Home Alternative Music Tramlines Competition promise an enormous Yorkshire welcome as they flip 15

Tramlines Competition promise an enormous Yorkshire welcome as they flip 15

Tramlines Competition promise an enormous Yorkshire welcome as they flip 15



Richard Ashcroft

As Tramlines Competition celebrates its fifteenth birthday 40000 music followers can count on a reet quaint Yorkshire welcome in Sheffield as they head in the direction of Hillsborough Park.

The pageant takes place from Friday twenty first to Sunday twenty third July, and the principle Sarah Nulty Stage will likely be headlined by former Verve chief Richard Ashcroft on Friday, adopted by indie veterans Courteeners the following evening and former Stunning South frontman Paul Heaton closing the weekend.

Tickets for Saturday, Sunday and weekend tickets are all offered out, and there are just a few Friday day tickets remaining right here however be fast as they’re now very restricted. The organisers say there are just a few fan-to-fan ticket resale tickets out there through Tixel.

Tramlines began life as a free pageant in 2009 taking its title from the Metal Metropolis’s tram system, attracting 35000 followers for a debut invoice that included The XX and native heroes Reverend And The Makers, who’re again this yr.  Two years later they gained ‘Greatest Metropolitan Competition’ on the UK Competition awards permitting them to draw huge names like Stylish, Noel Gallagher’s Excessive Flying Birds. De la Soul, Primal Scream, Johnny Marr, Insanity, the Streets and Sheffield’s personal Self Esteem.  In 2019 they moved to Hillsborough Park the place they might supply 4 levels to a 40000 sturdy crowd.

They even have their very own pub, The Open Arms, famed for its strange acts, and can see the return of Shaun Williams’ Barrioke for 2023, which at all times pulls in one of many largest crowds of the weekend. There will likely be sing-a-longs with Hip Hop Karaoke and Tragedy – Heavy Metallic Bee Gees from NYC plus video games from Musical Bingo and Shell Swimsuit Cher Bingo, world music from The Mariachis and German oompah band Brasswurst.

Tramlines has at all times been a spot the place new acts can discover their toes and a brand new viewers. The likes of Tom Grennan, The Reytons, Lewis Capaldi. The Lathums, Billy Nomates, Little Simz, Jake Bugg and Calder Valley’s the Orielles have minimize their tooth down the invoice. This yr they proceed their relationship with the town’s legendary stay venue, The Leadmill, who’re internet hosting a stage headlined by The Okay’s, Spector and The Beths.

For those who fancy one thing perhaps a bit much less indie then T’Different stage will supply units by however pop oriented acts like Katy B, Mae Muller, Ella Henderson, Professor Inexperienced and the reformed Sugababes headlining on Sunday evening.

Tramlines Competition 2023 line-up 


Richard Ashcroft, DMA’s, Bloc Get together, Sea Ladies, Circa Waves, The Enemy with particular friends Pale Waves.

The Okay’s, Cian Ducrot, The Bug Membership, Rachel Chinouriri, The Mary Wallopers, Deadletter, Useless Pony, Lizzie Esau, Rumbi Tauro, Amaroun, Jetski, Delilah Bon

Comedy: Jonathan Pie, Scott Bennett, Raul Kohli, Myq Kaplin, Harry Stachini, Hosted by Jojo Sutherland

The Open Arms: Barrioke feat Shaun Williams, Sing It Again, Musical Bingo, The Sound – A Celebration of the 1975, Roqy Tyraid, Slambarz Takeover ft The 1 Devotion and Younger Eman, 32 Offline, Omilea, W4nnjiro, Tiger, Nathanial Brief, Keyz T.T.


Courteeners, Blossoms, Kate Nash, Katy B, Mae Muller, Spector, Crimson Rum Membership, Stone, Excessive Faculty, Prima Queen, Chappaqua Wrestling, Modernlove, October Drift, Franz Von, Vivas, The Scottish Flys with particular friends Everly Pregnant Brothers

Comedy: Paul Smith, Tom Wrigglesworth, John Hastings, Matt Reed, Danny McLoughlin. Hosted by Jarred Christmas

The Open Arms: Tragedy, Hip Hop Karaoke, Shell Swimsuit Cher Bingo, ABBA Get together, Aka Kelzz, Arielle, Cottingham, AFLO. The poet, Danaë Wellington and Below The Stars


Paul Heaton, Kaiser Chiefs, Sugababes, Reverend and the Makers, Ella Henderson and particular friends The Zutons, plus  Professor Inexperienced, Black Honey, The Beths, Wunderhorse, Matilda Mann, Bilk, Bonnie Kempla, Courting, Creeping Jean, Weekend Restoration and  Philippa Zawe

Comedy: Omid Djalili, Nina Gilligan, Tamer Kattan, Kazeem Jamal. Hosted by Emmanuel Sonubi.

The Open Arms: The Mariachis, The Daniel Wakefield Expertise, Brasswurst, Membership Tropicana DJ’s, Sola, Tony Njoku, mui zyu, Wemmy Ogunyankin, Tai Ògún

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