MUSIC NEWS: First Bus launch new initiative to support Sheffield’s musical greats


Sheffield’s First Bus have launched a new initiative to celebrate the greats of the city’s music scene.

Over recent months the company has been transforming some of their iconic buses, paying tribute to some of Sheffield’s famous names in a unique initiative dubbed ‘Sheffield’s Walk of Fame’.

This week the first bus dedicated to Reverend and the Makers was launched. Over coming months the likes of Richard Hawley, Self Esteem and the iconic Leadmill music and arts venue will be featured around the city’s streets, with more artists to be announced soon.

Ian Smith, commercial director at First Sheffield says “As a company we are proud of our connection to the great city of Sheffield and all those people involved in carrying its name both locally and across the world. They show that the words ‘Made in Sheffield’ still mean something to be proud of.

“We are teaming up with famous and not-so-famous artists who have put Sheffield firmly on the map and who have all, and still do, use the public transport network across the city when they are home.”

Showcasing each artist on a bus is not the only tribute being paid, as each artist was also invited to take on the ‘Blockbuster Driving Challenge’ at the home of First Bus in Olive Grove. Taking on several driving manoeuvres and challenges, including driving down a course blindfolded, each challenge saw hilarious moments, choice words and trepidation as the legends joined the Rock’n’Roll journey in Sheffield.

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