Tramlines 2022 the biggest festival event in Sheffield and the highlight of the local music calendar.
A local lad myself I was born and raised in Hillsborough and spent a lot of my youth in Hillsborough Park so it holds a special place in my heart. The closest we ever got to this size event in the park was the ‘Sheffield Show’ and I have fond memories of seeing my Dads band play the Radio One stage!
Well all that was back in the day, so onto the present day and my tips for your ‘ones to watch’
Over on the the Leadmill stage at 1.30pm its Frankie Beetlestone with his band. Frankie lives at Grenoside in Sheffield and the band all live locally, this promises to be a great start to your weekend with an expected huge crowd. Frankie supported Tom Grennan recently on his UK tour and is playing festivals and gigs all over the UK. Go and see him, you will not be disappointed, but..be early.
Declan McKenna on the Main Stage at 5.15pm is definitely worth a punt, Declan is hugely popular and his catchy songs and stage image are sure to go down well with the Tramlines crowd.
Sam Fender headlining the Main stage, a successful slot at Glastonbury proving that Sam is on fire at the moment. This is set to be one to remember, a real treat for the Sheffield crowd I’m certain.
Main Stage at 1.30pm are Sheffield’s Everly Pregnant Brothers sure fire crowd pleasers, with a huge following, get your singing hats on..Mi CHIP PAN’s ON FIRE!
3pm on T’Other Stage see’s another Sheffield band Sheafs making a welcome return to the festival. Frontman Lawrence Feenstra has amazing stage presence and you really can’t take your eyes off him. A great live band certain to wake up any crowd!
Inhaler on the Main Stage at 3.45pm, With Bono’s (U2) son Elijah Hewson on vocals. Hailing from Dublin this high energy rock band won’t disappoint.
Sing it Back at the Open Arms 7.30pm is great fun, audience participation is the name of the game, best described as one huge Karaoke party, get your singing voices ready!
Luxury Goods opening up on theMain Stage at 12.45pm, another Sheffield based band. I caught them at the Leadmill recently and I’m really pleased that they have been recognised with this festival slot. Well deserved, get down early and check them out if you can.
Yet another local band Bedroom High Club hit the T’Other Stage at 3.45pm, making huge waves on the local scene, these are another one for your list. Expect a big crowd and a great set.
Sheffields own legends Reverend and the Makers at 4.30pm is sure to be another huge moment. John Rev and his band will no doubt put on a great show. Get down to the front for this one if you can for the ultimate crowd atmosphere (health warning you will need to be brave enough and fit enough!) Interestingly John cited another one of my tips Frankie Beetlestone as the one to watch in a recent interview.
Barrioke at 5.30pm with the coolest man on TV Shaun Williams (Eastenders etc) bringing you his own unique take on the classics. This slot is sure to be one huge party, get down early..
Madness Headlining the Main Stage will no doubt be a fantastic end to the Festival, lots of sing along classics from the Nutty Boys, what’s not to like?
I could point out many more acts to be honest, the line up this year is fantastic with Kasabian headlining on Saturday, the three headline acts are worth the ticket price alone.
The Sheffield based talent on offer is also worth pointing out, proving once again that the local music scene is very much alive, and thriving.
Special note to check out the Library Stage at some point during the weekend, full of new and emerging grass routes talent, there is sure to be some stand out acts. At the end of the day this is where all of the big headline names started and possibly where the next ones are coming from.
I for one cannot wait for Tramlines to start, if previous years are anything to go by you can expect to experience one of the best festivals in the UK.