Fri 21 - Sun 23 July


Tramlines for All

Tramlines is an event for all people, regardless of race, gender, orientation or physical ability.

If something or someone makes you feel uncomfortable - no matter how small it seems - you can report it to a member of festival staff and they will work with you to make sure it doesn't have to spoil the festival for you.

Respect your fellow festival-goers and look out for each other. If you see someone behaving badly towards other people, please alert a member of festival staff.

Conditions for Entry

By entering the stage areas, you are agreeing to the following conditions:

No alcohol is to be consumed within the queue area. Failure to comply will result in eviction from the site.

The management reserves the right to refuse admission or to eject any person for behaviour likely to cause damage, injury, nuisance or annoyance or failure to comply with the reasonable requests of the management.

The management retain the right to search all persons and property and refuse admission to, or eject from, the event any person who refuses to be searched by a police officer or authorised officer.

Tramlines operates a strict zero tolerance policy to both illegal and ‘legal highs’. Nitrous oxide will not be permitted.

No unaccompanied under 14s, please be prepared to show proof of age id on request. There is no pass out system. If you exit the venue you will have to queue again to re-enter. No alcohol is too brought to the event. Only alcohol purchased on site may be consumed within event arenas.

No food is to be taken in to the event arena.

Anyone suspected of underage drinking may be subject to alcohol testing. Failure to comply may result in entry being refused or ejection from the site.

No glass or tins will be allowed into the event. Soft drinks may be taken into the arena providing the seal is intact. Max capacity 500ml.

No chairs or tables are to be brought to the event.

No cutlery will be allowed into the event.

No barbecues or cooking stoves will be allowed into the event.

No animals are allowed in to the event except guide dogs

The event management and promoter reserve the right to amend or make alterations to the published details of the event as shall become necessary.

Neither the promotor nor the venue management shall be responsible for loss or damage to personal property brought into the venue, unless caused by negligence of the promoter or venue management.

The management retain the right to restrict the use of cameras, video or any other form of re-cording equipment if deemed necessary.

Upon entry to the event you give your express consent to the use of actual or simulated likeness in connection with the production, exhibition, advertising or exploration or any film, video and/or audio recording of this event.

CCTV surveillance is in operational the venue.

Warning: the event may contain sound level/effects which may cause injury to your hearing and may contain strobe lighting.

Entry to event areas constitutes an acceptance of these terms and conditions by the festival-goer and implies an undertaking to observe them.

Road Closures

Information on road closures will be published nearer to the festival

Wristband Exchange

You will need to collect your wristband in person. You may not collect wristbands on behalf of other people, even if you purchased their tickets for them.

Wristband exchange locations will be published nearer to the festival.


For general enquiries, please email

For ticketing enquiries, please email

For press enquiries, please email

For sponsorship/commercial enquiries, please email

For trader enquiries, please email

For volunteering opportunities, please email

Disabled Access

An accessible viewing platform will be available at our Main Stage, and there will be a dedicated disabled access point. Stewards will be available on the day to help direct you. As with the whole festival, though, shows on the main stage do get extremely busy, so please do arrive early.

Applications for carers passes will be open shortly.

Information for Local Residents

As in 2016, we have made a limited number of residents' tickets available to those living in the immediate vicinity of the Main Stage at Ponderosa Park, to compensate for any inconvenience caused by the festival to residents.

Applications for residents' passes will be open shortly.

Apply to Play

The Tramlines weekend is a fantastic opportunity to check out some local talent, with virtually every bar and venue in the city hosting local and emerging acts.
While we won't have an application process for local artists this year, we would recommend contacting one of the hard-working Sheffield promoters who will be putting together local talent bills.
Try the following contacts for more information on the best spots to play over the weekend:
Neil Hargreaves:
Aaron Proctor:


  • Admission is subject to capacity. Venues and stages do get very busy, and we recommend arriving early in order to stand the best possible chance of getting in to see your favourite acts.
  • Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Children aged 12 and under will be able to attend the festival for free when in possession of a child ticket. These must be ordered in advance alongside an adult ticket purchase. Under 5s will not require a wristband.
  • A number of Tramlines venues are strictly 18+. Please see venue profile pages for admissions policies.
  • Right of admission is reserved.
  • Tramlines operates a strict zero tolerance policy to both illegal drugs and 'legal highs'. Nitrous oxide will not be permitted.
  • Bag searches will be conducted upon entry to the festival site. Anyone found to be in possession of banned substances or items will be refused entry and the appropriate legal action will be taken. In this instance, no refunds will be issued.
  • Festival-goers are permitted to bring 1 x 500ml non-alcoholic drink into the Main Stage arena. Containers must be sealed. Free drinking water is provided on-site.
  • A wide range of great food will be available to purchase across the city and within the Main Stage arena. Festival-goers are not permitted to bring their own food to the Main Stage.
  • Festival-goers will not be permitted to bring professional cameras onsite. Standard compact cameras will be permitted for personal use, though festival-goers will not be able to bring in cameras with either interchangeable lenses or a lens longer than 6 inches. Any camera with a removable lens, a zoom 3x or greater, or 10MP cameras will be deemed to be professional cameras and will not be permitted. Professional photographers and videographers must apply for press accreditation prior to the event.
  • No dogs will be allowed into the outdoor stages, except guide dogs.
  • Please note that performances do contain flashing lights and strobes.

Where can I buy tickets?

Head to the tickets page to buy online, or buy in person from Sheffield City Hall box office or Sheffield University Students' Union box office. Weekend tickets only will be available for this year's event.

Safe Walking Route

As in 2015, there'll a clearly signposted safe walking route from the city centre and from Shalesmoor tram stop to the main stage.

See the stewards if you need help finding it. In the meantime, the Coolbeans team have put together a handy guide to help you on your way.

Watch out for live traffic. Please take care when crossing the roads and respect the stewards who are there for your protection. Please be aware that roads which may have previously been closed may be reopened this year. Please keep an eye out.

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