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10 07 Best of the Fest

There are many must-see events at this year’s Fringe at Tramlines – we pick out some of the best.



A wide selection of official Fringe at Tramlines gigs – it’s the perfect way to plan your perfect weekend. See for any updates.

If dirty stinking rock riffs, impromptu moshpits and Somerset cider are your sort of bag, Sheff four-piece PINK CIGS could well be your next favourite live act. Smokin'…




We highlight some of the best acts gracing the pubs, bars and stages of this year’s festival – helpfully listed in alphabetical order.

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The lowdown on some of the venues taking part in this year’s fest so you know where you're headed. The majority of official venues are listed here so you can find your way around easily – plus we’ve got a pretty awesome drinks offer from Maltsmiths too…

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It’s been ten years now since Tramlines Festival first arrived in Sheffield, and suffice to say, it’s been nothing short of a gamechanger for the city. What previously would have been a quiet weekend for many music venues, who often took a hit once the student population took their leave for the summer, has been transformed into our biggest annual party – showcasing hundreds of artists and packing out pubs, bars and clubs with thousands of festivalgoers. Naturally, over time the festival has been through some big changes. Last year saw the main event move to the roomier surroundings of Hillsborough Park, while over in the centre Sheffield City Council, Sheffield BID and Tramlines Festival worked together in curating the Fringe at Tramlines. Over at Exposed Magazine, a longstanding partner of Tramlines and ardent supporter of the local music scene, our job is to bring together all of the diverse events and performances into one easily navigable publication (that would be this thing in your hands, dear reader). Musical innovation and creativity flows through the very veins of this city; from its pioneering influence on UK synth-pop in the 80s to Jarvis Cocker becoming one of Britpop’s most iconic characters, not to mention those Arctic Monkeys chaps making something of a splash in the noughties. Buoyed by such a rich history, there’s a constant stream of talented local artists coming through the ranks – so many of which you’ll be able to catch during The Fringe at Tramlines this year. Plenty of work has gone into ensuring it will remain a varied offering, with something for those of all ages and tastes to enjoy. The Fringe Stage on Devonshire Green, programmed by Papa Al of famous international music night Juju Club, is one of the main highlights and will again be showcasing a wide range of global music with a local twist. Topping the bill are the inimitable 12-piece ska act Jungle Lion, who will once again be bringing some energetic party vibes to the main stage. If DJs are more your thing, they don’t come much bigger or more eclectic than a Gilles Peterson set.

The renowned artist, broadcaster and label owner will be playing at Peddler Warehouse on Saturday, supported by some of the North’s finest DJ collectives. You’ll be able to find plenty of other late-night shenanigans listed in this programme if you’re looking to keep things going until the wee hours. Pretty much every pub and bar will be getting involved, and whether you prefer the city’s traditional gig haunts such as The Washington and The Frog and Parrot, or somewhere a tad grander like Sheffield City Hall and the ever-popular Crystal Bar, there really is plenty to go at. Aside from the veritable smorgasbord of live music on offer, there’ll be street performers in Barker’s Pool, an 80s/90s disco in Peace Gardens, a traditional funfair on Fargate, plus plenty of street food vendors and pop-up bars on-hand to keep you well-fed and watered. Don’t forget you can keep up to date with all the latest happenings by following the official Tramlines social media channels, while is a handy place to stay up to date with any fresh announcements. But for now we’ll leave you to it, eh?

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BTW…The Fringe at Tramlines is one hell of a party, but remember to pace yourselves and stay safe. It’s a long one, so take it easy and enjoy! A message from Diane Jarvis, Sheffield BID Manager: “Following a hugely successful debut event last year, we’re delighted to be bringing The Fringe at Tramlines back to the city centre next month. “The Fringe showcases our talented local musicians and provides them with a unique platform to reach a large audience. We’re once again looking forward to seeing a vibrant, carnival atmosphere in the city centre, with the thousands of extra visitors helping to support our local businesses.”

