Tramlines shortlisted for two major UK festival awardsPosted by: Ashley Birch
Photo credit: Giles Smith
The Hillsborough Park festival is up against the likes of Glastonbury and Download in this year’s Best Major Festival category
The 2019 UK Festival Awards shortlist has been revealed and Tramlines Festival is once again in the running for two awards, including a surprise nomination in this year’s Best Major Festival category.
The Sheffield music festival in Hillsborough Park has once again been nominated in the Best Metropolitan Festival category, but, following another bumper year, Tramlines has also moved into the big leagues as they go up against giants of the festival world to be crowned the UK’s Best Major festival.
Tramlines will battle it out against Glastonbury, Download, Isle of Wight, Latitude and Wireless Festivals at the ceremony which takes place on 5 December 2019, at the Troxy in London. They also go up against All Points East, Cleethorpes Gathering, TRNSMT, When In Manchester Festival and Whitby Goth Weekend in the Best Metropolitan Festival category.
Tramlines Operation Director Timm Cleasby said: “It’s amazing for Tramlines to be shortlisted for two awards against such massive names from across the festival world. This recognition is a real testament to everyone who works on the festival and puts in such a massive effort to deliver a brilliant show and to our attendees, without whom, none of this would be possible. I do hope we’re successful in winning, beating a massive festival like Glasto would be incredible!”
A previous winner of the UK Festival Award for Best Metropolitan Festival in 2011, Tramlines has grown in size and stature ever since. The eleventh edition saw Tramlines cement its move from a multi-venue format that spanned three of Sheffield’s best parks, to a single green-field site on Hillsborough Park where a record number of tickets were sold (over 30,000).
Over half of next year’s festival tickets have reportedly sold out and Tier 4 tickets priced at £79.50 have now sold out, with Tier 5 set to go on sale soon.
Photo credit: Giles Smith
At last year’s UK Festival Awards late Tramlines Director Sarah Nulty was awarded a posthumous Outstanding Contribution award and the festival was ultimately unsuccessful in the Best Medium Sized Festival and Best Metropolitan Festival categories. Can Tramlines go one better this year and scoop the big one?
Find out who takes home the gongs after the ceremony on 6 December by following the UK Festival Awards on Facebook.