Tramlines: Hallam FM Big John’s big names guide - VIDEO

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POP prince Olly Murs and princess Pixie Lott will join a host of other chart stars on the Tramlines Main Stage in Devonshire Green on Saturday - managed by Hallam FM, as presenter Big John has been explaining.

VIDEO: Press the play button to watch Big John’s guide to some of this weekend’s highlights at Tramlines.

Big John: Just one of the many big names as Hallam FM take over the Main Stage at Tramlines on Saturday, July 23.

Big John: Just one of the many big names as Hallam FM take over the Main Stage at Tramlines on Saturday, July 23.

Tramlines, from July 22 to 24, is Sheffield’s biggest annual free music festival - the city’s so-called ‘Urban Glastonbury’, with 70 venues and hundreds of performances, writes digital editor Graham Walker.

But thousands of music fans will be heading for the Main Stage on Devonshire Green, with performances from 2.30pm to 9.45pm. But be early. Places are only available on a first come first served basis.

Top attractions include chart stars Olly Murs and Pixie Lott.

Also taking the spotlight on the Saturday are indie rockers The Guillemots – the BRIT Award and Mercury Music Prize nominated band who had chart success with their single Get Over It and reached number nine in the album charts with second release, Red.

Sheffield’s Grammy Award-winning Eliot Kennedy has produced new albums for two acts also on the Hallam FM stage. They are vocal harmony pop rockers The Reason 4, promoting debut single Take It All - out August 7 - and Fame Academy star Alistair Griffin.

The Saturday line-up also includes singer-songwriter Nerina Pallot, 37, American recording artist and actor Joshua Radin, 36, country pop star Delta Maid, new UK girl band Duchess, current chart sensation Loick Essien, 6D, Rizzlekicks and Frank Music.

Other Tramlines acts over the weekend include indie-rockers Ash, Ms Dynamite, Shy FX, The Futureheads and Toddla T. There’s a Nokia ‘Unannounced Stage’ at Barkers Pool - where Heaven 17 will launch the weekend with a concert on Friday night.

Anthony Gay, Hallam FM’s Station Director, said of the station’s involvement: “Supporting local events like the Tramlines Festival is at the heart of what Hallam FM is all about and we’re proud to play our part in delivering this free concert to the city.

“This is a major event in Sheffield and we get to bring some fantastic acts to the Hallam FM stage and catch up face to face with our listeners. We love it.”

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