Tramlines Festival in Sheffield, UK
Words by Guy Hurst / photo courtesy of Tramlines Festival
Tramlines Festival is back for 2019, and oh boy, is it looking HOT! Tramlines have always been notorious for transforming Sheffield into music madness with their annual entertainment and arts event, but having since moved to Hillsborough Park just outside the city center, the festival has turned to something much more relaxing than what it once was, but still maintaining its huge event status. Often being thought of as the underdog of music festivals having developed from more comedy and general entertainment, Tramlines has developed an identity of being something unique and different. Keeping to its roots, Tramlines brings a family-friendly weekend event, rather than acts suited to a specific genre. With high profile comedians, last year we saw Henning Wehn, Tom Stade, and Dana Alexander before embarking on that traditional music line-up.
This year we have a range of different artists across the four stages, including Courteeners, Nile Rodgers and Chic, Two Door Cinema Club, Manic Street Preachers, Johnny Marr, Jade Bird, Lewis Capaldi, Anteros, Good Cop Bad Cop, Drenge and so, so much more. The glorious thing about Tramlines remains their integrity to their locals so you will see local bands to Sheffield, local food and drink vendors, local comedians and other bodies of entertainment. New to this year, we also have the pleasure to experience a whole load of emerging talent curated by This Feeling, which will play host to the Library Stage. So no doubt, you will come with having a new favorite band fresh off the block. Considering this event is a non-camping affair, although just a stone’s throw from the city center, it’s almost too easy to jump on the bandwagon for a chilled day out with friends or family.
Currently only £75.50 (plus booking and postage) for the entire weekend, it’s hard to say anything other than yes.