30/01/1980UniversitySheffield
The Piranhas30/01/1980UniversitySheffield
The StrawbsRichard Digance / Stan Arnold / JALN Band / The Cruisers08/02/1980UniversitySheffield
Long Lankin21/02/1980UniversitySheffield
Charlie Dore & Back PocketDuncan Browne23/02/1980UniversitySheffield
Charlie Dore & Back PocketDuncan Browne23/02/1980UniversitySheffield
Renaissance26/02/1980UniversitySheffield
Landscape01/03/1980UniversitySheffield
Dexy's Midnight Runners11/03/1980UniversitySheffield
Fred Wedlock13/03/1980UniversitySheffield
Linda Lewis14/03/1980UniversitySheffield
Steve Fobert15/03/1980UniversitySheffield
Original MirrorsSide Effects18/03/1980UniversitySheffield
MatchboxJab Jab21/03/1980UniversitySheffield
Mike Oldfield 10/04/1980UniversitySheffield
SqueezeThe Sweat17/05/1980UniversitySheffield
U2Fashion24/05/1980UniversitySheffield
John Otway & Wild Willy Barrett24/05/1980UniversitySheffield
Wishbone AshThe Trend30/05/1980UniversitySheffield
Cabaret Voltaire10/06/1980UniversitySheffield
Cabaret Voltaire10/06/1980UniversitySheffield
Comsat AngelsDisease / The Process21/06/1980UniversitySheffield
Nine Below ZeroGrace Poole 5 / Deaf Aids / Crafty Avenue / Vital / Artery24/06/1980UniversitySheffield
Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel28/06/1980UniversitySheffield
The Photos18/07/1980UniversitySheffield
The NewsVeiled Threat / Mystic Orange26/07/1980UniversitySheffield
BlueprintThe Chant06/10/1980UniversitySheffield
Bad Manners11/10/1980UniversitySheffield
The Inmates18/10/1980UniversitySheffield
The Enid25/10/1980UniversitySheffield
The Planets08/11/1980UniversitySheffield
Roy HarperPatrik Fitzgerald15/11/1980UniversitySheffield
Past Seven DaysActive Gliders17/11/1980UniversitySheffield
CaravanGrand Prix18/11/1980UniversitySheffield
VixenAlibi19/11/1980UniversitySheffield
4 Be 222/11/1980UniversitySheffield
Steel PulseJimmy Lindsay25/11/1980UniversitySheffield
John Otway & Wild Willy BarrettSmall Print06/12/1980UniversitySheffield
FatalesMark Mywords08/12/1980UniversitySheffield
Vena Cava15/12/1980UniversitySheffield
Past Seven DaysThe Amoebas12/01/1981UniversitySheffield
De Tian17/01/1981UniversitySheffield
BlueprintThe Jump Club19/01/1981UniversitySheffield
The Members24/01/1981UniversitySheffield
Vena CavaNew Model Soldier26/01/1981UniversitySheffield
Gordon Giltrap07/02/1981UniversitySheffield
Red ZooComsat Angels09/02/1981UniversitySheffield
De TianThe Quartet16/02/1981UniversitySheffield
Saracen17/02/1981UniversitySheffield
Saga 21/02/1981UniversitySheffield
Saga21/02/1981UniversitySheffield
Rentakil'dMusical Janines23/02/1981UniversitySheffield
The FallCabaret Voltaire / Tense / Mark Mywords / Little Brother28/02/1981UniversitySheffield
The Naughtiest Girl Was a MonitorFatales02/03/1981UniversitySheffield
B-MovieAn Alien Heat09/03/1981UniversitySheffield
AstrosMonoconics16/03/1981UniversitySheffield
Teardrop Explodes19/03/1981UniversitySheffield
The Naughtiest Girl Was a MonitorThe Process30/03/1981UniversitySheffield
The AmoebasB-Troop27/04/1981UniversitySheffield
DiseaseTake One04/05/1981UniversitySheffield
John Cooper Clarke06/05/1981UniversitySheffield
The Cure 08/05/1981UniversitySheffield
Alberto Y ParanoiasSurface Mutants09/05/1981UniversitySheffield
