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Concert information

Friday 5th July 2019: Bananarama plus support
Adult ticket £35 | Under 17’s £10 | Gazebo hire £200
On the gate: Adults £45 | Under 17's £15
Gates open 6pm (7.30pm start 10pm finish)
Saturday 6th July: Björn Again plus support
Adult ticket £25 | Under 17’s £10 | Gazebo hire £200
On the gate: Adults £35 | Under 17's £15
Gates open 6pm (7.30pm start 10pm finish)
Sunday 7th July: Movie Music in the Gardens
Adult tickets £20 | Under 17’s £10 | Gazebo Hire £80
On the gate: Adults £30 | Under 17's £15
Gates open 6pm (7pm start 10pm finish)


SIV Tickets
0114 22 33 777 - 9am-8pm Monday to Saturday
In person:
Sheffield City Hall Box Office - Monday – Saturday 9am–5.30pm

The following outlets will not charge a booking fee for cash sales:

  • The Design Studio - Ecclesall Road, Sheffield Monday - Saturday
    9.30am-6pm, Sunday - 11am-4pm
  • The Curator's House Bistro - Sheffield Botanical Gardens, Clarkehouse Road
    7 Days a week 9.45am-5pm
  • Ringinglow Toys and Gifts - Sheffield Botanical Gardens, Clarkehouse Road
    Monday to Saturday 10am-5pm
  • From the Clarkehouse Road Gate from 6.00pm on the day of the event:


Please note: Events do sell out and a premium is charged for on-the-gate sales. Cash Sales only - no cards.​
Information coming soon!
Friday 5th July - Bananarama
Support Dogs & Under the Stars
Saturday 6th July - Bjorn Again
Friends of Newman School & Ant Kids
Sunday 7th July - Movie Music in the Gardens
Sheffield Area Kidney Research & Children's Heart Surgery


SAKA (Sheffield Area Kidney Association) exists to help renal patients and their families cope with all stages of kidney failure. This includes those diagnosed with any form of kidney disease, dialysis patients, those waiting for transplants and people who have received transplants. We also contribute funds towards research.

The charity is run by kidney patients and carers, who all understand what it is like to live with kidney problems. Anyone who receives treatment via the Sheffield Kidney Institute is able to approach SAKA for help. This can take the form of financial support when facing hard times, assistance in purchasing essential items, payments towards the cost of holiday dialysis, help with transport costs etc.

Sheffield team members attending the British and World Transplant Games also receive funding.


Friends of Newman School ( FONS ) is a charity committed to raising funds for Newman Special School pupils. FONS aims to provide funds to support extra curricular activities and resources which stand outside the remit of a normal school budget. FONS has supported groups of pupils to access social opportunities in the local and wider community, who may otherwise be socially isolated.

These experiences build resilience in our vulnerable pupils and aim to reduce the risk of mental health issues. Recently FONS has financially supported residential visits to Kingswood and Bendrigg Outdoor Centre and facilitated a large number of day visits and events. FONS has purchased several items of specialist equipment including a Sound Beam and a Kiln which have been used in extra curricular activities after school.

All the fantastic activities and resources continue to provide a large variety of additional opportunities for all our pupils to reach their full potential.

Please visit our school website for further information :


Support Dogs





Ant Kids
Under the stars
Friends of Newman School

Sheffield Botanical Gardens cover 19 acres and were first opened in 1836. Originally designed by Robert Marnock in the Gardenesque style, the site now has fifteen different garden areas featuring collections of plants from all over the world, including Mediterranean, Asian, American prairie-style, woodland and rock-and-water plantings.

The National Collections of Weigela, Diervilla and Sarcococca are sited here. The Gardens contain several listed buildings including the restored Grade II* listed curvilinear Glass Pavilions, some of the earliest ever built, which were officially re-opened by HRH The Prince of Wales on 1 September 2003.

The Gardens have recently been fully restored at a cost of approximately £6.69 million and they are the only Botanical Gardens in the country to have undertaken such a complete restoration.

In order to access the generous Heritage Lottery Fund Award of £5.06 million, an additional 25% in matched funding was raised. The Gardens are the only public open space in the country where the voluntary sector has raised more than £1 million in matched funding.

The Gardens’ staff and FOBS volunteers continue to develop the plantings throughout the Gardens. In the future, additional projects will be undertaken to further enhance the Gardens as a centre of horticultural excellence.



