News: Tramlines announce competition to name second stage

Tramlines Festival have a launched a competition to name their second stage at the new location of Hillsborough Park, here in Sheffield – the spiritual home of Backseat Mafia. This is the first time in the history of the festival that the public have been invited to name a stage, all entrants will also be entered into a prize draw to win 4 VIP Upgrades and £100 Bar tab to spend at the festival. We haven’t entered yet, but surely there’s mileage in the Jarvis Cocker stage. (the ayup Cocker stage perhaps) – lets have none of that stagey mcstageface nonsense shall we.
To enter, suggestions must be made on the comments section of this Facebook post.

The highly anticipated 10th edition of Tramlines Festival boasts the biggest, broadest and best line-up of musical talent yet for the new location on Hillsborough Park from Friday 20th Sunday 22nd July 2018. Household names from the worlds of indie, rock and roll, garage, rap, pop and hip hop will be joined by emerging talent from the local area and across the UK. Headliners, Stereophonics, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds and Craig David’s TS5, are joined by Clean Bandit, Blossoms, De La Soul, Milburn, Jake Bugg, Shed Seven, Everything Everything, Reverend And The Makers, Stefflon Don, The Sherlocks, Mystery Jets, Rat Boy and many more.

Tramlines’ new home – licenced for up to 40,000 people – is the massive Hillsborough Park, located a short drive or tram ride from the city centre. The additional space gained from the new site at Hillsborough allows for extra entertainment that makes it as all-encompassing as any traditional, greenfield festival. The new site will include four stages with one hosted by iconic local venue the Leadmill and curated on the Sunday by The ReverendJon McClure, an all new Library Stage offering contemporary live performances from a variety of emerging talent, and a bigger than ever Into The Trees area with a wealth of kids and family friendly entertainment throughout the day and a plethora of party DJs by evening.

Remaining true to its initial vision of being as musically diverse as possible, the 10th Tramlines does so once more by mixing emerging heroes with internationally celebrated acts from a wide range of genres. Friday’s headliners, Stereophonics, with a reputation as one of the best live bands from Great Britain are still riding high off the success of their latest album, Scream Above the Sounds. Current single Taken A Tumble finds the band in fine form and guaranteed to be a highlight of the festival.

Saturday is headlined by ex-Oasis man Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, a band who continue to fly the flag for British rock and roll around the world with smart songwriting and huge hooks. Sunday, meanwhile, sees the ever-popular Craig David’s TS5 headline. Akin to a live dubplate clash complete with Craig David on the decks as well as the Master Of Ceremonies with his speed-rapping skills, it’s a performance not to be missed.

Tickets for this year’s event are moving quicker than ever as this remains one of the best value festivals in the country, currently the sixth tier tickets are on sale priced at £79+ booking fee. For more info including full line-up and ticket links, please see the website

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