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Key Info


Tramlines 2021 is right around the corner! We have written a handy guide with all the information you need! Including Opening Times, Proof of Covid Status and Tickets! Please take the time to read through and familiarise!

We cannot wait to welcome you this weekend!

Opening Times

FRIDAY 23RD JULY – Gates open 12pm. Last entry to the queue 7:30pm. Gates close 8pm
SATURDAY 24TH JULY – Gates open 12pm. Last entry to the queue 7:30pm. Gates close 8pm
SUNDAY 25TH JULY – Gates open 12pm. Last entry to the queue 6:30pm. Gates close 7pm

FRIDAY – 12:00m – 8.00pm
SATURDAY – 12:00pm – 8pm
SUNDAY – 12.00m – 7pm

Proof Of Covid Status

As you know, there are a couple of extra things we need you to do this year, as well as your Tramlines 2021 Ticket, you will be required to show proof of your COVID-19 status upon entry. Everyone 11 years of age or over will be required to show EITHER:

  • Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination both doses received at least 14 days before your arrival; [OR]
  • Proof of a negative NHS COVID-19 Lateral Flow Device (LFD) taken within 48 hours of your arrival; [OR]
  • Proof of natural immunity based upon a positive PCR test taken within 180 days of the performance (including 10 days self-isolation following the result).

We will be using the NHS app for this NOT the NHS Covid-19 app you use for checking into venues, details of how to retrieve your Covid Pass are set out here.

If you are attending on multiple days, please remember you WILL need to take a second test if your first has expired. NHS COVID Passes generated from a negative Lateral Flow Test expire after 48 hours.

For example, if you take your test on Thursday evening you will need to retest on Saturday evening ready for your arrival on Sunday. Please remember that your test result can take up to 2 hours to appear in the Covid Status App so it is worth logging your test the night before you are due to arrive.


Full FAQ’s and our Covid Policy can be found here

Entering and Exiting the Festival

Please use the below gates to enter and exit the festival:

Penistone Road Entrance
Hillsborough Park
Penistone Road
S6 2AN


Middlewood Road Entrance
Hillsborough Park
Middlewood Road
S6 4HA

VIP Customers can enter through both entrances. With all the extra steps in place to get in the festival we expect there to be queues.

To avoid queues we recommend you arrive before the peak entry times below. Please remember that the first 250 people on site on Friday will be treated to an ice-cold can of Red Stripe (18+).

We expect that peak entry times will be from 15:00 – 17:00 each day. To avoid queues we recommend you arrive as early as possible.


All leadbookers were contacted by Gigantic on Friday 16th July entitled “IMPORTANT: Download Your Tramlines 2021 Tickets Now” and asked to submit the contact details for all people within their booking party. This is to ensure that every entry ticket has a name attributed to it. Please ensure you have fulfilled this requirement in order to download your entry tickets.

To speed up your entry we would love you to print your Ticket(s) and COVID Pass and have it ready for scanning by our staff. This will speed up your arrival.

We strongly advise you not to bring bags, if absolutely necessary ensure they are no larger than an A4 piece of paper. Please understand that bringing a bag will increase your queuing time.

Please note, Bag searches and Security are in operation for your safety. So please consider this and remember to be patient. The safety and security of our festival goers is our number one priority.

Please ensure you arrive well before the time of the act you wish to see.

When leaving the site please remember to listen to the instructions given by our security and stewards, they are there for your safety.

As we did last year, we will be staying open at least 30 minutes after the headliners finish allowing you time for a final drink at the bar. This means there is no rush to leave and you can avoid the queues leaving Tramlines.

There will be no tickets available on the door


Do not purchase tickets from any unofficial channel such as ticket touts operating outside the event their tickets will NOT be valid and you will be refused entry.

Site Map

Getting Here

Our friends at Travel South Yorkshire have written a handy guide here

  • On Foot – The best way to get to Tramlines is on foot. We strongly advise against driving as we are expecting congestion around Hillsborough Park.
  • Tram – Supertram will run Trams every 6 minutes from Sheffield City Centre to Hillsborough Park – it is then a 2-minute walk to the site. Please note Hillsborough Park Stop will be closed after the show, you will have priority access to the Leppings Lane stop from within the park after the headliners have finished.Download the Stagecoach Bus app for full timings and to buy your tickets before you travel! Visit for more travel information, and make sure you follow Supertram on Twitter for live service updates throughout the weekend @SCSupertram
  • Cycle – If you choose to cycle you can park your bike on site at our bike park accessible from the Penistone Road entrance, located near the duck pond!
  • Train – If you are arriving into Sheffield by train you can get to the festival site by taxi or bus ride. This will take approx 15 mins.
  • Bus – If you’re travelling by bus please alight at the Hillsborough Park bus stop
  • Taxi – if you need to use taxis we recommend our friends at City Taxi – download the City Taxi app here: or call 0114 239 3939. They will also have a presence inside the site to lend a hand.
  • Parking – There is no on-site parking at the festival and there is strictly no parking on the surrounding residential roads. If you decide to drive there are three ‘Official Tramlines Car Parks’ run by EST available to book below:

    Sheffield College Hillsborough Campus – 15 min walk
    Livesey Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S6 2ET
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    Marlcliffe Primary School – 20 min walk
    Marlcliffe Road, Sheffield S6 4AJ
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    Hillsborough Primary School – 5 min walk
    Parkside Road, Sheffield S6 2AA
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What to Bring

