Organisers of the biggest event in Sheffield's musical calendar – the annual inner-city music festival Tramlines – have unveiled the full lineup for its 2017 event. The festival will take place from Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd July, with UK rap queen Lady Leshurr and dancehall duo The Heatwave among the final additions as well as breaking artists Ms Banks and Our Girl. The newly added acts join the already-announced likes of The Libertines, All Saints, Primal Scream, Metronomy, Kano, The Coral and Toots & The Maytals for Tramlines' biggest lineup to date. From just £42 plus booking fee for a weekend ticket, Tramlines remains one of the best value festivals around.
Charming, funny and at the top of her game, Lady Leshurr brings her unmissable, high-energy live show to Sunday's Main Stage for what promises to be a highlight of 2017's festival. With her Queen’s Speech series currently at fifty million views on YouTube and counting, the rap talent has sold out shows from New York to Brixton, and attracted the attention of international hip-hop heavyweights like Timbaland, Erykah Badu, and Busta Rhymes.
Dancehall duo The Heatwave are well known for filling dancefloors across the globe, meaning that their appearance in Tramlines' brand-new Into The Trees area at the Ponderosa Park main stage site on Saturday is sure to help get the party atmosphere in full swing. Local DJ talent from genre-hopping disco obsessive Leroy, hip-hop promoters Thirsty Ear and the crew behind Sheffield's bass music radio station UK Mondo all join the Into The Trees lineup, with The Heatwave and the already announced Don Letts and The Reflex.
More emerging talent comes from the new PRS Momentum tent, which will take pride of place alongside the newly-reinstated stage in Devonshire Green. Rapper Ms Banks and The Big Moon side-project Our Girl join the bill, which already features hotly-tipped emerging artists like Bossy Love, Flamingods, Mista Silva and Jerry Williams. Local talent is well represented on the new stage too, with Sheffield's jazz-inspired surf-pop band Katie Pham & The Moonbathers also new to the bill
Tramlines Festival Director Sarah Nulty says:
“We couldn't be happier with our 2017 lineup. It's important to us to show off a wide range of musical talent, and we're delighted to have some of South Yorkshire's most exciting emerging acts joining the new artists and household names on this year's bill.”
Earlybird, first release and second release tickets for Tramlines Festival 2017 sold out in record time, but third release weekend tickets are now on sale for just £42 plus booking fee, while stocks last
With a career that has spanned 20 years and eighteen hit singles, Primal Scream will head up Saturday's Main Stage bill. Formed in 1984 and the winners of the first ever Mercury Music Prize for 1991’s ‘Screamadelica’, Primal Scream have influenced a generation of fans and set the tone for a musical style that would define the following decade and pave the way for bands like The Stone Roses and The Happy Mondays.
Meanwhile, grime legend and Mercury nominee Kano will head up Friday's bill at the newly revamped Devonshire Green stage. Kano's most recent album 'Made In The Manor' earned widespread critical acclaim for its intimate portrayal of inner-city England today.
Alongside the big names on its bill, Tramlines has long held a reputation for championing the best emerging talent, and this year is set to be no different. A host of Sheffield and South Yorkshire artists join the bill, with the likes of Liberty Ship, The SSS, Luxury Death, Logs and rapper Matic Mouth all tipped by the Tramlines team as ones to watch.
The festival has also teamed up with PRS For Music to present a bill of some of the recipients of PRS' Momentum Music Fund. The Momentum Music Fund offers grants for artists/bands to break through to the next level of their careers, and supports all areas of becoming an established musician, including recording, touring and marketing. A selection of Momentum-funded artists will appear on a brand-new stage in the Devonshire Green arena.
Tramlines Festival Director Sarah Nulty says:
We're delighted to be working alongside PRS for Music at this year's Tramlines. Their support is invaluable to a wide range of emerging musicians, and with the likes of Champion, Mista Silva, Flamingods and Jerry Williams on the PRS stage bill, it's looking set to be a great addition to the festival.
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Tramlines Festival 2017 Lineup (so far…)
All Saints / The Libertines / Toots and the Maytals / Primal Scream / Kano
The Coral / Metronomy / The Pharcyde / Twin Atlantic / We Are Scientists
Akala / Alvarez Kings / The Big Moon / Blaenavon / Bossy Love / Cabbage / Cate Le Bon / Cattle & Cane / Champion / Don Letts / Estrons / Fizzy Blood / Flamingods / Goat Girl / Hot 8 Brass Band / Jalen N'Gonda / Jamie Isaac / Jerry Williams / John Joseph Brill / Liberty Ship / Lucy Spraggan / Mike Hughes / Mista Silva / M.O / Neil McSweeney / Nadia Rose / Omar Souleyman / The Reflex / Sheffield's Sgt Pepper Project / Spring King / The SSS / The Age of LUNA / The Magic Gang / The Wharves / Yorkston Thorne Khan
Buffalo Skinners / Goat Head / James Tait / Little Robots / LOGS / Luxury Death / Matic Mouth / Paul Littlewood
Bugzy Malone, Faithless DJ Set, Fuse ODG, TQD, Camo & Krooked lead the bill, with Mike Skinner, Marky, S.P.Y, Zinc, Coco, Loadstar, Cause & Affect, Donaeo, Barely Legal, DJ Target, Artful Dodger, Gotsome, Kideko, Deadbeat UK, Lowqui, Dr Cryptic, Pedram, Andy H, Carasel, Tippa, Inja, Forca and more also appearing.