UNIT 1B, 2 KELHAM SQUARE KELHAM RIVERSIDE SHEFFIELD S3 8SD In collaboration with Sheffield City Council, Sheffield BID (Business Improvement District) and Tramlines Festival.










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The Fringe at tramlines | best of the fest The Peace Gardens // Saturday and Sunday

It’s back! The many-headed multitentacled beautiful thing that is Sheffield’s annual fringe at Tramlines event. To say it’s the diverse treat you’ve come to expect would be to do a grave disservice to the fizzing and popping line-up of undiscovered, breaking and headline musical names, big communal moments, left-field activities and pop-up events that will take place across the city over Festival Weekend. It’s here, and our job is to guide you through it…

Church – Temple of Jazz // Sunday

Bring your Fringe at Tramlines party to an opportune climax with the Temple of Jazz, kicking off at 4.20pm and taking you through the Sunday evening. Blancmange Lounge takes over the Temple of Fun to bring you an evening of the best jazz, R&B and soul from across the world. Live acts will take the stage throughout the evening – including hypnagogic bedroom soul crooner Jackie Moonbather, Leeds based vocalist B-ahwe, the melancholic beats of Tonia Victoria and plenty of others.

The Peace Gardens will be completely transformed over the weekend with licensed bars, an 80s/90s disco, a big helter skelter and plenty of deckchairs to kick back in. There will also be an exciting and varied range of food traders present - providing the perfect spot to enjoy the festivities.

Barker’s Pool // Saturday and Sunday

Slap-bang in the centre of the city, Barker’s Pool will be playing host to some of the best street entertainers on the UK circuit. The University of Sheffield will once again bring a two day programme of great street entertainers featuring acts that regularly perform at Covent Garden and Glastonbury. This year’s line-up is also supported by Orchard Square and features (amongst others) George Orange from Chicago, The Comedy Waiters and the infamous Granny Turismo. In addition to performing in Barker’s Pool, some will also roam the streets of the city centre, helping to create a unique festival feel.

Peddler Warehouse - Giles Peterson // Saturday

There’s no better way to crown off your Saturday night than by heading down to Peddler to party with DJ legend, Giles Peterson. The BBC 6Music presenter and purveyor of the finest world music take to the stage for a 2 hour dancefloor journey with support from some of the North’s finest DJs – Banana Hill, Nice Like Rice and Apricot Ballroom. This is not one to be missed, the ex-industrial warehouse is the perfect place to get your groove on and enjoy some good music.

devonshire green // Saturday and Sunday

The Fringe at Tramlines Stage on Devonshire Green has been programmed by Papa Al, of the JuJu Club - originally a Sheffield club night with live music from around the world - and will represent the best ‘made in Sheffield’ acts with some international additions. The highlights of the weekend are on Saturday - the big, brassy sound of Jungle Lion, the outlandish antics of Latin music lovers Mango Rescue Team and home-grown rap talent from Medley. Join them for a good sing-a-long on Sunday, which will include a 20 strong brass band, The Tin Soldiers and the funk and soulful stylings of Son Montuno and Papa Soul.

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PINK CIGS If dirty stinking rock riffs, impromptu moshpits and Somerset cider are your sort of bag, Sheff four-piece PINK CIGS could well be your next favourite live act. We checked in with the Ciggies ahead of the carnage.

What’s the PINK CIGS story to date? Give us the full shebang. Sheffield super group PINK CIGS are a bubble and squeak of dry heaves, skip lickers, Dead English Gentlemen and Halcyon Days fuelled by all things alcoholic and rock'n'roll. We developed over time to brew our 70s hard rock sound. Last year, we brought out our debut EP which was featured in Classic Rock magazine’s compilation of the best new bands on the planet. The EP was also featured on a live session for BBC Introducing’s Februheavy month. Currently, we are getting ready for Tramlines, as well as other gigs throughout the country. At the backend of October, we're going to be heading out to tour Europe. How have you been prepping for the Fringe at Tramlines? Press-ups? Plenty of fluids? Practising your instruments perhaps? What do you mean prepare for Woodstock – sorry, the Fringe at Tramlines – we were born ready! For those out there, perhaps attending their first Fringe at Tramlines, who are unaware of what you guys are all about, how would you neatly and succinctly sum up the PINK CIGS shtick? Picture the toilet bowl after Sabbath, Deep Purple and James Gang went for a big stinking curry at Balti King… That’s us!

