Tramlines Festival is dubbed as Sheffield’s biggest party and is all set to go ahead at Hillsborough Park on the 23rd – 25th July. Here’s everything you need to know about the festival.

After taking a break last year due to the pandemic, the festival was pleased to announce earlier this week that they will be going ahead this year as part of the third phase of the Government’s Events Research Programme.

This means the event can have its full capacity of 40,000 fans partying without masks and social distancing to acts that include headliners The StreetsRoyal BloodRichard Ashcroft, and 46 more music acts across many stages.

Those who have tickets to attend the sold-out event will have to provide proof of a negative Covid result from a lateral flow test or have had two vaccination doses 14 days before the festival. If they’d prefer not to attend this year, their tickets can be rolled over to 2022 at no extra charge.

The lineup for the event is diverse, with talent from UK hip-hop legends The Streets and Dizzee Rascal to more indie-focused acts like Jake Bugg and The Kooks, which is to be expected from a place so integral to the indie scene.

The Streets may well be one of the biggest draws to the festival headlining on the first night, Friday. Known for his unique voice and style of rap, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist Mike Skinner has brought us many addictive tunes from 2002 to the present day. Most recently, dropping his own “protest song” ‘Who’s Got the Bag (21st June)’ centered around the government handling of Covid. This is bound to be a festival set to remember!

The Kooks will be on before The Streets on Friday; they became well known when their debut album Inside In/Inside Out was released in 2006, selling millions of copies. They recently re-released said record as a 15th-anniversary deluxe edition. The Brighton rockers are sure to bring their perfect sound that inspired so many, and fans will be hoping to hear hits like ‘Naive.’ 

The Kooks are not the only Brighton rockers on the bill; Royal Blood will be headlining on the main stage on Saturday. The talented duo has made their own waves in the music scene known for their percussion-led music with great bass to boot. In fact, Mike Kerr uses various effects pedals and multiple amps to make his bass guitar sound like a standard electric guitar and bass at the same time. Their most recent record, Typhoon, was released in April 2021 and is perfect to dance the night away to and finish off a day of great music.

Another performance to watch out for is that of Blossoms, who made an impact on the scene in the 2010s. Recently they put on a stellar performance at Liverpool’s pilot event earlier in the year, which saw lucky fans able to enjoy live music for the first time in over a year. Tramlines Festival will be carrying on that joyous blessing of bringing great acts to an audience of live music starved fans.

There’s plenty of room for up and comers too, including The Lathums, Sundara Karma, and Lottery Winners, amongst others. Acts like these will benefit from the chance to grab the attention of a crowd who undoubtedly will be celebrating the return of the UK festival season. 

The Snuts are one such band known for their humble beginnings working hard on their music while still at school. As a result, they’ve got many fans and have worked their way up to the music scene’s forefront. This will be the foursome’s first time at the festival, but if the impact of their 2021 debut album WI is anything to go by, it’s bound to be an epic performance.

Although tickets are sold out, Tramlines Festival have revealed that there will be a chance to snap up a small number of tickets from fans now unable to attend. Saying on Twitter: “We’ll be holding an Official Resale in the coming weeks! Please keep an eye out for more info soon x”

This is definitely not one to miss, and the lucky attendees are in for a great three days hosted by the winner of the best metropolitan festival 2019. Let’s not forget that as well as music, there is a host of art, comedy, and performance, so there is something for everyone to keep you busy all day.

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