Tramlines is go!

Posted by: Richard Abbey
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After teasing us last week, Tramlines has now confirmed that the festival will take place in Hillsborough Park between 23-25 July and has announced its first wave of acts.


Headliners have been revealed as The Streets, Royal Blood and Richard Ashcroft, plus over 40 more acts have been unveiled including The Kooks, DMA's, Pale Waves, Little Simz, The Pigeon Detectives, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Mahalia, Everything Everything, Jake Bugg, Blossoms, The Sherlocks, Dizzee Rascal, Tom Walker, The Fratellis, Sundara Karma and more.



With a large number of ticket buyers for the postponed 2020 event retaining their tickets, only a very limited number of Weekend tickets will be available, currently priced at £130 (+bf). Day tickets for Tramlines will be priced from £45 (+bf) and can be purchased alongside other ticket options The final batch of Weekend and Day tickets will be on sale on Friday 30th April at 12pm. Sign up for ticket alerts here: 

Tramlines 2021 takes place after the first ever sell out event in 2019 and an unplanned hiatus in 2020. Since humble beginnings in 2009 when Tramlines launched as a free, multi-venue, inner-city festival, Tramlines is now a firm fixture on the UK festival circuit receiving many accolades including the UK Festival Award for Best Metropolitan Festival in 2019 and 2011. In keeping with the last two events, Tramlines Festival 2021 takes place in one greenfield site, Hillsborough Park, just a few miles North West of Sheffield City Centre and will feature five stages of music, comedy, performance, art, and handpicked food and craft ales. 

The Friday night headliner on ‘Sarah Nulty’s Main Stage’ will be The Streets whose enigmatic frontman, Mike Skinner has performed exclusive DJ sets for Tramlines in the past but performs live for the first time providing a perfect start to the weekend's festivities. Brit Award winning rock duo, Royal Blood are the Saturday headliners, hot on the heels of their third LP, ‘Typhoons’ whilst former Verve frontman, Richard Ashcroft takes the prestigious Sunday night slot.

Tramlines Festival Operations Director, Timm Cleasby said, “The pandemic has hit us all very hard in a million different ways but the support that Sheffield has already shown us is incredibly humbling for us all. We’re super excited to bring you what I feel is one of our strongest line ups. The three main headliners have been on my list for a good while now and we’ve got some brilliant returning friends as well. All this said, we’re very serious about the public’s safety and take our responsibilities regarding COVID very seriously. We’re keeping a close eye on developments and will act accordingly should things change.”

This is just the first wave of talent set to perform at Tramlines 2021. Festival-goers should keep an eye out for further lineup announcements, plus further announcements from across the festival site including, comedy and cabaret entertainment, fabulous food and drink offerings and much much more. 

Tramlines Festival will be working closely with the local authorities and following all the latest government guidance. If for any reason the festival is not able to take place then in keeping with 2020, ticket buyers will have the option to retain their ticket for next year’s event  or receive a face value refund on their purchase prices. More information here.


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