The Student Union bar gets a make-over, Sheff 1 returns and the Stardust ‘Guns’ make their first appearance.
DJs at Stardust: Jim MacLaine , The Dean of Disco and Stormin Norman
Hallam Union refurbishes The NMB. Downstairs, The Hub Bar (formerly the Sara Thornton Bar) loses the “famous” Cow-Print décor with new furniture and pool tables brought in.
The new Hub Bar is advertised as now having, “8 TVs and a DVD Player!”
All day, every day, the headline drink offers in The NMB are Bottles of VK – £1.25 and Bottles of Carling – £1.
The autumn term at The NMB sees a succession of largely dance based one-off Saturday club nights such as “Kola Kubes” and “Drum & Bass Arena”, before Reservoir Rocks moves in prior to Corporation’s move to their new club.
The start of 2002 heralds the return of Sheff 1 to Saturday nights at Hallam Union with future Stardust DJ Joey Fabini hosting the pre-bar night downstairs called Transfusion.
Wednesday nights at The NMB offer live bands from 8pm-11pm at “Plugged”, before the night transforms into Alt-Rock/Nu-Metal night “Voltage”. The main mid-week party night for Hallam students is now held at city centre Super-Club – Kingdom.
Elsewhere in Sheffield, Pulp sell-out a home town Sheffield show at The Octagon and £8 will get you at ticket for Elbow at Sheffield University.
Sheffield Arena hosts headline shows from Steps, S Club 7 and 3 nights by new “Pop Stars” Hear’Say!.
The Foundry & Firkin on West Street (formerly The Beehive) is re-branded as O’Neills (it is now The Beehive again).
Dubbed in the media as “The Battle of Bramall Lane”, Sheffield United’s match with West Bromwich Albion is abandoned as United go down to only 6 players on the pitch due to players sent off and injuries. Football rules state that a team must have a minimum of 7 players on the pitch at any time.
Biggest Selling UK Single of 2001: “It Wasn’t Me” – Shaggy feat RikRok
In The News in 2001: Sven-Goran Eriksson begins his job as manager of the England football team, the Foot and Mouth crisis hits British farmers and Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott punches a protester who threw an egg at him in Rhyl.