Tramlines Festival: Must-See Acts 2019 – Part 1

Tramlines 2018 Fanatic Richard Johnson

A jewel on the Northern calendar for music fans, Sheffield’s Tramlines will return to Hillsborough Park on Friday 19th July – Sunday 21st July 2019

Hillsborough Park, Sheffield
Friday 19th July – Sunday 21st July 2019
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We speak to Tramlines staff, artists from the line-up and other publications about who they are looking forward to seeing at this year’s event. From the diverse line-up, we showcase the big guns of the music industry, right down to the local heroes, and up and coming talent. Selecting acts are Tramlines Organisers, Joe Carnall from Milburn and Good Cop Bad Cop, The Leadmill (Sheffield venue) team, Everly Pregnant Brothers, This Feeling and Sheffield’s Vibe Magazine. This is a two-part piece, check back for the second part soon. Tramlines Festival is on its way to selling so don’t hang about – tickets here.


I saw them once at Bingley Music Live and they were brilliant. A perfect festival band. Managed to persuade every demographic to have it in a field.

Joe Carnall from Milburn and Good Cop Bad Cop


A refreshing female-fronted indie pop trio with obvious influences from some of the greatest sounds of the 80’s – your perfect summer festival act to sing and dance along to.

Rebecca Walker – Leadmill’s Senior Promoter & Assistant General Manager

Good Cop Bad Cop

There’s something really special about Tramlines where you stumble onto music that you’ve never heard before. I used to love walking about Devonshire Green in the past during Tramlines, chancing on a bar and witnessing a new band. Last year’s festival in Hillsborough Park had the same vibe – I saw some really good acts playing on the Library stage. This year it’s most probably going to be GOOD COP BAD COP because I’ve had this earworm knocking about for quite a while now. I’m really looking forward to seeing them play live.

Klive Humberstone from Everly Pregnant Brothers

She Drew the Gun

The main stage looks to be the place to be on Saturday afternoon, and nestled in between the big names (Sheffield favourites Everly Pregnant Brothers and Miles Kane) is the slightly lesser known, Wirral based singer-songwriter She Drew the Gun. The psych-pop outfit, fronted by Louisa Roach, are produced by The Coral’s James Skelley, who knows a thing or two about psych-pop himself! Skelley’s influences can be heard all over the tracks, making it the perfect dreamy, (hopefully sunny) warm-up for Miles.

Ashley BirchVibe magazine

Nile Rodger & CHIC

I want to say Courteeners, however knowing how much Sarah Nulty [our late Festival Director] had discussed the possibility of CHIC at Tramlines, I cannot wait for this to become a reality. I hope she will be watching down on us and be partying in the sky as she always loved Sunday Funday!

Danielle Gigg, Tramlines Festival Organiser

Rag’n’Bone Man

Giant is a great tune and I can’t wait to hear his soulful voice singing Grace too. He’s got such a great voice and a great mix of tunes I think, live, he will be awesome and followed up by CHIC I think Sunday night is going to be an incredible finale to the weekend.

Timm Cleasby – Tramlines Head Of Operations

Becky Hill

Flying the flag for the Queens on the Tramlines lineup, I hope to catch a bit of Becky Hill. As well as her solo material, she’s the writer and vocalist of choice for so many credible dance music producers, and it’s often the frontwoman on these types of tracks that don’t get the recognition despite the fact they totally make the record! ‘Afterglow’ with Wilkinson is classy d’n’b banger, I can just see it ripping the roof off at T’Other stage.

Nicola Freitas – Tramlines PR Manager

Part 2 – Coming Soon…

Tramlines Festival Line Up Day Split 2019