The Students Union leaves the Nelson Mandela Building, with Stardust being the first casualty. The England football team leave another major championship via penalties again and Fathers for Justice launch an audacious campaign on Buckingham Place.
DJs at Stardust: Jim MacLaine , The Dean of Disco and Joey Fabini
The last event takes place at The NMB on December 17th 2004, with Stardust DJs Jim MacLaine and The Dean Of Disco djing to an invited crowd largely made up of people who had worked in the building over the years.
As Hallam Union moves into The Hubs (the ill-fated former National Centre For Popular Music), Stardust is replaced on Friday nights in February 2005 by a new night called Pop Factory. Although largely made up of DJs who had cut their teeth at Stardust, the night lasts a mere 15 weeks.
Bed nightclub on London Road is destroyed by fire.
Sheffield City Hall re-opens after a £12.5 million refurbishment.
The first flight takes off (to Majorca) from the new Robin Hood Doncaster-Sheffield airport.
Sheffield Wednesday are promoted via the Play-Offs from League 1 to The Championship.
Biggest Selling UK Single of 2004: “Do They Know It’s Christmas” – Band Aid 20
In The News in 2004: A Fathers 4 Justice campaigner dressed as Batman breaches security at Buckingham Palace, landmark office building 30 St Mary Axe (“The Gherkin”) opens in the London and England’s football team are knocked out of Euro 2004 by Portugal on penalties.