Here’s what’s new for Tramlines festival 2018

By Adele Forrest | 30/01/2018

Here’s what’s new for Tramlines festival 2018

A COMEDY stage, pop-up cinema, family area and a stage curated by Reverend and The Makers front man Jon McClure are just some of the new Tramlines additions.

The Sheffield inner-city music festival announced its plans today for its tenth anniversary celebrations.

The festival will take over Hillsborough Park from Friday, July 20 to Sunday, July 22.

The move to a bigger space means the festival will be held on one site with a capacity to hold 40,000 people.

There will be four stages and headliners will be announced in the coming weeks.

New for this year is a stage curated by Sheffield club, the Leadmill, and Reverend and The Makers singer, Jon McClure. 

The Leadmill will programme an alternative, heritage music offering on Saturday evening, while the Reverend’s Sunday Service takes over the following evening. 

By day, the stage will be taken over by the country’s leading comedy talent.

Also new for 2018 is the Library Stage which promises to have “an overarching leftfield vibe” with contemporary live performances from emerging talent.

The Into The Trees DJ area returns for a second year, plus a new pop-up cinema and family and kids’ area.

Tramlines festival director, Sarah Nulty, said: “We really wanted to do something different for the tenth anniversary and moving to a bigger park means we can include lots of extra interesting elements and deliver more than just music – although saying that, we’re going bigger than we ever have before with the line-up. 

“It will be a more traditional greenfield format but still within the city. 

“We’re staying on the tram lines so that we can remain connected with the city centre – our new site is 13 minutes from the city centre and only five minutes away from last year’s main stage. 

“We’re really proud of what we’re delivering for the tenth year and can’t wait to unveil it completely.”

Tickets start from £35 for more information visit www.tramlines.org.uk.