Summer is coming. It won’t be long until we can sit outside in beer gardens with our favourite tipple. And you know what else goes hand in hand with the summer? Festivals! Sheffield is blessed with one of the most interesting in the summer line up. In past years we have boasted hugely eclectic line-up, all set to our famous urban sky-line. Ponderosa Park is at the centre of it all again, heading up the list of venues all over the city from The Leadmill, The 02 Academy, to al fresco venues Devonshire Green and The Peace Gardens. But a warning to visitors coming in from outside the city. There are hills. Lots of them. But we wouldn’t change them for the world, and Tramlines as always will be getting us from one place to the next. How? Well the clue is in the name.
A few months back the first acts were announced for the 2016 event. Recent BRIT award winners Catfish & The Bottlemen where amongst the first wave of big names, joining reggae star Dawn Penn, hip-hop leading man Dizzee Rascal, Kelis, Gaz Coombes, Goldie, Jurassic Five, Field Music, and Sheffield’s finest The Crookes. But of course that was never going to be all. New acts continue to be announced.
The Tramlines team like a legend or two on their bill, and this year is no different. Joining the cast in the steel city this year will be Funk’s main man, George Clinton. Not enough yet? How about indie-popsters The Enemy, Basement, Little Comets, Crazy P Soundsystem, Mr Scruff and Telemen. And that’s not even mentioning all the fringe venues. There’s so much to discover in Sheffield this summer. But don’t take my word for it, head over to Tramline’s official website