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Sheffield’s Tramlines bosses are giving music lovers the chance to win VIP passes - if they pledge not to drive to this year’s festival.

The city centre weekend-lomng event - Friday to Sunday, July 25 and 27 - includes headliners Public Enemy, Katy B and Sister Sledge.

Organisers have announced the return of South Yorkshire’s green travel campaign #notdriving as the official travel partner of Tramlines 2014,

And, to promote the use of public transport, four pairs of VIP weekend passes are up for grabs by pledging to leave the car at home and travel green, between now and the festival.

Music fans can enter on the Tramlines website - www.tramlines.org.uk - by Monday, July 21.

Four winners, who get a pair of VIP passes each, will be notified the following day.

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With just over two weeks to go until Tramlines returns for its sixth year - on Friday 25 to Sunday 27 July - the whole of Sheffield is being prepped to turn into one big festival site that will welcome the likes of Public Enemy, Sister Sledge, Katy B, The Cribs and many more artists across four outdoor stages and in dozens of venues.

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In line with the #notdriving campaign, which promotes the use of sustainable transport across South Yorkshire, reducing traffic and pollution across Sheffield, Tramlines festival-goers are encouraged to use public transport rather than drive to get to the festival as part of its quest to reduce its carbon footprint.

Buskers Buses will also be running again as part of the festival - travelling around the city for free on the Saturday and Sunday to transport fans between venues.

Two routes will be in place to connect the peripheral venues within the city centre on Saturday and Sunday from 12 noon until 8pm. The Smoke BBQ Ale Trail bus travels from Arundel Gate out through Kelham Island and up through Crookes and Broomhill with different bands busking on the 40 minute route.

The second option is the University Campus Barnsley Busker Bus, departing from the University at the Western Bank bus stop, and stopping off at Hope Works, CADs and Yellow Arch Studios taking 30 minutes for the round trip. Those wanting to board should look out for the special Buskers Bus stops across the city centre over the festival weekend.

* Notdriving.co.uk is a one-stop shop for public transport information. Festival-goers should visit the travel page at notdriving.co.uk/travel to access interactive journey planning tools for trams, buses, trains and taxis for info on how to get to, from and around the festival.

Tramlines advance weekend tickets are on sale from.gigantic.com at £28 (plus 10% booking fee). Weekend tickets are available in advance only and come with a free festival programme (usually £3). Tickets will be available for sale on the door for a higher price of £16 per day, or £48 for all three days.

Alongside the festival’s core ticketed programme of live music, Tramlines 2014 sees the welcome return of free-entry, family-friendly areas such as the Peace Gardens, the Folk Forest, the Weston Park party and Barker’s Pool, which will be filled with street theatre, live spray-can art, fairground rides, African percussion workshops, woodcraft, a rodeo bull, bungee run, break-dancing battles and much more.

Find out more about Tramlines 2014 at www.tramlines.org.uk.

 
 
 

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