Slew of extra artists boost Tramlines total

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Sister Sledge, Tiga and Woman’s Hour are among another slew of artists added to the billing for this year’s Tramlines Festival.

The festival, which will run from July 25-27, is set to see the likes of Katy B, Public Enemy and Annie Mac take to various venues across Sheffield including the O2 Academy, Weston Park, the Peace Gardens, Fez Club and The Harley.

More artists announced this week include Alex Smoke, Chris Duckenfield, The Hot Soles, Mike Hughes, Tiga, TOY, Nicky Blackmarket and Peggy Sue, as well as a Metalheadz label takeover.

Sister Sledge will be on the main stage in Devonshire Green on the Saturday, headlining with their mix of disco, soul and rhythm and blues.

TOY are currently supporting The Horrors on tour, and will perform songs from their second album Join The Dots at The Leadmill on July 27.

Other fresh artists - totalling 30 extra acts - include MO, DLR, The DJ Pipes and Lo Shea, bringing the overall number to over 100.

A spokesman for Tramlines said: “Sheffield is renowned for being at the forefront of underground music, so it’s no surprise to see a huge amount of local talent appearing in this next round of lineup announcements.”