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Stages

Tramlines is a festival for everyone, whether you fancy a bench hangout with a pint and your pals, some family entertainment to keep the kids occupied, getting sweaty in a mosh pit, seeing some world-class acts or having a laugh at some top notch comedy – we’ve got you covered.

Sarah Nulty's Main Stage

Nulty’s Main Stage is dedicated to our truly amazing and inspirational Director, Sarah Nulty, who tragically passed in 2018, the stage is a way of remembering Sarah’s incredible work and passion she put into making Tramlines the event it is today. The focal point of our huge site at Hillsborough Park has featured performances from massive international acts over the weekend, including De La Soul, Craig David, Johnny Marr, Stereophonics, Lucy Spraggan, Two Door Cinema Club, Big Moon, that iconic Courteeners set, Nile Rogers ft Chic, The Streets, Supergrass, Royal Blood, and so much more.

T’OTHER STAGE

Showcasing Tramlines’ more eclectic offering, the T’Other stage is the place to be if you fancy something a little different. From pop to grime and indie, you can find an array of genres, some of the acts that have graced T’Other Stage over the years include Annie Mac, Doves, Jade Bird, Tom Grennan, Stefflon Don, Sophie Ellis Bextor, Jake Bugg, Little Simz and so much more!

During the day, Comedians take over T’Other Stage. 2021 saw Joel Dommett, Milton Jones, Ed Byrne, Jo Jo Sutherland and many more keep you lot laughing.

THE LEADMILL STAGE

The Leadmill – the beating heart of the Sheffield music scene, with over 35 years of providing a platform for bands who have gone on to take over the world. The Leadmill’s stage at Tramlines will feature bands from the very best of the local scene. In 2021 BBC Introducing curated the stage, giving slots to Apply to Play Acts, local talent and the best of up and coming music, featuring Sophie and The Giants, Chubby and the Gang, Yusuf Yellow, Holly Redford Jones and so much more.

LIBRARY STAGE

Set back from the hustle and the bustle of the main arena, close to the historic Hillsborough Library. This stage is all about discovery, with a lineup that leans to the left and supports emerging talent including the likes of Billy Nomates, Baby Queen, Vistas, PLUS we allocate the majority of the Library slots for our Apply to Play Winners. 2021 saw Rumbi Tauro, KIN, Oh Papa and loads of others have the chance to play at Tramlines 2022.

THE OPEN ARMS

2021 saw the unveiling of Tramlines’ very own pub. Expect booze, food, a Speakers Corner takeover, weird and wonderful Cabaret, DJs and 100% certified good times.

The Open Arms is the perfect place to grab a pint and discover some of the best talent from Sheffield and beyond. This venue is all the fun and no frills.

Speakers Corner takes over the Open Arms on Saturday and Sunday afternoon. Festuring some of the UK’s best poets and spoken word artists, all curated by Otis Mensah. In 2021 Under the Stars opened the stage on Saturday afternoon with a fantastic drum set.

As evening sets on The Open Arms prepare yourselves for  wall to wall fun. Sets from the likes of Rhythm of the 90s,Hip Hop Karaoke, Gospeloke, Barrioke with Shaun Williamson (yes that’s Barry from Eastenders) and so much more. All followed by late night DJs.

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