Local talent at Tramlines 2017
It's hard to believe that Tramlines is now nine years old. But, with the biggest lineup to-date and some exciting new changes on the cards for 2017, it's great to see how far our inner-city music festival has come.
The success of Tramlines is thanks, in no small part, to the incredible local artists who support the festival and come back to help us bring the party every single year. 2017 is no different, with an eye-popping array of Sheffield and South Yorkshire talent nestled among the big names on the bill.
Read on to get clued up on the home-grown acts who will be gracing the stages this year.
For fans of The Libertines/The Coral/Twin Atlantic/Primal Scream/Spring King:
There's a ton of local indie talent on this year's bill across all stages.
Get down early after work on Friday to make sure you don't miss the hotly-tipped Liberty Ship, who open the festival at Ponderosa's Main Stage on Friday night.
Over on the newly reintroduced Devonshire Green stage, it's the return of indie-pop outfit Alvarez Kings.
Meanwhile, fresh from selling out every hometown show they play, indie rockers The SSS will play Devonshire Green on Sunday afternoon.
In the new, PRS for Music-supported tent at Devonshire Green, grunge obsessives Goat Head will bring their heady brand of scuzz-rock.
For fans of Cate Le Bon/Omar Souleyman/Flamingods/Metronomy/The Big Moon:
Sheffield's leftfield music community is thriving, with DIY collectives and forward-thinking artists collaborating to create some truly exciting new music.
Featuring members of Drenge, Menace Beach, Seize The Chair, Wet Nuns and Saif Mode, psych-rock outfit LOGS embody the city's spirit of collaboration perfectly.
For fans of Yorkston Thorne Khan/Rachael Dadd/John Joseph Brill:
The local folk and Americana scene is well represented throughout the weekend.
The Folk Forest bill down at Endcliffe Park offers the perfect opportunity to take a break from the hectic city centre and catch up with local favourites such as Neil McSweeney, Buffalo Skinners, Little Robots, James Ewan Tait and former Fights man Paul Littlewood.
Over at Devonshire Green, meanwhile, Mike Hughes brings his brooding desert rock to the newly reintroduced stage in the heart of the city centre.
For fans of All Saints/The Age of LUNA/Lady Leshurr/Hot 8 Brass Band:
A number of Sheffield and South Yorkshire pop artists have made waves in recent times.
The plain-speaking pop of Lucy Spraggan has charmed fans across the country, and Tramlines is delighted to have her on the Devonshire Green bill.
Meanwhile, M.O.'s classic harmonies and melodic, R&B-infused pop have seen them collaborate with some of the world's biggest acts.
If classic pop is more your thing, be sure to check out the one-off Sheffield's Sgt Pepper Project, which will see a number of much-loved local artists coming together on the Folk Forest stage to perform The Beatles' iconic album in its entirety.
For fans of Kano/The Pharcyde/The Reflex/Nadia Rose/Loyle Carner/Akala:
The city's clubnight and bass music scene is one of its major talking points, and the Tramlines team are happy to have launched a new space dedicated to showcasing it.
The Into The Trees stage is new for 2017, and will see everything from funk to disco, hip-hop to house with the likes of Souljam, Leroy, Thirsty Ear, Reasons To Be Cheerful Soundsystem and the brains behind Sheffield underground radio station UK Mondo.
Meanwhile, home-grown vocal talent comes from rapper Matic Mouth, who will open for Kano and The Pharcyde on Devonshire Green on Friday night.
08 May 2017