Tramlines Festival 2016: First Wave Announced!

Tramlines Festival has announced the first wave of acts for this year’s event.

The eclectic early line-up includes the likes of UK grime royalty Dizzee Rascal, Spanish indie rock band Hinds and Mercury Prize winners Young Fathers.

The award-winning inner-city music festival, now in its eighth year, welcomed over 100,000 festival-goers to the Steel City last year, going on to win awards for ‘Best Medium-Sized Festival’ and ‘Best City Festival’ at the Festival Baby Awards, and receiving a nomination for ‘Best Metropolitan Festival’ at the UK Festival Awards. Tramlines Festival Director Sarah Nulty told Exposed: “We are really excited to return with Tramlines. Having Dizzee to headline the Main Stage on Friday will be an incredible way to start the weekend.”

Venues on the festival circuit this year include the O2 Academy, The Leadmill, The Night Kitchen, the Cathedral, Foundry, Fusion, and The Octagon Centre, The Harley, Hope Works, City Hall, Queens Social Club and Yellow Arch Studios.

The line-up so far

Dizzee Rascal
Dawn Penn
Field Music
Goldie MBE
LEVELZ Takeover
Little Simz
Mumdance B2B Pinch
Norman Jay MBE
Paranoid London live
Toddla T Takeover
Young Fathers
All We Are
Amy Becker
C Duncan
Dan Mangan
Denis Sulta
FYI Chris
Marquis Hawkes
Meilyr Jones
Mt Wolf
Rukhsana Merrise
Thomas Truax

With early-bird tickets now sold out, tickets for the festival are now on sale at £42 + booking fee for a full weekend ticket (granting access to all stages from day until night). This year sees the introduction of Day and Night tickets. A Day Ticket costing £23+bf provides access to all outdoor stages/venues and a strong option for those mostly interested in seeing headliners, new bands and the acts in-between; while for those attending to make the most of the ever-impressive dance line-up, a Night Ticket is available for £20+bf, permitting entry to clubs on Friday and Saturday night, or from £5+bf on the Sunday.

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With more exciting headliners left to announce and a wide array of local and international talent to join the bill, Tramlines 2016 could well be the biggest one yet!

For up-to-the-minute information about Tramlines 2016, visit www.tramlines.org.uk or follow Tramlines on Twitter @tramlines

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