Sheffield Transforms into Podcasting Mecca as Crossed Wires Unveils Star-Studded Lineup

Sheffield Transforms into Podcasting Mecca as Crossed Wires Unveils Star-Studded Lineup

The podcast festival Crossed Wires has announced additional headliners Fi Glover & Jane Garvey and Elis James & John Robins. It has also formed partnerships with Amazon Music and Wondery. Taking place in Sheffield from May 31 to June 2, the festival will feature live shows, performances, and special guests across various iconic venues in the city. It aims to be podcasting’s biggest party, offering creative experiences and surprise elements throughout the weekend. The festival is supported by the South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority and Sheffield City Council.


Crossed Wires today confirms its final headline acts, Fi Glover & Jane Garvey and Elis James & John Robins. The podcast festival also announces its joining forces with Amazon Music and Wondery.

Launching this Summer, Crossed Wires festival is assembling the nation’s top names in podcasting in Sheffield, for one weekend.

From Friday 31st May to Sunday 2nd June, Sheffield’s most iconic venues will be packed for blockbuster lives shows, never-seen-before performances and special guests – all hosted by the biggest names in podcasting.

Jane Garvey and Fi Glover will bring together nearly 70 years of broadcasting experience as they chew the fat on a whole range of subjects. Comedians Elis James & John Robins will take Sheffield City Hall by storm with all the fun from their weekly podcast, featuring big laughs and top quality #content.

They join the likes of Adam Buxton, Brown Girls Do It Too, Danny Robins, Katherine Ryan, Katie Price, Jamie Laing & Sophie Habboo, Jon Ronson, Romesh Ranganathan & Tom Davis and Robert Diamond & Russell Tovey.

Crossed Wires is set to be podcasting’s biggest party. This new festival will host the most exciting podcasting talent in Sheffield for three days, so expect to bump into the voices you always have in your headphones at one the food pop-ups, or rub shoulders with your favourite presenters at one of the many after parties.

The festival will take over iconic and historic locations across Sheffield, with venues also becoming home to the free festival fringe – offering creative experiences that money can’t buy.

As with the best festivals, not all of the special moments will be announced in advance, so expect surprise elements to appear as the weekend unfolds.

This brand-new festival is brought to you by some of the most respected names in British podcasting and live events: Alice Levine, Dino Sofos and James O’Hara.

Truly sharing a vision for a significant and inspiring national festival outside London, South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority will be Crossed Wires’ regional partner and host sponsor. Sheffield City Council have also awarded funds to help firmly place the festival on the UK’s cultural calendar.

Tickets available now at CrossedWires.Live