Tramlines Festival Opens ‘Apply To Play’ To Emerging Talent
Tramlines Festival are on the hunt for up-and-coming musicians, bands, and artists to play at Tramlines 2019. The Sheffield festival remains true to its longstanding ethos of supporting grass roots talent. Over the years it has been responsible for booking live acts such as The xx, Alt-J, and Catfish and the Bottlemen before they went on to become headline names selling out arena shows. Tramlines continues to offer a stage to showcase the next-gen of UK talent unearthed through its Apply To Play system.
Taking place on Friday 19th July – Sunday 21st July 2019, at Hillsborough Park. Tramlines’ new home –licenced up to 30,000 people. Acts for this year’s event includes headlinersCourteeners, Two Door Cinema Club, and Chic featuring Nile Rodgers, plus a slew of other top talents in the form of Manic Street Preachers, Rag’n’Bone Man, Doves, Miles Kane, Happy Mondays, Reverend And The Makers and Peter Hook & The Light.
Timm Cleasby, Operations Director at Tramlines said: “We’ve always championed new and local talent at Tramlines. It’s been a highlight for me every year and this year will be no different. We have some great slots across all stages for new artists this year, and it’s open to all. Last year was a massive success with slots being filled by Universal Tree, Little Grace and Saint Petersburg to name a few. I love the excitement of hearing my new favourite band on one of our stages and I can’t wait to see who’s in this year.”
Sitting on the 2019 judging panel are members of the Tramlines organisation team are; Christian Carlisle of BBC Introducing Sheffield, and the club for future rock and roll stars, This Feeling. The Tramlines audience will also be casting their votes. Several winners will be selected to play across four music stages, the Main Stage, T’Other Stage, the Leadmill, and the breaking talent Library Stage.
Bands have until 31st May to Apply To Play, please note that Apply to Play is only open to UK residents and there is no fee involved.