Tramlines: 25th-27th July 2014

Whoo whooo we’re getting ready to board the Tramlines track for the sixth year in a row. Bigger and better, the festival is set to shake Sheffield’s foundations harder and faster than before.

With the usual eclectic mix of musical delights which range from Sister Sledge and Public Enemy, to the likes of The Cribs, Catfish and The Bottlemen and The Wedding Present to full on bass effects from a Toddla T Sound show down to the electronic prowess of Simian Mobile Disco. Local talents including Hey Sholay, High Hazels, Blessa, Blossomer See Emily Play and The Hot Soles will also be on hand to tantalise the eardrums.

Be warned, there will be late nights and early mornings with a soundtrack to suit all, zip up, suit up and look sharp accordingly and check the Tramlines website for a full set of listing to the core venues and remember there’s plenty more to be announced.

Here’s the Tramlines skinny for 2014:

Location: Various venues around Sheffield.

How to get to site: With the main focus on the city centre there’s plenty of public transport to get you on the right tracks, be it train, bus or tram.

Beer Prices/ Selection: From beer tents to the city’s pubs and bars there’s plenty of choice at reasonable prices. Campsite: No camping available, but there are plenty of reasonably priced hotels around the city.

Clientele: A mix of music lovers, city dwellers, families, friends and such like, in short those who enjoy a good party.

Acts that have played before: Lianne Le Havres, Rolo Tomassi, The Selecter, Public Service Broadcasting, New Young Pony Club and David Rodigan MBE.

Other stuff to do: The Fringe events haven’t been announced as yet, but we’re hedging our bets for the World Stage, Folk Forest, Blues Trail, Weston Park and the Buskers Bus as well as a heap of pubs and bars showing off the best of the local talent.

Ticket Prices: Advanced tickets are available at the mere cost of £12 a day or £28 for the weekend. Tramlines have teamed up with the non-profit Party For The People, a proportion of all booking fees will go directly to charity, this year’s charity is the much deserved Sheffield Mind, so if you buy a ticket through the PFTP’s website you’ll be helping those with mental health issues around the city.

Wristbands are required for the Devonshire Green stage and core venues around the city, putting it simply for those venues that you’d pay to see a gig including The Harley, Leadmill, Corporation, Queens Social Club, O2 Academy, The Octagon – for more information check the Tramlines website for a list of venues that require wristbands.

Security Staff: Helpful and professional and know what they’re doing.

Toilets: Depending on where you happen to be, there’ll be either porcelain or portaloos.

Summary: A packed weekend partying from midday until the early hours of the morning, with an eclectic mix of bands, people, fringe events and so on. More information will be announced over the coming weeks, so get organised and get ready for one hell of a party. More information can be found on the Tramlines Website

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