Dizzee Rascal will headline the headline the Main Stage on the opening night of Tramlines festival which returns for a eighth year between Friday 22nd and Sunday 24th July 2016 at various venues and open spaces across Sheffield.
The first acts confirmed for 2016 are Dawn Penn, Field Music, Goldie, Hinds, Levelz Takeover, Little Simz, Mumdance b2b Pinch, Norman Jay, Paranoid London, Toddla T Takeover, Young Fathers, All We Are, Amy Becker, C Duncan, Dan Mangan, Denis Sulta, FYI Chris, Gwenno, Marquis Hawkes, Matrixxman, Meilyr Jones, Mt. Wolf, Randall, Rukhsana Merrise, Thomas Truax, and Trash.
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."
Tramlines gives festival-goers a chance to see established artists alongside up and coming acts, across four outdoor stages with the main stage sitting on Devonshire Green, and over 70 venues including the Leadmill, Foundry/Fusion, Octagon, o2 Academy, Hope Works, The Harley, Queens Social Club, City Hall, Cathedral, Yellow Arch, The Night Kitchen, Millennium Galleries, and Corporation.
The early bird offer has ended. Tickets are priced at £42. Children aged under 12 years can attend for free.
The 2016 ticketing system brings with it some changes, with the introduction of Day and Night tickets now making it easier for festival-goers to catch their favourite bands. From £23 +bf, festival goers can opt for a Daytime Ticket, providing access to all outdoor stages and various venues. For fans of dance music of all kinds,a Night-time Ticket is available for £20 + bf, permitting entry to clubs on Friday and Saturday night, or from £5+ bf if Sunday is the night to stay out!
The festival includes stages, venues and themed trails that will take you to every corner of the city. The festival site (Sheffield) is easily reached by the UK road and rail networks.
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