Tramlines returns this July with Two Door Cinema Club, Courteeners and Nile Rodgers and Chic


The Courteeners (Photo credit – Kevin Barrett)

As Tramlines Festival returns to Sheffield once more this July, Getintothis’ Amos Wynn takes a closer look at the first wave of acts announced.

Running on an annual basis since 2009, this year’s Tramlines will see the event take place at Hillsborough Park for the second year running, between the July 19-21.

Throughout the ten years of the festival, Sheffield has welcomed some big names to the city, with this year being no different.

Opening the first night of the festival is Irish trio, Two Door Cinema Club, who will be an excellent watch with their array of indie bops.

Saturday night will also be a big one, as Manchester giants, The Courteeners, take to the stage.

The band, led by front man Liam Fray, finished 2018 with tour which included a stop off at the M&S Bank Arena.

2019 is set to be bigger for the Middleton rockers with a sell-out Heaton Park show, plenty of festival headline slots as well as a new album likely to be released.

On the Sunday night Nile Rodgers and Chic will be the ones to watch, with the American legends set to thrill fans will some dance classics as well as more recent material.

Also lined up to play at Hillsborough Park are Manic Street Preachers, Rag ‘N’ Bone Man and the returning Doves.

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Manchester legends Happy Mondays will be appearing on the final day of the festival, as they continue to wind back the clock.

Meanwhile, Sheffield’s own Reverend and the Makers are back to help celebrate the festival’s tenth anniversary, having also appeared at the very first.

Other local acts appearing at the festival includes Oddity Road, The Reytons and The Wired, amongst other upcoming bands.

There are also a few Merseyside acts appearing across the three days, with both Miles Kane and Circa Waves set to take to the stage.