Tramlines has grown in size and stature for 2018 with its biggest lineup to date. It features a mix of styles and sounds from Stereophonics, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Craig David’s TS5, Clean Bandit, Blossoms, De La Soul, Milburn, Jake Bugg, Shed Seven, Everything Everything, Reverend and The Makers, Stefflon Don, Mystery Jets and tons more. Now held across one site, Tramlines will deliver a wide array of entertainment for the celebratory event across four stages, a pop-up cinema, a kids and family area, local breweries, party DJs, cool production and much more besides.
The comedy offering at Tramlines is an exceptional one with TV regular and much-loved standup Henning Wehn, Sheffield’s own fictional singer-songwriter John Shuttleworth, "Britain's only goth, lesbian, transsexual comedian” Bethany Black, Canadian and Mock the Week star Tom Stade, and Edinburgh Comedy Award winner Tom Wrigglesworth. More rib ticklers come from Jarred Christmas, Dana Alexander, Daisy Earl and others who can be found taking over the Leadmill Stage by day at Tramlines for those seeking an alternative form of entertainment.
Chief amongst the latest musical additions is Tokio Myers - a London musician and pianist and winner of Britain’s Got Talent 2017 who released his debut album to great acclaim at the end of last year. Plus Guardian One To Watch Tom Grennan who headlines the Leadmill Stage on Sunday at Tramlines as part of ‘The Reverend Jon McClure presents’ lineup, with his unique “polished pop-soul with a wideboy touch”.
The much-loved Sheffield band, Everly Pregnant Brothers, will also play with their ukuleles and a lethal line in lyrics with covers of anything from Coldplay to Kings of Leon. This must be seen to be believed!
For its 10th year, Tramlines remains dedicated to showcasing breaking talent over its genre spanning lineup. Further highlights include Rae Morris, a major label singer/songwriter whose second album ‘Someone Out There’ has produced singles like ‘Reborn’ and ‘Dot It’ and confirms she is one of the most accomplished talents in her field; indie-pop stars Teleman, indie-rock trio Little Comets, cult shoegaze and girl pop combo Black Honey, London-based alt blues/rock band, Palace, the high octane live duo Honeyblood, international psych explorers Flamingods, and the ambitious and hotly tipped local band King No-One.
Once again proving itself to be a musical feast, Tramlines Festival today announces a second wave of acts to play its celebratory 10th edition, including Clean Bandit, Mystery Jets, Rat Boy, Milburn, Everything Everything, Shed Seven, The Big Moon, Nina Nesbitt, Lewis Capaldi, Fickle Friends, High Hazels and Oddity Road. Taking place at the new location of Hillsborough Park in Sheffield from Friday 20th – Sunday 22nd July 2018, the worlds of indie, rock and roll, garage, rap, pop and hip hop all collide when these acts join the previously announced headliners Stereophonics, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds and Craig David’s TS5, plus Blossoms, De La Soul, Jake Bugg, Reverend And The Makers, Stefflon Don, The Sherlocks, Mabel, and tons more in its biggest lineup yet. This special installment of Tramlines comes with more festival-style entertainment than ever over four stages including a comedy lineup, pop up cinema, family area, and a brand new Leadmill Stage. The whole of Sheffield will be in party mode when they come together for this momentous version of Tramlines.
Tramlines is thrilled to announce that the Mystery Jets will headline the Leadmill Stage on Friday night. The standout British band whose fusion of indie rock, post-punk, psychedelia and prog has made them firm favourites over the course of six albums and more recent singles like ‘Bubblegum’ as well as classics such as ‘The Boy Who Ran Away.’ Then headlining the Leadmill Stage on Saturday are livewires Rat Boy who’ll be bringing more than just guitar music to Tramlines with their raucous live show and on-stage chemistry. Expect tracks from their debut album ‘Scum’ that the band brought to fruition with a little help from Blurs’ Damon Albarn and Graham Coxon.
Back to the festival opening on Friday, experimental Manchester outfit, Everything Everything, will now join Stereophonics on the Main Stage. Coming off the back of their biggest and best album yet in 2017’s ‘A Fever Dream’, which was shortlisted for the Mercury Music Prize and received three nominations for the Ivor Novello Award, the band are set to put on a dynamic and energetic show at Tramlines.
