Sheffield’s favourite music festival is back with a bang

Sheffield’s biggest music festival is back. After an amazing turn out last year which saw 155,000 people descend onto the streets of Sheffield, Tramlines is back and is set to be bigger than ever.

We are Scientists, Toddla T, Roots Manuva and Miss Dynamite have been announced as headliners for the weekend and are sure to give Sheffield something to shout about.

With over 70 venues supporting 100’s of live acts over three days, its no wonder Tramlines grabbed the 2011 award for ‘Best UK Metropolitan Festival of the year’ and to top it all off it’s FREE.

There are no tickets available and the festival runs a first come first serve policy. In other words, there is no guarantee you will see your favourite band, so get there early.

In order to beat the queues and get a heads up on potential other hot spots check out #TramlinesTraffic on Twitter. The service will be running all weekend and will save you wasted journeys to venues that are too busy to let any more people in.

If you don’t get to see your first choice then don’t panic, just take a wonder round Sheffield and you’ll be sure to find live music.

There are stacks of events covering an array of different genres, from Punk Rock to Hip Hop and Dubstep, there is something for everyone.

Tramlines is all about bringing people together and creating a sense of community, making it one of the most family friendly festivals around.

The outside arenas welcome kids of all ages and there will be a variety of food stalls to cater every appetite. Evening events at licensed bars however, will be over 18’s only and have a strict policy on bringing in your own alcohol and food.

Free transport is provided on the night, so why not travel the city in style being serenaded by some of the festivals hottest bands on the infamous busker’s bus.

With some of the best live music, make sure you don’t miss out on what is sure to be one of the highlights of the summer. For the full line up and all your news and updates follow tramlines at


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