Stardust’s popularity continues, there are appearances by ‘celebrities’ such as Keith Chegwin and David Dickinson.
DJs at Stardust: Jim MacLaine , The Dean of Disco and Stormin Norman
The crowd throw themselves into theme nights at Stardust. Big crowds and crazy fancy dress are to be seen at special nights for Halloween, Beachdust, St Patrick’s and Red Nose Day.
90s Britpop act The Bluetones play Hallam Freshers Week and Goldie makes an appearance a few weeks later.
Republic nightclub becomes Gatecrasher 1.
Up and coming rock act Biffy Clyro play Sheffield University with advance tickets just £3.
Sheffield City Hall celebrates its 70th Anniversary and a host of comedians appear throughout the year. Peter Kay sells out 6 nights, The Fast Show Live sells out 3 nights and there are full houses for Lee Evans, Lee Mack, Al Murray and Ross Noble.
Oasis headline Sheffield Arena.
In contrast, the Arena also hosts 3 nights by Pop Idol stars Gareth Gates, Will Young and Zoe Birkett. The Smash Hits Tour also stops by, featuring Sugababes, Blazin’ Squad and Busted.
Independent cinema The Showroom does big business with films such as Donnie Darko, Amelie and Calendar Girls.
Sheffield United reach the F A Cup and League Cup Semi-Finals and lose out in the Championship Play-Off Final to Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Biggest Selling UK Single of 2002: “Anything Is Possible”/”Evergreen” – Will Young
In The News in 2002: Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, dies aged 101 at Royal Lodge, Windsor, BBC 6 Music, the first new BBC Radio station in decades, is launched and Manchester hosts the Commonwealth Games during the Queen’s Jubilee year.
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