Free things happening in Sheffield for Tramlines Festival

The Sugar Hill Gang Main Stage - Tramlines 2015
The Sugar Hill Gang Main Stage - Tramlines 2015
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For anybody without a ticket for this year’s Tramlines Festival – fear not.

Tramlines Foundation in collaboration with Sheffield City Council will provide entertainment, music and street food as part of the Tramlines Fringe programme and Inner City Festival, complementing the main stage at Ponderosa, and ensuring Sheffield has a true festival feel.

The Moor, Millennium Square, Peace Gardens and Weston Park will be alive with some of the best sounds, moves and aromas Sheffield has to offer, as well as providing some amazing public art and performance – all free and to be enjoyed by all generations.

The Moor is Fields of Steel, sponsored by City Taxis and activity runs from Thursday to Sunday. Every day there will be street food traders for all tastes from burgers to Caribbean to vegan. There will be an impressive scaffold bar made from corrugated iron with a bar below and DJ set above. Sheffield’s best loved DJ’s will play an eclectic selection of disco, funk, house, hip hop, garage flavours every day starting from 5pm Thursday and then from midday to 11pm Friday and Saturday, concluding on Sunday afternoon at 5pm.

Also on the Moor on Saturday ill be a Young Music Stage featuring 19 year old local BBC Introducing artist and singer/songwriter Lizzie Goddard, and Sheffield Street Art and Dance ‘SmashProof’ group who will be performing live art and street dance jams from midday onwards.

On Sunday from 12-5pm, Tramlines Foundation has partnered with The Snap Project and Sadacca to bring local artists and choirs, African drumming and dance workshops - adding an international carnival theme for the day.

On Saturday Smoke BBQ have sponsored activity in Millennium Square that includes dance performances of belly dance, hip hop, flamenco, African fusion, break dance, modern commercial and stacks more, together with flags and face-painting over the Tramlines weekend.

On Saturday and Sunday in the International Peace Gardens The Musical Works and Papa Al bring a great weekend rammed with live music and dance hosted by MC Nige.

At Weston Park on Saturday The Big Swing, and on Sunday Young Music take to thestage, plus a fairground will be based at the park on both days.

On The Moor Fields of Steel

Young Music line up Saturday 23 July from Sheffield’s

12-12.30pm - Frankie Vera:Acoustic pop singer/songwriter with a soulful voice

12.45-1.15pm - Roisin Meleady:16 year old local singer, taking influences from Adele, Elta James Swift and Paloma Faith.

1.30-2pm – Fleets: Alternative folk/acoustic with laid back sounds.

2.15-2.45pm - Lizzie Goddard: 19 year old local BBC Introducing artist & singer/songwriter from Gainsborough.

3-3.30pm - Paul Fletcher: indie singer/songwriter

3.45-4.15pm – Eden: Young singer/songwriter from Sheffield.

4.30-5pm - Joey Mcphail: On the edge of flamenco & misery, heartbreaking stories sung with acoustic guitar

Sunday 24 July

From midday:

DJ/Gospel Choirs

Shiloh Choir

Sheffield Community Choir

Lighthouse Choir

North Entertainment AJ:TDX / Harry Brown / Medley/ Nicole Marie/DJ Kyla C

Samba Band/Parade/Carnival Troupe/African drumming/workshop showcase/Sunrit Culture

Group (traditional indian dancing)/Romano Jilo/Dance Fusion

Millenium Square

Saturday 12-7.30pm

Papa Al’s hot mix of global music and dance, hosted by MC Nge with the best of everything from home grown to international artists.

Featuring: the Mamawe Dance Show, Concord Youth Band, Malarkey Affair, Bongo and the Soul Jar, SUSHI - band, The Unscene, Smiling Ivy, Bell Hagg Orkestar, Hannabiell and Midnight Blue, Truly Apparent, Mango Rescue Team, Robert Maseko and Congobeat, Millie Manders, Steel City Rhythm, Mighty Vipers, Official Gary Michael Houston, INK Dance, The Stars Band, Clubland Detectives, The Sea Monsters, Sparkle Sistaz, Lawnmowers, The Seven Hlla Waggers, Without Heads, The Bents Green Band, Ice Boi, Under The Stars DJs and The Musical Works Showcase.