Red ZooMark Mywords11/05/1981UniversitySheffield
XTCLast Touch15/05/1981UniversitySheffield
Nine Below Zero16/05/1981UniversitySheffield
Bikini AtollHula18/05/1981UniversitySheffield
Thompson TwinsFatales23/05/1981UniversitySheffield
Weapons Of Peace20/06/1981UniversitySheffield
Thompson TwinsVendino Pact / Fatales27/06/1981UniversitySheffield
John Miles03/10/1981UniversitySheffield
Mark Mywords05/10/1981UniversitySheffield
The AmoebasJohn Peel10/10/1981UniversitySheffield
ABC12/10/1981UniversitySheffield
Lindisfarne13/10/1981UniversitySheffield
Vendino PactDisease / They Must Be Russians17/10/1981UniversitySheffield
Pole CatsAfraid Of Mice21/10/1981UniversitySheffield
Neil Innes24/10/1981UniversitySheffield
Karamoja02/11/1981UniversitySheffield
The ProcessHula09/11/1981UniversitySheffield
Dr Feelgood14/11/1981UniversitySheffield
Altered ImagesA Flock Of Seagulls16/11/1981UniversitySheffield
FatalesChakk23/11/1981UniversitySheffield
Clint Eastwood & General Saint 28/11/1981UniversitySheffield
Flying Alphonso BrothersMugshots30/11/1981UniversitySheffield
Department S03/12/1981UniversitySheffield
Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel05/12/1981UniversitySheffield
HeeBeeGeeBeesRenegade11/12/1981UniversitySheffield
Sad Café12/01/1982UniversitySheffield
ADSR InternationalMark Mywords18/01/1982UniversitySheffield
Richard Kirk & Stephen MallenderBass Tone Trap19/01/1982UniversitySheffield
Climax Blues BandThe Look23/01/1982UniversitySheffield
The AmoebasThis Red Rock25/01/1982UniversitySheffield
Mari Wilson & the Imaginations29/01/1982UniversitySheffield
Empty Bed Blues BandMadison Blooze Band / Circular 7730/01/1982UniversitySheffield
Vendino PactLittle Brother / Seeting Wells01/02/1982UniversitySheffield
VitalLegal Aid08/02/1982UniversitySheffield
Modern Romance13/02/1982UniversitySheffield
Ranking Dread27/02/1982UniversitySheffield
Maximum Joy01/03/1982UniversitySheffield
Orange JuiceChina Crisis02/03/1982UniversitySheffield
Chinawite06/03/1982UniversitySheffield
They Must Be RussiansIn The Nursery08/03/1982UniversitySheffield
Haircut 100Bikini Atoll09/03/1982UniversitySheffield
Bill Nelson13/03/1982UniversitySheffield
Disease15/03/1982UniversitySheffield
Iron MaidenThe Rods17/03/1982UniversitySheffield
Dave EdmundsThe dBs19/03/1982UniversitySheffield
The Quartet24/04/1982UniversitySheffield
Barbara Thompson's Paraphernalia28/04/1982UniversitySheffield
Mature Young Adults10/05/1982UniversitySheffield
Typhoon SaturdayThe Mirror Crack'd11/05/1982UniversitySheffield
Mari Wilson & the WilsationsThe Sinatras15/05/1982UniversitySheffield
Todd Rundgren21/05/1982UniversitySheffield
The ProcessThe Quickies14/06/1982UniversitySheffield
ADSR InternationalApocalypse Jive21/06/1982UniversitySheffield
The Mirror Crack'dMark Mywords28/06/1982UniversitySheffield
Buzz02/07/1982UniversitySheffield
Pasadena Youth Orchestra16/07/1982UniversitySheffield
Q-TipsPerfect Zebras02/10/1982UniversitySheffield
They Must Be Russians04/10/1982UniversitySheffield
Fred Wedlock05/10/1982UniversitySheffield
Screen 306/10/1982UniversitySheffield
Sad CaféDance Class10/10/1982UniversitySheffield
VisionPsychic Twist11/10/1982UniversitySheffield
