Sheffield's Tramlines is biggest inner city music festival

Tramlines is now the biggest urban music festival in the UK '“ cementing Sheffield's reputation as a leading music city.

Saturday, 23rd April 2016, 5:55 am
Updated Saturday, 23rd April 2016, 3:43 pm
Tramlines, Sheffield urban music festival 2014 Sat 26/7/14 Public Enemy Devonshire Green main stage

‘Delighted’ festival organisers revealed this week that the event had overtaken its closest rival to become the largest attended inner-city music festival.

Attracting 100,000 people across three days, organisers say Tramlines has now surpassed its next closest contender, Liverpool Sound City, which has attracts around 50,000 over two days.

Alex Deadman, festival organiser, said: “We’ve done our research and are delighted to announce that Tramlines is the biggest inner-city music festival in the UK.

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“It’s excellent news for the festival – and it’s great for Sheffield too.

“Getting people into Sheffield from other areas and showing them just how vibrant the city is will hopefully encourage them to return at other times.

“All the money Tramlines brings into the city is great for businesses, especially if people return when its not Tramlines and spend money in Sheffield.”

He added: “This really cements Sheffield’s position as a leading music city.”

Tramlines returns on July 22-24 for its eight year. Last year, the festival located its main stage at the Ponderosa Park which upped capacity dramatically.

Headliners for this year’s festival include Dizzee Rascal, Jurassic 5, Kelis, Goldie, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Mystery Jets, Gaz Coombes, Dawn Penn, Field Music, Young Fathers, George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, and many more.

The award-winning event transforms the city centre into a huge festival site each year, using four outdoor spaces and 15 venues to showcase a mix of established names and brand-new artists.

By day, it’s a place to discover the best in live music, spanning indie, rock, folk, pop and funk, from the increased 17,500-capacity Main Stage through to the 500-capacity Sheffield Cathedral.

By night, it’s a playground for all things electronic, taking over Sheffield’s best nightclubs and warehouse spaces for a genre-spanning blend of techno, drum & bass, house, grime and everything in between.

Weekend tickets are now on sale from for just £42, plus booking fee.