Where and how can I buy tickets?
On line:
By Telephone: 0114 22 33 777 - 9am - 8pm Monday to Saturday
In person:
  • SIV Tickets Box Office at Sheffield City Hall - Monday - Saturday 9.00am to 5.30pm
  • The Design Studio - Ecclesall Road, Sheffield
    Monday - Saturday 9.30am-6pm, Sunday - 11am-4pm
  • The Curator's House Bistro - Sheffield Botanical Gardens, Clarkehouse Road
    7 Days a week 9.45am-5pm
  • Ringinglow Toys and Gifts - Sheffield Botanical Gardens, Clarkehouse Road
    Monday to Saturday 10am-5pm
  • From the Brocco Bank Gate from 6.00pm on the day of the event.
Will I be able to buy a ticket on the day?
Subject to availability. Due to the high quality and popularity of our acts we do recommend that all tickets be bought in advance from our online ticketing shop. For regular updates on ticket availability and other exciting developments then please keep up to date via our Facebook and Twitter accounts(@MusicitGardens).
Can I get a refund?
Music in the Gardens is a series of charitable concerts. We cannot offer refunds or resell any unused tickets purchased. Tickets cannot be transferred or exchanged.
Lost tickets?
Sorry, we cannot replace lost tickets so please ensure that all purchased tickets are kept safe.




What time does the music start each evening?
Entry is scheduled to be permitted from 6.00pm each evening. The music is scheduled to begin from 7.30pm (7.00pm Sunday) and will finish by 10pm.
How can I find out who's playing?
Details of this year’s line-up can be found under “Tickets”. For regularly updated information and for new additions to the line-up, then sign up to our social media network: Twitter and Facebook or check the website regularly.




Where’s the nearest train station?
The train station nearest to the Botanical Gardens (Clarkehouse Road) is Sheffield railway station (around 1 mile away).
Does public transport serve the venue?
There are regular buses from the city centre to The Sheffield Botanical Gardens. For buses serving the Gardens main entrance on Clarkehouse Road - numbers 10 (hourly), 30 (half-hourly) and 505 (hourly). Ecclesall Road for the Thompson Road entrance - numbers 81, 82, 83, 84, 85 and 88 serve Ecclesall Road every few minutes. See for details (displays in a new window).
How much is a taxi?
Sheffield city centre to the Botanical Gardens is only a 5 minute journey and metered taxis are in ready supply outside Sheffield railway station. Expect to pay around around £9.00 for this journey, however this can depend on the number or passengers and baggage.
What is the post code for the venue?
If you are using a SATNAV please enter "S10 2LN". This will direct you to the main entrance of the Botanical Gardens on Clarkehouse Road. If you are travelling by car, take the B6069 to reach the Clarkehouse Road entrance or the A625 for the Thompson Road entrance. Please see the ‘About Us’ page for more information and a map of the venue.
Where can I park my car?
There are no car parks at the venue. Some disabled parking is available but this is limited - please contact us via email to advise if you will need a disabled parking space reserving. Some on-street car-parking is available, however this is very limited and strictly monitored by parking wardens. Please be cautious and respectful of all timings and fees. We would strongly recommend all patrons to make alternative travel arrangements to the venue rather than by car. The area is well connected by public transport and taxi fares to the city centre are very reasonable particularly when spread between a sharing party. Please visit the venue website for more details:




Can my child attend without adult supervision?
Young people under the age of 17 need to be accompanied and supervised by a paying adult over the age of 18. The promoter will accept no responsibility for the safety of young people under the age of 17 where our terms and conditions are not fulfilled. The right to admission to the event is at the promoters discretion: health and safety, environmental and security concerns may be taken into account and those refused entry will not be offered refunds on account of being (or appearing to be) under age.
What are facilities like for people with disabilities?
We have made every effort to facilitate the visit of all patrons to Music in the Gardens and our stewards will do all they can to help you enjoy the event: Easy access pathways throughout the venue. Adapted and easy access toilets are available at the venue. A priority seating area will be allocated for those who make this request. Disabled parking is available, however, as space is limited this must be arranged in advance, please email us at
Policy for carers of the disabled: Tickets can be ordered either over the phone 0114 2233 777 or in person at the Sheffield City Hall Booking office. If over the phone, payment for both tickets will be taken and a refund of the carer's ticket will be made on presentation of proof of a Carer when you collect the tickets from the booking office. If you visit the booking office in person, this can be achieved without pre-paying the ticket as long as you present your documentary evidence at the booking office.
Can we have a camp fire or BBQ?
Open fires, candles, BBQ’s and chinese lanterns are prohibited for safety reasons.
Can I bring a picnic and chairs?
Yes! You are welcome to bring hampers for our picnic concerts! Don’t worry though, if you come unprepared, we will have a delicious variety of top quality food and drink stalls for you to choose from. Chairs, blankets and pillows are all encouraged for your comfort. Please be aware that only gazebos hired via SIV or Music in the Gardens are allowed. Tents or any other temporary structure deemed to be a hazard or to cause visual impairment to other guests is prohibited.
Can I bring alcohol?
Yes, please respect all laws in connection with the consumption of alcohol. There will also be a bar which will operate a 'Challenge 25' policy, so please be prepared to provide proof of age.
Can I bring my pet?
Pets are welcomed at the venue, however, all pets must be kept on a short lead. Please note; loud Fireworks will conclude the performance on Sunday evening.
Will there be medical support on site for emergencies?
A first aid tent will be in clear operation on site and should be the first port of call for any medical emergency.
Is there a cash machine?
A cash machine is NOT available at the venue. The nearest cash machine to the Botanical Gardens can be accessed via the venues Thompson Road entrance. This is the HSBC branch on Ecclesall Road.
Can I record the show or take pictures?
Strictly prohibited throughout the duration of the concerts. Anyone acting in disobedience will be asked to leave the venue.




