source – smallstepsproject.org
This announcement comes just a couple of weeks after the Folk Forest news. Located in Endcliffe Park, the Forest stage has been free up until this year, where it will become one of the wristbanded areas of the festival. This will mean a bigger and better line up featuring the likes of Ezra Furman, Polar Bear, This Is The Kits, Diagrams, FURS, The Payroll Union and more.
All of this comes alongside further expansion from a team up with Sofar Sounds who will bringing some great new music to unusual venues in the city at the end of June. They will be offering a select number of Tramlines ticket-holders the chance to gain exclusive access to one of two intimate shows. After signing up, if you are selected, the location of the show will be mailed out the day before the show and the acts will be kept secret until the night. A great partnership for Tramlines I can see.
source – sofarsounds.tumblr.com
Another collaboration is with the awesome Vice and Noisey people where they both will be hosting a series of weekly live shows throughout July as Vice’s flagship venue, The Old Blue Last in Shoreditch. A great way for Tramlines to become more well known outside of Sheffield, showcasing their talent for picking out the best new music and teaming up with a great brand like Vice. Tramlines will be bringing the best breaking acts from the North down to London for the series of pre-parties which should get people excited for the main event.
As we get ever closer to the festival itself, which takes place over the weekend of 24th to 26th July, tickets are starting to sell out with only weekend tickets priced at £30 still available to buy. To buy the tickets visit their ticket page now or if you live in Sheffield you can buy in person from The Harley, The Leadmill, City Hall, o2 Academy or the University of Sheffield Students’ Union box office.
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