Hip-hop stars Wu-Tang Clan to headline Sheffield’s Tramlines festival

Wu-Tang Clan are to headline Sheffield's Tramlines festival.
Wu-Tang Clan are to headline Sheffield's Tramlines festival.
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American hip-hop and rap legends Wu-Tang Clan are to headline Sheffield’s Tramlines inner-city music festival.

One of the most influential groups of the last 10 years, the nine-strong collective – famous for albums such as 1997’s number-one smash Wu-Tang – join indie rockers The Charlatans and dance stars Basement Jaxx in headlining the main stage at the three-day festival.

Sarah Nulty, Tramlines director, said: “We knew we had to pull out something special to follow the likes of Public Enemy and Sister Sledge last year, and we think we’ve done it with 2015’s headliners.

“We’re really excited to welcome some true legends to the Tramlines stages.

“As ever, there’s a ton of great breaking talent on this year’s bill too, and we can’t wait for people to tell us about discovering their new favourite band.”

Other acts confirmed as playing the festival – which runs across a number of Sheffield venues including Sheffield Cathedral and the O2 Academy from Friday to Sunday, July 24-26 – include The Streets frontman Mike Skinner, Motown legend Martha Reeves, punk stars Buzzcocks and famous singer-songwriter Billy Bragg.

Friday’s line-up includes Ghostpoet, Kamera, Slaves, Tropics, with The Charlatans headlining.

Saturday’s line-up will be headlined by Basement Jaxx and includes Martha Reeves, Mike Skinner, West Street Mob and Rolo Tomassi, while Wu-Tang Clan will headline the final day.

Other acts playing on the Sunday include Billy Bragg, Buzzcocks, Honeyblood and Dutch Uncles.

* Weekend tickets for the festival, priced £30, are now on sale from www.tramlines.org.uk