Speaker’s Corner

Our brand new stage Speakers Corner

Speakers Corner is a brand-new stage for 2019 curated by Sheffield Poet Laureate, Otis Mensah, and will feature poetry and spoken word performances alongside rappers, and artists with many different musical influences. Featuring poetry and lyricists in this way is a totally new addition to the festival.

Check out the full line-up below and nab one of the FINAL weekend tickets here!

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Into the Trees!

Our Into The Trees Line-up is in!

Tramlines is just around the corner and we’re excited to announce our jam-packed Family Friendly offering for 2019.

Nestled once again in a place of natural beauty, Into the Trees welcomes a Pop-up Cinema, Woodland Workshops, Circus Skills, Inclusive Art Collectives and NEW for 2019 – Mini Beach and Seaside Stalls, Kids Comedy & Magic Shows and Animatronic Dinosaurs + so much more during the day.

But by night… The Woods transforms into the ultimate beach party courtesy of Sheffield’s award-winning Club Tropicana!

Expect 80s pop, disco and timeless anthems all night long!

Check out the full line-up below and nab one of the FINAL weekend tickets here

 

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Apply To Play Winners Announced!

More bands you say?

We’re very excited to announce this year’s Apply to Play Winners! Selected by a panel of industry experts including Reverend & The Makers, Clash Magazine, the Leadmill! Check out it out below

Speed For Lovers, Fauves, Lio, Matthew J Hall, Perfectparachutepicture, Graces, Exiled, Matic Mouth, Oh Papa

We’re also very excited to announce a whole host of local acts picked by BBC Introducing in Sheffield, all performing on The Library Stage across the weekend. The powerful vocals Before Breakfast will be joined by alt-grunge rockers Hands of Gretel and indie vibes from Oh Papa and Exiled. Sheffield based rapper and Tramlines veteran Matic Mouth will perform solo following a guest slot with Steve Edwards’ Universal Tree group last year. The final addition to this group is Guest Singer who explore the dark-side of pop music.

These will no go on to play the Main Stages at Tramlines 2019 across all 3 days! We’re down to our final remaining Weekend and Day tickets, you best hurry! Secure your spot for just £85+bf. here

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DAY SPLITS & LIMITED DAY TICKETS ????

It’s in…day splits are here, time to get planning and prepping for what your Tramlines 2019 weekend looks like. Alongside this we have allocated a strictly limited number of day tickets on sale here – starting at £40 + BF, we don’t expect these to hang around long.

We’re super proud with how Tramlines 2019 taken shape and cannot wait to welcome you all to Hillsborough Park.

Also…Tier 5 has now sold out and Tier 6 weekends are on sale priced at £79.50 + BF and we are now at OVER 95% OF ALL TICKETS SOLD – please don’t linger and BUY TICKETS HERE.

Catch you soon,

Love, Tramlines x

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Food Glorious Food! Cutlery Works & Friends at Tramlines 2019

Tramlines has teamed up with Cutlery Works – https://cutleryworks.co.uk/ – Sheffield’s first food hall and the largest in Northern England, to bring a brand new curated street food area to the festival!

Popular vendors Shed and Froconut lead the line up, with many more to come. Cutlery Works, which opened in November 2018, became a permanent home for many street food traders, and has well and truly made its mark on the Sheffield indie food & drink scene. The street food area at Tramlines 2019 will take its inspiration from the now-famous food hall, with communal seating and chilled out atmosphere, alongside an exciting array of street food vendors from the local area catering for meat eaters, vegetarians and vegans alike.

After a massive foodie-step up in 2018 for Tramlines, this year promises to be even better and good quality, varied food for all tastes and requirements is a huge part of what the Tramlines experience is about.

Outside the new Cutlery Works area, there will be the amazing Meatless Farm, mouth-watering pies from Pie Minister, Get Wurst, The Gravy Train Poutine, and the unbelievable Proove Pizza. 2019 will be our most extensive festival-wide food offering to date, plenty to keep you filled and fuelled for a full 3 days watching incredible music and soaking in the best Sheffield festival vibes.

