Tramlines will go ahead at full capacity

Tramlines will go ahead at full capacity

By Adele Forrest | 30/06/2021

Tramlines will go ahead at full capacity

TRAMLINES festival will go ahead at full capacity this year as part of the government’s events pilot programme.

The Streets, Royal Blood, Dizzee Rascal, The Kooks, Richard Ashcroft and The Reytons will take to the stage in Hillsborough Park along with many more acts.

New acts announced include Circa Waves, R.A.E, Billy Nomates, Saint Raymond, Otis Mensah, Sophie and The Giants, and Talk Show.

There’s also a brand new onsite pub, The Open Arms, the return of Speakers Corner and the comedy stage will see Joel Dommett headline. Unfortunately, music acts the DMAs, Biig Piig and Pale Waves have been forced to cancel due to travel restrictions.

Tramlines has joined the third phase of the government’s events research programme, allowing the sold-out festival to take place at full capacity between July 23 to 25. 

Tramlines’ participation in the programme means the festival can go ahead independently of national reopening dates and the audience will be able to enjoy the event without compulsory social distancing or masks.

At the entrance to the festival, ticket holders (except children under 11) will be asked for proof of either a negative Covid result from a lateral flow test taken within the previous 48 hours or two vaccination doses, with the second received at least 14 days before

Tramlines operations director, Timm Cleasby said: “We are absolutely delighted to be able to confirm that Tramlines 2021 is going ahead, having accepted the government’s invitation to join the events research programme. 

“This means we have a proven framework to follow, which at previous events has shown that festivals can be enjoyed at no more risk than other activities. Once inside, there will be no need for social distancing and no-one will have to wear a mask if they don’t want to.

“We would like to express our solidarity with those festivals which have not been able to go ahead this year and those which are still seeking clarity. It is very important to us that clear guidance is made available quickly to the entire event community so that as many festivals as possible can go ahead with confidence this summer.

"Huge ticket sales across the sector show how keen fans are to come to our events and we want to help reassure them that we can welcome them back safely.”

All ticket holders will be contacted by Tramlines’ event ticketing partner Gigantic via email by tomorrow (July 1) with further details. Ahead of the event, ticket holders will also be emailed to provide contact information for themselves and anyone they have bought tickets for.

Ticketholders who do not want to attend can roll their ticket over to Tramlines 2022 at no extra cost or receive a refund for the face value of their ticket.

For more information, including how to show proof of vaccination or a negative test, visit