The countdown for summer festival season is on. And yes, this does mean we’re also looking forward to being able to crack open a tinny before noon without being judged. The full line-up for the Sheffield festival has been released and we couldn’t be more excited to head down to Hillsborough Park, which takes residency for the festival for the second year. Big names including The Courteeners, Two Door Cinema Club and Nile Rogers & Chic are set to headline over the three days on the main stage, arguably making it the biggest line-up the city has seen yet.
On the 19th July, the park will welcome thousands of guests to view acts such as Rag ‘n’ Bone Man, Doves and Happy Monday’s; you could say it’s a pretty big deal for those who know their British Music. The perfect balance of classics bangers like ‘Step On’ by Happy Mondays and new chart-topping tracks like ‘Giant’ by Rag’n’Bone Man with Calvin Harris is undoubtedly going to get the crowds hyped up: whether it’s from the likes of your dad telling you “they don’t make music like this anymore” or your mates that love a bit of modern dance.
The Manic Street Preachers, who have 13 studio albums’ worth of material are going to be ones to watch along with up-and coming artist Lewis Capaldi, and if his set is half as entertaining as his stories on Instagram- we’re definitely in for a treat! (Seriously, if you don’t yet follow him, you really should…). Circa Waves, Miles Kane, Shame and Sheffield legends Reverend And The Makers are all top class names set to play over the weekend.
For those of you who are more interested in the dance music scene, DJ queen Annie Mac has announced headlining ‘T’other stage’ on Saturday. Providing her regular mix of dance, house and techno anthems are played, we can’t wait to be dancing in a tent amongst the sweaty crowds, with a can of beer in hand.
Amongst the headliners, the lower tier of acts are not to be dismissed. Take a breather from the chaos of the main stage area and discover some really great new music in a different section of Hillsborough Park. Bands such as Shame, Drenge, Good Cop Bad Cop, The Reytons and The Futureheads will play on The Leadmill stage throughout the three days; they definitely ought to be put on your must-watch list over the weekend.
Despite the unpredictability of British weather, we are non-the-less keeping our fingers (and toes) crossed for sunshine. Make sure to keep an eye out on our Instagram too, we’ll be stories and festival highlights to keep you updated over the weekend.
Dates: 19th-21st July
Full lineup: https://tramlines.org.uk/lineup/
Buy tickets here: https://tramlines.org.uk/tickets/