We’ve been inviting the CEO of ‘‘Thatchers Cider down to all of our shows since we started gigging - but to no avail.”

Best Fringe at Tramlines memories? For us, it’s probably the gig we played at BrewDog last year. We headlined the Sunday and blew the roof off. Everyone had a banger – there was beer everywhere and people dancing on the tables. Worst Fringe at Tramlines memories? All the previous years that PINK CIGS were never on! We hear on the grapevine that there’s some new music on the way. Tell us more… We recorded our debut EP with James Atkinson at Station Studios in Leeds. Over the past year, we have been recording our follow-up to this in our own DIY studio (Harvest Studios) which we’ve built down at Kelham Island to take our time and develop the sound of the band. If you could invite one person to a PINK CIGS gig, someone who needs some PINK CIGS action in their life, who would it be and why? We’ve been inviting the CEO of Thatchers Cider down to all of our shows since we started gigging – but to no avail. So if you like a can of Thatchers and hard rock, then come on down! Owt else to add? Massive cheers to everyone who has supported us and helped us along the way including: Family Planning, Blind Haze, Blue Jinns, Tufty, Atko, Heavy Sentence, Delirium (F.U.S), Joanne, Andy Smith, Bry & Marc, The Friendship, Blue, Beer House, Stoney, Bruce, The Black Horse, Uncle ‘Philthy’ Phil’s Lay-Z-Spa and Thatchers Cider. You can catch PINK CIGS at The Old House on Saturday 20 July and BrewDog on Sunday 21 June.

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The 32-20’S

Steeped in the gospels of John Lee Hooker, Sonny Boy Williamson, Elmore James etc., the 32-20's deliver raunchy, guitar and harmonica led blues that you can shake your hips to with a swagger, the way the Good Lord intended.  Night Kitchen Courtyard // Saturday


// 20:00

Andy H

Having honed his skills in the world of turntablism, Andy H applies his unique style of DJing to dance floor bass music while still remaining true to his hip-hop roots. A UK DMC and Red Bull 3Style finalist.  Foundry // Saturday // 00:00 – 01:00

A.A Williams

And So I Watch You From Afar

Alex Ohm

The 88s

Alex Grayson


The Northern Irish group return to Sheffield with their experimental mentality and energetic stage presence. Following their sold out 10th birthday party shows, anyone who missed out on tickets has a chance to see them as part of the Fringe at Tramlines.  The City Hall // Saturday

Midlands-based songsmith Alex Ohm has become a renowned name on the local music scene and has also opened shows for the likes of Ian Brown and The Charlatans. Ohm’s cinematic symphonies reflect the wide range of influences that inspire his unique sound.  Firepit Rocks // Saturday // 20:00 – 20:40

PHOTO: Teri Cwiek

Finding the balance between gentle and sorrowful is a fine art; with A.A.Williams’ music, this is an effortless notion with a stunning result. Recently signed to Holy Roar Records, there is a breakthrough impending for A.A Williams.  The City Hall // Saturday

A rock covers band influenced by 70s and early 80s rock. The 88s sound is soulful and accessible – expect muscular vocals, bluesy riffs and all your classic rock favourites.  Night Kitchen Courtyard // Saturday

// 18:00

Renowned for his creative deliverance of high energy house grooves and fresh off the Glastonbury stage, Alex Grayson will be bringing his house and techno style to Revolution.  Revolution // Saturday // 17:00 – 19:00

