Diverting from the typical groggy setup of a traditional festival with mud ridden showers and waterlogged tents, Tramlines Festival are in favour of something more suited for one and all, by providing their ‘all inclusive’ line up that captures those of all ages and backgrounds to be involved.

The 2nd year of the festival post covid has enabled them to curate the biggest line up the North has seen this year, and their ability to capture both new rising stars and old cult legends across their 5 stages is completely reflective of their aim of inclusivity, proving they always have their audiences in mind. Whether you are there to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Manchester Legends James at the infamous ‘Sarah McNulty Stage’ on Friday evening, or to perhaps experience what the rising TikTok star that is Sam Ryder has to offer down by ‘T’Other Stage’ on Saturday afternoon, or maybe even to enjoy the local Paces School band early on Sunday down at ‘The Open Arms’ with the family, there is truly something for everybody.

We have been spoilt this year with such a wide expanse of artists across the festival, including major headliner Sam Fender, Ska Legends Madness and the long anticipated return of the Serge-led Kasabian. Accompanying them at the top of the bill we have The Vaccines, Macunian veterans James and The Wombats. As we head further down the line up we can expect to find rising stars such as Bad Boy Chiller Crew, Alfie Templeman, Yard Act, Lottery Winners and TikTok star Sam Ryder. Cleverly coinciding with this, we also can see huge staple indie names such as Shed Seven and The Coral; listed as special guests of the Festival. We can also expect the return of local legends and artists Reverend and the Makers and Sheafs re-joining the line-up for their fourth and third times respectively. Fan favourites such as Declan McKenna, Sports Team, Becky Hill, Scouting for Girls and Sigrid also join the bill for this extensive line up. 

Tramlines returns this year 22-24 July in Hillsborough Park in Sheffield with 5 stages, and with it being the “Best Metropolitan Festival” (UK Festival Awards 2019) it is certainly not one to be missed. This is a no camping festival, however you can find information for nearby accommodation along with everything else you will need to prepare for the 3 day excursion available on their website and app.

Written by Joe Mcrae

Image by C Faruolo