Check out Cutlery Works online here – https://cutleryworks.co.uk/ and start building your appetite now…

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TRAMLINES FESTIVAL DONATES OVER £30k TO CHARITY

Tramlines Festival has donated over £30k to charities that have personal ties to the Tramlines team. Several of these charities will also benefit from sponsorship to friends and colleagues of former director Sarah Nulty as they embark on the Sheffield half marathon in April. Sarah has also been honoured by local publication ‘The Star’ who have created the ‘Sarah Nulty award for Creativity’ in their newly launched Women of Sheffield Awards.

Sarah Nulty was director at Tramlines Festival from 2013 – 2018 and was working hard on Tramlines 2019 when she sadly passed away at the age of 36 just weeks before the festival’s 10th anniversary. Sarah was instrumental in the launch of the festival in 2009, coordinating venues and handling bookings and later working in the commercial department. Tenacious, innovative and thoroughly unbreakable, Sarah led Tramlines through its toughest and most pivotal times.

Sarah was well loved and a galvanising force in Sheffield and as such, her death provoked a huge response with many people wanting to continue her legacy and to honour and support the organisations who helped her during the final months of her life.

During Tramlines 2019 money was raised in ‘Nulty’s Bar’, a backstage area voluntarily staffed by Sarah’s friends and colleagues. There was also cash raised through guestlist donations and by merchandise sold on site including the now iconic ‘Be More Nulty’ t-shirts. A big thanks to Tom J Newell and Rebecca Vincent for the designs and to Drop Dead for printing them all. 

The result of all this fundraising has led to Weston Park Cancer Charity and Cavendish Cancer Care receiving a whopping £14k each. This money will be spent on research and resources for these charities that do so much good work in Sheffield.

Danielle Gigg – Festival Producer said;

‘In 2018 we picked charities with a personal connections to the team. It’s been great to raise so much money for two charities that worked closely with Sarah and did so much for her. It’s amazing to see her legacy live on in the city in lots of different ways. The gap in my life since she passed will always be there but watching people continue to celebrate her is a real comfort’

A third charity also benefitted from Tramlines 2018. Crohn’s & Colitis UK is dedicated to fighting inflammatory bowel disease. Tramlines head of production since the first event in 2009 Timm Cleasby nominated this charity as his wife Sam Cleasby has become an influencial voice for Crohn’s & Colitis sufferers through her massively popular ‘So Bad Ass’ website, promoting body positivity and better understanding of these conditions for people across the globe.

Timm Cleasby – Festival Director said;

Cavendish Cancer Care and Weston Park Cancer Charity are also due to receive another donation from friends and colleagues of Sarah Nulty. ‘The most unlikely marathon team ever’ is formed of various Sheffield music industry workers who are running the Sheffield half Marathon on April 14th. £4k has already been pledged to the team but they are hoping to raise at least £5k. If you would like to donate to their efforts please use this page.

Tim Walker – Sarah’s friend and colleague said;

Sarah worked with so many people in Sheffield’s music and events industry over the years, many of whom become good friends. Naturally, these people wanted a way to come together and do something positive in her name for the causes who helped her and her loved ones so that they can continue to do such great work.

Sarah was fantastic at motivating and bringing people together, often pushing people out of their comfort zones. So we’ve assembled a rag-tag bunch of DJs, promoters and festival organisers to form the most unlikely marathon team ever. Most of whom have never run in their lives but are now training hard and will take part in Sheffield’s half marathon on April 14th.”

Since Sarah Nulty’s passing last year she has been bestowed with many posthumous awards and memorials. This includes an ‘Outstanding Contribution Award’ from both AIF (Association of Independent Festivals) and the UK Festival Awards who also created the ‘Sarah Nulty Women in Festivals Award’. Sheffield City Council paid homage with a memorial plaque at Devonshire Green in Sheffield City Centre and a Civic Award from Magid Magid the Lord Mayor of Sheffield.

