Tramlines Festival has teamed up with a public transport campaign ‘Not Driving’ to encourage music fans heading to Sheffield to ditch their cars for the weekend.
This year, the annual music festival’s main stage has moved to The Ponderosa, Upperthorpe.
And festival bosses have now released a video to help revellers find the venue from the city centre and catch the headline acts, including The Charlatans, Basement Jaxx and Wu-Tang Clan.
An event spokesman said: “During the festival weekend, Sheffield becomes one huge festival site and transport is vital to the smooth running of the event.
“The best way to travel to Sheffield from other cities and towns is via the train network.
“Sheffield is easily accessible from all the major cities and you can book your tickets via the Northern Rail widget on the Tramlines site.
“After arriving at Sheffield Train Station, the quickest route to the main stage and almost all of the Tramlines venues is to jump onto the Supertram at the Sheffield Station stop (adjacent to the train platforms).
“To help sustain the unique atmosphere over the weekend, the Supertram network will become awash with the sound of music as live bands take to the rails to deliver unique, free performances to commuters around Sheffield during the Tramlines.
“This is the first time that the Supertram network has featured live music and is a fantastic way to celebrate their 21st anniversary. Anyone who has experienced the famous Busker’s Buses in previous years will know exactly what to expect.”
Supertram is selling a £3 ticket which will allow a day’s travel in the festival zone – Sheffield station to Shalesmoor – over the weekend.
First Bus is also running a shuttle from the main stage to the Folk Forest stage at Endcliffe Park for 50p throughout the festival.
Margaret Kay, Supertram managing director, said: “Tramlines is one of Sheffield’s most popular events and we are delighted to be on board as travel partner this year, which also marks the 21st anniversary of the tram network in the city.
“With tram services serving most of the main music venues throughout the festival, and live music on board, we hope people will use our greener, smarter services to make the most of this fantastic event.”
Tramlines takes place from Friday to Sunday, July 24-26.
Weekend tickets for Tramlines have now sold out. Day tickets are still available from www.tramlines.org.uk