Tramlines: Fringe events provide added fun

'Amazing': Sarah Nulty.
'Amazing': Sarah Nulty.
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Tramlines organisers are teaming up with the Arts Council and a line-up of influential musicians to provide two spin-off side-events to the festival next weekend.

Next Saturday, July 21, from noon to 4am, Yellow Arch Studios will host Signals, a free all-day showcase of underground electronic music.

It will unfold in the former industrial setting of Sheffield’s Yellow Arch Studios, on Burton Road, Neepsend.

The day promises to bring together ‘some of the most forward-thinking contemporary electronic musicians and innovators within their field’.

The following day, an event called South Yorks takes place in an abandoned warehouse on Sidney Street.

From 2pm to 2am the event will celebrate the region’s musical heritage. The day will begin with a talk from Kid Acne, a screening of short animated films, and DJ sets.

And an exhibition called Sheffield Music City will show portraits of key figures in the Sheffield scene.

Sarah Nulty, Tramlines festival director, said: “We’re all really excited about both these Arts Council-funded events.

“It is great to see music and art mixing together in two amazing venues, and both days are not to be missed Tramlines moments.”

Entry to all of the Tramlines festival is free, giving festival-goers a chance to see established artists alongside up-and-coming acts, across four outdoor stages and over 70 venues.

This year’s line-up includes Roots Manuva, We Are Scientists, Reverend & The Makers, Ms Dynamite, Field Music, Frankie & the Heartstrings and Grooverider.