Sheffield retail centre ready to rock

Sarah Nulty, Tramlines Festival director.

Sarah Nulty, Tramlines Festival director.

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Sounds and shopping are set to clash when a Sheffield festival takes over the city’s Meadowhall shopping centre.

Tramlines is hosting a teaser weekend at Meadowhall a fortnight before the three-day festival takes place across Sheffield city centre

Alex Caley, Meadowhall events manager, said: “Tramlines is an award-winning festival that attracts some of the biggest names from across the music industry to our region.

“Meadowhall is delighted to be part of the team this year, hosting the Tramlines teaser weekend outside in the Oasis dining quarter courtyard, and we look forward to welcoming Tramliners to the centre.”

The teaser weekend takes place on Saturday, July 6, from 9am to 10pm, and the following day from 10am to 9pm.

It is set to feature a barbecue, food stalls and more, as well as music from 1pm each day.

A Tramlines spokeswoman said: “Christian Carlisle from BBC Introducing will be presenting the stage over the two days showcasing some of the regions finest up-and -coming musical talents.”

Sarah Nulty, festival director, said: “It is great to be working with Meadowhall to provide music fans with just a snapshot of what they can expect at Tramlines later in July.

“We are committed to giving up-and-coming artists a platform to show their talent and the Meadowhall Tramlines teaser weekend is another great example of that.

“What better way to whet your appetite and get a taste of what is to come.”

Tramlines takes place across more than 60 venues in Sheffield from Friday to Sunday, July 19 to 21.

Acts lined up to appear include Lianne La Havas, The Selecter, DJ Graeme Park, Bez from the Happy Mondays,New Young Pony Club, Lulu James and The Crookes.

n For details about tickets, venues and artists appearing, see http://2013.tramlines.org.uk

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