Tramlines’ Apply To Play scheme is open to artists now

Budding musicians, bands, and artists can now Apply To Play at Sheffield’s Tramlines Festival, which takes place at Hillsborough Park from Friday 19 July to Sunday 21 July 2019.

Up-and-coming artists can apply to bag a career-changing slot at the festival where, if successful, they’ll be added to a bill alongside the likes of Two Door Cinema Club, Courteeners and Nile Rogers and Chic.

Timm Cleasby operations director at Tramlines said: We’ve always championed new and local talent at Tramlines. It’s been a highlight for me every year and this year will be no different. We have some great slots across all stages for new artists this year, and it’s open to all. Last year was a massive success with slots being filled by Universal Tree, Little Grace and Saint Petersburg to name a few. I love the excitement of hearing my new favourite band on one of our stages and I can’t wait to see who’s in this year.”


Interested? Visit the ‘Apply To Play’ tab on the Tramlines website before 31 May where a handful of winners will be chosen by a judging panel comprised of This Feeling, BBC Introducing, plus organisers of Tramlines and its music-loving audience.

Anyone from the UK can apply to play at Tramlines 2019 from solo folk musicians to multi-piece rock bands. All entrants must have recorded original material that is available for the judging panel to stream via Spotify or Soundcloud.

Sitting on the 2019 judging panel are members of the Tramlines organisation team are; Christian Carlisle of BBC Introducing Sheffield, and the club for future rock and roll stars, This Feeling. The Tramlines audience will also be casting their votes.

Several winners will be selected to play across four music stages, the Main Stage, T’Other Stage, the Leadmill, and the breaking talent Library Stage.

Read more: Chic, Courteeners and Two Door Cinema Club to headline Tramlines 2019

For all the latest news and updates, follow Tramlines on FacebookTwitter or Instagram. Tickets to this year’s festival start from £69.50, head to to grab one. 

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