Tramlines Announce first wave of bands…….

Today the first wave of acts for Tramlines 2020 were posted. Although the Line Up is great, its too much like Neighborhood Weekender for me.

Living in Manchester, I would have liked to have gone to both but too similar. I’m going to wait for more announcements before I decide if it is a great line up or not. Can’t wait to see a few acts I’ve never seen before though…….including La Roux 

This is the announcement



Ian Brown, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Madness

The Kooks, DMA’s, Dizzee Rascal, Pale Waves, The Hives, The Fratellis, La Roux, Easy Life, The Snuts, The Pigeon Detectives, The Sherlocks, Twisted Wheel, Sister Sledge, The Big Moon, Lucy Spraggan, Sundara Karma, The Magic Gang and many more.

Taking place at Hillsborough Park, Sheffield from Friday 31st July to Sunday 2nd August.




(LONDON 6PM, 04/02/20) Tramlines, Sheffield’s biggest city-based music festival has announced the lineup for its 2020 event, taking place at the 30,000 capacity Hillsborough Park from Friday 31st July to Sunday 2nd AugustHeadliners have been revealed as Ian Brown, Catfish and the Bottlemen, and Madnessplus over 25 more acts have been unveiled including The Kooks, DMA’s, Pale Waves, Dizzee Rascal, The Hives, The Fratellis, La Roux, The Pigeon Detectives, Easy Life, The Snuts, The Sherlocks, Twisted Wheel, Sister Sledge, The Big Moon, Lucy Spraggan, Sundara Karma, The Magic Gang and more. While a limited number of weekend tickets are now available priced at £99.50 (+bf), Tramlines has for the first time released day tickets, five months ahead of the three-day event. They’re priced from £45 and can be purchased alongside other ticket options from   


Following its first ever sell out in 2019 and subsequently receiving the UK Festival Award for Best Metropolitan, Tramlines is one of the UK’s fastest growing festivals. It grew from humble beginnings in 2009 as a free, multi-venue, inner-city festival, to a single greenfield site that stages the biggest names in pop, rock and indie across five stages of music, comedy, performance, art, and handpicked food and craft ales. Watch the 2019 aftermovie here




Headliners for the 12th instalment of Tramlines on ‘Sarah Nulty’s Main Stage’ are Stone Roses frontman, Ian Brown (Friday), indie-rockers Catfish and the Bottlemen (Saturday) – a band who first appeared at Tramlines many moons ago as an upcoming band on one of its smallest stages, and the UK’s favourite ska outfit, Madness (Sunday).


Tramlines Festival Operations Director, Timm Cleasby commented“I’m proper excited for us to bring this line up to Sheffield. Big names for Sheffield’s biggest party. Gettin’ the F.E.A.R. with Ian Brown on Friday Night, right through to Sunday Madness, It Must Be Love. With some of Yorkshire’s finest bands too, I Hate To Say I Told You So, but it’s going to be Bonkers. See you in the park.”


The 2020 lineup for Tramlines is packed with some of the UK’s all-time rock and indie favourites. Appearing are poster boys of the noughties indie wave scene, The Kooks, ‘Chelsea Dagger’ indie swingers The Fratellis, the platinum selling The Pigeon Detectives, and Twisted Wheel who formed at the heart of Manchester’s indie rock scene and were regularly seen supporting the likes of Oasis and Tramlines headliner himself, Ian Brown. Adding an international injection to the rock offering are, from Sydney down under, the DMA’s who’ll bring rock ballads aplenty.




Tramlines 2020 is also thrilled to announce that rebel pop star La Roux will appear as she gears up to release her third album ‘Supervision’ later this year. Swedish garage-punk kingpins, The Hives will also star amongst a melting pot of sounds including a return set to Tramlines from Grime MC, Dizzee Rascal, disco anthems from Sister Sledge, goth-pop from former BBC Introducing duo, Pale Waves, the Mercury Prize nominated all-girl outfit, The Big Moon, and the eclectic sounds of Easy Life who return with their mash up of hip hop, r’n’b and jazz that wowed crowds on the Leadmill Stage at Tramlines last year.


