Sheffield’s Tramlines Festival Announces Strong Line-up For 2020
Tramlines, Sheffield’s biggest city-based music festival has announced a stellar lineup for 2020.
Taking place at the 30,000 capacity Hillsborough Park from Friday 31st July to Sunday 2nd August, headliners have been revealed as Ian Brown, Catfish and the Bottlemen, and Madness. And over 25 more acts have been unveiled including Dizzee Rascal, La Roux, The Pigeon Detectives, and Sister Sledge.
While a limited number of weekend tickets are now available priced at £99.50 , Tramlines has for the first time released day tickets. They’re priced from £45 and can be purchased alongside other ticket options.
“Across five stages”
Following its first ever sell out in 2019, Tramlines has been one of the UK’s fastest growing festivals. And it scooped the UK Festival Award for Best Metropolitan last year.
It grew from humble beginnings in 2009 as a free, multi-venue, inner-city festival, to a single greenfield site that stages the biggest names in pop, rock and indie across five stages of music, comedy, performance, art, and handpicked food and craft ales.
Headliners for the 12th instalment of Tramlines on ‘Sarah Nulty’s Main Stage’ are Stone Roses frontman, Ian Brown (Friday), indie-rockers Catfish and the Bottlemen (Saturday) – a band who first appeared at Tramlines many moons ago as an upcoming band on one of its smallest
stages, and the UK’s favourite ska outfit, Madness (Sunday).
Tramlines Festival Operations Director, Timm Cleasby commented, “I’m proper excited for us to bring this line up to Sheffield. Big names for Sheffield’s biggest party. Gettin the F.E.A.R. with Ian Brown on Friday Night, right through to Sunday Madness, It Must Be Love. See you in the park.”
“Rock and indie favourites”
The 2020 lineup for Tramlines is packed with some of the UK’s all-time rock and indie favourites. Appearing are poster boys of the noughties indie wave scene, The Kooks, ‘Chelsea Dagger’ indie swingers The Fratellis. The platinum selling The Pigeon Detectives, and Twisted Wheel
who formed at the heart of Manchester’s indie rock scene and were regularly seen supporting the likes of Oasis and Tramlines headliner himself, Ian Brown.
Adding an international injection to the rock offering are, from Sydney down under, the DMA’s who’ll bring rock ballads aplenty.
Tramlines 2020 is also thrilled to announce that rebel pop star La Roux will appear as she gears up to release her third album ‘Supervision’ later this year. Swedish garage-punk kingpins, The Hives will also star amongst a melting pot of sounds including a return set to Tramlines from Grime MC, Dizzee Rascal, disco anthems from Sister Sledge, goth-pop from former BBC Introducing duo, Pale Waves, the Mercury Prize nominated all-girl outfit, The Big Moon, and the eclectic sounds of Easy Life who return with their mash up of hip hop, r’n’b and jazz that wowed crowds on the Leadmill Stage at Tramlines last year.
“A slew of talent”
As ever, Tramlines welcomes a slew of talent from across its home city and the Yorkshire regions. The ever popular four-piece, The Sherlocks join the bill. And ever-cherished singer and songwriter Lucy Spraggan will deliver her folk pop signature style as seen on album number five released in 2019, and on her recent quirky cover of The Proclaimers ‘500 Miles’. The heavy, fast-paced indie sounds of The Reytons, the loud punk sounds of The Blinders will be there. And Sheffield favourites the Everly Pregnant Brothers renowned for their amusing spoof numbers are on the list too.
Tramlines has been known for offering a platform to some of the best emerging talent around. And 2020 is no different. The ‘ones to watch’ include rising Scottish five-piece, The Snuts who’ll bring a catalogue of indie stompers. Reading quartet Sundara Karma, and The Magic Gang. And Fickle Friends who’ll deliver big melodies and progressive indie pop.
As well as weekend tickets costing £99.50 and day tickets costing £45 (Friday) and £50 (Saturday and Sunday), children’s ticket are also on sale. Passes for 5 – 12-year olds cost just £10 and £3 for those aged 4 and under. Re-affirming that Tramlines continues to offer some of the best value festival tickets around.