Here And NowRhiannon13/10/1982UniversitySheffield
Mari Wilson & the Wilsations16/10/1982UniversitySheffield
Sad Lovers and Giants18/10/1982UniversitySheffield
Flying Alphonso BrothersMrs Beech & The Heretics / My Pierrot Dolls / Not In Colour (TDK Battle of the Bands Competition)19/10/1982UniversitySheffield
Aztec CameraLaughing Clowns / Maximum Joy23/10/1982UniversitySheffield
Dr Feelgood27/10/1982UniversitySheffield
OsibisaYah-Boo!30/10/1982UniversitySheffield
ZeitgeistSecret Jelly Factory01/11/1982UniversitySheffield
George Thorogood & the Destroyers05/11/1982UniversitySheffield
Orchestre Jazira06/11/1982UniversitySheffield
Amazulu08/11/1982UniversitySheffield
The Higsons15/11/1982UniversitySheffield
Hank Wangford18/11/1982UniversitySheffield
Kissing The Pink22/11/1982UniversitySheffield
Surface MutantsRhiannon24/11/1982UniversitySheffield
Lindisfarne27/11/1982UniversitySheffield
They Must Be RussiansLemon & Curd29/11/1982UniversitySheffield
Surface Mutants06/12/1982UniversitySheffield
The Toy ShopVision08/12/1982UniversitySheffield
Flying PicketsJohnny Mars10/12/1982UniversitySheffield
Farmers BoysSindy & the Ictheons18/01/1983UniversitySheffield
The ProcessSplash24/01/1983UniversitySheffield
Lenny Henry's Disco Hoot29/01/1983UniversitySheffield
Mark MywordsSeething Wells / Surfing Dave31/01/1983UniversitySheffield
The Toy Shop07/02/1983UniversitySheffield
HawkwindClientele12/02/1983UniversitySheffield
Bass Tone TrapExclusion Zone21/02/1983UniversitySheffield
The NightingalesApocalypse Jive28/02/1983UniversitySheffield
Bootleg BeatlesSplash01/03/1983UniversitySheffield
Haze02/03/1983UniversitySheffield
PulpTreehouse07/03/1983UniversitySheffield
SplashLemon & Curd / The Gallery / Mark Mywords / Shy Tots12/03/1983UniversitySheffield
Alice Goes PopFatales14/03/1983UniversitySheffield
Gary Glitter18/03/1983UniversitySheffield
Twisted SisterInfidel17/04/1983UniversitySheffield
Mari WilsonLaurel & Hardy29/04/1983UniversitySheffield
The Mysterions01/05/1983UniversitySheffield
The Dancing Did02/05/1983UniversitySheffield
Misty In RootsJohn Cooper Clarke14/05/1983UniversitySheffield
Monochrome Set16/05/1983UniversitySheffield
Null & VoidFaction / The Mob26/05/1983UniversitySheffield
JoboxersSugar Ray Five / The Mirror Crack'd02/06/1983UniversitySheffield
MotorheadAnvil08/06/1983UniversitySheffield
MotorheadAnvil09/06/1983UniversitySheffield
Silent RunningThe Gallery / New Apostles13/06/1983UniversitySheffield
The Time (UK)Matt Fretton / Sisters of Mercy / Ruby Turner25/06/1983UniversitySheffield
Big CountryLotus Eaters01/07/1983UniversitySheffield
Fabulous Dirt SistersMeli-Antu / Mark Mywords09/07/1983UniversitySheffield
Georgie Fame & the Blue Flames15/07/1983UniversitySheffield
Ravi Shankar01/10/1983UniversitySheffield
Level 4208/10/1983UniversitySheffield
Comsat Angels10/10/1983UniversitySheffield
AkimboMeli-Antu / Peoples Circus15/10/1983UniversitySheffield
Sun Ra15/10/1983UniversitySheffield
The Smiths17/10/1983UniversitySheffield
IQHaze19/10/1983UniversitySheffield
The Fall22/10/1983UniversitySheffield
Flying Alphonso BrothersLasrevinu24/10/1983UniversitySheffield
Sex Gang Children25/10/1983UniversitySheffield
Eek-A-Mouse29/10/1983UniversitySheffield
