About Bassbox

Situated at the old Boardwalk venue, on Snig Hill, in Sheffield. We bring you “Bassbox”, Sheffield’s ultimate underground music venue.

What’s this then?

The Boardwalk (originally known as “The Black Swan”), one of Sheffield’s most legendary venues, had been empty, disused and in dire need of repair for many years. Having played host to iconic acts such the Arctic Monkeys, Joe Cocker, AC/DC, the Sex Pistols, Bring Me the Horizon and, not to forget, The Clash played their first ever gig here.

Being big fans of Drum n Bass, we have a good ear for audio. We also have a passion to put on some of the biggest and best nights the city has to offer, with some fantastic lineups. The old Boardwalk venue, with it’s amazing history and unique position within the city (close to both the city centre and recently redeveloped Kelham Island) seemed like the perfect fit for what we want to achieve.

We cleaned out the entire venue then kitted it out with a fresh bar, the best sound-system and a fresh lick of paint. Ready for some of the funkiest beats, heaviest bass, fresh hip-hop and live music of all genres, Bassbox is now here.

With perfect acoustics, a maximum capacity of 400, VIP/green room, in-house sound-system, well stocked bar, purpose built dance floor and comfortable seating area, we provide the essential experience for all music lovers, especially those who crave more of a 90’s style rave/freeparty vibe.

Come experience a bit of history and checkout the new stuff we here at Bassbox brings to the table!

Sounds cool. What next?

We’re looking to put on some amazing nights for all fans of music. Big acts, big beats and beautiful vibes for all. From Drum n Bass, Jungle and Jump-Up nights, to RnB specials, as well as some classic rave genres, with the occasional mix of local bands, acoustic & rock music.

If you’re a promoter looking to put on a night at our venue or an artist looking for opportunities to perform, please get in touch with us. We’d love to hear from you! We’re also available for those touring bands looking to provide a more intimate session to the people of Sheffield.

Venue Hire

If you’re interested in hiring our Venue, for any purpose, contact us to discuss your requirements. We’re a welcoming bunch and love to host a variety of events.