Music: Something for everyone is on track for Tramlines

Pictured is Sarah Nulty, Sheffields Tramlines Festival Director in Devonshire Green
Pictured is Sarah Nulty, Sheffields Tramlines Festival Director in Devonshire Green
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The city’s venues, promoters, bands, artists and Portaloo operators are once again gearing up for Sheffield’s biggest event of the year as more acts join the bill for Tramlines.

The line-up for Friday, July 19 to Sunday, July 21 now includes Shangaan Electro, Fenech-Soler, TY, Amplifier Anathema, Bondax, Bromheads, Brolin, Citizen, I Like Trains, John J Presley, Nadine Shah, Stay Positive, and Sheffield’s Tramlines loyalist Toddla T, among many others. And there’s more.

Fenech Soler join Mercury-nominated Lianne La Havas on the Main Stage on the Saturday night and Broken Hands will be heading to Sheffield fresh from supporting the Rolling Stones inHyde Park in early July.

Festival director Sarah Nulty said: “I think the latest additions to the line-up really demonstrate just how broad the musical spectrum is at Tramlines. There really is something for everyone. We’ve got some great names on the bill from across all musical genres.

“We’ve got some pretty exciting stuff in the pipeline and plenty left to announce in the coming weeks.

“We have enhanced our fringe for 2013 so there is still a load more to announce.”

But it’s still early stages as far as festival planning goes. Many acts are yet to be announced but the confirmed stages are already looking promising.

Once again there will be the Folk Forest, the Peace Gardens’ World Stage and the Buskers Bus, which were among the quirkiest features of last year’s festival.

More than 150,000 people flocked to Sheffield city centre for Tramlines last year, making it the UK’s biggest urban festival.

A limited number of weekend tickets (priced at £15 plus booking fee) are available at by signing up to be a Tramliner.

Day wristbands will be available on the door at £6 per person and under fives go free.