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Tramlines - Sheffield’s inner-city music festival - has revealed the lineup for its official after-parties. Serving up speaker-shaking drum & bass, funk, grime, disco, house and garage are grime MC Bugzy Malone, the flawless Sister Bliss (Faithless DJ Set), three-time MOBO winner Fuse ODG, garage royalty TQD and Artful Dodger, Austrian duo Camo & Krooked, The Streets’ Mike Skinner, drum & bass legends Marky and Zinc, and tons more talent in the form of Coco, Barely Legal, DJ Target,Gotsome, Kideko, Deadbeat, Lowqui and more. From 10pm on Friday 21 July and Saturday 22 July, the Tramlines after-parties can be found at the o2 Academy, The Octagon, and Fusion & Foundry. Tickets are onsale at tramlines.org.uk for just £12 per day or £20 for a weekend pass, while stocks last.
Tramlines is well-known for its genre-busting live music programme, showcasing internationally acclaimed talent alongside the hottest emerging bands. When the sun sets over Sheffield, though, Tramlines is transformed as it takes over the city’s best clubbing spots for two consecutive nights of unadulterated fun.
For all things garage and grime, head to the o2 Academy on Friday 21 July. The lineup includes TQD - better known individually as Royal-T, DJ Q and Flava D – who will bring a high octane set of classic garage and bassline to the dancefloor. Joining them will be MOBO nominee Bugzy Malone, Sheffield's own MC Coco, UK garage legend Artful Dodger and DJ Barely Legal. Meanwhile, Sheffield’s finest, including Deadbeat, DR Cryptic and Forca will be appearing in support.
Saturday night at the o2 Academy sees Fuse ODG heading up the bill, as the multi-platinum Ghanaian-born party-starter unleashes hits like Dangerous Love and Light It Up. After road-blocking the o2 Academy at Tramlines 2015, The Streets’ Mike Skinner returns with a record box full of everything from old-skool to hip-hop. Also touching down is Radio 1 Xtra DJ and Roll Deep cornerstone DJ Targetand Gotsome, whose edit of Kayne West’s Fade has been spun by Pete Tong and Gorgon City to name just two. Cause & Affect will showcase a blend of tech-house, bassline and garage, while producer/rapper Donaeo will hype up the crowds with his latest single Black, which features JME and former Tramlines headliner Dizzee Rascal.
At Sheffield University's Octagon, festival-goers can get lost in more sensational DJ performances, with Faithless founder Sister Bliss demonstrating an impeccable selection of house and tech-house, and new kid on the block Kideko turning out big tunes such as Crank It (Woah) on Friday night.
Saturday night at The Octagon is a melting pot of sounds headed up by Camo & Krooked, who returns to Tramlines by popular demand. Drum & bass royalty DJ Marky will spin his unique, funk-laced style, as heard on the likes of It’s The Way and Silly. DJ Zinc, an artist who has sold over 1,000,000 physical records, including the era-defining Super Sharp Shooter, also appears. 'Producers' producer' and one-time DJ Marky collaborator S.P.Y joins the lineup, alongside Ram Records' Loadstar (formerly known as Xample & Lomax), and the globally recognised MC Lowqui, whose razor sharp lyrical delivery will show why he’s the MC of choice for the Metalheadz family, DJ Marky and S.P.Y.
Tramlines' Festival Director, Sarah Nulty, says:
“We love to watch the whole of Sheffield coming out to party for the Tramlines weekend, and this year is set to be no different. The newly announced after-parties mean that music-lovers can keep dancing for the whole weekend. We're delighted to be bringing exciting new talent like Donaeo to the Sheffield stage, as well as showing off our own, home-grown rising stars like Coco.”
Tickets for the Tramlines after-parties can be purchased for individual nights for £12 plus booking fee, or as a weekend ticket for just £20 plus booking fee, while stocks last.
