Tramlines returns to Sheffield this summer for another weekend packed with ‘Inner City Music’. This year Dizzie Rascal, Catfish and the Bottlemen, and Kelis headline the festival’s main stage at Ponderso Park, with Jurassic 5 also expected to make a headline worthy appearance earlier Sunday evening.
However, putting aside the bill toppers, Tramlines also boasts a vibrant and bustling line up of new and upcoming bands, spread across venues all over Sheffield. If you’ve not managed to grab a ticket, there’s even plenty of music on offer for free, that’s right, free music, from the so called fringe events. At these performances numerous artists and bands will be heard across a multitude of stages set in the city’s clubs, pubs and worn music venues. The likes of Black Honey, Glass Caves, The Japanese House, and Deap Valley are all set to appear over the weekend at venues that don’t require a ticket, so anyone can soak up the atmosphere.
You’re always going to be spoilt for choice at the festival, and this year certainly provides no exception. So, in case you’re arguing over the inevitable stage clashes, we’ve put together a list of bands that we feel you should totally tear up that list to go see.
Trash @ The Harley on Sunday 20:00 – 20:30
October Drift @ Crystal on Saturday 20:20 – 20:50 (FREE)
Allusondrugs @ The Frog and Parrot on Friday 20:50 – 21:20
Hinds @ The Main Stage on Sunday 16:00 -16:30
Sundara Karma @ The Leadmill on Saturday 22:15 – 22:55
Black Honey @ Crystal on Sunday 20:20 – 20:50 (FREE)
The Japanese House @ Bungalows & Bears on Sunday 20:00–22:55 (FREE)
Eliza and the Bear @ O2 Academy on Sunday 15:45 – 16:15
Gaz Coombes @ The Leadmill on Sunday 21:30 – 23:00
Deap Valley @ The University Arms on Saturday 21:00 – Late (FREE)
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