Fri 21 - Sun 23 July

Tramlines 2017: your questions answered

  • What is it?

Tramlines is one of the UK's biggest metropolitan music festivals. With a reputation for showcasing the most exciting emerging talent alongside a genre-busting selection of big name artists, it's the perfect place to discover your new favourite band. Buy tickets here.

  • What does my ticket get me?

Your ticket gets you access to the three main stage sites: The Ponderosa, Devonshire Green and The Folk Forest.

Devonshire Green will be back, bigger and better than ever before.

There'll be new areas at both The Ponderosa and Devonshire Green, showing off a range of emerging talent and electronic artists, alongside the biggest lineup ever on the usual stages.

Don't forget that entry is subject to capacity, though.

Your ticket doesn't guarantee you entry. Get down early to make sure you don't miss your favourite acts.

  • What happens at night?

For those who want to keep the party going after the stages close, there will be a selection of after-parties.

These will take place on Friday 21st July at o2 Academy and The Octagon, and Saturday 22nd July at o2 Academy, The Octagon, Fusion & Foundry and Yellow Arch Studios.

The after-parties are not part of the main festival, so clubnight fans will need to purchase a separate ticket to attend these.

If you're ONLY interested in coming out after dark, you do not need a ticket for the main festival in order to purchase an after-party ticket. Buy after-party tickets here.

  • Why is this year different to previous years?

The team want to make each Tramlines better than the last, and take care to listen to feedback and suggestions from gig-goers. The overwhelming feedback from 2016 was that people wanted to see world class artists coming to the heart of Sheffield, while still maintaining an affordable ticket price. This just wasn't possible with so many venues, so the ticketed festival has been streamlined to allow this.

We also got a ton of feedback from the families and younger music-lovers at the festival. They were spending money on a ticket which covered clubnights which they couldn't use. The new after-parties have allowed us to offer a bigger and better night-time lineup, while still keeping the daytime ticket price affordable for those who aren't able to or interested in staying out all night.

  • I've got an earlybird ticket. Can I come to the after-parties?

No, the after-parties are not part of the main festival. You will need to purchase an after-party ticket to come to the after-parties.

  • Who's playing?

This year's lineup features The Libertines, Kano, All Saints, Toots & The Maytals, Metronomy, Primal Scream, The Coral, The Pharcyde, Twin Atlantic and loads more. Head to the lineup page to learn more about each act, and subscribe to the Tramlines Spotify playlist to get planning your weekend.

  • Can kids attend?

Yes! Tramlines is free for under 12s. There are plenty of family-friendly activities available, especially at the Folk Forest. Just reserve a kid's ticket on the Tickets page when you purchase your full-price adult ticket. Under 5s don't need a ticket. Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult at all stages. Kids' tickets can only be exchanged for a wristband alongside adult ticket-holders at the wristband exchange.

  • Can my band play?

The festival bill is full for this year. However, there are plenty of local promoters supporting Sheffield and South Yorkshire talent all throughout the year, not just across the festival weekend. Check out the Info page for contact details.

  • Can I get a day ticket?

No; only weekend tickets are available this year.

23 March 2017

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