The Libertines to headline new look Tramlines Festival 2017
Tramlines is back for 2017 with a big name line up and some exciting announcements. Returning for it’s ninth incarnation Tramlines Festival is once again set to take over Sheffield City Centre from July 21st-23rd. First act announcements include indie giants The Libertines, ska & rock steady royalty Toots and the Maytals and ninties pop sensation All Saints.
Joining them will see the likes of Metronomy, The Coral, We Are Scientists, Twin Atlantic, Pharcyde, Hot 8 Brass Band, M.O., Cate Le Bon, Loyle Carner and Akala to name but a few. Tramlines 2017 is all set to bring us the smorgasbord of genres and decade-hopping that we’ve grown to expect of our city’s premier inner-city music festival since it’s inception in 2009.
Excitingly though it’s coming back with a new look as an exclusively outdoor festival. Spanning Ponderosa, Folk Forest at Endcliffe Park and returning to Devonshire Green we’ve been told to expect bigger stages with bigger acts in some of the greenest places in the centre of the country’s greenest city.
Still in it’s relative youth Tramlines is a festival that’s still playing at finding it’s feet (as anyone who bear witness to toilet-gate at Tramlines 2015 knows all too well) but it’s a festival too that finds the learning opportunities in it’s trial and error ventures and always sets to deliver quality festival on a budget ticket price. I’m hopeful that it’s a format change that results in a bigger impact festival whilst optimistic that amongst bigger and bolder line ups Tramlines will find a way to embrace and promote local talent.
Tramlines tickets on sale now at www.tramlines.org.uk