When: 19th – 21st July 2013
Where: At various venues across Sheffield
£: 6 per day with some free events happening around the city
What is it?
The UK’s biggest inner city festival, Tramlines, returns to Sheffield for its fifth year on Friday 19 July to Sunday 21 July with a bigger and better music programme than ever before. The festival includes stages, venues and themed trails that will take you to every corner of the city.
Mercury Prize nominated Lianne La Havas heads up the Devonshire Green Main Stage on Saturday, joined by Dutch Uncles, Friends, Lulu James and Eliza and the Bear. Jim Jones Revue, Slow Club, The Crookes, Veronica Falls, Theme Park, Peggy Sue, Teleman and Everly Pregnant Brothers have been added to the bill on Sunday.
Continuing their commitment to showcasing the best up and coming talent, Tramlines has linked up with BBC Introducing. BBC Introducing supports unsigned, undiscovered and under the radar talent – two acts will open the Main Stage on Saturday.
This year Barker’s Pool will be filled with street theatre and a new stage (Stage Two) will be on Rockingham Street showcasing a mix of leftfield and alternative artists. Yet another strong line-up has been confirmed over two days including New Young Pony Club, The Invisible, 2.54, Sky Larkin, Cheatahs, Thumpers, PINS, Menace Beach, Rolo Tomassi, Tall Ships, Wet Nuns, Lemuria, TTNG and Kagoule.
Steel City DJ and producer Toddla T returns to Tramlines with an expanded dance music programme and his new Toddla T Sound concept. Moving to a bigger venue and almost doubling its capacity, the expanded Toddla T line up will include Maurice Fulton, Forgemasters, Chris Duckenfield, Theo Parrish, Stylo G, David Rodigan MBE, Dub Phizix & Strategy, Dre Skull, DJ EZ and of course Toddla T Sound.
There will be the welcome return of the Folk Forest, the Peace Gardens’ World Stage, the Buskers Bus, Street Theatre, the Weston Park party and the Blues and Ale Trail – all with line up announcements to follow.
Many acts are still to be announced for the festival which across the city will feature hundreds of artists in 60 venues including four outdoor stages. Last year’s Tramlines saw over 150,000 people turn Sheffield into one massive festival over three days.
In order to make this year’s festival possible, for the first time ever, there’ll be a £6 daily door charge to access the main stages and music venues (the ones who usually charge a fee to enter their venues). With the enormous diversity of music and activities on offer, Tramlines 2013 is still great value for money.
Valuing the crowds who have made Tramlines the unique, award-winning festival it is over the years, a discounted ticket offer will be available. Festival goers can sign-up to Become a Tramliner on www.tramlines-org.uk to get access to a limited number of weekend tickets, priced at just £15.00 for all three days of music. Other than this, there’ll be no presale tickets available, with all day tickets on sale on the door at the venues and stages.
Free family entertainment will remain on offer around the city and most of the city’s pubs will be putting on a show that can also be enjoyed for free.