Return Ticket For Tramlines
Tramlnes is back. Even bigger. Even better. And, yep, still free.
Ah, Tramlines. The festival that reaches the parts other festivals cannot reach. Each year, it unites the city, whilst showcasing a plethora of Sheffield talent alongside established acts. Feel the love.
Last year saw 125,000 people in attendance over three days. This year is expected to eclipse that. Over 70 venues have signed up to be involved and this year’s ‘route’ is set to be organised around eight musical genres – pop, rock, indie, new music, world, folk, blues and dance – to reflect the diversity of the city’s music scene.
The big question is: who the devil’s playing at it?
This year, Ash have been confirmed as headliner for the main stage (on Devonshire Green) on the Sunday. They’ll be sharing it with the likes of Frankie & the Heartstrings, Dry the River, The Crookes, and The Everly Pregnant Brothers. Needless to say, there’s plenty more set to be announced in the coming weeks.
Elsewhere across the festival, acts as diverse as Los Campesinos!, Dananananaykroyd and David Rodigan will all be doing their bit for the cause, Toddla T will once again be curating an array of top dance acts at The Octagon on the Saturday, whilst Rolo Tomassi and Drowned In Sound will be rocking things up on the New Music Stage.
Hallam FM will again be running the main stage featuring a variety of pop acts. More details on that as and when we get them.
A new addition to the festival is Under the Stars – who run club nights for local adults with learning disabilities. They’ll be taking over HUBS at Sheffield Hallam University on the Saturday. All this plus fairgrounds, a kids' area, markets and a whole lot more to boot
“It’s year three for the Tramlines festival. We’ve got some great acts to announce in the coming weeks and even more going on than previous years,” said Sarah Nulty, Assistant Festival Director. “The whole city is buzzing with excitement and we’ll be keeping people updated via the web, social networks and Tramlines TV.”
This year, Tramlines Ale has been on sale in bars across Sheffield, and the profits have funded Tramlines 2011’s Blues and Ale Trail. The festival also has a headline sponsor in the form of Nokia.
Tramlines takes place on July 22-24. For up to the minute information, regular bulletins and news, head to www.tramlines.org.uk.