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  • Matt Codd

Professor Green, The Open Arms and Stage Splits: More announcements for Tramlines 2023

Tramlines 2023 recently announced more exciting news for the 2023 edition. A next set of artists and some exciting stage splits have now been confirmed for the already stacked bill. It has been revealed that Professor Green, The K’s, Mae Muller and more will be tasked with bringing the party to Hillsborough Park alongside many other amazing artists.

The first lineup announcement saw Richard Ashcroft, The Courteeners and Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott, who has sadly had to pull out of her planned performance with Paul, announced as this year’s headliners alongside an impressively varied cast. Artists like Bloc Party and Sugababes have now been confirmed to be headlining T’other stage over the weekend, while Sea Girls, Blossoms and Kaiser Chiefs ensure the buzz around Sarah Nulty’s main stage will last all day every day.

Now, just under 2 months before it kicks off on 21st July, we wanted to run through some of the other exciting additions to the festival. 2023 Eurovision entry Mae Muller is arguably the most exciting considering how popular her predecessor Sam Ryder proved to be at last year’s festival. Alongside Muller, 2010s rap icon Professor Green joins Ella Henderson on Sunday’s bill, while a host of up-and-coming indie talent was added too.

Hotly tipped Chappaqua Wrestling are due to wow crowds on Saturday while crowd favourites The K’s have been added to the Friday offering, headlining The Leadmill Stage, while indie-rap trio Bilk round out the weekend. Joining The K’s in headlining The Leadmill stage this year are Spector and The Beth’s, highlighting why The Leadmill remains one the best and most diverse nurturer of talent in the UK.

Not content with adding some of the UK’s best artists to the bill, Tuesday’s announcement also delighted fans with the confirmation that the Tramlines pub, The Open Arms, will be returning in 2023. As usual, the pub will play host to some weird and wonderful entertainment, DJ sets and games.

Entertainment on offer in The Open Arms this year will include The Mariachis, Brasswurst, Under the Stars along with the iconic Shaun Williams’ Barrioke and the brilliant Daniel Wakeford Experience. Along with the entertainment, Leadmill curated DJ sets will provide fans with the best tunes from the likes of The 1975, ABBA and Sheffield’s favourite Club Tropicana.

The Open Arms is also host to ‘Speakers Corner’, the only place on site to discover cutting edge lyricists, insightful poets and spoken word artists. Poet and hip-hop artist himself, Otis Mensah, is back to programme an exciting mix of talent that includes, San Diego rapper RoQy TyRaiD, a takeover from Sheffield’s urban lyricist competition Slambarz featuring The 1 Devotion and Young Eman, Aka Kelzz, Tai Ògún and Sheffield’s newest Poet Laureate, Danaë Wellington, with so much more.

Tickets are nearly all gone for this year’s festival, with Tramlines announcing that there were only 500 weekend tickets left just a few days ago, so you don’t have much time left to get involved for Sheffield’s biggest party. This year’s Tramlines is proving to not be one to miss!


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