Hip-hop legends to Bring the Noise to Sheffield music festival

Public Enemy are to headline Sheffield's Tramlines music festival.
Public Enemy are to headline Sheffield's Tramlines music festival.
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Music-lovers in Sheffield are urged to Fight the Power after hip-hop stars Public Enemy were confirmed to play Tramlines.

The famous American group will headline the Saturday night of the Sheffield city centre music festival, which runs from Friday to Sunday, July 25 to 27.

Sarah Nulty, festival director, said: “To say we’re excited about the arrival of Public Enemy would be a massive understatement.

“We’re all huge fans and to have them headline Saturday is going to be lively to say the least.

“Our talent bookers have done an amazing job creating the line-up this year and we hope our crowds are as thrilled with it as we are.”

Public Enemy – Chuck D, Flavor Flav, DJ Lord, The S1W group, Khari Wynn and Professor Griff – are behind a string of UK top-40 hits going back more than 25 years, including Don’t Believe the Hype, Fight the Power and Bring the Noise.

Tramlines will see hundreds of acts appearing across dozens of venues – many of them free to enter – throughout Sheffield, including The Leadmill, the O2 Academy and the Folk Forest in Endcliffe Park, while public areas like Barker’s Pool will be filled with street theatre, dancers and workshops.

Public Enemy are the last headliner to be confirmed for the main stage on Devonshire Green, after singer-songwriter Katy B on the Friday night and indie-rockers The Cribs on the Sunday.

Other acts lined up to appear include The Wedding Present, Deap Valley, Bo Ningen and Radio 1 DJs Annie Mac and Toddla T.

n Advance tickets are now on sale at www.gigantic.com, priced £12 for a day ticket or £28 for a weekend ticket.