National Centre for Popular Music

Few who have a fascination for the history of popular music and culture remember the National Centre for Popular Music with anything other than disbelief that the people behind it could screw up such a golden opportunity for what could have been a landmark attraction. But screw it up big time they did.  However it did amazingly host quite a few concerts, despite the internal space and architecture being totally unsuited to amplified music!

This ticket turned up in our collection the other day, and shows the venue’s regular admission ticket recycled as a gig ticket by way of a laser printed sticker.  The Stunt Kites, regarded by some as Sheffield’s finest ever punk group, headlining, with Alphabet Grass opening – band which generates no hits at all on a web search today.  Friday November 24 2000.