Tramlines, Sheffield’s largest party, is back for 2024 with an impressive lineup and its biggest initial announcement yet. It features three headline acts on the main stage along with over 50 other performers across five stages. The event will take place from Friday, July 26th to Sunday, July 28th in Hillsborough Park, offering three thrilling days filled with music, comedy, and performances.
Paolo Nutini, Jamie T, and Snow Patrol are set to headline the 16th edition of Tramlines on The Sarah Nulty Main Stage. It will be their first time performing at the event with a capacity of 40,000. Other notable acts include Bombay Bicycle Club, who recently announced their new Fantasies EP, chart-topper Tom Grennan, and Sheffield legends, The Human League, who will be making their highly anticipated home turf appearance with their first UK show of the year.
The second stage, officially called T’Other Stage and named by a competition winner in 2018, features impressive headliners. On Friday, it’s the renowned Britpop band from the 90s, The Charlatans. Saturday brings the Brit-Award winning artist Holly Humberstone, while on Sunday, we have Yard Act, who have been teasing exciting new singles from their upcoming album, The Overload, which has also earned them a Mercury nomination.
Don’t miss out on a diverse range of performances at the festival, including drum ‘n’ bass, spoken word, and more. Featured acts include Annie Mac, Maximo Park, The Snuts, Example, Anthony Szmierek, Soft Play (formerly known as Slaves), PEACE, The Magic Gang, The Mysterines, 86TVs (a spin-off band from The Maccabees), Will J Healey (BBC 6 Music 2023 Album Of The Year nominee), and special guests The View, who recently made a comeback after a long hiatus.
Even with a star-studded and promising 2024 lineup, Tramlines successfully kept it a secret until mischievous mini bottles of Sheffield’s famous Henderson’s Relish appeared in mailboxes throughout the UK. Each bottle unveiled the name of an artist, as delightful as the relish itself, further fueling the anticipation surrounding this year’s lineup unveiling.
Tramlines, Sheffield’s premier festival, goes beyond established and headline acts. It showcases a vibrant array of emerging local talent. This dedication earned Tramlines the esteemed title of ‘Best Festival For Emerging Talent’ at the 2023 UK Festival Awards. Among the rising stars to catch at Tramlines is Dylan John Thomas, a former busker preparing to release his debut album. He has already sold out Glasgow’s Barrowland Ballroom three times in 2023. Dublin’s garage punk trailblazers, Sprints, will make their Tramlines debut after their first album soared into the top 20 national albums chart. Also gracing the festival stage for the first time is Flowerovlove, a bedroom pop prodigy and Radio 1 playlist favorite. Lastly, Otis Mensah, Sheffield’s inaugural Poet Laureate and hip hop artist, promises an enthralling performance with insightful lyrics and stylish grooves.
The 2024 Tramlines lineup will feature notable artists such as MC and producer Coco, known for collaborations with AJ Tracey, Conducta, and Nadia Rose. Additionally, the Leadmill Studio Orchestra, a recent project funded by the Tramlines Trust in 2023, will bring together classical music with various genres like hip hop, RnB, and garage, showcasing the talents of Sheffield’s finest young performers. Finally, the Everly Pregnant Brothers, known for their hilarious and entertaining performances, will also be part of the lineup, completing the diverse offerings of Tramlines.
Timm Cleasby, Operations Director of Tramlines Festival, expressed his joy in unveiling the initial lineup for Tramlines 2024. He highlighted the inclusion of remarkable bands such as Paolo Nutini, Jamie T, and Snow Patrol as a testament to Tramlines’ reputation and the dedicated efforts of their booking team. Additionally, he mentioned the participation of esteemed Sheffield artists like The Human League, Everly Pregnant Bros, Coco, and Otis Mensah, with more to be announced soon.
We sincerely appreciate the support of Sheffield’s residents in light of the difficulties faced in 2023. The incredible spirit of Sheffield was truly inspiring during the event weekend, and we are amazed by the overwhelming response to our ticket presale, which begins on Thursday, January 25th at 12pm. We are delighted to announce a new 5-year agreement with Sheffield City Council, ensuring the festival’s future. Collaborating closely with SCC, we are dedicated to enhancing Hillsborough Park to maintain its status as a fantastic public space year-round.
Stay vigilant for the upcoming launch of the 2024 Tramlines Trust grants later this year. It was truly gratifying to contribute over £50k to projects in Hillsborough, Sheffield, and South Yorkshire in 2023. The ingenuity our region demonstrates in addressing societal challenges never ceases to amaze me, and I eagerly anticipate reviewing the applications for 2024.
The 24 hour ticket Presale will go live on Thursday 25th January at 12pm. A limited number of Weekend tickets will be available from £130 + booking fees. Day tickets will also be available from only £45 + booking fees. Festival goers are advised to sign up for the Presale as this will be the best opportunity to secure a Tramlines 2024 ticket, with over 20,000 sign ups so far, demand is already huge. Final remaining tickets will be available in the General Sale on Friday 26th January at 12pm. Sign up to the Presale here.
Tramlines 2024 promises exciting additions, such as top standup comedians, a vibrant pub called The Open Arms, a family-friendly area with unique activities, an improved selection of independent food traders, artisanal craft beer and ale, vintage clothing shops, and captivating roaming entertainment. These features combine to make Tramlines one of the most affordable and enjoyable three-day festivals in the country!
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