Tramlines 2017 line-up revealed

By Adele Forrest | 06/02/2017

Tramlines 2017 line-up revealed
The Libertines will headline Tramlines 2017

THE Libertines, All Saints and Toots and the Maytals have been revealed as the headline acts for Tramlines 2017 festival.


Joining them on the bill are Metronomy, The Coral, We Are Scientists, Twin Atlantic, Cabbage, Goat Girl, Hot 8 Brass Band, M.O, Omar Souleyman, Cate Le Bon, Nadia Rose, Akala and many more.


Sheffield’s inner-city music festival returns from Friday, July 21 to Sunday, July 23 and this year brings with it some big changes.


The ninth edition of Tramlines will be an exclusively outdoor event, spanning three of Sheffield’s parks. 


Tramlines festival director, Sarah Nulty, said: “After each festival, we turn to our audience to find out what they’d like to see at the next event. 
“The overwhelming feedback was that people wanted to see bigger acts on the Tramlines stages.


“By streamlining Tramlines to three outdoor stages, it’s meant we could deliver something really special. 


“Sheffield is often hailed as an outdoor city, and has a ton of public parks and a third of it sits within the glorious Peak District National Park. 


“It is the UK’s leading destination for people seeking outdoor adventure and we are excited to present an exclusively outdoor event for 2017.”


The Main Stage will remain in Ponderosa Park and promises to be a melting pot of sounds, with indie from The Libertines, reggae courtesy of Toots and the Maytals and R&B delivered by one of the biggest girl bands of the 90s, All Saints. 

All Saints


Rock fans are catered for with Glaswegian quartet Twin Atlantic, while fans of hip-hop, rap and grime can check out the melodic sounds of The Age of LUNA, rising star Nadia Rose and former Mobo winner Akala. 


Metronomy serve up electronica, girl group M.O bring the pop, Hot 8 Brass Band bring the sound of New Orleans to Sheffield with a set of infectious jazz and funk, while R&B, soul and reggae are provided by the legendary Don Letts.


The Devonshire Green stage will be graced by New York-based We Are Scientists, Mersey five-piece The Coral and hip-hop royalty The Pharcyde, who arrive in Sheffield 20 years after the release of the timeless Bizarre Ride II album.

 
Devonshire Green is also the place to discover emerging talent with performances from rising scuzz-rock band Cabbage, the dynamic Welsh outfit Estrons, alt-R&B from Bossy Love and indie band Fizzy Blood. 


Endcliffe Park will host the third outdoor area known as the Folk Forest, specialising in world music, alt-pop, folk, jazz and more. 


Highlight performances come from Syrian musician Omar Souleyman, alt-pop artist Cate Le Bon, progressive-pop trio Blaenavon, the experimental Yorkston Thorne Khan, Rough Trade signings Goat Girl and more.


Earlybird and first release tickets for Tramlines Festival 2017 sold out in record time, but second release weekend tickets are on sale at £38 plus booking fee. 


Tickets can be purchased from www.tramlines.org.uk



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