Also amongst the latest additions are local heroes Milburn in a not-to-be-missed appearance. Since reforming a couple of years back, the band have enjoyed an incredible couple of years, and have told festival organisers that this will be their “last show for a long time”! Support comes from indie innovators, The Big Moon, who return to Tramlines after a killer performance in 2017.
Influential live outfit Shed Seven will play Stage 2 on Sunday and will demonstrate just why they helped shape the sound of Britpop in the 90’s. Just last year, the York outfit continued to lead from the front with their Top 10 album ‘Instant Pleasures’, which mixed melancholy with uplifting albums to great acclaim.
Completing this latest wave of names are emerging talents, Nina Nesbitt, Lewis Capaldi, Fickle Friends, High Hazels, and Oddity Road. Each embodying a unique sound and youthful energy, they are just some of the acts who are set to make a well-deserved mark on the scene in 2018.
As one of UK’s most popular inner-city music festivals, Tramlines’ new home is just 13 minutes from the city centre by tram, meaning it stays connected to the plethora of fringe activities happening all over town. The tenth Tramlines has an expanded site to host even more music lovers and to offer a wider range of world class and new talent performances alongside more great entertainment than ever before.
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The highly anticipated 10th edition of Tramlines Festival boasts its biggest, broadest and best line-up of musical talent yet for the new location on Hillsborough Park from Friday 20th – Sunday 22nd July 2018. Household names from the worlds of indie, rock and roll, garage, rap, pop and hip hop are among the first announcement, including headliners: Stereophonics, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds and Craig David’s TS5, plus Blossoms, De La Soul, Jake Bugg, Reverend And The Makers, Stefflon Don, The Sherlocks, Mabel, The Magic Gang, Coasts, Pale Waves, Gengahr, Naaz, Mullally, and Stereo Honey. Tramlines’ new home – licenced up to 40,000 people - features four different stages, a wider than ever before range of entertainment including pop-up cinema, comedy lineup, special treats from Sheffield’s local breweries, a kids and family area and much more. It remains one of the best-value for money city festivals anywhere in the country, with weekend tickets now costing £59 plus booking fee and available from THE LINK BELOW
Evolving and growing each year, the 10th instalment of Tramlines will be the most impressive yet, not least because of the new location in Hillsborough Park, but having the space to roll out extra entertainment that makes it as all-encompassing as any traditional, greenfield festival. The new site includes four stages with one hosted by iconic local venue the Leadmill and curated on the Sunday by ‘The Reverend’ Jon McClure, an all new Library Stage offering contemporary live performances from a variety of emerging talent, and a bigger than ever Into The Trees area with a wealth of kids and family friendly entertainment throughout the day and a plethora of party DJs by evening.
Remaining true to its initial vision of being as musically diverse as possible, the 10th Tramlines does so once more by mixing emerging heroes with internationally celebrated acts from a wide range of genres. Friday’s headliners, Stereophonics, with a reputation as one of the best live bands from Great Britain are still riding high off the success of their latest album, Scream Above the Sounds. Current single Taken A Tumble finds the band in fine form and guaranteed to be a highlight of the festival.
Saturday is headlined by ex-Oasis man Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, a band who continue to fly the flag for British rock and roll around the world with smart songwriting and huge hooks. Sunday, meanwhile, sees the ever-popular Craig David’s TS5 headline. Akin to a live dubplate clash complete with Craig David on the decks as well as the Master Of Ceremonies with his speed-rapping skills, it’s a performance not to be missed.
Other acts featured in the first announcement include Manchester rockers, Blossoms, mixing up indie, synth pop, alt and psychedelic rock with their thrilling live show, and flower-power hip-hop legends, De La Soul, who are still one of the most influential groups in the scene more than 20 years after first emerging. Add in the retro-soul stylings of chart topper Jake Bugg, local lad turned global star Reverend And The Makers, and the witty lyrics of rapper Stefflon Don, and the Tramlines Festival lineup so far is looking sharp indeed.
Ever providing a platform for tomorrow’s musical stars, the 2018 lineup includes local South Yorkshire fourpiece The Sherlocks, singer Mabel – daughter of Neneh Cherry and Massive Attack record producer Cameron McVey – NME favourites The Magic Gang, quirk-pop soloist Naaz, pop soul youngster Mullally, plus plenty of rock and indie from Pale Waves, Coasts, Gengahr and Stereo Honey.
