Tramlines is a diverse festival held across the British city of Sheffield, welcoming artists from the worlds of rock, indie, electronic, hip-hop and urban.
Live music, theatre and workshops will turn the city's streets, venues, bars and warehouses into a weekend carnival, that last year featured Wu-Tang Clan, Basement Jaxx and The Charlatans. They topped a bill that brought to life the infamous Leadmill, the cathedral, and the lush grassland of The Ponderosa, before the bars and warehouses took over till the early morning.
Without central management, Tramlines is instead organised by a selection of local promoters, organisations and venues, creating a more diverse and varied festival, which led to it being named Best Metropolitan Festival at the prestigious Festival Awards in 2011.
Suede: Night Thoughts + Q&A (18:15)
Iggy Pop – Live in Basel (20:15)
Chip Butty Records Takeover feat. Dr Cryptic, Skillz, Sket-87 & Little Mesters (00:00-06:00)
Song of Lahore (14:00)
NG83: When We Were B Boys (16:00)
Purple Rain (18:00)
Where You're Meant To Be + Q&A (20:30)
Lee Scratch Perry's Vision of Paradise (13:30)
A Poem is a Naked Person (15:50)
Sing Me The Songs That Say I Love You (18:00)
Bayou Maharajah (20:30)
Sheffield is a Northern city with a rich industrial history, gaining international recognition for its steel production during the 19th century, and later coal mining.
A third of the city sits within the Peak District National Park and 61% of the whole city is green space, giving it the highest tree to person ratio in Europe.
BY PLANE: Doncaster Robin Hood Airport is the closest main airport to Sheffield and is around an hours train journey or a half hour taxi ride. Simply take a bus to Doncaster Train Station before boarding a service onto Sheffield.
BY TRAIN: Sheffield has good rail links with the rest of the UK, including major cities such as London, Birmingham and Manchester, with many services running direct.
BY COACH: Similarly, National Express and Megabus operate services to and from Sheffield to most parts of the UK.
Those under 12 do not need a ticket to gain entry to the main festival, however, those under 14 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. That said, some of the venues are 18+, so do check before you attempt to ente
Yes, you will receive a physical ticket by post. We dispatch physical tickets in batches and email you as soon as they have been posted. If tickets are showing as 'Your ticket will be posted to you' on your account, then they are not yet ready.
Thursday 21 July: 16:00–21:00
Friday 22 July: 12:00–23:00
Saturday 23 July: 11:00–23:00
Sunday 24 July: 12:00–17:00
Friday 22 July: 16:00–21:30
Saturday 23 July: 11:00–21:30
Sunday 24 July: 12:00–20:00
Saturday 23 July: 11:30–19:00
Sunday 24 July: 11:30–19:00
Yes, there will be free drinking water available at the main stage.