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The Podcast Festival

Here's the line-up that made our 2024 festival such a success:
The Adam
With Self Esteem
Podcast royalty, Adam, and artist of the moment, Self Esteem, are perfectly match-made for an evening of over-sharing, laughter and music
From Them to Now
The Gonzo journalist and podcast royalty will let the audience peer behind the curtain of his most terrific, terrifying and troubling stories
Katherine Ryan
Telling Everybody Everything LIVE with special guest
Patron Saint of Real Talk, will live up to her podcast title, Telling Everybody Everything,  a no-holds-barred night of eye-watering anecdotes
Talk Art Live
Actor Tovey & gallerist Diament are calling all art lovers, whether dabblers or aficionados, to their live podcast show, they will be joined by artist Corbin Shaw
I Know What I Saw
The UK's 'go-to ghost guy' gathers his team of experts for a night of terrifying and thought-provoking storytelling in this stage spectacular
Wolf and Owl Live
Join comedians Tom and Rom for an electrifying live show where unfiltered conversations, problem-solving, and unbridled laughter take centre stage
The Katie Price Live Show
The Pricey’s back! Katie Price and her little sister Sophie bring their hit podcast ‘The Katie Price Show’ to Crossed Wires Festival!
Elis James and John Robins
Comedians Elis James and John Robins bring their award-winning #content to Crossed Wires, featuring all the fun from their weekly podcast.
Off Air On Stage...
with Jane and Fi
Fresh from their Times Radio show Jane Garvey and Fi Glover keep the mics on, grab a cuppa and say what they really think.
Nick Cope Family Show
Nick’s show really is for all the family, with his unique songs and stunning animations Nick entertains and engages young and old.
Football Heaven
The Live Show -
An on-stage celebration of the South Yorkshire institution. With special guests including the assistant manager of Royal Oak FC Steve Bracknall, this is Football Heaven like you’ve never seen it before!
Brooklyn Brewery x Thornbridge Brewery
Brewing for Impact with Garrett Oliver and Jim Harrison
Join Brooklyn Brewery Brewmaster Garrett Oliver and Co-Founder of Thornbridge Brewery Jim Harrison at Crossed Wires.
The Naked Podcast
The Naked Podcast: Two friends, one guest, no clothes. Join Jenny Eells and Kat Harbourne for Sheffield's most revealing conversations!
The Price of Music
Steve Lamacq and Stuart Dredge look at the money behind the music business.
Tortoise Presents...
Alexi Mostrous in conversation with Charlie Webster
Tortoise’s Alexi Mostrous and award-winning broadcaster Charlie Webster come together to discuss and share their secrets about investigative journalism in podcasting.
Girls Do It Too
For most Asian girls, openly chatting about sex is firmly off limits.

Enter Poppy, Rubina and friends.
Coming Out Stories Live
Award winning radio presenter and podcasterEmma Goswell is the host of ‘Coming Out Stories’; an LGBTQ+ podcast with stories from around the world.
Titans of podcasting and, well, pals, Greg James (Tailenders) and Alice Levine (My Dad Wrote A Porno) are in conversation with Dino Sofos.
Greg James
& Alice Levine
Now That’s What I Call Podcasting:
Seldom Heard Voices Podcast reveals the gritty realities of the care system and demands bold changes from those in power.
Seldom Heard Voices
in conversation with Terri White
How do you turn your passion for podcasts into award winning audio?

Join the best in the business to find out!
The Radio Academy Presents:
So You Want To Make A Podcast?
Can Labour oust the Tories for the first time in nearly 30 years? Does Keir Starmer really mean it when he says he wants to move power out of London to cities like Sheffield?
Guardian Politics Weekly Live
with Oliver Coppard
& Louise Haigh

Crossed Wires

The UK’s biggest
podcasting party

Gather your friends and come and see your most-played shows - this time live and uncensored. This new festival will host the most exciting podcasting talent across three days.

Sheffield's iconic venues will be packed for blockbuster live shows, never-seen-before performances and special guests, covering the full podcasting spectrum; comedy, current affairs, culture, sport, family and y'know, other stuff too.

About us

This brand-new festival is brought to you by some of the most respected names in British podcasting and live events. Alice Levine (My Dad Wrote A Porno, British Scandal), Dino Sofos (Persephonica; Dua Lipa’s At Your Service, The News Agents from Global, Political Currency), James O’Hara (Tramlines, Day Fever).

The three friends, all hailing from The North (kinda, Alice is from Nottingham, but let’s not open that can of worms) hatched a plan over a walk in the Peak District and a curry; to bring the best podcasts to the people, in the great city of Sheffield.

To make sure it was a slick operation, our old pal, and events coordinator extraordinaire, Hannah Bennett, came on board!

And then we sat on a roadside crash barrier, and took this photo…