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  • Matt Codd

The First Look at Tramlines' 2024 Line Up Sends Sheffield Spiralling

We have our first glimpse of some of the names heading to Sheffield for the city's biggest party this Summer and all we can say is... WOW!

Last year, Tramlines teamed up with the Sheffield institution that is Henderson's Relish to give a select few people a sneak peak at some of the artists who were gracing the festival. For the 2024 edition, the duo have reignited their partnership to give us an insight into the type of festival we'll be getting ourselves in for with the latest #sauceylineup.

Delivered here to Sheffield Magazine HQ, a gorgeous mini bottle of Hendo's announcing that Holly Humberstone will be performing at this year's festival. One of the UK's most promising songwriting talents, it was an exciting name to get and got us buzzing to jump online and see who everyone else had received.

We had been trying over the last few months to guess any of the acts, as you do, and a recent social media video from Tramlines only served to fuel the fire in these guesses as the teaser replaced artists names with question marks, but in a way that led you to believe you almost knew who was about to be announced.

@samanthaSUFC on Twitter

Thankfully, it doesn't appear to have been as easy to guess as we thought. We did however, manage to get one in British indie icon Jamie T. A legend of the game, his gigs are always raucous affairs and he is sure to blow the Sheffield crowd away as he always does, and as he did on his last visit to the Steel City just over a year ago.

@jamiebrownhills on Twitter

The further we scrolled, the more excited we got as we saw the breadth of talent already being rolled out. Superstar DJ Annie Mac is sure to bring a feel good factor to her performance and Tom Grennan is a must-have for festivals of this magnitude. For a first dose of hometown heroics this year, we got the news that the legendary The Human League will be gracing Hillsborough Park. The '80s hitmakers and international superstars are sure to be one of the most talked about acts of the weekend on their homecoming festival slot.

@xxHannahPope on Twitter

Our personal highlights, and principal reasons for excitement, came in the remaining three names we came across. Scottish singer-songwriter Paolo Nutini is an established name with a plethora of affecting ballads and catchy lyricism, all delivered with his distinctive voice. Snow Patrol are a staple of British music, everybody knows at least one Snow Patrol song and they're lying if they say they don't. They have the potential to deliver a performance that will be talked about for years to come.

@stereoboard on Twitter

Finally, but by no means least, one of our all time favourite bands will FINALLY be taking their place in Tramlines folklore. If I could describe the excitement, and jealousy, seeing Bombay Bicycle Club's name on some peoples' bottles of Hendo's, I still don't think it could do it justice. Bombay Bicycle Club gigs are not to be missed as they showed on their last visit to the city for a special festival warmup gig in 2022. It has always been a sore point for us that the band play Tramlines' sister festival in Truck, but finally, this year, the London indie rockers will bring their iconic catalogue to Hillsborough, and we can't wait.

Perhaps the most exciting part of the acts is that we cannot for the life of us guess who will be announced as the main stage headliners, and our minds change every time we look, a testament to the magnitude of the artists already announced.

There is so much to love about the small sample of acts that we have seen so far, we can't wait for Tuesday's announcement to see the rest of the talent we will be seeing in July. You can still sign up for presale access via the Tramlines website, and keep it posted to their website and socials for the full announcement on Tuesday 23rd @ 6pm, it's going to be a cracker!


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