Tramlines 2020 line-up announced: tickets, dates and everything about the Sheffield festival

The first names have been announced for this year’s edition of Tramlines.

Thursday, 6th February 2020, 1:21 pm
Updated Thursday, 6th February 2020, 1:22 pm

Catfish and the Bottlemen, Ian Brown and Madness will top the bill at the Sheffield festival in 2020.

Former Stone Rones frontman Ian Brown – who has reactivated his solo career following the end of his old band’s reunion – will close the Friday night, indie rock outfit Catfish and the Bottlemen will headline on Saturday, while two-tone ska group Madness will close Sunday’s proceedings with a hit-packed set.

Headliners will perform on Nulty’s Main Stage, now named in memory of the Tramlines co-founder and director Sarah Nulty who died two years ago aged 36.

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Tramlines’ Alex Deadman said the festival was one of the fastest-growing in the UK, after tickets completely sold out for the first time in 2019.

"Tramlines has grown from humble beginnings as a free, multi-venue, inner-city festival, to a single greenfield site that stages the biggest names in pop, rock and indie across four stages of music, alongside the best in art, comedy, performance, handpicked food and craft ales,” he said.

Here's everything you need to know about this year's festival:

What is Tramlines?

This will be the 12th edition of Tramlines, which started in 2009 as a council-funded venture on Devonshire Green and surrounding venues in the middle of Sheffield.

The festival started as a free, council-supported event in the city centre on Devonshire Green and surrounding venues in 2009.

The main stage later moved to the Ponderosa park, and then to Hillsborough in 2018, to accommodate bigger crowds and satisfy demand for higher-profile acts.

Who else is playing?

More than 30 acts have been announced, including Pale Waves, The Hives, The Fratellis, Pigeon Detectives, Easy Life and Twisted Wheel.

The Kooks, Dizzee Rascal, DMA’s, La Roux, The Big Moon and Pale Waves also feature.

More updates are expected soon, including details of names for the comedy tent, the Into The Trees family area and the festival’s Poet’s Corner. A free fringe element is also likely to happen in the city centre.

Synthpop musician La Roux will be performing in Sheffield for the first time in more than a decade in support of her new album Supervision, which is released on Friday, while Sister Sledge – best known for disco anthems like Lost In Music and We Are Family – are returning to Tramlines six years after they first appeared.

The line-up has a local flavour too. The Sherlocks, Lucy Spraggan, The Reytons, The Blinders and Everly Pregnant Brothers are some of the bookings from Sheffield and the wider Yorkshire region.

When is Tramlines 2020?

The three-day event, which is again being held in the 30,000-capacity Hillsborough Park, takes place from Friday 31 July to Sunday 2 August.

How do I get tickets?

Tickets for the festival are available now, and can by purchased from

Weekend tickets cost £99.50, with a VIP upgrade available priced £50.

Day tickets are £45 for Friday, and £50 for Saturday or Sunday. Children’s tickets are also on sale, with a pass for five to 12-year olds costing £10, or £3 for those aged four and under.

Booking fees may apply.

At the time of writing, Weekend tickets for the festival are sold out.