Tramlines 2011

Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th July 2011
various venues and open spaces throughout Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 2HB, England MAP
Daily capacity: 50,000
Last updated: Tue 19th Jul 2011

Tramlines festival is one of the largest completely free events in the UK and takes place between Friday 22nd and Sunday 24th July 2011. Last year's event was attended by over 130,000 people with many more expected this year. The festival has grown considerably and now includes 4 stages and 70 venues across Sheffield.


See the bottom of this listing for the full list of around 600 acts appearing!

Latest additions are Heaven 17 who will headline the Nokia ŒUnannounced Stage, with Kate Jackson, and Steve Edwards also added to the Tramlines Festival line-up.

Already confirmed for the Sunday Main Stage are Ash, Frankie and the Heartstrings, Dry the River, The Crookes, and the Everley Pregnant Brothers. Joining them across the festival are Los Campesinos, Dananananaykroyd, David Rodigan, Toddla T, Ms Dynamite, Shy FX, Hiem, Starlings, Renegade Brass Band, The Ruby Kid, Dels, and Rolo Tomassi.
The World Stage is headlined by Johnny Clarke and Michael Prophet and will also include Shooglenifty, Oojami, Yaaba Funk, Romano Jila, Balkan Bandits, Bertie Lee's Blues Band and many more.
On Saturday the Earl of Arundel will host a sound system night including Liquid Steel Sound System and Daddy Freddy alongside Junglist Alliance.
Sunday will feature a Youth Music event complete with live acts from Sheffield youths and a breakdancing competition.
The Blues and Ale Trail is a feature of the festival that includes rhythm and blues artists playing in the many real ale pubs of Sheffield. The artists include The Dale Storr New Orleans Rhythm & Blues Band, The Hummingbird Blues Band, Billy Martin Jr, The Natchez Burning, Bluestown, M&J Blues, Jonny 7, Green Onions and The Red River Rebels. The pubs featured are The Gardeners’ Rest, The Kelham Island Tavern, The Fat Cat, The Harlequin, The University Arms, The Bath Hotel and The Riverside.
There's also a main stages for the Blues and Ale Trail, in CADS (Creative Arts Development Space), Shalesmoor.

Elsewhere at Tramlines, Nokia's ŒUnannounced Tent will host one-off unannounced performances, intimate acoustic sets and exclusive on-stage collaborations from the festival's acts dropping in for surprise gigs throughout the weekend. A silent disco featuring surprise DJs will be running from 11pm until 1am on the Saturday and Sunday nights.

New additions

This year the features a host of new stages and venues which will cover an ever diversifying range of music. Festival goers who stay up to date with the website will gain entrance to secret performances and special locations prior to the event.

After huge success last year the dance area will be growing in 2011, more details to follow. Building on Tramlines' community projects, 'Under the Stars', who run club nights for local adults with learning disabilities, will be joining the festival line up this year. The HUBS at Sheffield Hallam University will be home to the 'Under the Stars' team on Saturday 23 July.

The Buskers' Bus

A success last year, the Buskers' Bus is back. Two double decker buses will take revellers around the festival, stopping at key venue destinations for free. They'll have special guests, national artists as well as home grown talent, secret sets, sing-alongs and more. Both buses run a 20-minute circuit starting at the Devonshire Cat 11am-10pm Saturday and Sunday.

'The Milestone Blues and Ale Bus' starts at the Devonshire Cat on Wellington Street en route to Kelham Island. The route will feature bands like Pete David and the Payroll Union, Low Duo and Risky Heroes.

The 'Steelworks-VOICE' Buskers' Bus' will cover Broomhill, Hunters Bar and the Train Station and includes Elephant Keys, Mothers Ruin, and Skint and Demoralised.


This event does not have camping but there are a number of hotels, hostels and guest houses in Sheffield and the South Yorkshire area.

Getting there

The festival site is Sheffield city which is easily accessible by road and rail networks. Travel South Yorkshire is lending its support, with schemes to bring visitors in from the outskirts of Sheffield and beyond.

More info

For more information, see the Tramlines website.

More information will be here when available.

Acts confirmed in alphabetical order are: A Dog Called Woo, A Season of Secrets, A Simple Twist of…, Abe, Actual Midgets, Adam Connal, After Hours, Alan Chapman, Alex Deadman, Alex Gregory, Alex Johnson, Algiers, All Ears ft. Johnny Stevenson, Alphabet Dragon, Alvarez Kings, Amelia Carter Band, Amy Sharabang, Andrew Oxley, Andy H, Andy Votel, Ankles, Arie, Arnivore, Arrows of Love, Asbo-A-Go Go, Autograff, Avida Dollars, Awooga.

