The urban Tramlines festival which takes place each July in Sheffield is considering moving from its three current locations in or near the city centre, to site its main stage at the city's Hillborough Park a few miles further out.
Yesterday (reported here), the Chair of the Tramlines board, Ralph Broadbent, and Alex Deadman from the festival, attended a meeting of the Friends of Hillsborough Park organisation to discuss the idea and to try and help allay concerns.
Richard Eyre of Sheffield City Council also spoke at the meeting, and indicated the Council's support for the proposed move. It's unclear whether the festival would continue to use it's current locations at Ponderosa Park, Devonshire Green & Endcliffe Park if were able to have a stage and infrastructure for 40,000 people at Hillsborough Park.
No final decision has been made, with more meetings and consultations planned. It's believed that Tramlines want to make a final decision by the end of the year.
Meanwhile, early bird tickets are on sale, for Tramlines 2018, currently priced at £30 for the weekend.
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