Fri 21 - Sun 23 July

This just in!

The Tramlines team are delighted to have added the legendary George Clinton to the Tramlines bill, alongside a whole host of new additions.

Joining an ever-growing list of true musical icons to have graced the Tramlines stage, the p-funk pioneer will bring his Parliament Funkadelic Mothership to the Tramlines Main Stage.

His inimitable stage show will appear on Saturday 23rd July, alongside the likes of Kelis,Young Fathers and Dawn Penn, amongst others.

Having been sampled by the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, 2Pac and Primal Scream, and with a career spanning 60 years, George Clinton is cited as one of the foremost innovators of funk.

Also joining the bill are indie trio The Enemy, who will headline the Leadmill on Friday 22 July in what will be one of their very last shows, following the recent announcement that the band will split after their autumn tour. Expect a farewell set punctuated with hit singles that have sold over a million copies around the world.

Meanwhile experimental, psychedelic alt-rocker Jane Weaver and much-feted leftfield indie-pop outfit Teleman both join the bill for the Folk Forest, set in the beautiful Endcliffe Park, alongside Field Music, C Duncan, Gwenno and more.

City Hall's experimental rock lineup has also been released, with Ipswich five-piece Basement headlining the majestic Grand Ballroom venue, alongside Norwegian alt-rock group Shining,Black Peaks, Yndi Halda and more.

Festival-goers will be able to catch a few new additions at the Cathedral, with U.S. pysch outfitMoon Duo (Sanae Yamada and Wooden Shjips' Ripley Johnson), psychedelic pop act Beaty Heart and local fuzz-pop band Toucans joining the bill.

As ever, there's a ton of emerging talent to explore, with Zuzu (who so impressed at Tramlines’ sister festival Outlines in February that they've been invited back by the team), Holy Esque (hot from appearing at SXSW), Sheffield experimental artist Saif Mode and brand-new band Clay all joining the bill, while indie outfit Little Comets return for their third Tramlines.

Head to the lineup page to see all artists announced so far.

There'll be another announcement coming on Tuesday 12th April, with a ton of dance and electronic acts being added, so keep an eye on Facebook and Twitter for the latest.

11 April 2016

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