More Tramlines after-party acts are yet to be announced. For further lineup additions and up-to-the-minute information about Tramlines 2017 visit www.tramlines.org.uk or follow Tramlines on Twitter @tramlines OR OF COURSE HERE AT MELOGRAPHIC
TRAMLINES FESTIVAL 2017 AFTER-PARTY LINEUP (SO FAR…)
Bugzy Malone / Faithless DJ Set / Fuse ODG / TQD / Camo & Krooked
Mike Skinner / Marky / S.P.Y / Zinc / Coco / Loadstar / Cause & Affect / Donaeo / Barely Legal / DJ Target / Artful Dodger / Gotsome / Kideko / Deadbeat UK / Dr Cryptic / Pedram / Andy H / Lowqui / Carasel / Tippa / Inja / Forca
The Tuesday Club / Nice Like Rice / Quality Control / Jungle Jam
Tramlines Festival Announces Biggest Lineup Yet
Featuring The Libertines, Toots and the Maytals, All Saints, Metronomy, The Coral, The Pharcyde, Twin Atlantic, Loyle Carner, Hot 8 Brass Band, Don Letts, Omar Souleyman, M.O, Cate Le Bon, Nadia Rose, Akala, We Are Scientists and more
Returning to Sheffield from 21 – 23 July with a new-look festival site
Tramlines - Sheffield’s inner-city music festival - is thrilled to unveil the lineup for its 2017 event, which will take place from Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd July. Headline acts include iconic indie band The Libertines, legendary ska band Toots and the Maytals and R&B girl-group All Saints. The lineup spans internationally acclaimed talent and the most exciting emerging talent, and also includes Metronomy, The Coral, We Are Scientists, Twin Atlantic, Loyle Carner, The Pharcyde, Hot 8 Brass Band, M.O, Omar Souleyman, Cate Le Bon, Nadia Rose, Akala, and many more.
The ninth edition of Tramlines will be an exclusively outdoor event, spanning three of Sheffield’s best park spaces and allowing the festival to bring its biggest lineup to date. Tramlines remains one of the best value UK festival tickets around, with weekend passes from just £38 plus booking fee. Tickets are now on sale from the link below.
Since its inception in 2009, Tramlines Festival has carved a name for itself as one of the most genre-busting music festivals around. Previous acts to have graced the Tramlines stages include Public Enemy, Basement Jaxx, The Charlatans, Sister Sledge, The Cribs, Katy B, George Clinton Parliament Funkadelic, alt-J, the xx, Dizzee Rascal, Martha Reeves Roots Manuva, Slaves, Sugarhill Gang, Buzzcocks and The Selecter. As a former winner of Best Metropolitan Festival at the UK Festival Awards and having been shortlisted for an NME Best Small Festival award, Tramlines continues to set itself apart with its inner-city location, cutting-edge music offering and unbeatable ticket price.
From just £38 (plus booking fee) for a weekend ticket, festival-goers are in for a real treat this year. The Main Stage on Ponderosa park is a melting pot of sounds, from the indie of The Libertines, reggae from Toots and the Maytals, and R&B from one of the biggest girl bands of the 90s, All Saints. Rock fans are catered for with Glaswegian quartet Twin Atlantic, while fans of hip-hop, rap and grime can check out the fast-rising star of British hip-hop, Loyle Carner, the melodic sounds of The Age of LUNA, hotly tipped Nadia Rose and former Mobo winner Akala. The much-loved Metronomy serve up electronica, girl group M.O bring 90s-inspired pop, Hot 8 Brass Band bring the sound of New Orleans to Sheffield with a set of infectious jazz and funk, while R&B, soul and reggae are provided by the legendary Don Letts.
Fans of indie, rock and hip-hop will find tons to check out on Devonshire Green, with sets from New York-based We Are Scientists, Mersey five-piece The Coral, and hip-hop royalty The Pharcyde, who arrive in Sheffield 20 years after the release of the timeless ‘Bizarre Ride II’. Devonshire Green is also the place to discover emerging talent with performances from rising scuzz-rock band Cabbage, the dynamic Welsh outfit Estrons, alt-R&B from Bossy Love and indie band Fizzy Blood.
Meanwhile, the Folk Forest, the ever-popular third stage at Tramlines, is located in the beautiful setting of Endcliffe Park. Its relaxed atmosphere and woodland location is not only the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the city centre, but the ideal backdrop to witness performances in world music, alt-pop, folk, jazz and more. Highlight performances come from Syrian musician Omar Souleyman, alt-pop artist Cate Le Bon, progressive-pop trio Blaenavon, the experimental Yorkston Thorne Khan, Rough Trade signings Goat Girl and much more.
The decision to tweak the format of Tramlines 2017 came in response to event organisers listening to feedback from its festival goers. Tramlines Festival Director Sarah Nulty explains:
“After each festival, we turn to our audience to find out what they’d like to see at the next event. The overwhelming feedback was that people wanted to see bigger acts on the Tramlines stages. By streamlining Tramlines to three outdoor stages, it’s meant we could deliver something really special. Sheffield is often hailed as an 'Outdoor City', and has a ton of public parks, and a third of it sits within the glorious Peak District National Park. It is the UK's leading destination for people seeking outdoor adventure, and we are excited to present an exclusively outdoor event for 2017.”
Earlybird and first release tickets for Tramlines Festival 2017 sold out in record time, but second release weekend tickets are now on sale for just £38 plus booking fee. Tickets can be purchased from www.tramlines.org.uk
For up-to-the-minute information about Tramlines 2017 visit www.tramlines.org.uk or follow Tramlines on Twitter @tramlines