Power To The People

As part of their People’s Choice competition the good people at Tramlines asked you which of Sheffield's smorgasbord of up and coming musicians you thought should fill two huge slots over the weekend.
You (unsurprisingly) replied in your thousands. Good on you!
Now they've had a good long look at the mountain of votes and they've narrowed it down to sixteen finalists. That's eight in the bands category with another eight of Sheffield's finest in the DJ category – and the competition is stiff in them both.
The DJs are first up to the mark, at DQ on May 4. The night will see eight hopefuls fighting it out (figuratively, we hope) to play an opening slot at The Octagon alongside Toddla T, Benga and Jack Master. As well as the People’s Choice contestants, Sheffield big-hitters Oris Jay, Andy H and Alex Deadman take to the decks to show us all how it’s done.
The finalists are as follows:
DJ Simon B
Jimmy May
Josh Kerr
Once the dust has settled it’s time for round two: the bands. The arena for this clash of the titans will be The Leadmill, on May 19. With support from Dead Sons and Wet Nuns, the cream of Sheffield’s unsigned talent will be going head to head to win the privilege of opening Tramlines’ main stage on Saturday morning. The full line-up, featuring this month's Exposed In Session stars Blue Lip Feel, is below:
Dead Sons
Wet Nuns
10 Bob Millionaire
Blue Lip Feel
Dead Like Harry
Pistola Kicks
Sour Cherry
The Monday Club
The Ratells
Both nights are a fantastic opportunity to catch some of the biggest and brightest in the Sheffield music scene right now, and more importantly to watch Tramlines 2012 taking shape before your very eyes. 
For more info see the DJ facebook event here, and the bands event here.

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