About the Festival

The Sheffield Digital Festival is a week long celebration of all that is great about the digital and creative industries within our city and the surrounding region

In 2020, we took our Festival online to ensure that events could go ahead despite the pandemic restrictions. The transition was a great success, attracting a broad variety of events and attendees from near and far. We want to build on that success with another virtual event and in the hope that, as we get towards the end of the year, we will be able to hold events in person again.

The theme for May 2021 is “Remote Control” – giving an opportunity to explore the technologies, lessons and impacts we have all experienced from many months of restriction, but also allowing for creative ideas and expression.

We will again be inviting businesses, organisations and individuals to put on their own events during the Festival week. These will all be featured on the Festival events calendar and promoted through the Festival channels. We also hope to run a “Showcase” to provide a space for content from across the digital and creative spectrum; this could be a product showcase, an article, a piece of digital artwork, a podcast – anything that contributes to the purpose and theme of the Festival but doesn’t fit easily into an event format.

The Sheffield Digital Festival is going from strength to strength, despite challenging times, and has already achieved a great deal in putting the city region’s digital cluster firmly on the map. We hope that you will be part of continuing that work and celebrating Sheffield’s creative and technical excellence.

There will be more announcements soon but, if you have any questions in the meantime, feel free to contact us via info@sheffielddigitalfestival.com.

Field & Sheffield Digital