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An exciting indie rock band with hints of Arctic Monkeys and Cage The Elephant. After self-releasing their debut EP in May, Airways fanbase has grown rapidly and their live shows are definitely a force to be reckoned with!  Walkabout // Friday // 22:00 – 22:45

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Apricot Ballroom

Banana Hill

Black Mamba Fever

16:00 – 18:00

20:00 – 22:00


Initially an invite-only old school party, this psychedelic funk dance collective now have their own audiophile sound system, with which they host intimate gatherings with a community feel.  Peddler Warehouse // Saturday //

From the minds behind such classics as "The Severed Heads of Seven Siblings" comes a band that has managed to answer the question of what happens when you just eat crisps. You get Black Mamba Fever.  The Old House // Saturday // 18:30 –

Baby Strange

Batman’s Treaty

Braver Than Fiction

The Assist


The Cacti Collective

A new Sheffield alt-rock band made up of three members of Sheffield's RepoMen (Denzil Watson - vox, Ric Bower - guitar/keys and James Hughes - guitar), Dave Woodcock and the Dead Comedian's bassist Paul Hoyland and Waldo Reset/Pisco Sour Hour drummer Andrew Wood.  Café Totem // Sunday // 20:00

A Sheffield-based band who've played across the North and a couple of trips down to the big smoke. They've supported bands such as The Wedding Present and Slow Club. Described as the Smiths meet Fleetwood Mac, with a dark loungey swagger.  Tiger Works // Friday // 19:00

PHOTO: Luke Jones

Baby Strange are an indie rock band formed in 2012 in Glasgow. Described as pop-punk and grungy rebel rock with some fun choruses. Live they are said to have a 60s garage influence but distinctly Scottish indie guitar riffs.  Frog & Parrot // Saturday // 21:10

PHOTO: Teri Cwiek

Well-known for their carnival-esque club nights and global dancefloor sounds, Banana Hill bring their funky, soulful tunes to the Steel City, to the backdrop of a Peddler Warehouse sunset.  Peddler Warehouse // Saturday //

The Assist are a staple of the Birmingham music scene, and their infectious energetic pop has led them to share the stage with acts such as Rat Boy, Blossoms, Happy Mondays frontman Shaun Ryder and they’ve even ventured into Europe with Black Honey.  Café Totem // Saturday // 22:00

This Midlands-based three-piece indie band have created a unique sound, blending rock guitars with big synth hooks to create huge choruses full of energy and melody. Blood sweat and beers go into all of their live performances, so they are not to be missed.  Maida Vale // Friday // 18:00 – 22:00

The Cacti Collective are a group of musicians creating a dynamic and exhilarating journey into sound. They offer a unique package combining sophisticated sounds from the world of jazz into modern pop music.  Revolucion de Cuba// Sunday //

17:00 – 21:00

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Chaos In The CBD – All Night Long

Chris Paul

Chris Duckenfield

Craig Cassiera

Dakota Avenue

Charlie Osguthorpe

Cross Fire Eagles

DB Jones

Chaos In The CBD is the house moniker of New Zealand brothers Ben and Louis HellikerHales. Though their music evokes the heritage of classic house, their interpretation of jazz brings a unique inventiveness to the genre.  Maida Vale // Sunday // 21:30

Born and raised in Sheffield, Craig Cassiera has spent much of the last decade DJing in the UK and Ibiza under the alias “Alchemy”. He has had the honour of warming up for a number of respected DJs including John Askew, Judge Jules, and AN21.  Revolution // Saturday // 19:00 – 21:00

Dakota Avenue’s sound combines groove, atmosphere and pop-hooks. A driven, yet reserved drum and bass section provides a perfect base for some U2's Edge-style glitter and Alex Turner-inspired lyrics.  Frog & Parrot // Friday // 20:00

PHOTO: Tyler Rayner

Chris began his addiction to music with his parents’ record collections, plus a passion for music meant he was exposed to everything. As a teenager early hip-hop and electro became his obsession. Having been DJing for 15 odd years, he’s just about got a handle on it  Bal Fashions // Saturday

