Words by: Guy Hurst
Home to one of the UK’s biggest city festivals, Tramlines returns to Sheffield this summer for its HUGE 10-year anniversary blow out, making it their biggest one yet. It’s so big, they’ve even had to secure a bigger venue to hold all of you beautiful people. Not forgetting, more room for the big names they’re also bringing along with them this year. By taking a very short tram ride (get it?), you could be spending time with the biggest bands, ar, ists and comedy names out there for an unforgettable weekend break, all curtsy of Tramlines Festival.
So, what’s all the fuss about? Tramlines Festival is THE festival for up-and-coming comedians, so much so that they have their own stage for it. There are familiar names you may also recognise from TV to guarantee you won’t go home disappointed, including performances from Henning Wehn, John Shuttleworth, Bethany Black, Tom Stade, Tom Wrigglesworth, Jarred Christmas, Dana Alexander, Daisy Earl, Tanyalee Davis. Aside from the comedy, there is a huge amount of music performances across the weekend across the four stages. Again, what Tramlines does brilliantly is help showcase up-and-coming talent and also those who are the local musical heroes of Sheffield. Names such as Tom Grennan, Rae Morris, Little Comets and Honeybloodwill be ones to keep an eye on over the weekend. Last but not least and the main attraction to Tramlines Festival are the music headliners, with performances from Stereophonics, Noel Gallagers High Flying Birds, Craig David’s TS5, Clean Bandit, Blossoms, De La Soul, Milburn, Jake Bugg, Mystery Jets, Everything Everything and way, way more.
With weekend tickets currently at £79, you best be in there quick because the 20thof July is less than a month away. Get in there quick!