Electronic artists added to Tramlines bill as some tickets sell out

TRAMLINES festival has announced a huge injection of electronic artists to its bill as evening and Sunday day time tickets sold out.

Organisers will also open up University of Sheffield’s club venues for two consecutive nights for the first time in the event's history in response to the huge demand in previous years for its club shows.

Leading the DJ talent on this latest announcement are Chicago house legend Derrick Carter, Groove Armada’s Tom Findlay and the genre-bending Zero 7 – all appearing at the university on Saturday night.

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The following evening revellers will be treated to a master class in turntablism from world champion scratch DJ Woody and Jurassic 5 co-founder Cut Chemist, who takes to the decks following the full group’s Main Stage live set.

For something a bit more lyrical, Ghetts, one of the UK’s most highly-acclaimed rap artists, will perform at the O2 Academy on Saturday night, joining the already-announced garage, grime and drum and bass lineup with My Nu Leng and Dread MC, DJ Hype, Machinedrum and Ragga Twins and Big Narstie.

Also added are grime favourite Footsie, Joe90 of the Bristolian dance music collective Futureboogie, The Reflex who breathes new life into soul and disco staples and industrial techno duo Giant Swan whose improv approach makes for a unique live show. 

Joining the line-up at The Night Kitchen is Huddle, famed for their parties around Sheffield with the likes of Crazy P and Medlar, both of whom are also playing Tramlines. Joining them is Chip Butty Records’ DJ Cryptic, no stranger to the top of Juno Download charts and Roots, helmed by the much-loved club promoter Akid.

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Another stand-out local act is the Hybrid Vigour collective – the electronic brainchild of Sheffield experimental band Blood Sport who have curated the line-up at the Millennium Galleries.

The festival will take over Sheffield July 22-24 covering three outdoor stages and 15 indoor venues.

Already announced headliners include Dizzee Rascal, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Jurassic 5, Kelis, George Clinton Parliament Funkadelic, The Dandy Warhols, The Mystery Jets, Gaz Coombes, Goldie, Craig Charles, Public Service Broadcasting, Field Music, Little Simz, The Enemy, Norman Jay MBE, Toddla T, Young Fathers and more.

For more information visit www.tramlines.org.uk.