Tramlines Festival's director Sarah Nulty has died aged 36 after a brief illness, the festival has confirmed in a statement.
Following the announcement, tributes for Miss Nulty have begun flooding in, with the festival calling her its "Wonder Woman", while local John McClure and frontman of band Reverend & The Makers tweeted: "She was awesome and we were honoured to have worked with her on this year’s festival. Sheffield has lost a good’un. Sending love and best wishes to her family and friends."
We’re all very sad 2hear about the death of Sarah Nulty who ran @tramlines successfully for nearly a decade— Reverend&TheMakers (@Reverend_Makers) July 2, 2018
She was awesome and we were honoured to have worked with her on this years festival
Sheffield has lost a good un. Sending love and best wishes to her family n friends
Tramlines was launched in 2009 with the help of Miss Nulty, and she was appointed director in 2013. Organisers have called her "the life and soul of Tramlines."
In a statement, they said: "Tramlines would not exist as the festival we all know and love today without her hard graft, passion, and generosity, and for that we are eternally thankful.
"Sarah was our friend, our mentor, our go-to person in time of crisis – nothing would phase her. She was kind and feisty and had such an infectious laugh. At Tramlines, she’d stay out all night at the after parties and then be on litter picking duties on site by 8am – her energy was unfathomable. For all this and so much more, we deeply and sorely miss her."
Miss Nulty came to Sheffield in 1999 as a student and immediately threw herself into its music scene, working at nightclubs and going onto manage a number of venues and live events in the city.
The festival will celebrate its 10th anniversary this July with performances from Stereophonics, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Clean Bandit and Craig David's TS5.
A spokesman for Tramlines added: "We would like to celebrate Sarah’s huge talent and the profound impact that she has had on the lives of so many people over the years."