Will the recommended alternative ticket outlets charge booking fees?
Patrons purchasing tickets for Music in the Gardens via alternative, approved outlets (as outlined above) may be subject to alternative terms and conditions and booking fees. Please check before purchasing. All patrons, regardless of place of ticket purchase will be subject to the on-site “House Rules” - please check our website for more details.
Data Protection
By purchasing event tickets online via you thereby give your consent to be contacted by the event promoter with relevant information, offers and future promotions. If you do not wish to be receive any further updates then please email ‘STOP’ to . We will not share your personal information without your consent unless required by law. The promoter will comply with data protection legislation in respect of your personal details. If you have any queries which are not answered above please email us at


For the purpose of these house rules, “promoter(s)” refer to those individual local Rotary Clubs involved in the organisation of Music in the Gardens 2019(MitG) Registered address: 62 Endcliffe Hall Avenue, Sheffield S10 3EL Our email address is

1) Please be aware that you will need to bring your own seating to the venue (blankets, pillows, chairs etc.). Preferable seating positions at the venue are purely on a first-come-first-serve basis and no seating (excluding gazebo hire) can be pre-booked prior to the event. Tents, gazebos and any other temporary structure will not be permitted at any ‘MitG’ event. Pre-erected gazebos can be rented prior to the event via

2) Patrons are welcome to bring their own refreshments to the venue. Please refrain from bringing glass into the Gardens. All laws in respect of use of alcohol must be adhered to. A variety of food stalls and a bar will also be available on site (please be prepared to provide proof of age as the bar will be operating a ‘Challenge-25 policy’). Please see our ‘Food & Drink’ page for more details.

3) Pets are allowed at the venue; however, all pets must be kept on a lead at all times.

4) All fires are strictly prohibited on site; this is inclusive of BBQ’s, Chinese lanterns, incense burners and candles (except for tea lights which may be burned in suitable containers provided that they are supervised at all times).

5) MitG is in aid of charity. Once purchased, tickets cannot be, refunded, exchanged or returned.

6) Lost or stolen tickets will not be replaced so please ensure that purchased tickets are kept safe.

7) For some group bookings, tickets may be left for collection from the main Clarkehouse Road gate, we will contact you in this event. When tickets are collected from the Clarkehouse Road gate we ask that the person who booked the tickets present their credit/debit card with which the tickets were booked.

8) The right to admission to the event is at the event promoter’s discretion: health and safety, environmental and security concerns may be taken into account and those refused entry will not be offered refunds on account of being [(or appearing to be) under age] or displaying any behaviour deemed aggressive, threatening or anti-social towards event staff.

9) Young people of age 17 years and under are allowed into the event when accompanied by a supervising adult holding a valid ticket (limited to 2 minors per adult). Persons aged under 17 will require the supervision of an adult over the age of 18. Please be prepared to show proof of age when requested by event staff. Babes in Arms (under 18 months) are allowed entry free of charge without a ticket.

10) The promoter will accept no responsibility for the safety of young people under the age of 17 who are left unsupervised.

11) Persons with a registered disability who require the services of a carer to assist with their mobility are allowed a free of charge ticket to allow entry to the event on the purchase of a full priced ticket. This concession is only available in person from the Sheffield City Hall Box Office with a proof of ID and proof of entitlement.

12) Performances are copyright, and the use of recording equipment and flash photography is strictly prohibited throughout MitG performances. Anyone not abiding by this rule will be asked to leave the venue.

13) Unauthorised sales/ promotional activity within the venue is strictly prohibited.

14) In the event of a cancellation of an entire evening, customers may be entitled to a ticket-value refund. Booking and processing fees are nonrefundable. No liability will be accepted for any losses suffered beyond the refund of the face value of the ticket. If a show is rescheduled or moved to a different venue, you will have the option to retain your ticket. The promoter cannot be held responsible for any costs incurred by the customer supplementary to the value of their pre-booked tickets. By purchasing event tickets online via you thereby give your consent to be contacted by the event promoter with relevant information regarding future events. If you do not wish to receive any further updates then please email -

15) MitG will not share your personal information for any purpose without your consent, unless required by law.

