Kelis and Jurassic 5 added to Sheffield Tramlines Festival 2016 lineup

A total of 11 more acts have been added to the Tramlines Festival 2016 lineup including Kelis, Jurassic 5 and Mystery Jets.

Friday, 4th March 2016, 3:25 pm
Updated Friday, 4th March 2016, 3:31 pm
TRAMrc Fans in the crowd at Tramlines

The festival, to be held from July 22 to 24, has already got several acts set to play over the three days including Dizzee Rascal and Catfish And The Bottlemen.

Other acts added to the lineup in today’s announcement are: Gaz Coombes, My Nu Leng, Novelist, Floorplan, Skream, Paleman, Leon Vynehall and Scuba.

Jurassic 5 will headline on Sunday while Kelis will headline on Saturday.

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A statement released by the festival organisers said: “Alternative hip-hop legends Jurassic 5 continue to add to Tramlines’ reputation as a key event for fans of the genre, joining festival alumni including Public Enemy, Sugarhill Gang, De La Soul, Mobb Deep and more.

“The ground-breaking and critically-acclaimed group helped to shape the sound of hip-hop in the 90s, with their influence continuing to be heard today.

“Meanwhile, US pop icon Kelis will perform hits from her 15-year career and astounding, six-album back catalogue.

“A hugely talented and influential artist, fans will be able to enjoy Kelis’ closing set on Tramlines’ outdoor Main Stage on Saturday 23 July.

“Elsewhere, festival organisers have added to the burgeoning list of guitar bands on the bill, with festival favourites Mystery Jets and former Supergrass frontman Gaz Coombes both newly announced.”