Tramlines 2020 postponedPosted by: Claudia Downs
Photo by Oliver Young
The popular festival at Hillsborough park has been delayed until next year due to COVID-19.
Tramlines, which saw approximately 30,000 people descend on Hillsborough park in July 2019, sold out over half its tickets for 2020 in less than a day. It also won the award for Best Metropolitan Festival at the UK Festival awards for its 2019 edition.
The 2020 festival was set to include performances from Ian Brown of The Stone Roses, Madness, Catfish and The Bottlemen, DMA’s, and more. Now, ‘Sheffield’s biggest party’ has sadly been forced to postpone, due to government restrictions in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. It follows in the footsteps of other cancelled/postponed festivals, such as Glastonbury, Download and Isle of Wight Festival.
“We are truly sorry and heartbroken to announce that Tramlines festival will not be able to take place this year,” say the organisers. “We want to share a heartfelt thank you from the whole team for your patience and messages of support while we work through this difficult situation, it really does mean the world to us. We'd also like to take this opportunity to offer our thanks for the continued dedication and hard work of all NHS teams, key workers, and volunteers in trying to combat this horrible pandemic."
Tramlines will now take place on the 23rd-25th July 2021.
The festival organisers have confirmed that tickets and upgrades for this year's festival will automatically be rolled over to 2021. If you'd like to attend next year's festival, no further action is required.
If you are not able to attend in 2021, you'll be able to claim a refund on your tickets and upgrades. "We're working closely with ticketing partners," say the organisers, "and they will be in touch with instructions on next steps within 7 days."
"We would like to thank everyone for continuing to support Tramlines and want to assure you we're now putting everything into planning the best festival ever," they say. "Tramlines would be nothing without you and we can't wait to see you in July 2021. For now, keep safe, keep healthy, and look after each other."