16) MitG will comply with data protection legislation in respect of your personal details. Tickets purchased via our alternative approved outlets (see above) may be subject to their separate terms and conditions and booking fees - please check before purchasing.

17) MitG 2019 “House Rules” relating to on-site activity will apply to all patrons of the event regardless of where tickets were purchased.

If you have any queries then please contact our office via email at

Music In The Gardens

Artist Biography

05 July

Bananarama (supported by Max Restaino)

19: 00 - 22:00   -  

Bananarama’s Sara Dallin and Keren Woodward celebrate the group’s 36th anniversary and their achievements speak for themselves. Two Band Aid appearances, an entry in the Guinness Book of World Records as the most successful female band worldwide with the most charting singles, many of which were international hits, four hitting the US Billboard Top 10 including a No.1 with Venus. To date the duo have had 32 Top 40 UK hits. They have released 10 albums and sold 30 million records.

Bananarama formed in London in the early 80s, Dallin and Woodward had been living in the YWCA which was about to close so were looking for somewhere cheap to live on a students wage. After a chance meeting with Paul Cook (ex Sex Pistols) at the club Studio 21 their problem was solved, he offered the pair a room above the Sex Pistols old rehearsal space in the legendary Denmark St. Charing Cross. The walls were covered with Johnny Rotten’s drawings of Sid and Nancy and Dallin and Woodward added their own names to the mural . The 17th century townhouse is now a Grade II listed building.

The teenagers used to come in after clubbing and plug the guitars in and party. Dallin and Woodward had their first taste of the music business recording demos with bands in the studios of Denmark St ( previously used by the Rolling Stones, Bowie, Small Faces, Elton John). They also learnt to play bass and did bvs for fun for Paul Cook and Steve Jones new band ‘The Professionals’ and visited Richard Branson’s Manor Studios in Oxford for the recording of the album where they had dinner with the man himself and Lemmy from Motorhead. A whole new world was opening up!

Bjorn Again (supported by Andy Bennett)
06 July

Björn Again (supported by Andy Bennett)

19:00 - 22:00   -  

Rod had previously been working in metallurgical research when at the age of 29 and inspired by legendary New Zealand band Split Enz’s musicianship and theatrics opted for a career change to create a new concept by revisiting the music and fashion of the 1970’s.

Rod had originally considered basing a nostalgic show on one of three all time top bands, The Beatles, Queen and ABBA but believing that the latter globally encapsulated all that was good (and maybe some not so good?) about the 1970s decided ABBA was ideal to focus his efforts on. After countless auditions and months of rehearsals and studying music and videos all Rod then needed was to devise a great show format to go with the name…and then the BJÖRN AGAIN show was ready to rock and roll !!!

BJÖRN personnel are comprised from a pool of performers from throughout the Northern Hemisphere who are overseen by Rod who often plays and sings with onstage. Having been acknowledged by BJÖRN ULVAEUS as being the show that single-handedly initiated the ABBA revival in the late 1980s and early 1990s, the BJÖRN AGAIN show is hailed as the most popular and successful show of its type.

About Us

Music In The Gardens, started as a small idea organised by the Rotary Club of Sheffield which was to put on a small, live music concert in the Botanical Gardens to raise funds for local charities. Originally, Jazz in the Gardens was a one day, low key event. Since then, driven by customer demand (and certain economies of scale), Music in the Gardens has grown into an event recognised not only within Sheffield but now nationally as a special series of music concerts in the entertainments calendar.

So what is special about Music in the Gardens? It is four evenings of music featuring world recognised top artists at realistic prices. It is an evening picnic in beautiful surroundings. Bring a chair or blanket and sit in the lazy evening sunshine and soak up fabulous music whist enjoying a picnic, a plate of something hot from our high quality food stalls, a good honest pint of real ale from Bradfield Brewery or a glass of something fruity in the company of people with whom you can unwind. It is a music festival for those people who do not fancy the idea of attending a music festival!

Music in the Gardens is now in it’s 15th year and is organised by the combined efforts of Rotary Clubs from South Yorkshire and North East Derbyshire. The event is designed to be a major event on the social calendar and be a major community event and fundraiser for various local Charities.

Each charity is also responsible for organising a bucket collection during the interval, to help boost its income. So please, bring lots of loose change - the folding type would be good! Each evening, in addition to having a great time, you will be making a major difference. Because of the help we receive in hosting the event, The Botanical Gardens Trust also gets a donation which goes towards the Gardens development.

To date, Music in the Gardens has raised more than £400,000 for local, national and international charities and projects.

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