Sheffield musicians urged to apply for Tramlines Festival

Budding bands and artists looking to perform at this year's Tramlines Festival are being urged to apply.

Wednesday, 6th April 2016, 5:55 am
Bands and artists urged to apply to perform at this year's Tramlines Festival

In its ongoing mission to showcase the country’s breaking bands and artists, the UK’s biggest metropolitan music festival is looking to fill 15 slots across a wide range of official festival venues and stages.

Hopefuls looking to play at the eighth annual festival in Sheffield city centre, which returns July 22-24, have until April 29 to apply.

Winning entries being chosen by a mix of festival organisers, BBC Introducing presenters and influential music industry figures.

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Tramlines transforms Sheffield city centre into a huge festival site, taking the reins on four outdoor spaces and 15 venues with a bill which showcases a diverse range of established names and brand-new artists, and attracting approximately 100,000 people every year.

This year’s bill delivers a genre-defying mix of talent, including Dizzee Rascal, Jurassic 5, Kelis, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Mystery Jets, Gaz Coombes, Dawn Penn, Field Music, Young Fathers, Toddla T, Goldie, Little Simz, Norman Jay MBE, Hinds, My Nu Leng, C Duncan, Randall, Meilyr Jones, Skream, K.O.G and The Zongo Brigade, and many more.

Kate Hewett, head of live bookings at Tramlines said: “Showcasing undiscovered talent has always been a key part of the festival’s ethos. The Tramlines audience are open-minded and experimental, and new bands are guaranteed a great show, regardless of what kind of music they make.”

To be in with a chance, apply via the Tramlines’ page at