Tramlines 2012

Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd July 2012
various venues and open spaces throughout Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 2HB, England MAP
Daily capacity: 50,000
Last updated: Mon 16th Jul 2012

Tramlines festival is one of the largest completely free events in the UK and takes place between Friday 20th and Sunday 22nd July 2012.

Free entry

Entry is free and it delivers a line-up that would normally cost a packet.


Tramlines gives festival-goers a chance to see established artists alongside up and coming acts, across four outdoor stages and over 70 venues. Acts confirmed include Roots Manuva, Ms Dynamite, Chew Lips, Charli XCX, Clock Opera, We Are Scientists, Field Music, Frankie & The Heartstrings, Beth Jeans Houghton & The Hooves Of Destiny, Future Of The Left, The Destroyers, Eugene McGuinness, Mark Morriss, Esben & The Witch, Mazes, Frankie Rose, 65daysofstatic, Rolo Tomassi, Toddla Sound, Benga & Youngman, Jackmaster, Cornell Campbell & Top Cat with Soothsayers Band, Rafiki Jazz, James Yorkston, Mr Scruff, Spector, Alt-J, Hookworms, TOY, Wild Palms, XXXY, Midland, Kill It Kid, Peace, The Neat, Lulu James, Troumaca, Cymbals, Logan Sama, Champion, Swindle, Elijah and Skilliam, The Heartbreaks, Amusement, Artmagic (Suede's Richard Oakes), Bwana, Childhood, Crushed Beaks, Grooverider, Ifan Dafydd, Joanna Gruesome, Keep Shelly In Athens, Kult Country, Raf Daddy, Rebel MC with Nancy & Phoebe, Roska, The Soul Circle Gang, Theme Park, This Many Boyfriends, Vincent Wizard, The White Album, and many more.

For the line-up details as available please click here.

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.


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.

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