Tramlines Festival: First Wave

Indie | Monday 1st February 2016 | Christina

Tramlines, Sheffield’s award-winning inner-city music festival, has announced the first wave of artists for its 2016 event, which will take place across multiple venues and outdoor stages in the city’s centre from Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th July.

Renowned for its eclectic lineup, festival organisers have again delivered a genre-spanning spread of names, with confirmations including headliner Dizzee Rascal, as well as the likes of Young Fathers, Dawn Penn, Goldie MBE, Toddla T, Norman Jay MBE, Amy Becker, Mumdance, Field Music, Hinds, Gwenno, C Duncan, Randall and many more. Now in its eighth year, Tramlines remains one of the most diverse music festivals around, bringing a unique selection of international and UK talent to Sheffield. 

After scooping awards for ‘Best Medium-Sized Festival’ and ‘Best City Festival’ at the Festival Baby Awards, and being shortlisted for ‘Best Metropolitan Festival’ at the UK Festival Awards, 2016 looks set to be the biggest and best Tramlines ever, with the first announcement of hugely talented artists delivering a statement of intent. 

Tickets for Tramlines are now on sale and, as ever, they remain seriously good value. A full weekend ticket (covering all stages from day until night) comes in at the bargain price of just £42 +bf. 2016 also sees the introduction of Day and Night tickets, making it easier for festival-goers to catch their favourite bands.

For all the latest info and tickets, head to the Tramlines website