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It's here! Tramlines Festival Has Announced The Much Anticipated First Lineup For 2024




After months of waiting, surviving off scraps of information: a teaser reel here, an eyes emoji there, we finally have the news we have been waiting for. Tramlines have announced their 2024 line up and, well we cannot wait to dive into it.


We have briefly discussed a few of the artists after Twitter was rife over the weekend with lucky festivalgoers who had received a little surprise in their post... Us included. Tramlines has teamed up Hendersons Relish again to give a sneak peak into a small snippet of the saucey line up, as if we couldn't be more excited. We got 8 names in total from this drop, all of which indicated that 2024's line up might just be the best yet.


Now, as we receive the first full announcement from the festival itself, we're finding it hard to argue against that train of thought. As we mentioned previously, we were having a tough time working out who out of those artists with Hendo's bottles would headline the Sarah Nulty Main Stage, but with this announcement we now know that we will be treated to main stage headline sets from Paolo Nutini, Jamie T and Snow Patrol.


Paolo Nutini

Friday will see the Scottish icon Paolo Nutini close this year's opening day in his distinctive and fitting style. The singer-songwriter will be joined on the main stage on the day by Sheff Mag favourites in Bombay Bicycle Club, while the headline slot on T'Other Stage will be taken by The Charlatans. Alongside these artist we will see huge names like Soft Play (formerly known as Slaves), Miles Kane, and the currently inescapable Sophie Ellis-Bextor. It's hard to pick a standout name for the day, a running theme it seems for the 2024 festival, but I can imagine the 'Murder On The Dancefloor' is going to be a HUGE moment.


Jamie T

Saturday brings a main stage headline set from Jamie T, another legend of the game in British music. A trailblazing artist with incredible live performances in the city under his belt, he is bound to send Hillsborough Park into a frenzy. Some of the names joining Jamie T on Saturday's offering will be Tom Grennan as the main stage sub-headliner, Holly Humberstone as the T'Other Stage's headliner, Annie Mac, Peace and The Snuts, who's upcoming third album is setting up to be a delightfully feel good effort, something which will undoubtedly carry over into their set.


Snow Patrol

Closing the 2024 edition of Tramlines will be another exceptional Scottish export in Snow Patrol. One of the biggest bands in the UK over the last 25 years, Snow Patrol will certainly provide a fitting end to what looks to be one of Tramlines' best to date. Scotland can't have all the fun though as local legends The Human League will also storm the main stage at Hillsborough Park with their decades of international hits to delight the crowd. The two feature on a line up with T'Other Stage headliner Yard Act, Example, and special guests Maximo Park, completing a sonically diverse cast across the weekend.


Tramlines won the 2023 UK Festival Award for 'Best Festival for Emerging Talent' and this roster only seems to cement that title and position. Further down the line up for each day, you will spot a plethora of hidden gems to sink your teeth into.


The Mysterines

Picking out just a few, on the Friday The Mysterines will return to Hillsborough Park following their storming support set for Arctic Monkeys' tour in June. On Saturday, one of the hottest up and coming bands in the country will also be returning to the Steel City with English Teacher joining the stellar cast following an incredible late night set at Float Along Festival last September. Finally, on the Sunday, one of the more emotional offerings is an immediate standout to us. Yesterday it was announced on the band's social media that The Magic Gang were to be disbanding shortly following a short farewell tour. The farewell tour has been extended to a set at Tramlines which will be both heartbreaking and joyous in equal measure. We have picked out just a few names there of personal highlights but there is so much to this year's roster that you just have to see for yourself.


Otis Mensah

The local pride in the festival remains strong this year, with Tramlines again looking to highlight the best that this city has to offer. This year will see some returning acts from 2023 in Otis Mensah, Coco, Franz Von, JXK, Rumbi Tauro and, of course, Everly Pregnant Brothers will take up their regular Saturday slot. Outside of the returning local talent, there is also space for The Leadmill Studio Orchestra (who have received funding from The Tramlines Trust), Bedroom High Club (who last played Tramlines in 2022), City Parking, Kdot, Harriet Rose and DJ Kyla C. This is one area of the lineup to keep an especially close eye on in the coming months as many more local acts will be announced, including the finalists and overall winner of 2024's Apply to Play competition!


Reflecting on the difficulties of last year and excitement for this year, festival director Timm Cleasby said "As always, we're incredibly grateful for the support of the people of Sheffield following the challenges of 2023. We were blown away by the Sheffield spirit over the event weekend ... (This lineup) is a fantastic testament testament to the reputation of Tramlines."


There is sure to be so much more news from Tramlines over the following months with more artists to come including this year's stand-up comedy acts, the line up from Tramlines' very own pub The Open Arms, food vendors, drink offerings, shops ... The list goes on. Keep your eyes out here and on Tramlines' website and social media pages so you don't miss anything!


Tickets will head to presale at 12pm on Thursday 25th January, with this being the best opportunity to bag your ticket as they will go fast, with over 20,000 sign ups so far. Remaining tickets will go on sale on Friday 26th January at 12pm. You can sign up for presale here to secure your ticket.


As always Tramlines continues to deliver Sheffield's biggest party every year. This lineup represents possibly the biggest and best one yet. 2024 is going to be an exciting year for our favourite festival, July 26th cannot come soon enough!

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