Dizzee Rascal has been named as the first headliner for Sheffield festival Tramlines. Dizzee will close the main stage on Friday night. 

Tramlines is one of the UK’s biggest inner-city music festivals. Taking place Friday 22 to Sunday 24 July.

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Also confirmed to appear across the weekend are Field Music, Young Fathers, Hinds, Toddla T, Little Simz,  Mumdance and C Duncan.

Held across multiple outdoor spaces and venues across Sheffield city centre, Now in its eighth year, Tramlines is the alternative festival to discover a ton of hot new talent alongside internationally acclaimed acts. 

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Tramlines Festival Director Sarah Nulty commented:

“We are really excited to return with Tramlines, for what is now our eighth year. Having Dizzee to headline the Main Stage on Friday will be an incredible way to start the weekend.

We listened to feedback from last year and realised people needed more choice when it came to buying tickets to help them catch their favourite acts. So far, the new options have been well received, and early-bird tickets have already sold out. We’ve got some great headliners yet to announce plus a great mix of international and local talent still to come and we’re all looking forward to sharing what is set to be our biggest year yet.”

A full weekend ticket costs £42, this year will see the introduction of individual day and night tickets, prices around £20

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Venues on the festival circuit include the o2 Academy, the Leadmill, The Night Kitchen, the Cathedral, Foundry, Fusion, and The Octagon Centre, The Harley, Hope Works, City Hall, Queens Social Club and Yellow Arch Studios. There are also fringe venues and events that take place over the weekend. The fringe venues play an important role in creating a platform for all the regional, new and breakthrough artists.

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