Festivals by genre: Indie

Attracting a whole host of top indie acts and blending them with up and coming artists from a whole host of genres, Tramlines Festival in Sheffield was started in 2009 and attracts 75,000 people across the whole weekend. Beginning as a free event, the organisers now charge £32 for a day ticket and £46 for a weekend ticket.

The unique nature of Tramlines allowing the festival goers to go to many venues across the city to see hundreds of artists is one that has started a trend across the country. With Live At Leeds and Neighbourhood Festival in Manchester using a similar format, there has been some competition but with the acquisition of ‘Best Metropolitan Festival’ at the UK festival Awards in 2011, the event is getting bigger and better each year.

With previous headliners of Example, The Charlatans, Catfish & The Bottlemen and Public Enemy, the festival has managed to find the perfect balance of finding big acts of each genre and mix them with local Sheffield talent.

This year, The Libertines, Primal Scream and Metronomy take to the Tramlines Main Stage between Friday 21st July and Sunday 23rd July. If this isn’t enough to get you to the event, joining the trio across the weekend is The Coral, new up and coming bands Spring King and Cabbage, as well as Scottish rockers Twin Atlantic.

All ticket types for the event are still available on the website, as well as after party tickets, information for accommodation in Sheffield and map information for travelling around Sheffield during the weekend.


Picture credit: Carolina Faruolo


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