A fresh faced Top Cat (Simon) took over from Guesty on the decks, and the Stardust music policy was widened to include 60s music. A future (but brief) home for Stardust began it’s construction…proving to be ‘unpopular’ with people.
DJs at Stardust: Jim MacLaine and Top Cat
Stardust, now billed as a “6os/70s/80s” night, was offering 60p Vodka all night.
Saturday’s Sheff 1 was replaced by an anything-goes night called Rollercoaster.
Midweek at Hallam Union saw the the “Thursday Alternative” include Indie night Screwed, Goth night Dissolution and Alternative/Rock night Ballistic.
Hallam’s Wednesday student night is at Pulse & Vogue with FREE transport to the out-of-town venue at the Centertainment complex in Attercliffe. (there may even have been free alcohol on offer at the club if you went early enough)
Sheffield University played host to bands including Placebo, Terrorvision, Ash and Fun Lovin Criminals.
Latin nights began to gain popularity in Sheffield, with Viva Salsa (City Hall),Adelante (Forum) and El Barrio (Unit) leading the way.• Acid, Techno and Trance are all the rage at The Arches as Headcharge arrives on the night-time scene.
A new Irish boy band arrive in Sheffield as support to Boyzone. They are called Westside.
A few months later Westside are back, and are now known as Westlife. They headline the Disney Channel Kids Awards Roadshow at Sheffield City Hall, above Cartoons, Cleopatra, Lolly and Billy Crawford!
Whilst a mere £7.50 would have got you into the Disney show, £12.50 gets you the TV Hits Tour with 5ive, A1, Another Level, E17 (no longer East 17) and host Adam Rickitt.
The National Centre for Popular Music, and with it Mojo’s Bar, opens in Sheffield.
Biggest Selling UK Single of 1998: “Believe” – Cher
In The News in 1998: The Good Friday Agreement, an agreement between the UK and Irish governments, and the main political parties in Northern Ireland is signed, the first general-circulation £2 coin is issued and the Millennium Dome construction begins.