Tramlines nominated for three festival awards

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Sheffield’s Tramlines festival is in the running for three industry prizes.

The annual event has been nominated in different categories in the 2016 Festival Awards. It is in the running in the categories of Best Medium-Sized Festival, Best Metropolitan Festival and Best Dance Event.

The annual festival takes place in July each year and involves gigs in a series of different city centre venues, with headliners playing in Ponderosa Park.

Tramlines is up against the likes of the Y Not Festival, Cambridge Folk Festival and Kendal Calling in the Best Medium-Sized Festival category.

It is challenging Live at Leeds, Live in Barnsley and the Blackpool Music Festival among others in the Best Metropolitan Festival category, while its Best Dance Event nomination puts it against the likes of Creamfields, Bestival and Parklife.

This year’s Tramlines was headlined by Dizzee Rascal, Kelis and Catfish & The Bottlemen, with other acts including The Enemy, Mystery Jets and Jurassic 5.

A spokesman for Tramlines has encouraged festival-goers to support their nominations.

“It would mean the world to us if you could spare a couple of minutes and vote for us,” he said.