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The Forum: Fringe at Tramlines listings

FRIDAY 20 JULY
19:00 – 19:30 – TEEFF
Fuzzy blues rock duo from Leeds.
20:00 – 20:30 – RAINBOW MANIAC
Young, swaggering rock and roll band with infectious stage presence.
21:15 – 22:00 – LIFE
Kerrang! described LIFE’s 2017 debut album as something to “stoke the fires of change”. Not to be missed.

SATURDAY 21 JULY
12:00 – 12:30 – PAPA JUPE’S TAURUS CLUB
Blues rock.
13:00 – 13:30 – SAPHO
Three-piece Merseyside band playing rock tunes.
14:00 – 14:30 – FERAL FAMILY
Sheffield three-piece band. Expect raucous behaviour.
15:00 – 15:30 – CORA PEARL
Local indie band set for stardom.
16:00 – 16:30 – BROOKLIN
Funk! That is all.
17:00 – 17:30 – NAROPA
Melodic pop rock.
18:00 – 18:30 – BABE PUNCH
East Midlands alternative rock group.
19:00 – 19:30 – CALVA LOUISE
Surfy riffs and fuzzy grunge pop.
20:00 – 20:30 – YASSASSIN
All female London band.
21:15 – 22:00 – STRANGE BONES
North-west based heavy rock band Strange Bones close The Forum’s Saturday programme.

SUNDAY 22 JULY
12:00 – 12:30 – JOEY MOJITO’S THEM SARDINES
Freaky lounge lizard gothic rock synth pop.
13:00 – 13:30 – NORTH PARADE
Indie/Alt four-piece formed in Birmingham.
14:00 – 14:30 – FLOODHOUNDS
Fast-paced, dynamic Sheffield indie rock layered in blues.
15:00 – 15:30 – BLACK MAMBA FEVER
Bloody rock ‘n’ roll.
16:00 – 16:30 – OTIS MENSAH (pictured) 
A young story-teller-rapper-poet with a talent for drawing the poetic from the everyday happenings in his life.
17:00 – 17:30 – THE VELVET HANDS
With various comparisons to “early Rolling Stones”, new Cornwall/London rockers, The Velvet Hands are, according to feedback so far; “a wonderful mess, a soundtrack for demolition.”(Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music)
18:00 – 18:30 – THE RILLS
The Rills are a DIY indie/alternative band from Lincoln living in London, combining 80s style guitars with a punk attitude.
19:00 – 19:30 – SONS
“The band that are at the centre of a blizzard of hype at the moment, biting riffs, stellar choruses, Sons could make 2018 their own.” (Clash Magazine)
20:00 – 20:30 – HIMILAYAS
Seductive guitar lines and hip bass parts that will groove you to the core, all driven by an avalanche of drums.
21:15 – 22:00 – DEMOB HAPPY
Alternative rockers formerly of Newcastle, now based in Brighton.


All listings correct at time of publication. Keep up to date with the Forum’s Fringe at Tramlines line-up here




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