Top Sheffield acts are to play the city’s Tramlines music festival after organisers announced a new regional stage.
Following the relocation of the festival’s Main Stage to The Ponderosa in Netherthorpe, a new stage for South Yorkshire artists will replace it on Devonshire Green in the city centre.
And a number of top Sheffield names have been announced to perform there, including The Crookes, Slow Club and Reverend and The Makers’ bassist and former Milburn star Joe Carnall.
Also confirmed for the South Yorkshire stage are Best Friends, Tropic of Youth Blessa, Nat Johnson and rising stars The Sherlocks.
Brandon Crook, The Sherlocks drummer, said: “Just announced we are playing on the stage at Devonshire Green at Tramlines this year. We can’t wait.”
We’d encourage festival-goers to wander around the site and check out some acts that you might not have seen before.Kate Hewlett, Tramlines head of programming
The three-day festival – from Friday to Sunday, July 24 to 26 – will be headlined by indie-rockers The Charlatans, dance stars Basement Jaxx and hip-hop legends Wu-Tang Clan.
Other new acts added to the bill this week include indie-rock quartet RedFaces, Renegade Brass Band, Daniel Whitehouse, Jim Ghedi and Blossomer.
Kate Hewett, Tramlines’ head of programming, said: “We’ve always seen ourselves as a discovery festival, with a huge proportion of our lineup being made up of emerging, unsigned and local talent.
“We’re proud to say that we’ve been home to early shows from some truly massive names in music and we think that this year will be no different, with so many exciting new acts on the bill.
“We’d encourage festival-goers to wander around the site and check out some acts that you might not have seen before.”
Other acts already confirmed for the festival include singer-songwriter and political activist Billy Bragg – making his Tramlines debut – punk stars Buzzcocks, Motown queen Martha Reeves, veteran rappers The Sugarhill Gang and indie-pop group Dutch Uncles.
Weekend tickets, priced £30, are now on sale from www.tramlines.org.uk
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