A PREVIEW OF…TRAMLINES 2017

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TRAMLINES 2017

MATTHEW THOMAS

Cultural icons of the British indie scene, THE LIBERTINES have today (6th Feb) been announced as this years headliners at Tramlines Festival. The acclaimed inner city event located in Sheffield will take place between Friday 21st and Sunday 23rd July across multiple venues. ‘The Likely Lads’ from London will top the bill at the Ponderosa main stage.

The Libertines have been described as one of the most compelling, chaotic rock’n’roll groups of the past 20 years. Their inclusion at the Tramlines Festival demonstrates that the band is as relevant and prominent in the music scene as ever. Despite only releasing three studio albums, the band have created a legacy as one of the most influential British bands of the 21st century.

They are joined by Metronomy and All Saints on the main stage. Metronomy have cemented themselves as electronic pop royalty after the hugely celebrated Summer 08. London-Canadian pop group All Saints will also play at Ponderosa park, with the group confirming that they are set to release EP One Strike, as well as fourth studio album Red Flag later this year.

Described by organisers as their biggest bill to date, includes a variety of performers from around the globe. The announcement boasts a mix of local, regional, national and international stars, plus emerging talent, including Yorkshire’s own high flyers Alvarez Kings, Lucy Spraggan, Sheffield’s very own Sgt Pepper Project and indie rockers We Are Scientists.

Also featured on the bill are Toots and the Maytals, The Coral, Twin Atlantic, The Pharcyde, Loyle Carner, Cabbage, Blaenavon and more.

This year’s Tramlines festival has been overhauled and modernised meaning the event will be an outdoor event, located in three of Sheffield’s most popular public park spaces, Ponderosa park with host the main stage, with The Main Stage remaining at Ponderosa park, many will be able to see 90’s pop sensation All Saints strut their stuff.

Early bird and first phase tickets for Tramlines Festival 2017 sold out in record time, however second release weekend tickets are now on sale for £38 plus booking fee.

Tickets and more information can be found at www.tramlines.org.uk.

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