Tramlines’ Sarah Nulty has died aged 36, Getintothis’ Lauren Wise reports as tributes pour in for the festival director.
A number of tributes have been posted on social media following the death of Tramlines‘ co-founder and director, Sarah Nulty.
Sarah died aged 36 following a brief illness, her colleague, Alex Deadman, revealed in a statement.
He said: “Her tenacity, vision and unbreakable work ethic are the reasons that the festival can celebrate its tenth anniversary. Sarah turned her hand to every aspect of the running the event over the years, she was the life and soul of Tramlines and no job was too small, but no responsibility too great.”
He added: “We would like to celebrate Sarah’s huge talent and the profound impact that she has had on the lives of so many people over the years.”
Sarah helped launch Tramlines in 2009 and became a director in 2013.
Before Tramlines, Sarah managed a number of live events around the city, where she stayed after moving to study.
Among the first to pay tribute on social media were Reverend and the Makers, who are due to pay this year’s Tramlines festival, writing: “Sheffield has lost a good un”.
We’re all very sad 2hear about the death of Sarah Nulty who ran @tramlines successfully for nearly a decade
She was awesome and we were honoured to have worked with her on this years festival
Sheffield has lost a good un. Sending love and best wishes to her family n friends
— Reverend&TheMakers (@Reverend_Makers) July 2, 2018
Other tributes flooded in from artists who had played Tramlines, including Tom J Newell and Liberty Ship.
Heartbreaking news about the passing of Sarah Nulty.
A huge loss to the Sheffield music scene and to those of us that were honoured to have known her.
The positive message I’m reading from many online dedications is for us to #BeMoreLikeNulty, which seems like a fitting tribute. pic.twitter.com/QMZRELnzXv
— Tom J Newell (@tomjnewell) July 3, 2018
We’re desvistated to hear the news of @tramlines organiser Sarah Nulty passing.
She believed in us and gave us the opportunity to play our biggest, best and most memorable gigs.
Lost for words. RIP xx
— LIBERTY SHIP (@LibertyShipBand) July 3, 2018
Tributes also came from other figures on the festival circuit, as well as figures prominent in and around Sheffield.
We're devastated to learn of Sarah Nulty's passing, a champion of Yorkshire music, art and culture. Our thoughts are with her family and everyone at @tramlines, who we know will do Sarah proud this July xx
— Deer Shed Festival (@DeerShed) July 3, 2018
Everyone needs a Sarah Nulty in their life. There’s no one else like her. No one can laugh louder and no one looks like mischief as much as she does. A total privilege to have known her all these years. Absolutely heartbroken. The world has lost a force of nature. ❤️ https://t.co/5yFgvSZoM5
— Cath Hurley (@CATHFACTORY) July 2, 2018
BREAKING: Heartbreaking news – @tramlines Festival Director Sarah Nulty, 36, has died after a short battle with cancer – an inspiration with a zest for life who championed music in the city and beyond. Sarah, your legacy will live on. God bless Gx https://t.co/ePX62DiHqc pic.twitter.com/AogWpAHPSY
— Graham Walker (@GW1962) July 2, 2018
This year’s Tramlines festival will take place on July 20-22 at the new location of Hillsborough Park in Sheffield, making a move away from the city centre.