All change at the top as Tramlines Festival announces rejigged line-up

All change at the top as Tramlines Festival announces rejigged line-up

By Michael Upton | 27/04/2021

All change at the top as Tramlines Festival announces rejigged line-up

THE STREETS, Royal Blood and Richard Ashcroft have been unveiled as the bill-toppers for the long-awaited return of Tramlines.

The Sheffield summer festival went the way of many large events last summer in falling victim to the coronavirus pandemic, meaning many tickets for this year’s rescheduled weekender are already sold.

A limited number of spots are still available for the festival, which will also feature a smattering of South Yorkshire acts, with The Sherlocks, Lucy Spraggan, punk outfit The Blinders, The Reytons and Tramlines favourites the Everly Pregnant Brothers all signed up.

It is all change at the top, where Ian Brown, Catfish & the Bottlemen and Madness have been replaced by three new headliners.

Elsewhere, most of the line-up remains the same, although there have been some scheduling changes - rising stars DMAs, who were lined up for 2020, have retained their spot but move from Friday to Saturday night billing, while Dizzee Rascal moves from Sunday to Saturday, and Blossoms come into the Saturday night ensemble.

The three-day event at Hillsborough Park, running from July 23 to 25, will also feature comedy and cabaret entertainment, food and drink stalls and family activities.

Tickets are available at www.tramlines.org.uk from noon on Friday.

Festival organisers said they would be closely with the local authorities and following all the latest government guidance.

If for any reason the festival is not able to take place then in keeping with 2020, ticket buyers will have the option to retain their ticket for next year’s event or receive a face-value refund on their purchase prices.

Visit https://tramlines.org.uk/update-on-covid-19/ for more information.

Tramlines’ operations director, Timm Cleasby said, “We’re super excited to bring you what I feel is one of our strongest line ups. The three main headliners have been on my list for a good while now and we’ve got some brilliant returning friends as well.

“All this said, we’re very serious about the public’s safety and take our responsibilities regarding Covid very seriously.

“We’re keeping a close eye on developments and will act accordingly should things change.”


The full line-up is as follows:The Streets, Royal Blood, Richard Ashcroft, The Kooks, DMA's, Blossoms, Dizzee Rascal, Tom Walker, Pale Waves, The Pigeon Detectives, Little Simz, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Mahalia, Everything Everything, Jack Bugg, The Sherlocks, The Fratellis, Sundara Karma, Alfie Templemen, The Blinders, The Hara, The Lathums, Georgia, Lucy Spraggan, The Magic Gang, Vistas, Lauran Hibberd, Deco, Abbie Ozard, Everly Pregnant Brothers, The Big Moon, Holly Humberstone, The Snuts, Fickle Friends, The Reytons, Baby Queen, Biig Piig, Before Breakfast, Bloxx, Lottery Winners, Shelley Byron & The Poison Sheep.