Tramlines Festival announces debut comedy line-up and more music

By Adele Forrest | 17/04/2018

Tramlines Festival announces debut comedy line-up and more music
Dana Alexander

THE line-up for the first comedy stage at this year’s Tramlines Festival and more musical acts have been announced.

This year’s festival takes place across one location at Hillsborough Park from Friday, July 20 to Sunday, July 22. 

Belly laughs will be induced when TV and touring comedians take to the Leadmill Stage with performances from Henning Wehn, John Shuttleworth, Bethany Black, Tom Stade, Tom Wrigglesworth, Jarred Christmas, Dana Alexander (pictured), Daisy Earl, Tanyalee Davis and more.

Already announced musical headliners include Stereophonics, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Craig David’s TS5, Clean Bandit, Blossoms and De La Soul.

For the first time in its ten year history the festival has now curated a comedy stage which will feature much-loved comic Henning Wehn, Sheffield’s own fictional singer-songwriter John Shuttleworth, ‘Britain’s only goth, lesbian, transsexual comedian’ Bethany Black, Canadian and Mock the Week star Tom Stade, and Edinburgh Comedy Award winner Tom Wrigglesworth. 

More rib ticklers come from Jarred Christmas, Dana Alexander, Daisy Earl for those seeking an alternative form of entertainment. 

Chief amongst the latest musical additions is Tokio Myers – a London musician and pianist and winner of Britain’s Got Talent 2017 who released his debut album to great acclaim at the end of last year. 

Plus rising singing sensation Tom Grennan will headline the Leadmill Stage on Sunday as part of ‘The Reverend Jon McClure presents’ line-up, as well as ukulele band Everly Pregnant Brothers.

Further highlights include singer Rae Morris, indie-pop stars Teleman, high octane live duo Honeyblood, international psych explorers Flamingods, and hotly tipped local band King No-One.

Full weekend tickets now start from £79 and are available from www.tramlines.org.uk