Tramlines hailed ‘huge success’ as tickets go back on sale for next year
Well, that was a bit good, weren’t it?!
Sheffield’s biggest festival of music, art and comedy came to a close last night, after 40,000 revellers a day attended the sold-out event in Hillsborough Park, as Tramlines became the largest festival to return in Western Europe.
Highlights on the opening night came from The Streets front man Mike Skinner, who popped a couple of bottles of champagne on the Sarah Nulty’s Main Stage in celebration of crowds coming together, but it was Dizzee Rascal who stole the show early Sunday evening.
In the Sunday sun it went off for Dizzee, as everyone from the front to the back went… well, bonkers!
The gratitude oozing from Dizzee was touching and many of the acts across the weekend shared the same sentiment, the acts, it seemed, were just as happy to be together again having a good old knees-up as the crowds. Dizzee grabbed a Tramlines scarf from the crowd and said: “It’s been two years since I’ve touched a stage – I’m gonna do this again”.
Tramlines 2021 marked a new beginning for festival goers, as friends and loved ones – some who hadn’t seen one another for over a year – were able to come together without having to wear masks or socially distance.
For festival organisers, it was an emotional but rewarding weekend. Tramlines Operations Director, Timm Cleasby said: “After 18 months of strangeness, it was unbelievable to be back in the park again. There have been so many hurdles we’ve had to jump to get here and honestly, it’s been quite a rollercoaster.
“It’s been great to see so many happy smiling faces from crew getting back to the thing they love to revellers having the time of their lives watching the bands they love. Hearing the first band ring out over the festival was an emotional moment.
“I’d really like to thank everyone for playing their part with the NHS COVID Pass system. It ran very smoothly and by being part of the Events Research Programme, together we’re helping to pave the way for festivals and live events to get back to normal.
“I’m full of gratitude for everyone; our amazing crew and suppliers, the support from the DCMS, Public Health Sheffield, Sheffield Council, and of course our fans. Thank you all for helping us do this, we love you all and we can’t wait to see you all next year.”
Greg Pell, Director of Public Health Sheffield added: “I’ve been impressed by the efforts of Tramlines in terms of Covid testing. It was a mammoth task which was carefully planned for and has been implemented really well.
“The feedback from attendees has been great, the Covid checks at the gates have worked, with attendees more than happy to show proof of a negative test or double vaccination. This has led to a well-received test event. Thanks to all involved for making Covid testing a priority, whilst allowing people to enjoy one of Sheffield’s biggest and most loved events.”
Now that’ it’s all over we can’t wait to do it all over again and you book your place at next year’s event as Earlybird tickets for Tramlines 2022 go on sale at 6pm today, Monday 26 July from www.tramlines.org.uk priced at £79.50 plus booking fee.
Previous phase one tickets for Tramlines have sold out fast. People are advised to be quick to get the best value ticket for 2022.