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From ABBA bingo, to live local music, here’s FIVE music event to look out for this year!

There's a bag full of exciting things to do in 2023, and with music events for every taste, we wanted to help you out with five of the biggest gigs happening across the town.


Rhythm of the 90s


Remember when wearing tie-dye and sporting good old centre-parting was more than acceptable? Well it is once again thanks to the amazing team behind Rhythm of the 90s! The group have been performing since 2012 and taken the UK by storm ever since. This isn't one of your typical cover bands, but an original explosion of some of the biggest dance anthems the decade has to offer! More recently, they've been invited to play festivals such as Glastonbury, whilst also gigging around Europe.


Location: Birdwell Venue, Barnsley, S70 5UY

Dates: Saturday 13th May 2023. 7pm doors open

Ticket price: £22




Don’t Stop Queen Now!


Re-live the magic of songs such as Bohemian Rhapsody, Under Pressure and Radio Gaga right here in the town as one of the largest UK Queen tribute acts heads to Barnsley! The band is known for being “authentic and entertaining”, with fans consistently complementing the group on how well they portray one of the biggest acts in British music history!


Location: Barnsley Metrodome Arena, Barnsley, S71, 1AN

Date: Saturday 14th October 2023. Doors open at 7pm show starts at 8pm.

Tickets: From £16




ABBA Bingo Wonderland


Get dusting off your flares, as this bingo event is like no other! With huge prizes and mini games across the night, the game is built around paying homage to one of the greatest pop groups of all time. You'll also need to be be ready to strut your stuff around the dance floor as ABBA attire is of course advised. Don't worry if you're still feeling the punch of the festive period, a full bar is availble during the event to keep yourself refreshed. This event is over 18s only.


Location: Buzz Bingo, Barnsley, S71 1AY

Date: Friday 17th March 2023, 8:45pm - 1am

Tickets: From £10




Barnsley Live


Barnsley Live is an award winning multi-venue, free music festival held around the town centre providing local musicians a platform to demonstrate their talent. With around 200 artists performing across over 20 venues, the event is a family friendly day that has raised thousands of pounds for local charities and organisations since it was founded (and we'll be covering the event as well!)


Location: Barnsley Town Centre

Date: 17th June 2023

Tickets: Free




Martin Kemp, back to the 80s


The hottest 80s DJ set is coming to Birdwell Venue this spring! The actor, TV personality and music legend Martin Kemp will be hosting and spinning the biggest and best hits of the decade. Selling millions of records worldwide as part of 80s legendary group Spandau Ballet, this is not one to be missed! If you adore the decade that brought you big hair and fish nets, you need to sort your tickets out quickly!


Location: Birdwell Venue, Barnsley, S70 5UY Date: Friday 10th March 2023 8pm

Tickets: 14+ - £20




There's plenty to go at this year and we can't wait! Don't forget to also show your love and support to the countless local musicians playing pubs, club and restaurants across the town over the course of 2023 - they are absolute hero's!



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