Fans are in with a chance to tune into BBC Radio Sheffield’s Football Heaven podcast show like never before – as the show is broadcast in front of a live audience for the first time.

Get your praises and grumbles ready as presenters Andy Giddings, Adam Oxley and Rob Staton cover the highs and lows of South Yorkshire football on-stage at the Crossed Wires Festival for one night only.

Special guests will include the assistant manager of Royal Oak FC and social media celebrity Steve Bracknall, plus representatives from the local clubs and some of the show’s favourite callers.

Tickets for the event on Friday 31st May at The Oval Hall, Sheffield City Hall are free and doors open at 6.30pm before the show starts at 7.30pm.

BBC Radio Sheffield sport editor, Rob Staton says: “We can’t wait to bring the radio show to Sheffield City Hall, it’s going to be a special night with some great guests and some familiar favourites. For once we get to perform in front of a crowd instead of the players.”

Katrina Bunker, Senior BBC Head of Content Production for Yorkshire, says: “Football Heaven is one of the most popular shows in England on BBC Sounds and we can’t wait to turn it into a live stage show for one night only. The audience is such a key part of this show it will be great to see lots of them in the same room as the team and their special guests.

“South Yorkshire is a region that is steeped in footballing history and there is so much passion for local teams. This show will be a great way of celebrating the overall community of football whatever local team people support.”

Football Heaven is BBC Radio Sheffield’s most listened-to show on BBC Sounds and airs
weeknights at 6pm and Saturdays at 2pm.

It features callers, analysis and commentaries of Sheffield United, Sheffield Wednesday, Barnsley FC, Doncaster Rovers, Rotherham United and Chesterfield FC.

To book tickets for the event, go to

The live show, which is part of Crossed Wires will be recorded and available on BBC Sounds.