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LIVE REVIEW: Tramlines 2017

Tramlines 2017 was a festival that refused to be dampened by the weather. Yet again the inner city festival brought eclectic sounds from all over the world into Sheffield, old favourites mixed with up-and-coming talent in all genres of music.

ALBUM REVIEW: King Of The Slums – ‘Manco Diablo’

'A fantastic collection of songs. Musically it’s immediate, these are great from the first listen. Lyrically they are thought provoking, emotional and incredibly well written'

EP REVIEW: Sobriquet – ‘Akeldama’

Sobriquet describe themselves as post-hardcore, I’m not entirely sure what this means to be honest, so let’s dive into the EP and see what...

ALBUM & TOUR NEWS: Jim White to release ‘Waffles, Triangles &...

Jim White is set to release new album 'Waffles, Triangles & Jesus" and has announced his European tour dates. “White remains one of modern...

ALBUM & TOUR NEWS: Jim White to release ‘Waffles, Triangles &...

Jim White is set to release new album 'Waffles, Triangles & Jesus" and has announced his European tour dates. “White remains one of modern...

VIDEO & TOUR NEWS: The Young’uns video for ‘Be The Man’, Tour...

The Young'uns have shared the video for 'Be The Man', a track from their acclaimed new album 'Strangers', out now on Hereteu Records. The track...

TOUR NEWS: 40 Years of Disco Show dates March 2018

Seven of the biggest and legendary disco acts appear on one stage at these amazing live concerts in March 2018 - Sister Sledge, Tavares, Rose Royce, Boney M, The Real Thing, Odyssey & George McCrae

TOUR NEWS: Flamenco Flow dates September/October 2017

The guitarist and flamenco dancer duo are playing five dates in the North

OPERA NEWS: Olivier Award-winning OperaUpClose present Mozart’s ‘The Magic Flute’ Square Chapel...

Following their critically acclaimed five-week run in London’s West End, Olivier Award-winning OperaUpClose launch the UK tour of Mozart’s The Magic Flute; making their Halifax debut this October at square Chapel Arts Centre on Saturday 21 October, 7pm

CONCERT NEWS: Barnsley girl Hannah Peel returns to her roots for...

In a magnificent new music event a featuring Yorkshire’s own Hannah Peel, 28 piece brass band perform Mike Oldfield’s iconic album, Tubular Bells at The Civic, Barnsley on Saturday 21 October at 7:30pm

AWARDS NEWS: Women in Music Awards Competition

Talent agencies Coda, Paradigm, ITG and national charity Youth Music team up to offer four women (age 18-25) the chance to join them at the fourth annual Women in Music Awards Lunch, which will take place Friday 10th November 2017 at the Brewery, Central London.

SHOW NEWS: Companie Animotion come to Halifax with a new circus...

The Musicians of Bremen comes to Square Chapel Arts Centre on Wednesday 1 November at 2.30pm

LSF Statement: Hope & Glory Festival

We've had some queries from our readers asking whether, because we published news pieces about Hope & Glory, we have any formal connection to,...

LSF is now all about Yorkshire

We are now all about Yorkshire. Our service is now for people living in Yorkshire and about music from and played in Yorkshire. We'll be continuing to post news of gigs and concerts in places that people living in Yorkshire can travel to.

LSF is launching an event listing service!

Our FREE listings are for: Bands, groups or individual performers People who represent or manage ONE band, group or performer only Benefit or charity gigs or concerts Are...

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