Ed Sheeran visits Students and Staff at Red Tape Studios!

Published on 17/05/2024

Global star and Grammy award winner, Ed Sheeran surprised our very own young and aspiring musicians at the iconic Red Tape Studios in Sheffield on Thursday.

The Castle on the Hill star met with our young people to speak about their own experiences and their dreams for their careers.

While visiting, Ed met with young people who work with TRACKS at Sheffield Music School and students from Hinde House and All Saints Catholic High School, supported by us here at Sheffield Music Hub. He heard some of our student's original work, learned more about their aspirations and how the music services in the city support their ambitions of breaking into the industry.

Tracks offers a music-based alternative provision for secondary age children in receipt of free school meals or for looked after children. The students have access to a full suite of recording studios, providing them with the opportunity to learn new skills in song writing, production, rapping, singing and more.

Ed also took part in special performances with our young musicians who were delighted to get the opportunity to sing alongside the global star.

While visiting, Ed offered the students advice about the industry and answered several questions they had.

As well as meeting students, he was able to speak with our dedicated staff at the Sheffield Music Hub and Tracks as well as the music teachers from Sheffield schools. They spoke about the great work taking place in Sheffield despite significant challenges in music education due to a reduction in public service funding.

The surprise appearance was organised by our amazing team here at Sheffield Music Hub. 

Check out Ed’s special performance of Castle on the Hill at our iconic venue here in Sheffield – play now