Plans revealed for city centre Tramlines fringePosted by: Paul Stimpson
The fringe is being funded and organised by Sheffield BID and Sheffield City Council
Sheffield city council and Sheffield BID have announced details for a free Tramlines fringe festival based in the city centre.
Areas of the city centre will be transformed into entertainment and music hubs, with Devonshire Green, Barker's Pool and Peace Gardens just some of the locations announced. A number of bars and music venues across the city are signing up to be part of the fringe, each organising their own line ups over the weekend of 20 - 22 July.
Councillor Mary Lea, cabinet member for culture, parks and leisure at Sheffield City Council, said: “We’ve developed a brilliant entertainment programme that continues the festival vibe across the city centre and offers something for everyone.
“The Fringe at Tramlines will perfectly showcase Sheffield’s vibrant city centre and fantastic local talent, from our buskers, circus performers, young musicians and local bands, to our craft ales, diverse street foods, and independent bars.
“And the Fringe programme is in perfect harmony with Tramlines in its new location. Festival goers can experience our buzzing city centre and locals without tickets can enjoy a great weekend of music, food and entertainment.”
Diane Jarvis, Sheffield BID manager, said: “Tens of thousands of revellers visit Sheffield during Tramlines weekend, and with the festival itself moving to Hillsborough Park, we want to maintain the festival feel in the city centre.
“Thanks to The Fringe at Tramlines Sheffield doesn’t lose that Tramlines atmosphere during the weekend. The city centre will be alive with music and entertainment for all to enjoy for free. The Fringe at Tramlines will give businesses the opportunity to capitalise on the thousands of music fans visiting Sheffield.”
Tramlines Festival director, Sarah Nulty, said: “We’re delighted to be working alongside Sheffield City Council in the development of The Fringe. The city centre is an important part of the weekend, and it’s great to see the full programme of events. With our move to Hillsborough Park we are now seeing a city wide festival experience.”