  • TICKETS – Please print your e-tickets to speed up the process on the gate.
  • COVID PASS – Please find details on how to download here, remember to download and print your pass.
  • CASH/CARD – Bars will be offering contactless card payments and there will be ATMs onsite.
  • ID – ID is not a condition of Entry. We operate a strict Challenge 25 policy at all bars. Passport, driver’s licence, Validate UK or Citizen Card are accepted. We will not accept photocopies. If you are below the age of 14 you will need to be supervised by an adult.
  • REUSABLE BOTTLE – Remember to keep hydrated. There are plenty of water points inside the festival. If you would like to refill your bottle please feel free to bring up to a 500ml empty bottle. Sealed 500ml water bottles are allowed.
  • SUITABLE CLOTHING – The weather is constantly changing. Please check the forecast and dress suitably for the weather

What NOT to Bring

  • BAGS – WE STRONGLY ADVISE YOU NOT TO BRING BAGS – If absolutely necessary ensure they are no larger than an A4 piece of paper. Please understand that bringing a bag will lead you to have increased queueing time. Expect to be searched
  • FOOD/DRINK – No food or drink is permitted to (With the exception of an empty 500ml bottle and baby food). There are bars and lots of food options including plenty for vegetarians, vegans and the likes.
  • CHAIRS – Seats and chairs of any kind are not permitted into the festival. There will be plenty of seating inside the venue should you wish to sit down during the day.
  • ALCOHOL – Please don’t bring any form of alcohol with you, any alcohol found will be confiscated at the gates. Drinking is not permitted in the queues.
  • DRUGS – As with anywhere else in the UK, it is illegal to buy, sell or take drugs at Tramlines. We work with our security teams and South Yorkshire Police to prevent drugs entering the event. All drugs are potentially dangerous; there are no harmless drugs. The only way to avoid risks is not to take drugs at all. This also goes for new psychoactive substances (formerly known as ‘legal highs’) as well. If at the point of search anyone is found to be in possession of drugs, legal highs, pyros or weapons, our policy is that you will be refused entry and may be arrested.Please don’t ruin your Tramlines experience before it gets started. Ahead of the festival we are encouraging everyone to read through the great advice shared by Festival Safe


The following items are not permitted to be taken into Tramlines and will be disposed of at the point of entry:

  • No fireworks, flares, smoke canisters, Chinese lanterns or any Pyro of any description
  • No professional video, still cameras or sound recording equipment.
  • No chairs, tables, windbreaks or gazebos
  • No controlled substances (including psychoactive substances).
  • No dogs r pets are permitted on site with the exception of assistance dogs.
  • No glass, no cans, no gas canisters, no disposable barbeques.
  • No explosives, firearms, large knives, blades or replica weapons of any sort.
  • No bikes, skateboards or scooters.
  • No megaphones, large amplification equipment, klaxons or air horns.
  • No large golf umbrellas, backpacks, stools, camping sticks, chairs, gazebos, parasols, sports equipment, flags, banners or other furniture.
  • No tents, backpacks / large bags (bigger than A4), hi-visibility tabards or similar

Tramlines 2021 operate a no re-entry policy. Ticket holders will not be permitted to re-enter the festival once you’ve left for the day.


We have a number of bars on site selling alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Tramlines operates a ‘Challenge 25’ policy. If you look under 25 please do not be offended if we ask you for proof of age when you buy alcohol. Please bring proof of ID to show you are over 18.

We accept the following forms of Identification:

  • UK Passport
  • Driver’s License or Provisional License

Plus the following cards (part of the PASS Scheme):

  • CitizenCard

Please enjoy alcohol responsibly. Do not buy alcohol for persons under the age of 18, if you do you risk being ejected from the festival. We accept contactless payments on all bars and merchandise vendors across the festival.

The Bars will be staying open around 30 minutes after the headliners finish allowing you time for a final drink.

Mobile Phones

Please protect your phones and belongings while at Tramlines. Please be advised that phone thieves are known to target large scale music events. Keep your phone in a safe place such as a front pocket. Avoid back pockets or handbags that are easy to enter.

Protect your phone by enabling a pin lock and write down all details including IMEI number and any tracker details (such as activating find my iphone).

Arrange a location to meet your friends if you do lose your phone. Please help us to keep yourselves and your property safe.


Official Tramlines merchandise will be available at the festival, this will be located in the Main Arena. There will also be limited Artist Merchandise on sale too.

Set Times


Want to plan your festival weekend at Tramlines Festival before you arrive? Now you can.

The official Tramlines Festival 2021 Mobile App is now available for download from the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store – it’s completely free! The app lets you access news and festival information, view the sitemap, explore the line-up and most usefully plan your time at the festival.



As well as the app, keep up to date with all Tramlines Festival Information on Twitter by following @TramlinesInfo
We will use this channel to get all the latest Safety Information, Stage Times and Updates – including Traffic updates.

You can also follow our updates on Facebook and Twitter.


Be considerate towards your fellow festival goers. Help each other to have a great time and feel comfortable by showing respect to the people around you.

Pace yourself and stay hydrated. Free water points are available across the site. Bring a refillable bottle, there are plenty of free water points available.

Look out for your friends. If you or they feel unwell, speak to a member of staff who can contact the medical team if required.

After a year of staying at home, it might feel strange to be surrounded by big crowds again. If you or a friend need to take some time out head on over to our Welfare team where there is a quiet Breakout Space to relax and take a breather.

Please respect our home at Hillsborough Park, pick up your litter and use the bins provided


We can’t wait to see you all at Hillsborough Park! We hope you enjoy yourselves! Here’s to the weekend..

Much Love
Tramlines HQ x