- Words Solly Warner
Sheffield’s biggest city-based music festival has announced the line-up for its 2021 event.
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. 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.
Taking place from the 23rd to 25th July, 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.
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. This is just the first wave of talent set to perform at Tramlines 2021. Festivalgoers should keep an eye out for further line-up announcements, plus further announcements from across the festival site including, comedy and cabaret entertainment, food and drink offerings, and much more.
With many ticket buyers for the postponed 2020 event retaining their tickets, only a very limited number of Weekend tickets will be available. Tickets can be purchased alongside other ticket options from www.tramlines.org.uk.