Bad Penny, Balkan Bandits, Banana Flavoured Dubcats, Barry Gilbrey (Mara), Bay Whitaker, Beat This, Ben Powell, Benjamin Hatton, Bertie Lee’s Blues Explosion, Bhurgeist, Big Al (Squire of Gothos), Big Eyes Family Players, Bijon Freece, Bilge Pump, Billy Martin Jr, Black Cat White Cat, Black Flowers, Black Gold of the Sun, Blind Drivers Band, Blood Oranges, Blood Sport, Bloodbare, Blue Lip Feel, Bluehearts, Bluestown, Boom Boom Room, bRoKeN SAtUrDaYs, Brontide, Buffalo Bones, Bum-Ra!, Burleskimo.

Capac, Captives on the Carousel, Carl Woodford, Carnations, Carol Anne Showband, Castrovalva, Catherine Verna Bentley, Cats:For:Peru, Cause for Denial, CB (Chocolate Boy), Chechan, Chelsea Scott, Chris Aldworth, Chris Bibby, Chris Duckenfield, Citizens, Citrus Lines, Cleckhuddersfax, Clipboard, Cochean, Common Room DJs, Concord Bugle Brass Band, Constanzo Trio, Copy Haho, Cosyne, Cut Your Wings.

D-Warrior, Dam Mantle, Danimal Swainger, Dan J, Dan Williamson, Danny Beck, Dave Hardy, Dave Woodcock & The Dead Comedians, David J Roch, Dan Norris, Dankle (Off Me Nut), Dead Like Harry, Decode, Delve Deeper DJs, Diamond Rank, Dignan Porch, Dirty Fortune, DJ Booty, DJ Craig Andrews, DJ Deadbeat, DJ Gingerballs, DJ Jazz T, DJ Lee Smith, DJ Sandy Turnbull, Django Django, DMK, Domenica, Don Barrell Gents, Don Limon, Donnellianium, Don't Sleep Dream, Double Denim, Double No No, Double Yellas, Drenge, Driftrun, Drowned in Sound DJs, Dubzee, Duchess, Duke Spirit, Dyonisis.

Eagulls, Ed Cosens Band, Elephant Keys, Eliza Newman, Emily Stancer, Errors, Exit City Sons.

Fallen Trees, Fay and Latta, Felix Fables, Fight With Giants, Fire Suite, Fire Cracker, Fitzroy North, Flight 815, For the Record (Andy & Jay), Francesqa, Fresh Fruits, Funky Junkie, Fuzzy Lights.

General Wolf, Ghosting Season, Glistening Pelt, Grazes, Greame Park, Green Onions & The Red River Rebels, Greg Newton, Greta Nova, Growmore, Guy Whittaker, Gypsy Toes.

Heaven 17, H2, Hero, Hard to Earn, Hawk Eyes, Hoarse Verse, Hobo Sapiens Blues Workshop, Holy Mammoth, Hoodlums, Hope Explosion, Horses, Hot Club De Paris, Hot Soles, Hourglass Sea, House of Charms, Hunchback Spiders, Hunkey Dorey, Hunter.

I Monster Awkestra feat Stephen Mallinder (Cabaret Voltaire), I Monster soundtrack Whistle And I'll Come To You (1968), Ian Britt, Ian Huddleston & The Expectations, Ian Bramall, Ian Psycles, Ian Scholefield (The Cartels), Ichabod, In Fear of Olive, In Helsinki, Islet.

J Cas, J Vandal (aka Walter Ego), Jack & the Beanstalks, Jack Athey, Jack Opus, Jack Rabbit, James Anderson, James Fagan, James Green, James Tait, Jamie 'Scuba' Wilkins, Jane Weaver’s Septieme Soeur, Jarosc & Beck, Jasnoch, Jim Connolly, Jo Yee Cheung, Jody Wildgoose, Joe Banfi, John Batchelor, John T. Angle & The Spirit Levels, Johnny Bostactic, Johnny Townsend, Jonny 7, Jonny McNair, Jonny Stevenson, Jordan Hope, Jim O'Mahony, Josh T. Pearson, Jubby Taylor & the Absinthe Tears, Judy Beat & The Becketts, Juffage, Jungle Lion, Junglist Alliance.

Kalenko, Kartica, Kate Jackson, Keef Tango, Kids With Radios, Kill Chaos, Killington Fall, King Capisce, Kirsty Merryn, Koreless, Kyle Robertson.

Lakra, Landslide DJs, Laughing Gravy, Leaf Node, Led Tango, Liars Beware, Little Robots, Loose Talk Costs Lives, Loshea, Lemon Tear Gas, Liam C & Jenny Fu, Likes Lions, Liquid Steel Sound System, Love at Death Beach, Low Duo, Lucky Strikes, Luk'ant, Lupen Crook.

M&J Blues, Magpies, Mahogany Newt, Man Made, Maps of Columbus, Mark IV, Mark Flaharty, Mark Harrison, Mark Herbert, Mark Nichols, Mark Wynn, Martin Benefer, Martin Simpson, Martyn Goldsack, Mat Wale & Friends, Matt Hall, Mayor McCa, MC Nige, Mega Aquarians, Meson, Micall Parknsun, Miggy Manackles, Mike Hughes, Mike Lydiat, Milk Maid, Miser on the Faerie Gump, Miss Peren, Mercury Rising, Mo Andrews, Mojon, Mynas, Monster Island, Moody Jim, Mooks, Mudcats, Mr. Skiver, Ms. Dynamite.

