One of the largest promotions companies in the UK, SJM Concerts, has made an application to Sheffield City Council for three nights live music, to be held in Hillsborough Park, Sheffield.
Arctic Monkeys, from just up the road in High Green, last played Sheffield in 2018. SJM has previously made a similar licence application back in FEBRUARY 2018 but the band ended up playing numerous nights at Sheffield Arena when their tour plans changed.
The application is for three nights, 4th, 5th and 6th June 2021. That includes live music and the sale of alcohol.
There are very few bands that could sell out Hillsborough Park that also hosts Sheffield’s Tramlines Festival. Tramlines 2020 line up includes Ian Brown, Madness and The Kooks. The festival has a capacity of 30,000 – 40,000.
The band are Sheffield Wednesday fans and have always wanted to play Hillsborough stadium but unfortunately, that has never been possible. Hillsborough Park is the next best option as it’s just over the road from the football stadium.
SJM promote tours and festivals nationwide, that includes Arctic Monkeys, The Killers, Neighbourhood Festival, (previously) V Festival and many more.
It’s unlikely to be a festival application as Sheffield City Council would want to protect Tramlines which has been hosted in the city for over 11 years and at Hillsborough Park for the past 2 years. The only other act if not the Monkeys could possibly be Pulp, but there have been no rumours on Javis and co getting back together at this time.