Passionate FriendsThe Gallery31/10/1983UniversitySheffield
Bernie Torme02/11/1983UniversitySheffield
The Enid05/11/1983UniversitySheffield
Farmers Boys07/11/1983UniversitySheffield
Black Roots12/11/1983UniversitySheffield
Ton Ton Macoute14/11/1983UniversitySheffield
Ralph McTell15/11/1983UniversitySheffield
Richard Thompson17/11/1983UniversitySheffield
Cabaret Voltaire19/11/1983UniversitySheffield
SiiiiiLeitmotiv21/11/1983UniversitySheffield
LimelightSilverwing22/11/1983UniversitySheffield
TouchDig Vis Drill28/11/1983UniversitySheffield
Yolocamba I-Ta(El Salvador Benefit)03/12/1983UniversitySheffield
FictionDefective Turtles05/12/1983UniversitySheffield
Ekomo Dance CoOblivion Boys / Jazz Afrika06/12/1983UniversitySheffield
Danse MacabreJunk / The Gallery / The Wicker Players08/12/1983UniversitySheffield
AswadSpartacus R10/12/1983UniversitySheffield
BambooAlice Goes Pop12/12/1983UniversitySheffield
Frank Slob & the Slobettes16/12/1983UniversitySheffield
Sisters Of MercySkeletal Family27/10/1984UniversitySheffield
Twelfth Night 28/10/1984UniversitySheffield
Hipsway 06/05/1986UniversitySheffield
INXS17/05/1986UniversitySheffield
Housemartins 04/10/1986UniversitySheffield
Pendragon 12/11/1986UniversitySheffield
CryQueerboys06/05/1987UniversitySheffield
Engine 07/10/1987UniversitySheffield
Glen Marples BandLonely Hearts / Baby Tuckoo14/10/1987UniversitySheffield
Gaye Bykers On Acid 28/10/1987UniversitySheffield
Pink FairiesDeath Trash04/11/1987UniversitySheffield
Mama's Boys 10/11/1987UniversitySheffield
PendragonHaze11/11/1987UniversitySheffield
Vow WowTigertailz / Dumpy's Rusty Nuts18/11/1987UniversitySheffield
Big CountryWonder Stuff05/12/1987UniversitySheffield
BudgieExcalibur09/12/1987UniversitySheffield
KoogaDemon27/01/1988UniversitySheffield
Little Angels 24/02/1988UniversitySheffield
Here And Now 02/03/1988UniversitySheffield
ChariotCry09/03/1988UniversitySheffield
Zodiac Mindwarp And The Love ReactionWonder Stuff15/03/1988UniversitySheffield
Dumpys 16/03/1988UniversitySheffield
The Wonder StuffHollow Men16/10/1988UniversitySheffield
JamesInspiral Carpets15/03/1989UniversitySheffield
They Might Be Giants27/06/1990UniversitySheffield
Tori Amos21/02/1992UniversitySheffield
Radiohead04/10/1992UniversitySheffield
Manic Street Preachers10/10/1992UniversitySheffield
Radiohead22/02/1993UniversitySheffield
Auteurs15/03/1993UniversitySheffield
New Model ArmyBack To The Planet / Newspeak 06/04/1993UniversitySheffield
Radiohead02/05/1993UniversitySheffield
Spiritualized Mercury Rev / The Flaming Lips 31/10/1993UniversitySheffield
Radiohead The Julie Dolphin 30/09/1994UniversitySheffield
Primal Scream02/12/1994UniversitySheffield
Belly03/03/1995UniversitySheffield
18 WheelerPusherman15/12/1996UniversitySheffield
WilcoKim Richey07/04/1997UniversitySheffield
Skin30/08/1997UniversitySheffield
Travis11/10/1999UniversitySheffield
ColdplayShack / Les Rythmes Digitales / Campag Velocet 23/01/2000UniversitySheffield
They Might Be Giants23/11/2001UniversitySheffield
Dio09/10/2005UniversitySheffield
Delays09/10/2010UniversitySheffield
NERO 11/10/2011UniversitySheffield
The RiflesThe Book Club30/10/2011UniversitySheffield

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