2022 - 13th Tramlines and another good year!

So good - Tramlines 2023 Early Bird tickets are already SOLD OUT!

By Neil Greenway | Published: Thu 28th Jul 2022

around the festival site (Friday)

Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th July 2022
Hillsborough Park , 70 Broughton Rd, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S6 2AS, England MAP
currently £120 weekend
Daily capacity: 30,000
Last updated: Tue 24th May 2022

Tramlines festival will return to Hillsborough Park, Sheffield from Friday 21st to 23rd July 2023.

Tramlines must be good! Early Bird tickets went on sale on Monday 25th July 2022 and seem to have already sold out! So if you are intending to go to Tramlines next year, weekend tickets are still available at £140. Efestivals suggests that you get them quick!

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This year, in 2022 North Shield’s boy wonder, Sam Fender made his first ever headline appearance on Sarah Nulty’s Main Stage on Friday night. The 13th edition of Tramlines also staged hometown performances from the recently reunited Little Man Tate. Lead singer Jon Windle closed the set by giving his guitar to a beaming fan in the front row.

Sheffield’s Reverend and The Makers fronted by the larger-than-life Jon McClure debuted two new tracks ‘Heatwave’ and ‘Problems’ from the band’s highly anticipated seventh studio album as McClure’s family and children joined them on stage.

Self Esteem aka Rebecca Taylor was an absolute highlight with both herself and her band kitted out in Sheffield Wednesday shirts on T’Other Stage.

Other standout performances across the arena included Scouting For Girls whose 30-minute set drew the largest crowd ever to T’Other Stage, second only to Eurovision hero Sam Ryder whose army of fans spilled out from the tent. Delightfully, four human-sized wombats appeared on stage for The Wombats’ set.

New Kasabian frontman Serge hugged a surprised security person on stage while James leadman Tim Booth jumped into the crowd to perform four songs, up close and personal. The world’s first Elvis fronted Nirvana, Elvana were also a highlight of the weekend with Elvis himself launching himself into crowds for more rock ‘n’ roll crowd surfing. And to top it all off, a stunning sunset broke as Madness closed proceedings on Sunday evening.

The entire festival weekend was packed with quality performances from the likes of Pixey, Baby Queen, Do Nothing and Yard Act. It also saw official festival bookings for two special artists, both who’d come through Tramlines’ Appy To Play scheme in 2021; neo-soul singer August Charles and the soulful R’n’B artist, Rumbi Tauro.

The Library Stage was the place to discover the best in breaking and unsigned talent. Sheffield’s Pattern + Push talent competition for rappers and singers certainly fulfilled its brief on Saturday, showcasing to audiences 2022 winner Sarinity Jones alongside Sheffield MC and producer, Coco.

In conjunction with BBC Introducing Sheffield, the Sunday takeover was a showcase of winners from the 2022 Apply To Pay scheme. Audiences caught a diverse selection of grass roots music talent many who had never stepped on a festival stage before from Otis Mensah with his alternative take on hip hop and abstract poetry to and the dark-pop stylings of Gia Ford.

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Tramlines Operations Director, Timm Cleasby said,

What a fantastic weekend. I spoke to so many people who were having a great time, loads of smiling faces. Musically, the Pattern + Push curated day on the library stage was magnificent, Self Esteem was just awesome and seeing kids singing and dancing to songs I grew up with, as Madness closed the show was glorious. Jason Manford’s genius of getting audiences singing along to old primary school hymns to the calm oasis Into The Trees watching families playing together topped off a brilliant weekend.

“It was the biggest audience we’ve ever had on Hillsborough Park, so I’d like to send a huge thanks to the whole team, to every single person who worked across the site, to the volunteers, and to everyone who bought a ticket. We can’t wait to welcome you back next year.

While line-ups for Tramlines 2023 are not announced, another fantastic year of music, art, comedy and cabaret lies ahead as Tramlines continues to grow as Sheffield's biggest and best-loved live music event.

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