As all England fans were reeling from THAT missed penalty at Euro 96, Stardust returned with a new DJ – Jim Maclaine replacing The Dean of Disco. Hello 1996/97…
New students go “Crazy” for Let Loose who play during Hallam’s Intro Week.
Bill Bailey performs at the NMB for £5.
Boney M headline the Graduation Ball at the Octagon.
Jack Charlton OBE is guest of honour at Hallam University’s Athletic Union Presentation Evening.
Indie Nights appear all over Sheffield: The Leadmill – Joyrider, The Music Factory – Step On, Sheffield University – Stomp, Republic – Disco 2000 and Hallam Union – Vaselene.
The Mizz Magazine Tour comes to Sheffield City Hall as a showcase for up and coming pop acts. Headliner Peter Andre is supported by, amongst others, 911, Upside Down, Kavana and Dieter Brummer (?).
A year after appearing in Sheffield as PJ & Duncan, those cheeky N East boys are back all grown up and now headline the City Hall as Ant & Dec.
Warren G brings his G Funk Era to Sheffield University.
Pyjama Jump makes a final appearance in Sheffield before effectively being banned by the council.
The Showroom Café Bar opens.
Biggest Selling UK Single of 1996: “Killing Me Softly” – Fugees
In The New in 1996s: Dolly the Sheep, the first mammal to have been successfully cloned from an adult cell, is born in Scotland, racing driver Damon Hill wins the F1 Drivers’ World Championship and Take That announce they are splitting up.