It’s exactly one month until Tramlines Festival transforms Sheffield into one massive music festival.
Tramlines, the UK’s biggest inner-city music festival, returns for its eighth year on the weekend of July 22-24 with a ‘bigger and better’ music programme than ever before.
Attracting more than 100,000 people over the three days, the award-winning festival turns Sheffield into one massive festival site, creating a feel and atmosphere that rivals any greenfield festival site.
Appearing at the 2016 event are Dizzee Rascal, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Jurassic 5, Kelis, George Clinton Parliament Funkadelic, The Dandy Warhols, Mystery Jets, Gaz Coombes, Dawn Penn, Crazy P Soundsystem, Goldie, Craig Charles, Public Service Broadcasting, Field Music, Little Simz, The Enemy, Norman Jay MBE, Toddla T, Young Fathers, David Rodigan, Basement, Kate Jackson, Big Narstie, LEVELZ and loads more.
Joining the legends are over 200 local acts, touring bands and international talent which makes Tramlines a destination festival for fans of cutting-edge music across a whole range of genres.
Festival Director Sarah Nulty said: “Sheffield is an amazing city with a wealth of musical talent.
“We aim to bring a mix of our favourite up-and- coming artists and pioneering and iconic national and international artists to the festival and are proud of this year’s fantastic, diverse lineup.
“We pride ourselves on being the most competitively priced music festival out there. “Tramlines is all about giving an opportunity to experience great music in Sheffield, a city that has played a pivotal role in every era of contemporary music.”
By day, Tramlines is a place to discover the best in live music across the outdoor stages and live music venues, spanning hip-hop, indie, electronica, reggae and more.
By night, it takes over the city’s clubs and warehouses, offering up a wide selection of all-things- electronic, from house to hip-hop and drum and bass to techno, all night long.
Tramlines is the previous winner of Best Metropolitan Festival at the UK Festival Awards and was shortlisted for the Best Small Festival award by NME.
18 of Sheffield’s music venues and performance spaces will be pulling out the stops staging hundreds of artists across the city.
The 17,500 capacity Main Stage returns to Ponderosa Park while Stage Two will now reside in the O2 Academy.
Elsewhere, the Folk Forest stage, the 500-capacity Cathedral and Sheffield’s City Hall, amongst others, will be home to some of the most exciting artists around.
There will be an expanded dance music programme at night time. Venues Fusion, Foundry and The Octagon, Hope Works, Plug, The Night Kitchen, Yellow Arch, Code and the O2 Academy will feature flawless DJ sets and live MC performances, from Randall, DJ Hype, MC Coco, Cut Chemist, Robert Hood Presents Floorplan, My Nu Leng & Dread MC, Greg Wilson, Fleetmac Wood and Leon Vynehall, to name just a few.
Tramlines is more than just great music, though. Discover an array of street theatre on Barkers Pool, breakdancing battles and spray-can art at the Peace Gardens and Community World Stage.
There will also be woodcraft and free yoga sessions, plus free family entertainment at the Weston Park party, as well as the brand-new film programme at the Showroom Cinema.
Weekend tickets cost just £42, plus booking fee. To stay for the official closing parties on Sunday night, it’s an extra £5, plus booking fee.
To buy tickets and to find out more visit: http://tramlines.gigantic.com/
Under 12s go free; see the website for more details.
For up-to- the-minute information about Tramlines 2016 and for more info on the artists playing visit www.tramlines.org.uk or follow Tramlines on Twitter @tramlines
Dizzee Rascal / Catfish and the Bottlemen / George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic / Jurassic 5 / Kelis / Basement / Big Narstie / Craig Charles / Crazy P Soundsystem / The Crookes / The Dandy Warhols / David Rodigan / Dawn Penn / DJ Hype &IC3 / Dub Phizix &DRS / Eliza and the Bear / The Enemy / Everly Pregnant Brothers / Field Music / Gaz Coombes / Goldie / Hinds / Inheaven / Jack Dat / Jane Weaver / Kate Jackson / Kiko Bun / Leon Vynehall / Little Comets / Little Simz / Machinedrum & Ragga Twins / Mica Levi (DJ) / Marika Hackman / Medlar / Moon Duo / The Mouse Outfit / Mr Scruff &MC Kwasi / My Nu Leng & Dread MC / Mystery Jets / Norman Jay MBE / Nordic Giants / Novelist / Paranoid London / Public Service Broadcasting / Quantic / Robert Hood Presents Floorplan / Skream / Steve Davis (DJ) / Teleman / Toddla T Takeover / Young Fathers / Agbeko / All We Are / Andy H / Amy Becker / ArcTanGent DJs / Ardyn / Arnivore / Aztec Doll / Banana Hill / Bang Bang Romeo / Beaty Heart / Bernard and Edith / Big Eyes Family Players / The Black Lagoons / Blessa / Blood Sport / Bluewave / Boddika / Capo Lee / Caroline Francess / Cervo / C Duncan / Clay / Coco / Cowtown / Daniel Whitehouse / Dan Mangan / Da Rico / Deep Space Orchestra / Dego / Denham Audio / Denis Sulta / Dialects / DMK / Ekkah / Emily May / Emma Crowder / Es.Q / exmagician / Fleetmac Wood / FOES / Frazer / Future Wildstyle / FYI Chris / Gett Off / Global Roots / Soundsystem / Ginger Tom / Goat Head / Gramercy Park / Gwenno / High Hazels / Holly Macve / Holy Esque / Hot Diamond Aces / The Hot Soles / Jasper James / Jayskilatah / Jim Ghedi &Toby Hay / JVC / K.O.G & The Zongo Brigade / King Capisce / Smiling Ivy / Kuenta i Tambu / Last Japan / Laura J Martin / LEVELZ / Living Body / Loam / Logan Sama / LOR / Lo Shea / Lusts / Madam X / Marquis / Hawkes / Matrixxman / Meilyr Jones / Miles From Kinshasa / Mt Wolf / Mumdance B2B / Pinch / Napoleon IIIrd / NARCS / Nice Like Rice / North Adolescence / Pareidolia / Pedram / Perc / Pixx / Plenty Vibes / P Money / Pure Bathing Culture / Randall / Real Talk / Reflector / Rev. Austin / Revolver 50 th Anniversary Performance / Rita Maia / Roseau / Rukhsana Merrise / Rye Wax / Saif Mode / Scuba / Silver Wilson / Sir Spyro / Sly & the Family Drone / The SSS / The Stars Band / Souljam / Ste Roberts / Sticky Blood / Suited & Booted Dancehall Brotherz / Sundara Karma / Thomas Truax / Throws / Tom Trago / Toucans / Trash / True Fiction / Unit 3 / Velocity Brown & the Hotrods / Yndi Halda / Zed Bias B2B Paleman / Zuzu