As ever, Tramlines welcomes a slew of talent from across its home city and the Yorkshire regions. The ever popular four-piece, The Sherlocks join the bill whose impressive credits include being the first unsigned band after the Arctic Monkeys to sell out the legendary independent venue, the Leadmill. The ever-cherished singer and songwriter Lucy Spraggan who’ll deliver her folk pop signature style as seen on album number five released in 2019, and on her recent quirky cover of The Proclaimers ‘500 Miles’, plus the heavy, fast-paced indie sounds of The Reytons, the loud punk sounds of The Blinders, and Sheffield favourites the Everly Pregnant Brothers renowned for their amusing spoof numbers.




Over the years Tramlines has been known for offering a platform to some of the best new and emerging talent around. 2020 is no different and ‘ones to watch’ include rising Scottish five-piece, The Snuts who’ll bring a catalogue of indie stompers, Reading quartet Sundara Karma, and hailing from Brighton, The Magic Gang and Fickle Friends who’ll deliver big melodies and progressive indie pop.


As well as weekend tickets costing £99.50 and day tickets costing £45 (Friday) and £50 (Saturday and Sunday), children’s ticket are also on sale. With a pass for 5 – 12-year olds costing just £10 and £3 for those aged 4 and under, Tramlines continues to offer some of the best value festival tickets around.


This is just the first wave of talent set to perform at Tramlines 2020. Festival-goers should keep an eye out for further lineup announcements, plus further announcements from across the festival site including lineups for the comedy tent, programming for the eclectic family-friendly area ‘Into The Trees’, and the return of Speaker’s Corner.


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– All Tramlines images are to be credited with the “PHOTOGRAPHER NAME / FANATIC and TRAMLINES 2019”





Ian Brown

The Kooks

Pale Waves

The Pigeon Detectives

La Roux

The Big Moon

The Blinders

The Lathums


The Hara

Full Colour


Children Of The State



Catfish and the Bottlemen


Dizzee Rascal

The Sherlocks

The Magic Gang

Lucy Spraggan

Fickle Friends

Twisted Wheel


Lauran Hibberd

Aaron Smith

Lucia and the Best Boys

Abbie Ozard


Everly Pregnant Brothers




The Hives

The Fratellis

Sister Sledge

Sundara Karma

Easy Life

The Snuts

The Orielles

The Reytons

Bedroom High Club

Clear Vinyl


Event Info

Tramlines Festival 2020

Friday 31st July – Sunday 2nd August

Hillsborough Park, Sheffield

Weekend tickets from £99.50 + booking fee / VIP upgrade – £50

Day tickets: Friday £45 / Saturday & Sunday £50 + booking fee

Available from



Watch the Tramlines 2019 Aftermovie


Editor’s Notes

– The eleventh edition of Tramlines was held on Friday 19 July – Sunday 21 July 2019 at Hillsborough Park, Sheffield.

– Tramlines is one of the UK’s longest running, city-based music festivals. It attracted 30,000 people in its 11th year.

– The lineup for Tramlines 2019 featured Two Door Cinema Club, Courteeners, Nile Rodgers & Chic, Manic Street Preachers, Johnny Marr, Rag N Bone Mac, Annie Mac, Doves, Happy Mondays, Reverend and The Makers, Miles Kane, Tom Grennan, Circa Waves, Lewis Capaldi, Drenge, Shame, Peter Hook & The Light, The Rifles, The Futureheads, Sleeper and many more.

– The 2017 edition of Tramlines took place across 3 outdoor stages – the Main Stage on Ponderosa Park, Stage 2 on Devonshire Green, and the Folk Forest in Endcliffe Park.




Philip Goddard

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