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  • Matt Codd

Tramlines Unveils Stellar 2024 Comedy and Open Arms Lineups

Tramlines 2023, CFaruolo

Tramlines has been the word and event on everyone in the city's lips since announcing it's initial music lineup just over a month ago. This year's event features musical stars such as Paolo Nutini, Jamie T and Snow Patrol as Main Stage headliners with a slate of hugely exciting names listed to play across it's five stages in July.

Today, Tramlines has continued to prove that it is far from just a music festival as it has unveiled this year's comedy lineup for T'Other Stage, alongside a packed cast to grace the festival's own pub at The Open Arms.

For this year's comedy output, we have on Friday and Sunday Sheffield's favourite couple in Lucy Beaumont and Jon Richardson. The pair will be welcomed with open arms by the city as they are patrons of the Children's Hospital and host an annual comedy night at Sheffield City Hall in support of it. Sandwiched in between, on Saturday's bill will be the oddball, carrier-bag-clutching Angelos Epithemiou famed for his time on Reeves & Mortimer’s Shooting Stars. Alongside the three headliners is a host of laugh out loud talent with Andrew Maxwell, Justin Moorhouse and Olivia Lee, all set to bring their comedic talents to Hillsborough Park.

Lucy Beaumont

We also have confirmation the The Open Arms will be returning with a lineup full of feel-good fun performances and the obligatory club nights as well. 2024 will of course see some returning favourites in Old Dirty Brasstards and Barrioke featuring Shaun Williamson, with club night offerings in the form of Abba Party, Club Tropicana and 2014: The Club Night. The stage will also see Plucking Different create ukulele mayhem when the band unleashes its eclectic mix of feel-good songs, from Muse to Mumford and Sons, alongside he utterly unique Flash Bang Brass who will bring the club, rave and pop vibes with their party-starting LED show. Plus more unmissable entertainment comes from the Dolly Parton-loving duo, Double Dollys.

Barrioke feat. Shaun Williamson

The Open Arms will again host the brilliant Slambarz Presents: Speakers Corner for 2024, housing some of Sheffield's incredible talent across three dynamic sessions including an all female showcase on Saturday 27th July. Slambarz focuses on live performance and artist development for young people aged 14-25, offering a safe, creative space where they can pursue their passions through music. Among the standout acts is rising star Kid Blu3 - her unique blend of rap, compelling lyrics and soulful melodies, have captured the attention of audiences and industry insiders alike. The Slambarz lineup also includes a diverse, rich music offering from such unique new acts as Miah, Geeraii, Nicole Marie, and W4nnjiro. From the energetic beats of DJ Dylor and DJ Law to the innovative flows of Keyz.Tenten and BuzzNorthway, this year's Slambarz is a must-see at Tramlines 2024.

While the majority of the Tramlines’ core music lineup has already been announced, organisers found space for two quality new additions; Leeds indie-rockers The Pigeon Detectives who last year returned with their sixth studio album TV Show following a career’s worth of platinum and gold accolades. And, holding a ‘Next Wave’ accolade on Radio 1’s Future Artists, are rising stars Balancing Act, set to bring their electrifying live show to Sheffield. The uniquely talented Stars Band also return to Tramlines as part of a relationship that began with the first edition of Tramlines in 2009. The Stars Band are a product of Under the Stars, a Sheffield-based disability arts charity that runs regular nightclub events alongside music and drama sessions for adults. The Stars Band draw influence from many sources with a hard-hitting punky sound that celebrates the huge musical ability of their artists.

The Pigeon Detectives

All Friday tickets for Tramlines have sold out in record time. The only way to catch unmissable sets on Friday at Tramlines from the likes of Paulo Nutini, Bombay Bicycle Club and Sophie Ellis Bextor, is to purchase a Weekend ticket. But be quick, there’s only a limited number available! Saturday and Sunday tickets are selling fast but remain on sale from Tramlines' website.

There is still so much more news to look out for regarding this year's festival including stage splits, the results of the 2024 Apply to Play competition, the family-friendly area ‘Into the Trees’, a revamped offering of independent food traders, bespoke craft beer and ale, vintage clothes stores, and roaming entertainment across the site. It has already promised to deliver something bigger and better in 2024 and for any further news, keep your eyes here on Sheffield Magazine.


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