The International Peace Gardens

Tramlines Saturday In The International Peace Gardens. Nine glorious hours of live music and dance from Sheffield and beyond, put together by Papa Al and introduced by the one and only MC Nige. Featuring:

12.00 Mulembas d’Africa - Afro Brazilian Dance Fusion

12.50 Concord Youth Music - Global brass & Percussion

1.40 Malarkey Affair  - Roots sound of Sheffield pop

2.20 Bongo and the Soul Jar - Beautifully crafted rock, soul and reggae

3.00 The Unscene - Powerful songs about love, loss, friendship and self belief

3.40 Steel City Rhythm- Conscious reggae, funk grooves, blazing brass and soaring vocals

4.20 Bell Hagg Orkestar - Big bolshie Balkan Music

4.45 INK Dance - Sheffield street and commercial dance collective

5.00 Smiling Ivy - Jammin’ heavy rock reggae and funk-ska beats like man machines

5.40 Whiskeyordnen (event photo) - Danish theatrical 12-piece playing jazz, funk and rock

6.05 Official Gary Michael Houston - Highly original hip hop artist from the great Houston dynasty

6.20 Hot Diamond Aces - Blistering brass based funk and afrobeat

7.00 Midnight Blue - Afro Psychedlic jazz funk

7.45 Truly Apparent - Sheffield’s premier reggae crew playing roots rocksteady and lover’s rock

8.30 Mango Rescue Team - Hot rhythms fusing psychedelic rock, latin and African genres.

Sunday 24 July 12-9pm

The Musical Works and Papa Al bring you another great day of live music in the International

Peace Gardens - and its all free!

12.15 - 2.30 Under The Stars showcase featuring bands labelled with learning difficulties, featuring:

12.15 - 12.25 The 7 Hills Waggers - experimental adventures using future technology to create inclusive music.

12.35 - 12.50 Bents Green Secondary School Malevolent and brooding post rock

12.55 - 1.10 Without Heads - ethereal vocals vs street beats and spoken word.

1.15 - 1.35 The Sparkle Sistaz - all female crew delivering positivity and empowerment.

1.45 - 2.05 Lawnmovers - an explosion of ideas, anger and sonic expression. Post punk cacophony

2.15 - 2.30 Clubland Detectives - New album of thought provoking content out now.

2.45 - 3.05 Sea Monsters - exciting all female young band demanding our attention.

3.15 - 3.40 Musical Works Showcase - young people from Sheffield’s community and school musical projects

4.00 - 4.30 Mill Lane heavy and funky live drum and bass

4.45 - 5.15 Millie Manders - Milie creates cross-genre punk that is hard to ignore.

5.30 - 5.45 The Stars Band - seriously talented musicians with a lot of attitude

6.10 - 6.40 SUSHI - band - keavy and funky with a big dollop of drum and bass plus crazy costumes.

7.00 - 7.30 Mighty Vipers - 7 piece playing ska reggae, dub, ful, swing & calypso.

8.00 - 9.00 Prince Robert Maseko and The Congobeat - master musician Robert Maseko with

acclaimed central African dance band.

Weston Park

Saturday 23 July

12:00 - 12:45   Big Swing DJs

The Big Swing DJs are a collective of swing enthusiasts, the obsession running from the

prohibition era right up to the modern sounds of electro-swing. Having played all over the

UK with the Big Swing brand they are officially opening themselves up to public bookings! swing-djs

12:45 - 13:30/ 13:45 - 14:30    Washboard Resonators

This duo of guitar, banjo and washboard play footstomping blues, ragtime, swing and folk

like it was on the street corners of America in the 1920s, 30s & 40s. Acoustic, energetic and

lively these two get toes tappin’ wherever they go.

14:30 - 15:00   Big Swing DJs (mike)

15:00 - 15:45/16:00 - 16:45   Ryan Taylor

Ryan Taylor armed with his Hammond brings an eclectic blend of jazz, swing and Latin music,

fused together with a touch of soul. Expect improvised grooves, colourful arrangements and electric solos from Ryan and the boys.

16:45 - 17:15   Big Swing DJs 

17:15 - 18:00/18:15 - 19:00 Samantha Jade

Fantastic Sheffield based Vocalist/saxophonist performs classic jazz, swing and latin. 

Accompanied by the legendary Piero Tucci on piano.

Sunday 24 July

Young Music

12-12.30pm - Max Restaino

12.45-1.15pm - Firegarden

1.25-1.55pm - Charlie Barker

2.10-2.40pm - The Travelling Trampers

2.55-3.25pm - Dresden Saints

3.40-4.10pm - Sundance

4.20-4.50pm - Lizzie Goddard

5.05-5.30pm- The Broken Saints

5.45-6.15pm- Paul Fletcher 

6.30-7pm - Crossfire