Tramlines Expands Line Up With Primal Scream + More

Gary Wolstenholme

Tramlines – Sheffield’s inner-city music festival – announces further acts including headliners Primal Scream and Kano.

They join previously announced headliners The Libertines, legendary ska band Toots and the Maytals and R&B girl-group All Saints.

Returning to Sheffield from 21 – 23 July with a new-look festival site! The ninth edition of Tramlines will be an exclusively outdoor event, spanning three of Sheffield’s best park spaces and allowing the festival to bring its biggest lineup to date.

Other acts announced today include  The Big Moon, The ReflexCattle & Cane, Jamie Isaac, Liberty Ship, Neil McSweeney, The SSS, Little Robots, LOGS, Luxury Death, Matic Mouth, and more.

Joining Metronomy, The Coral, We Are Scientists, The Pharcyde, Twin Atlantic, Cabbage . Full line up can be found below.

If you’re keen to see new, up and coming acts, with a few established artists thrown in for good measure at venues as diverse as the artists then you can't go wrong with Tramlines.Read full review
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The decision to tweak the format of Tramlines 2017 came in response to event organisers listening to feedback from its festival goers. Tramlines Festival Director Sarah Nulty explains:

“After each festival, we turn to our audience to find out what they’d like to see at the next event. The overwhelming feedback was that people wanted to see bigger acts on the Tramlines stages. By streamlining Tramlines to three outdoor stages, it’s meant we could deliver something really special. Sheffield is often hailed as an ‘Outdoor City’, and has a ton of public parks, and a third of it sits within the glorious Peak District National Park. It is the UK’s leading destination for people seeking outdoor adventure, and we are excited to present an exclusively outdoor event for 2017.”

The Main Stage will be located at Ponderosa Park, fans of indie, rock and hip-hop will want to head to the second stage at Devonshire Green. Meanwhile, the Folk Forest, the ever-popular third stage at Tramlines, is located in the beautiful setting of Endcliffe Park.


The festival has also teamed up with PRS For Music to present a bill of some of the recipients of PRS’ Momentum Music Fund. The Momentum Music Fund offers grants for artists/bands to break through to the next level of their careers, and supports all areas of becoming an established musician, including recording, touring and marketing. A selection of Momentum-funded artists will appear on a brand-new stage in the Devonshire Green arena.
Sarah Nulty says:
“We’re delighted to be working alongside PRS for Music at this year’s Tramlines. Their support is invaluable to a wide range of emerging musicians, and with the likes of Champion, Mista Silva, Flamingods and Jerry Williams on the PRS stage bill, it’s looking set to be a great addition to the festival.”

Tramlines Festival 2017 Lineup (so far…) Just Added
All Saints / The Libertines / Toots and the Maytals / Primal Scream / Kano
The Coral / Metronomy / The Pharcyde / Twin Atlantic / We Are Scientists
Akala / Alvarez Kings / The Big Moon / Blaenavon / Bossy Love / Cabbage / Cate Le Bon  / Cattle & Cane /Champion / Don Letts / Estrons / Fizzy Blood / Flamingods / Goat Girl / Hot 8 Brass Band / Jalen N’Gonda /Jamie Isaac / Jerry Williams / John Joseph Brill / Liberty Ship / Loyle Carner / Lucy Spraggan / Mike Hughes /Mista Silva  / M.O / Neil McSweeney / Nadia Rose / Omar Souleyman / The Reflex / Sheffield’s Sgt Pepper Project / Spring King / The SSS / The Age of LUNA / The Magic Gang  / The Wharves  / Yorkston Thorne Khan
Buffalo Skinners / Goat Head / James Tait / Little Robots / LOGS / Luxury Death / Matic Mouth / Paul Littlewood