Tramlines 2014 Line-up Announced
The Cribs, Katy B and the returning Toddla T head the line-up for the sixth instalment of Tramlines which returns to Sheffield this summer. The summer festival, a former winner of the Best Metropolitan Festival award, runs from July 25-July 27 and looks set to unveil one of the strongest line ups in its six year history.
Respected Radio DJ Benji B, mysterious beat-maker Leon Vynehall, hip hop artist Jonwayne, the acoustic talents of Lewis Watson, local atmospheric pop band Blessa, and north-London rockers Shy Nature are all early confirmations, while many more acts across a wide spectrum of sounds will be announced over the coming weeks including the anticipated Main Stage’s Saturday night headliner. Tramlines takes over the entire city centre where hundreds of artists appear across its outdoor stages and throughout many venues including the o2 Academy, the city’s Gothic Cathedral, Fez Club, Fusion and Foundry, The Harley, Hope Works, Millennium Galleries, Queens Social Club and Yellow Arch Studios.
Elsewhere on the festival site, indie-rock veterans The Wedding Present will headline The Leadmill on Friday 25, while Saturday night will see a huge electronic music takeover at University of Sheffield venues Fusion, Foundry and Octagon with co-headline sets from critically-acclaimed electronic producer Gold Panda and LA alternative hip-hop artist The Gaslamp Killer. Radio 1’s latest ‘In New DJs We Trust’ signing Moxie will also appear.
Last year’s Tramlines saw over 95,000 people turn Sheffield into one massive and pretty riotous festival site over three days, across four outdoor stages and throughout 50 venues, creating a feel and atmosphere that rivals any green-field festival site.
Sarah Nulty, Festival Director said: “We’re really excited about the lineup so far and I think fans will see just how committed we are to compiling a diverse music programme that appeals to music fans across the board. Unlike previous years, the Tramlines team is now responsible for programing lineups across all main venues, so you’re going to see even more of our music tastes in the hundreds of acts yet to be announced!
“We’re thrilled to reopen the Main Stage on the Friday night. The brilliant Katy B, coupled with a live show from the city’s very own Toddla T, will kick start a party that will last all weekend.”
“With tickets priced at just £12 a day, it’s still such good value. We’re really excited to reveal the rest of the line-up and we’re confident that the festival will be even better than last year.”
You best get your skates on then because advance tickets are on sale now from www.gigantic.com priced at £12 for day tickets or £28 for weekend tickets (plus 10% booking fee). If you end up being a last minute Larry then fret not because tickets will be available on the day priced at £15 for a day ticket and £45 for a weekend ticket.
For more info and to get the latest additions to line-up as soon as they are announced, you know the drill – head to www.tramlines.org.uk, catch it all on Facebookwww.facebook.com/tramlines or get following @tramlines www.twitter.com/tramlines.