Tramlines Festival Headliners Announced

Sheffield’s biggest ever party, Tramlines Festival, has announced the first wave of acts to play its 11th edition from Friday 19th – Sunday 21st July at Hillsborough Park. Headliners include Two Door Cinema Club (Friday), Courteeners (Saturday) and Nile Rodgers & Chic (Sunday), plus a slew of other top talent in the form of Manic Street Preachers, Rag’n’Bone Man, Doves, Happy Mondays, Reverend and The Makers, Miles Kane, Circa Waves, Lewis Capaldi, Shame, Peter Hook & The Light, The Rifles, Sleeper, Sea Girls, Clean Cut Kid, Sports Team, Easy Life, Everly Pregnant Brothersand dozens more. With a capacity of 30,000 and a site spanning four stages of music, a soon-to-be-announced comedy line up, an improved family friendly area and the finest street food traders, Tramlines 2019 is already shaping up to top its mammoth 10th birthday bash last year with 50% of tickets already sold out. Weekend tickets are exceptionally good value priced from £65.50 plus booking fee and are available from  

Tramlines grew to dizzy new heights in 2018 as it staged its biggest line up to date and for the first time was held over one greenfield site on Hillsborough Park (view the aftermovie). Staying true to its roots of showcasing genre-busting acts from the internationally acclaimed to the hottest new talent, it featured the likes of Stereophonics, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Craig David, De La Soul, and Stefflon Don, alongside The Big Moon, Bang Bang Romeo, Rae Morris, Teleman and many more. Its credibility as a must-visit music festival has soared and shows no sign of descending anytime soon.

Tramlines Operations Director, Timm Cleabsy commented:

“Following on from the amazing party that was our tenth birthday, we’ve been working hard to make the festival even better and to find artists that we’re excited about. I think we have some great artists this year that span generations. Courteeners, Chic, Rag’n’Bone Man, The Manics, Miles Kane are all on my must-see list and there are more to come too, including, as usual, some great Sheffield favourites and new talent. I can’t wait it’s going to be awesome and I hope everyone will join us for Sheffield’s Biggest Party.”

At Tramlines 2019, crowds will be in indie, rock and disco heaven when it welcomes three heavy hitting headliners: Two Door Cinema Club, Courteeners, and Nile Rodgers & Chic. Expect crowd-pleasing tracks such as ‘What You Know’, ‘Not Nineteen Forever’ and ‘Everybody Dance’ respectively, when these acts take to the Tramlines Main Stage.

Other highlight performances will come from Wales’ finest, the Manic Street Preachers with an impressive 13-albums worth of material; Rag’n’Bone Man with his unique, soulful tones that appear in a fresh new setting on latest single ‘Giant’ with Calvin Harris; the highly anticipated return of indie outfit Doves after a nine year hiatus; Madchester scene leaders Happy Mondays; Sheffield heavyweights Reverend and The Makers; co-frontman of the Last Shadow Puppets Miles KaneCirca Waves who are back with third album ‘What’s It Like Over There’; Brits Critics’ Choice Award nominee Lewis Capaldi; hedonistic South-London four-piece Shame, and Peter Hook & The Light who’ll be performing New Order’s ‘Technique’ and ‘Republic’ live plus Joy Division material.

Continuing the not-to-be-missed acts at Tramlines 2019 is the Paul Weller mentored The Rifles, 90s rock band Sleeper who are set to return with their first album in almost two decades, and Sheffield’s very own Everly Pregnant Brothers who return with their hilarious spoof covers.

This comes alongside some of the finest UK emerging talents: the BBC Sound Of 2019 nominated Sea Girls; Liverpool four-piece Clean Cut KidSports Team whose new track ‘M5’ was premiered by Annie Mac on Radio 1 only last week, and Easy Life who made it into Radio X’s Best New Bands for 2019 list.

The breaking talent list continues with when young, Another Sky, Anteros, Bloxx, Hey Charlie, Bedroom High Club, and flying the flag for Sheffield and South Yorkshire, Casey Lowry, Oddity Road, The Reytons, The Wired, The Seamonsters, Cora Pearl, and Children Of The State.

More than just a quality music festival, Tramlines 2019 will feature a side-splitting comedy line up programmed by the Leadmill, and its Into The Trees family-friendly area will return with even more activities and entertainment than before. Further announcements for all areas of the festival will be made over the coming weeks.

Whilst the Tramlines line up gets bigger each year, it remains seriously good value for money. Tickets are now on third tier and priced from £65.50 plus booking fee for all three days. VIP upgrade tickets are available for an additional £50 granting access to the private VIP area situated right next to the main stage with private bars, food stalls and toilets. Under 12s go for free. For full ticketing info, visit

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Two Door Cinema Club, Courteeners, Nile Rodgers & Chic

Manic Street Preachers, Rag’n’Bone Man, Doves, Happy Mondays, Reverend and The Makers, Miles Kane, Circa Waves, Lewis Capaldi, Shame, Peter Hook & The Light

The Rifles, Sleeper, Sea Girls, Clean Cut Kid, Sports Team, Easy Life, whenyoung, Another Sky, Anteros, Casey Lowry, Bloxx, Hey Charlie, Everly Pregnant Brothers, Oddity Road, The Reytons, The Wired, The Seamonsters, Cora Pearl, Bedroom High Club, Children Of The State

Event Info

Tramlines Festival 2019

Friday 19th – Sunday 21st July

Hillsborough Park, Sheffield

Tickets from £65.50 + booking fee / VIP upgrade – £50


Watch the Tramlines 2018 Aftermovie   

Editor’s Notes

– The tenth edition of Tramlines was held on Friday 20 July – Sunday 22 July 2018 at Hillsborough Park, Sheffield.

– Tramlines is one of the UK’s longest running, city-based music festivals. It attracted 30,000 people in its 10th year.

– The lineup for Tramlines 2018 featured Stereophonics, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Craig David’s TS5, Clean Bandit, Blossoms, De La Soul, Milburn, Jake Bugg, Shed Seven, Everything Everything, Reverend and The Makers, Tokio Myers, The Sherlocks, Stefflon Don, Mystery Jets, Rat Boy, Tom Grennan and more.

– The 2017 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.

– Prior to this, Tramlines existed as a multi-venue festival mixing outdoor stages (as above) and city centre venues including the o2 Academy, the Leadmill, the Cathedral, Millennium Gallery, City Hall, Corporation, Queens Social Club and Yellow Arch Studios amongst others.

– With the enormous diversity of music and activities on offer, it is amazing value for money.

– Whilst there’s no on-site camping at Tramlines, there’s plenty of affordable accommodation in the city centre. 

– Sheffield is easily reached by the UK road and rail networks. Hillsborough Park is easily accessible by public transport.

Source : Nicola Freitas



Philip Goddard

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