Ska superstars are heading for Sheffield after being confirmed as headliners at the city’s annual urban music festival.
The Selecter – who had a number of top-20 hits in the late 1970s and early 1980s, including Gangsters vs The Selecter, On My Radio and Three Minute Hero – will headline the main stage of Tramlines on Devonshire Green on the final day.
Tramlines runs from Friday to Sunday, July 19 to 21, with hundreds of acts performing across more than 60 venues in the city.
Other acts lined up to appear include Sheffield favourites The Crookes, soul singer Lianne La Havas – whose debut album Is Your Love Big Enough? reached number four last year – and New Young Pony Club.
Sarah Nulty, festival director, said: “Each year we aim to offer more diversity than the last and I think this year’s line-up delivers exactly that.
“The blend of established acts versus upcoming talent plus local versus international is huge.
“ We have an experienced booking team who put a lot of work into making our line-up accessible to a wide audience as well as one that rivals other festivals out there.”
Tramlines is charging for tickets for the first time after seeing its Sheffield Council subsidy reduced – entry to the main stages such as Devonshire Green, The Leadmill and the O2 Academy is £6 per day, although entry will remain free at many of the other venues, including numerous pubs, Weston Park and Endcliffe Park.
n See www.tramlines.org.uk