Tramlines Festival plans a massive return

Tramlines Festival makes its return this July, with a star-studded line-up heading to Sheffield’s Hillsborough Park. Our man Amos Wynn is getting into the groove.

After what feels like a lifetime, live music is back this summer.

The sun will be shining, pints will be flowing, and crowds will be singing in their numbers.

Tramlines will be one of the first big events to get the festival season underway, taking place between 23-26 July.

Headlining the Sheffield spectacle are The Streets, Royal Blood and Richard Ashcroft, which will no doubt thrill the sold-out crowd.

Alongside The Streets on Friday night, is a flourish of indie royalty, including The Kooks, Jake Bugg and The Pigeon Detectives.

One of the highlights of the opening day will no doubt be Australian trio, DMA’S, who have gone from strength to strength and will be eager to perform in the UK again, after releasing their third studio album, The Glow, last year.

Another Friday act who is not to be missed is Liverpool six-piece, Red Rum Club, who could be one of the best bands to watch across the entire weekend.

With tracks from their second album, The Hollow of Humdrum, still yet to be performed live, the band will bring a carnival atmosphere to South Yorkshire, with their distinctive and unique sound.

Day two of the festival is equally as strong, with Blossoms amongst the acts who will warm up the crowd up before Royal Blood take to the stage.

One of the most exciting acts of the entire festival could be up Wigan band, The Lathums.

Over the course of the last two years, the four-piece have cemented themselves as one of the best young bands in the country, and with big shows and a debut album coming soon, things will only get better for them.

Also amongst Saturday’s cohort, is Sheffield’s own, The Sherlocks, who are not to be missed in front of a home crowd, and will no doubt get the crowd going with songs from their first two albums, as well as some new material.

Sunday welcomes another South Yorkshire band who are on everyone’s lips, with The Reytons also following in some famous footsteps.

With some Arctic Monkey’s esc anthems in their armoury, the kids off the estate will set up the final day perfectly.

Sheafs, The Snuts and Dizzee Rascal are also amongst the acts who will take to the stage before Richard Ashcroft brings the weekend to an end, with no doubt an endless string of anthems.

Lead image – The Kooks from Sound City 2017

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