Tramlines will open its site earlier than previous years, kick starting the day with some 90s nostalgia in the form of the Lycra clad Mr Motivator and the party starting Rhythm of The 90s. Add this to the lineup announced so far and you have a real smorgasbord of sights and sounds that will add up to a truly diverse and memorable weekend.
Tickets for the 10th Tramlines Festival have been selling fast. They’re now on fourth release but remain unbelievable value at just £59 plus booking fee for a weekend ticket, covering all three days. Tramlines continues is reign as one of the largest inner-city music festivals in the country, situated just 13 minutes from Sheffield city centre via tram.
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Sheffield’s inner-city music festival, Tramlines, will host its 10th anniversary at Hillsborough Park from Friday 20th – Sunday 22nd July 2018. The celebratory move will mark the first Tramlines to be held on just one site. With it comes a bigger capacity – licenced for up to 40,000 people - and the space to programme more festival-style entertainment than before. New additions include a comedy stage, pop-up cinema, kids and family area, a stage programmed by Sheffield institution, the Leadmill, and local legend, Jon McClure (Reverend and The Makers) and much more. Organisers are pulling out all the stops to not only make the 10th anniversary the most memorable yet, but a huge celebration of everything the Steel City has to offer. Tickets are now on sale from £35 plus booking fee
From its inception in 2009, Tramlines Festival has been on a continual journey of growth and progression. Its first major move came in 2015 when Tramlines doubled its main stage capacity with a move to Ponderosa Park, followed by a move out of the city centre venues in 2017 and into Sheffield’s parks, to become an exclusively outdoor festival. Over the years, The Libertines, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Sister Sledge, The Charlatans, Public Enemy, Basement Jaxx, Dizzee Rascal, The Coral, All Saints, Kano, Metronomy, The Cribs, Kelis, Primal Scream, and Toots and The Maytals are just a few of the big names to have graced the Tramlines stages. Whilst the lineup for the 10th year is yet to be announced, it is guaranteed to be its biggest yet, featuring the internationally acclaimed alongside the hottest emerging talent.
The move to Hillsborough Park means Tramlines can stage a truly spectacular event with more space to roll out extra entertainment akin to a traditional greenfield festival. In total, four stages will make up Tramlines Festival 2018 including two stages of world-class music from the soon-to-be-announced, genre-busting lineup.
New for 2018 is a stage curated, on alternate days, by leading indie venue, the Leadmill and ‘The Reverend’ Jon McClure. The Leadmill will programme an alternative, heritage music offering on Saturday evening, whilst the Reverend’s Sunday Service, takes over the following evening. By day, this stage will induce belly laughs via the country’s leading comedy talent, programmed by Tramlines in conjunction with the Leadmill.
Also brand new for the 10th year is the Library Stage. With an overarching leftfield vibe, it’s the place to check out contemporary live performances from a variety of emerging talent.
The 10th Tramlines sees the return - and the expansion of - Into The Trees, a new area that was introduced in 2017. A ton of kids and family friendly entertainment has been programmed throughout the day, and post 7pm, an exciting bill of party DJs takeover for a night of dancing!
Local breweries and food traders will line the music and entertainment offering giving festival goers a taste of Sheffield’s finest. Also featured for the first time is a pop-up cinema.
As ever, Tramlines remains seriously good value for money. Weekend tickets start from £35 plus booking fee and can be purchased now from www.tramlines.org.uk.
Tramlines also remains true to its roots as an inner-city festival. Hillsborough Park is situated just 13 minutes from Sheffield city centre via tram and is walking distance from many postcodes in the city.
Tramlines Festival Director, Sarah Nulty, told us:
“We really wanted to do something different for the 10th anniversary and moving to a bigger park means we can include lots of extra interesting elements and deliver more than just music - although saying that, we're going bigger than we ever have before with the lineup! It will be a more traditional greenfield format but still within the city. We're staying on the tram lines so that we can remain connected with the city centre - our new site is 13 mins from the city centre and only 5 minutes away from last year's main stage. We always wanted to be a city-wide festival, and this just extends the footprint that little bit further. We’re really proud of what we’re delivering for the 10th year and can’t wait to unveil it completely!”