On March 7th 2019, The Star (Sheffield based publication) launched their ‘Women of Sheffield’ awards. They created the ‘Sarah Nulty award for Creativity’ in respect to her dedication to the music industry of Sheffield. The first winner of this award was Vicky Morris who was presented the award by Sarah’s mum, Julie Voisey.

Tramlines Festival will continue it’s commitment to supporting local charities and causes during the 2019 event.

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SECOND WAVE OF ACTS ANNOUNCED!

After an absolutely cracking first lineup announcement we’ve now added more acts to complete the Tramlines 2019 lineup. You won’t be disappointed…

The latest additions include Johnny Marr, Annie Mac, Tom Grennan, Drenge, The Futureheads, Jade Bird, Becky Hill, The Japanese House, Good Cop Bad Cop, She Drew The Gun, JAWS, Marsicans, Blackwaters, October Drift, Balcony, Man & The Echo, and a handful of breaking bands curated by This Feeling for the emerging talent Library Stage!

The above acts join our awesome headliners Two Door Cinema Club, Courteeners and CHIC! Check out the entire Tramlines 2019 lineup here.

All of this for only £69.50 for the whole weekend – such a bargain! But we’re literally down to our last handful of Tier 4 tickets! So get your ticket here.

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APPLY TO PLAY NOW OPEN! ????

We’re on the hunt for an up-and-coming band or performer to play at Tramlines 2019. Fancy joining the likes of Two Door Cinema Club, Courteeners and CHIC?!

You could join the Apply to Play alumni which includes the likes of Imi, Kadija Kamara, Little Grace, Polo, Saint Petersburg, The Golden Age of TV and Universal Tree. 

Applications are now open for bands and performers! Please submit your application here.

*Please note that Apply to Play is only open to UK residents and there is no fee involved.

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TIER 4 TICKETS RUNNING LOW!

Just a friendly reminder to snap up your Tier 4 tickets before they sell out. ‘Cos once they’re gone, they’re gone. Tier 4 tickets have literally flown out and that’s why we’re letting you know because we don’t want you to miss out #FOMO

Tickets for Sheffield’s biggest ever party are only £69.50 with such a strong lineup of Two Door Cinema Club, Courteeners and Nile Rodgers and CHIC – there’s no better value 3 day festival in the country!

Get your Tier 4 ticket before they’re gone here.

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WE’VE RECEIVED A BRONZE AWARD FOR ATTITUDE IS EVERYTHING!

Tramlines Festival has always taken steps to encourage and enable people with disabilities to enjoy the festival. These efforts have now been officially recognised by Attitude is Everything, an Arts Council supported body who endorse events and festivals that improve deaf and disabled people’s access to live music.

The Bronze Award from Attitude is Everything recognises that Tramlines fulfils their ‘Charter of Best Practice’ in a number of ways. This includes making free passes for carers available, making information clear and accessible, providing disabled toilets and providing a disabled viewing platform.

Tramlines has also worked closely over the years with Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind who were the official charity partner in 2015. SRSB has helped Tramlines to keep the website clear optimised for e-readers and give to help get seeing-eye support dogs on-site. We also work with SRSB and Sheffield Live Radio presenter Graham Marshall to create an annual audio guide to the festival aimed at visually impaired people, broadcast on Sheffield live and through SRSB’s audio news service.

In 2018 ‘Look North’ included a feature where they followed two visually impaired festival guests around Tramlines. This experience was documented on the SRSB website.

We’ve also worked with Under The Stars, a Sheffield based disability arts organisation. ‘The Stars Band’, a group of musicians with a range of learning disabilities who developed their skills at Under the Stars performed for Tramlines at The O2 Academy in 2016.

Festival Director, Timm Cleasby comments on our award win “Achieving this Bronze Award from Attitude is Everything is a huge step for Tramlines as accessibility is something that our attendees have asked us to improve on in past years. In 2018, we made disabled access a real priority with lots of big changes to our infrastructure. These changes really paid off and it’s great to have the recognition from Attitude is Everything. We believe that everyone should be able to enjoy our festival and we will keep pushing to improve further in 2019.”

Information regarding the free passes for carers can be found here.

 

 

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