TRAMLINES Festival has announced three new stages will be added to the event this year – and one of them is on wheels.
The Hallam Shuttle Bus, the Momentum Music Fund Tent and Into The Trees will all entertain music lovers in Sheffield from July 21-23.
The Hallam Shuttle is the refreshed version of the Busker’s Bus, which last took to the road in 2014 and is back after a new partnership with Sheffield Hallam University.
The bus will connect the main stage at Ponderosa Park on the outskirts of the city centre with the Folk Forest at Endcliffe Park and will run throughout Saturday and Sunday.
The bus will include one-off performances from bands and solo acts, programmed and managed by Sheffield Hallam students.
The bus will operate free of charge for anyone with a Tramlines wristband.
“We know from feedback that the Busker’s Bus has been missed and it’s a great opportunity for us to showcase more local talent and improve the festival experience,” said Sarah Nulty, festival director.
The Momentum Music Fund Tent will be located at Devonshire Green in the city centre and is run by PRS Foundation using public funds from Arts Council England.
The stage will feature artists who have been given grants to help their careers, including grime artist Champion, rapper Ms Banks and Mista Silva, a Ghanaian influenced singer songwriter.
Into The Trees is an intimate new area located at the main stage on Ponderosa Park featuring DJs for those who want to get their dancing shoes on during the daytime.
On Saturday is The Reflex, a disco re-fixer who can claim Noel Gallagher as a fan and is a favourite of BBC 6 Music DJ Craig Charles.
Also performing on Saturday is The Heatwave, a dancehall collective with a London twist on the traditional Jamaican sound and local support comes from Leroy.
Legend of the UK reggae scene, Don Letts will hold court on Sunday alongside multi-genre selectors Reasons to be Cheerful Soundsystem and Sheffield party starters, Thirsty Ear.
Also performing on Sunday is Alexander Nut, long time Rinse FM resident and boss of Eglo Records.
Tickets start at £49.50 visit www.tramlines.org.uk.