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Tramlines 2018 Nightlife Guide

Sheffield’s nightlife scene always fires up around Tramlines weekend, and this year it’s no different. The official after-parties are looking killer, with headliners from all over the dance music scene getting pulled in, and the Fringe at Tramlines is packed full of interesting bookings. Check out this conclusive guide to the weekend’s after sessions. Choose your destinations wisely young Padawan…


OFFICIAL PARTIES
THURSDAY 19TH
Official Tramlines Pre-Party: Club Tropicana – The Leadmill


FRIDAY 20TH
The Tuesday Club: Friction, Dimension, Hazard, Champion, DJ Q – O2 Academy
The official Tramlines parties kick off with a outrageous line up of drum’n’bass, grime and bassline’s biggest names down at Tuesday Club’s O2 shindig. Heading up the bill is Shogun Audio don Friction, whose influence over both mainstream and underground drum’n’bass has been second to none for more than 15 years.

TNK: Denis Sulta, Brame & Hamo – The Night Kitchen
One of house music’s most exciting newcomers, Denis Sulta, is famed for his no nonsense sets which take no prisoners. The Scot is joined by exciting Irish duo Brame & Hamo, who’ve had support from Bicep, Laurent Garnier and Maceo Plex. Nifty.

Official Tramlines After-Party: Gaga – The Leadmill


SATURDAY 21ST
Le Freak: Horse Meat Disco, Plump DJs – Foundry
Saturday night sees the launch of new disco night Le Freak, and who better to kick things off than the UK’s Kings of all things funky, HMD. A Tramlines favourite, their LGBT nights in London have been going for over 15 years and their reputation is reaching a career high, with the release of their Essential Mix late last year cementing their crown.

Bluewave: Artful Dodger, DJ Luck & MC Neat, So Solid Crew – O2 Academy
Official Tramlines After-Party: Sonic – The Leadmill


FRINGE

THURSDAY 19TH
La Rumba: Groove Assassin – The Harley
After a killer year of bookings with Romare, Adesse Versions and Krywald & Farrer, La Rumba return to the Harley with another huge name, this time in the shape of Defected and Ministry of Sound star Groove Assassin, who’s residency at Cafe Del Mar has seen him play alongside the biggest names in house music.
Common Ground – Theatre Deli
Community based charity night Common Ground started in March this year. With no set-times and all local DJs, the nights are a mesh of eclectic yet inclusive sounds, and have a really positive atmosphere, thanks to fact that both the door money and bar profits go to charity. Expect everything from world music to jungle.
The Hidden Junction – Plot 22


FRIDAY 20TH
PPG: DJ Bone, Resom – The Harley
Pretty Pretty Good’s party with Resom on the Sunday night of Tramlines last year is the stuff of legend, as was their 3rd birthday with Bone. They bring both back for a techno double header with two of Detroit and Berlin’s finest vinyl aficionados.

Fez Re-opening Party – Fez Club
Remember Fez Club? It’s back… Your favourite after-hours tech-house establishment is returning, after closing their Charter Square premises above Replica back in 2015, and what a weekend for it. They’re staying tight lipped about the line-up, but we’re sure the residents will be back and the reunion energy will be through the roof.Displace presents Virus Recordings Takeover: Ed Rush & Optical, Optiv & BTK – Hope Works
Sheffield All Stars Weekender – Southbank Warehouse
Applebum – Queens Social Club
The Hempolics, Solar Love Society, much more Yellow Arch Studios
The Wub Club – Plot 22
Moomin – Bungalows & Bears
Trubble Comes Home – The Audacious Art Experiment


SATURDAY 21ST
Toddla T‘s Steezey Wonderland – Drop Dead
TNK’s Saturday night sees Sheffield legend Toddla bring back his new night which he’s taken to London and Ibiza – the last one in here saw Coco, Roska and DJ Q bring the party, expect big names at this one!

Muzik: L&F Projekt – Code Warehouse
Muzik residents L&F Projekt have had a huge year, with the release of their debut track ‘Keep Dancin’” rising the Beatport tech-house charts to #24. This Tramlines they hit Code Warehouse for a mammoth 8 hour ‘Open to Close’ set, expect quite a few your favourite Muzik anthems!

Octa Octa (Live) – Hope Works
Lo Shea brings New York based Octa Octa’s famed live set to Hope Works, alongside a host of local talent. With sets at Robert Johnson, Berghain and Sonar Festival in 2017, as well as the acclaimed Where Are We Going? album, she’s established herself as one of the most interesting acts in house music.

Roots: Deep Medi (TBA) – The Harley
Jamlines: David Rodigan, Stylo G, Tippa Irie – Area
TNK x Tekkers x Displace: Safety in Numbers, Andy H, Special Guest, much more – The Night Kitchen
NLR’s Tramlines Free Party – BAL Fashions

Mr. Bongo, Ishmael Ensemble, The Soul Professor – Yellow Arch StudiosO’Flynn – Bungalows & Bears
Trojan Explosion: Solar Love Society (Live) – O2 Academy
Fez Re-opening Party – Fez Club
Sheffield All Stars Weekender – Southbank Warehouse
Plot 22 Presents – Plot 22
Trubble Comes Home – The Audacious Art Experiment
SoulJam – Queens Social Club
The Charged Garden Party – Dam House


SUNDAY 22ND
PPG: DJ Python/DJ Wey, Daisy Moon  – The Harley
Don’t Flop Rap Battles – Yellow Arch Studios
Doomlines – Plot 22


For tickets click the links to each individual party.




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