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Tramlines Announces Stacked Roster For Its 2023 Edition

Tramlines 2023 Lineup

Tramlines in 2022 was bigger, bolder and better than it ever has been. But 2023 is a new year and with that, a whole new cast has been announced tasked with bringing the party to Hillsborough Park this Summer.

Headlining this edition are three of the biggest artists around. Richard Ashcroft, former frontman of The Verve and icon of UK indie will be closing out Friday. The inevitable rendition of ‘Bitter Sweet Symphony’ has the chance to be the most beautiful moment of the weekend.

On Saturday, festival staples Courteeners have the honour of headlining having brought the house down as headliners in 2019. Liam Fray remains one of the most enigmatic frontmen and with ground-breaking debut album St. Jude recently turning 15, extraordinarily coincidental since it also the 15th edition of Tramlines this year, it’s sure to be an epic day.


Finally, bringing this year’s festivities to an end, Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott will headline on Sunday. The former The Beautiful South stars and The Housemartins frontman have played some huge shows since reforming in the last few years and will bring a plethora of ‘80s and ‘90s hits to The Sarah Nulty Main Stage.

Alongside the headliners, the weekend will feature performances from some more huge acts with blasts from the past alongside the best and brightest new acts in the country. Iconic pop trio Sugababes will be joined by fellow noughties stars Kaiser Chiefs to bring a heavy dose of 2000s chart anthems, catch us in the pit for ‘About You Now’. For an extra dose of childhood nostalgia, you’ll also be able to catch Bloc Party(!), The Enemy, The Zutons, and Kate Nash across the weekend.

Kaiser Chiefs

There are a host of sure-fire future headliners to see too. Sea Girls, Blossoms, Beabadoobee, and Pale Waves are all set for big futures and already well on their way to being at the top of these bills in the future. Those 4 in particular are huge coups for the festival, representing 4 of the most creative and crowd-pleasing acts around at the moment.

Sheffield artists are well represented as always as well. Reverend and the Makers are the standouts but more so this year as the band will, for the first time since the move to Hillsborough Park, have a new album out. Tramlines staples Everly Pregnant Brothers feature again on Saturday and will be joined by fellow up and coming Yorkshire acts like Delilah Bon and VIVAs.

The comedy line-up also features some hilarious acts to get the day started too. Friday’s bill is headlined by the brilliant satirist/spoof news reporter Jonathan Pie, Saturday is closed by much loved scouser Paul Smith, and the final day is ended by legend of the game Omid Djalili!

There’s always lots to love about Tramlines outside of the music and comedy acts though. From vintage clothing stores, the best festival food around and, of course, bespoke craft beer and ale, Tramlines is so much more than a music festival. Final day tickets for this year’s festival are on sale now, and the last batch of weekend tickets will be released on Friday 3rd February at 12pm. It is incredibly close to selling out as always so grab them while you can!

Tramlines 2022 + Lindsay Melbourne


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