PHOTOS: Revelers brave heavy rain as Tramlines 2019 gets underway

Thousands of revelers have braved heavy rain on the first day of Tramlines 2019.

Friday, 19th July 2019, 2:55 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th July 2019, 8:50 am

The annual musical extravaganza got underway this afternoon at Hillsborough Park in Sheffield.

Festival organisers issued last minute weather advice to fans after Thursday’s heavy rainfall in the city continued into today.

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Welsh rockers The Manic Street Preachers play the main Stage at Tramlines in Sheffield

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But the bad weather certainly didn’t seem to dampen anyone’s spirits as a huge crowd saw the Manic Street Preachers play the newly renamed Nulty’s Main Stage at 6.30.

Two Door Cinema will headline the main stage tonight before Courteeners perform on Saturday with Nile Rodgers & Chic closing the festival.

The weather promises to be a mixed bag over the weekend with periods of heavy rain and beautiful sunshine forecast.

Tramlines organisers asked ticket holders to bring ‘weather-appropriate footwear and clothing’ and said umbrellas – apart from large golfing umbrellas – were allowed.

Welsh rockers The Manic Street Preachers play the main Stage at Tramlines in Sheffield

Sheffield was hit by heavy rain today but by early evening most of the bad weather had cleared away.

The site will remain open until 10.30pm on Friday and Saturday – bars and food traders will be open until 10.15pm. The site is expected to close a little earlier on the Sunday

There are two entry and exit points - East Gate, Penistone Road, S6 2AN and West Gate, Middlewood Road, S6 4HA.

SET TIMES: TRAMLINES 2019 HILLSBOROUGH PARK

Welsh rockers The Manic Street Preachers play the main Stage at Tramlines in Sheffield

FRIDAY, JULY 19

Main Stage

Cora Pearl - 3.30pm

Sea Girls - 4.15pm

Circa Waves from Liverpool on the main stage in Hillsborough park for Tramlines 2019

Circa Waves - 5.15pm

Manic Street Preachers - 6.30pm

Two Door Cinema Club - 8.15pm

The Leadmill Stage

Bedroom High Club - 3.30pm

The Seamonsters - 4.15pm

Circa Waves from Liverpool on the main stage in Hillsborough park for Tramlines 2019

Easy Life - 5.15pm

Clean Cut Kid - 6.30pm

The Futureheads - 8pm

The Library

The Rosadocs - 3.45pm

The Estevans - 4.45pm

Planet - 6pm

Himalays - 7.15pm

Red Rum Club - 8.30pm.