Nancy Kerr, Nat Johnson & the Figureheads, Nature Set, Nedry, Neil Marsh, Neil McSweeney, Nerves, Nic James, Nice, Nice One Greg, Nick Pears, Nick Pearson, Nick Robin, Normaliser, Nyra.

Oaken Lee (Jake Flowers), Oblong, Off Me Nut Crew, Opeless Romantic DJ set, Order of Voices, Oxo Foxo.

Pablo, Pablo Clark, Patterns, Paul Cox, Pet Cemetery, Pete David and the Payroll Union, Pete McKee, Phantom Dog Beneath the Moon, Phuture Motion, Pipes, Pirouettes, Pistola Kicks, Playground Mafia, Plug Factory, Pony Harvest, Pottery Dog, Pretty Riddles, Princez One.

R8 Records, Race Horses, Reasons to be Cheerful, Red Track, Reece Johnson, Renegade Brass Band, Repomen, Rich Beardy Man Brown, Right Turners Beware, Richard Masters, Risky Heroes, Robert Mallinder, Robin Garside, Robin Hoare, Rogue State, Romano Jilo, Rough Disko, Rozi Plain, Ruberlaris, Run Hide Survive, Run WALK, Runaround Kids, Runners, Russ Foster & Friends.

Salmagundi, Sam Bragg, Sam Moir, Sarah Mac, Sarita, Sci Fi Kid, Screaming Maldini, Searching for Sylvia, Seams, Sean Canty, Section 60, See Emily Play, Seize The Chair, Semtex Sound System, Septimus Fog, Set 2, Shake Aletti, Shane Meadows, Shapes, Sharp Darts, Shedboatshed, Sheffield Gospel Choir, Shot Dead, Sid Caribou, Sieben, Silent Film Project, Silents, Simon Harris, Simon Peter Thompson, Six Foot Sick, Skeletons and the Empty Pockets, Skint & Demoralised, Skull & Bones, Slick Dixxx, Slow Pines, Small Ideas Party Plan, Smiling Ivy, Smugglers Run, Soldier Blue, Solid State, Somewhere in Switzerland, Soul Funkful, Soul Happening, Sour Cherry, Spector, Spit and Strings, Squalor, Squarehead, Squire of Gothos, Stalking Horse, Standard Fare, Starlings, Stephanie Hladowski, Steve Edwards, Steve Elliot, Steve Lynam, Steven Muse, Steven Roberts, Stoaty, Suckerpunch DJs, Summer Social DJs, Sunday Town, Sunderbans, Swabbing the Decks with Craig Dronfield.

Tall Ships, Tangled Hair, Tara Busch, Tarana, Ten, The 2s, The Beathoves, The Beaus, The Bedford Incident, The Book Club, The Cartels, The Chanteuse & The Crippled Claw, The Chapman Family, The Citrus Lines, The Colliers, The Contingents, The Crashers, The Crippled Claw’s Slightly-delic Soundsystem, The Cuckoo Clocks, The Death Rays of Ardilla, The Duke Spirit, The Everly Pregnant Brothers, The F.M. Set, The Gentlemen, The Ghost of a Thousand, The Grand Old Ukes of Yorkshire, The Heebie Jeebies, The Hipshakes, The Hosts, The Hummingbird Blues Band, The Hudares, The Jankskys, The Last Standing, The Legend of the 7 Black Tentacles, The Little Friends, The Lost Brothers, The Mark Miranda Kitchen Band, The Monday Club, The Monicans, The Monster Ceilidh Band, The Mother Folkers, The Natchez Burning, The Outsiders, The Paper Boys, The Purgatory Players, The Ratells, The Ridgeways, The Rifle Volunteers, The Riots, The Ruby Kid, The Salvo, The Spires, The Skints, The Stars, The Third Half, The Troubadors, The Unfortunate Incident, The Usual Pleasures, The Velcro Teddybears, The Violet May, The Wynells, The Xcerts, Thee Cuss Words, These Aren’t The Droids You Were Looking For, This Many Boyfriends, This Party Kills, Three Trapped Tigers, Tigercats, Tin Bats, Tina McKevitt, Too Young To Love, Tomorrow We Sail, Tracey Welsh, Treetop Flyers, Trophy Wife, Two Skies, Turbowolf, Tyde.

Under The Stars DJs, Up & Atom.

Velvet Rose, Volcanoes.

Watty, We Are Animal, Wet Nuns, Whispering Dolls, Wildcat Breakers, William Barstow, Winston Hazel, Without Our Crowns, Wooderson, Xray Horse DJs, Young British Artists, Young Legionnaire, Young Peculiar.

Zacc Rogers, Zapp Brannigan.

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