Tramlines Festival announce 12 new actsPosted by: Katerina Vyurkova
Hands off Gretel
Emerging and local talent goes under the spotlight as new acts are selected through ‘the Apply To Play’ process and by BBC Introducing at BBC Radio Sheffield
Tramlines Festival has announced dozens of new additions to its 2019 line-up, comprising of some of the most promising breaking talent around. Additions include Before Breakfast, Exiled, Fauves, Graces, Guest Singer, Hands off Gretel, LIO, Matic Mouth, Matthew J Hall, Oh Papa, Perfectparachutepicture and Speed for Lovers.
From thousands of entries via the festival’s ‘Apply to Play’ scheme, six acts were selected by a panel that included Jon McClure (Reverend and The Makers), BBC Radio Sheffield, Clash Magazine, the Leadmill and Tramlines’ organisers.
A further six were chosen by BBC Introducing as part of a wider relationship with BBC Radio Sheffield, which will include multiple live broadcasts on various shows over the festival weekend from an exclusive backstage performance area.
Timm Cleasby, Tramlines, Head of Operations, said: “We were blown away by the amount of applications to play Tramlines 2019. The selection process is always a great journey of discovery.
“Listening to so many brilliant acts gave us some really tough decisions to make and whittling it down to the shortlist for the judging panel was both a pleasure and incredibly hard as there were so many great acts to choose from.”
Katrina Bunker, Editor of BBC Radio Sheffield, said: “Tramlines has grown into such a huge festival for South Yorkshire and we’re thrilled that BBC Radio Sheffield is going to be so involved this year.
“We’ll also have special programmes from the festival on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with the chance for festival goers to come along and get involved. It’s really exciting to play a part in celebrating such a big weekend for our area.”
BBC Radio Sheffield is set to support some of the local acts that will be performing at The Library Stage over the weekend. These include the powerful vocals of all female group Before Breakfast, who will be joined by a Sheffield-based rapper and Tramlines veteran Matic Mouth.
A very limited number of day tickets can now be purchased from £40 + booking feef. An extremely limited quantity of final tier weekend tickets priced at £85 + booking fee are still available for purchase. The option remains to split this cost over 2 months using the payment plan.
VIP upgrade tickets are available for an additional £50 granting access to the private VIP area situated right next to the main stage with private bars, food stalls and toilets. Under 12s go for free.
For full ticketing info including monthly payment plans, visit Tramlines’ website.