Basement Jaxx to headline Sheffield’s Tramlines music festival

Basement Jaxx ' Felix Buxton, left, and Simon Ratcliffe ' are to headline Sheffield's Tramlines festival.

Basement Jaxx ' Felix Buxton, left, and Simon Ratcliffe ' are to headline Sheffield's Tramlines festival.

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Dance stars Basement Jaxx and indie rockers The Charlatans are heading to Sheffield – to headline the city’s Tramlines music festival.

The bands will each headline the main stage on one of the three nights of the festival, which this year will take place from Friday to Sunday, July 24 to 26.

A Tramlines spokesman said: “As one of the UK’s biggest urban festivals, Tramlines attracts 100,000 festival-goers looking for an alternative experience to the ‘green field’ festival.

“It spans four outdoor stages and more than 20 indoor live music spaces including the O2 Academy and Sheffield Cathedral, with diverse music and entertainment across the city.

“With a strong focus on staging genre-spanning artists, Tramlines once again offers a diverse and exciting range of headliners.

“Indie rockers The Charlatans are set to roll out hit singles such as The Only One I Know and One To Another, alongside material from their recently-released 12th album Modern Nature.

“Highly influential dance outfit Basement Jaxx will bring their colourful, high-energy live show to the stage with hits like Good Luck and Where’s Your Head At,”

Other artists today confirmed as performing at the festival include The Streets star Mike Skinner, Glaswegian duo Honeyblood and Tramlines regulars Rolo Tomassi.

They join acts already announced including punk stars Buzzcocks, Motown queen Martha Reeves and veteran rappers The Sugarhill Gang.

Also due to play the festival are singer-songwriter and political activist Billy Bragg – making his Tramlines debut – indie-pop group Dutch Uncles and Kent punk duo Slaves.

n Tickets for Tramlines are now on sale, priced £30, from www.tramlines.org.uk

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