Echo and the Bunnymen, Mystery Jets, and more for Tramlines

Future of the Left, The King Blues, Toddla T, and more

published: Mon 17th May 2010

Mystery Jets

Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th July 2010
various venues and open spaces throughout Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 2HB, England MAP
FREE
daily capacity: 50000
last updated: Tue 13th Jul 2010

Echo and the Bunnymen, Mystery Jets, Simian Mobile Disco (DJ Set), and Future Of The Left are amongst the headlining acts announced for Tramlines festival happening from Friday 23rd until Sunday 25th July 2010 at various venues throughout Sheffield.

Echo And The Bunnymen
Headliners for the FREE event have been announced as Echo and the Bunnymen, Mystery Jets, Simian Mobile Disco (DJ Set), Future Of The Left, Darwin Deez, The King Blues, The Hoosiers, Craig David, Dum Dum Girls, Annie Mac, and Toddla T, although the full line-up is yet to be announced.

They will lead a line-up of more than 250 acts across four stages and 50 city centre venues for this the second year of the event. Sheffield's free urban music festival expects over 50,000 revellers. This year the Main Stage on Devonshire Green has been expanded to host 8,000, and there's some new additions including a New Music Stage on Tudor Square and a new Youth Music Festival.

The festival extends across the entire city to showcase every aspect of Sheffield's music community and includes a Youth Music Festival, Blues trail and a Ceilidh. New venues joining Tramlines for the first time include the O2 Academy which plays host to Ollie Hayes and special guests, The Leadmill which showcases a return of Focus, and The New Music Stage outside City Hall, which features Blood Red Shoes, and Chapel Club.

One of last year's star curators, Toddla T, returns to the Octagon, where he will do battle with Annie Mac, Mary Anne Hobbs, and Oris Jay aka Darqwan.

James O'Hara, one of the Festival Organisers at Tramlines, said, "We are expecting Tramlines to attract about twice as many people this year as it did last, so we have had a chance to really reach out to more venues. Many of the big venues and clubs are now involved, including The O2 Academy, The Leadmill, Corporation and DQ. Sheffield University has given us the Fusion & Foundry, The Octagon and The Raynor Lounge. The West End, S1, Rise at The Hallamshire and The Red House have also joined us. It should be huge!"

Tramlines will also be taking its first substantial green footsteps this year. Alongside a host of green initiatives being developed for the festival, they will also be hosting a Solar Powered Disco for 400 lucky revellers.

Festival co-founder Sarah Nulty added, "We are all really excited about this year's event. The line-up is brilliant – bigger than last year's and really well balanced. The enthusiasm in the city for the festival is making everything so much easier this year. We reckon we are on for a fantastic party! Our aim as a festival is to offer something for everyone, and we also hope that everyone enjoys hearing something they may not usually listen to. With so many venues joining in, we think we are a little bit closer to our aim. Can't wait!"

Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th July 2010
various venues and open spaces throughout Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 2HB, England MAP
FREE
daily capacity: 50000
last updated: Tue 13th Jul 2010


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