As Tramlines Festival returns to Sheffield once more this July, Getintothis’ Amos Wynn takes a closer look at the event.
Running on an annual basis since 2009, this year’s Tramlines will be the first held entirely at Hillsborough Park. Across five stages, up 40,000 gig goers can now be prepared to be entertained.
With some big names having already taken to the stage of the Yorkshire festival in the past, this year seems to top the lot.
The big act opening the festival on the first night is Stereophonics. The Welsh band have a collection of anthems under their belt and with a new album released last year, there will be plenty to enjoy.
Supporting him on the main stage is Stockport five-piece, Blossoms. With their second album recently released, the band have a whole new set of songs out to entertain crowds with.
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On the final night, Craig David presents TS5 as the big attraction on the main stage; whilst Jake Bugg can be caught on the second stage. Despite only being 24, the Nottingham singer-songwriter has already released four albums. Shed Seven and Pale Waves also appear.
Arguably the place to be on the Sunday is The Leadmill Live stage, featuring Tom Grennan and Sheafs, with more to be announced. Things are only going to get bigger for Grennan, with his debut album on the way.
Meanwhile, Sheffield’s Sheafs know how to muster up an atmosphere, with the five-piece deserving their booking.
Amongst the big acts, there are plenty more of Sheffield’s own appearing.
On the Friday night, Milburn will be entertaining the Hillsborough Park crowd. After making their comeback last year with third album Time, they will bring new material to a huge crowd, in what could be their last show for a long time.
On the Saturday, fans will be treated to a performance from Reverend and the Makers.
Also appearing on Saturday is parody act Everly Pregnant Brothers. One of their best known songs, Chip Pan, is sung to the tune to Sex on Fire.
Another Sheffield band, Redfaces, and Doncaster three-piece, Bang Bang Romeo, will also play on the Saturday, as the festival gives huge support to its local acts.
Meanwhile over on the Leadmill Live Stage on Saturday it is Ratboy, who will bring a great atmosphere with songs from last year’s debut album, SCUM. Bands appearing alongside them include the likes of Palace and Neon Waltz.
On Sunday night The Sherlocks represent Sheffield. Since releasing their debut album last year, the band have enjoyed many sell out shows as well as supporting Liam Gallagher.
It isn’t just music available at this year’s festival, as for the first time there is also comedy to enjoy.
Tramlines Top Ten:
- Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds (Saturday- main stage)
- Stereophonics (Friday- main stage)
- The Sherlocks (Sunday- main stage)
- Blossoms (Saturday- main stage)
- Craig David (Sunday- main stage)
- Milburn (Friday- main stage)
- Jake Bugg (Sunday- second stage)
- Tom Grennan (Sunday- Leadmill Live stage)
- Shed Seven (Sunday- second stage)
- Clean Bandit (Friday- second stage)
Ones to watch:
- Sheafs (Sunday- Leadmill Live Stage)
- Neon Waltz (Saturday- Leadmill Live Stage)
- King No-One (Saturday- Library Stage)
- The Orielles (Friday- Leadmill Live Stage)
- Oddity Road (Friday- Leadmill Live Stage)