Chris Paul has been singing and entertaining audiences all around the Dronfield/ Chesterfield/Sheffield area for the past seven years. Chris performs a wide variety of rock and pop classics with some folk and country staples thrown in.  Fat Cat // Friday // 20:00 – 22:30

A Sheffield-based singer songwriter whose songs have been said to shine a light into the darker corners of our existence. His songs cover many issues across protest, loss, love, the environment and more.  The Mulberry // Saturday // 19:30 –


Sheffield band Crossfire Eagles, featuring Def Leppard bassist Rick Savage's son Tyler, are making a big impression. They have a stylish and engaging sound in the vein of 90s Britpop with a funky beat to get your head nodding and feet tapping.  FirePit Rocks // Sunday // 20:00 – 20:40

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This indie rock group have gone from strength to strength after their debut single ‘Hello Love’ was made Track of The Week on BBC Introducing.  FirePit Rocks // Saturday // 19:00 –


PHOTO: Tyler Rayner

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Dizzy Club

Jazz, blues, swing and Sinatra fans are in luck as Sheffield-born band The Dizzy Club will be performing at the Fringe at Tramlines this year. The Dizzies are guaranteed to get you up dancing in the square!  Leopold Square // Saturday // 15:00

– 16:30

The Dressing Gown Mob

A lazy, light hearted mob, rolling straight out of bed to the stage with the flyest gowns, sounds, vocals, scratch, live visuals spectacular and cuts from Maggie Scratcher. Expect the sweetest and cheekiest hip-hop beats.  Gentleman Fox // Saturday // 15:00

– 16:00 and DJ Set 21:00

Drew Scott

Formally a Retro resident and Warehouse Project dweller, Drew’s history of DJing is long and distinguished and is seen as a legend in so many places across the UK.  Revolution // Saturday // 14:00 –


Giles Peterson

Renowned BBC Radio 6 DJ Giles Peterson brings his music expertise to Peddler Market this weekend. Expect an impressive and diverse set influenced by his extensive travels around the world with a jazzy flair.  Peddler Warehouse // Saturday //

22:00 – 00:00


Harriet Rose Grant

Get The F*** Outta Dodge

Highway Child

Originating from the suburbs of South Yorkshire, the quintet formed in 2011 and has since then become a staple of the local Yorkshire scene. A diverse blend of alternative rock and solid pop, a must-see.  Crystal Stage // Saturday // 21:10

From the murky depths of the city, two dishevelled men head towards the swamp on the bad side of town. Taking only a bass guitar and a drum kit altogether essential for them to break free, encouraging anyone within listening distance to move their feet.  Shakespeares // Friday // 19:00 – 19:40

The Yorkshire-based songwriter takes inspiration from the trips and tumbles of life; Harriet’s music offers honest reflections with a unique country sound. Fresh on the music scene and creating beautiful soundscapes whilst really telling a story through her music.  The Green Room // Sunday // 17.30

Highway Child have been thrilling Yorkshire audiences at festivals and gigs for 15 years with their big brassy funk, blues and soul sound, keeping crowds dancing wherever they play.  Devonshire Green // Sunday // 18:00

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Honours Band

Honours are a four piece band from the city of York, formed in early 2018. Initially based heavily around indie rock, during the 12 months the band has been gigging, there has been a shift in their sound towards the late 80s/early 90s Manchester scene.  Tiger Works // Saturday // 19:00

Horse Meat Disco

Hotel Lux

This South London band, named after a Soviet-era Moscow hotel that housed exiled communists, bring grit and grime in an intriguing mix of post-punk, ska and rock that echoes the bleak aspects of British youth.  Forum Kitchen & Bar // Saturday //



Jungle Lion

If you love a bit of organic lo-fi reggae, then the Hempolics roots soul via London Town are for you. Expect funk-laced hooks and thumping old school sound-system bass all fronted by the awesome Nubiya Brandon of Nubiyan Twist.  Devonshire Green // Saturday //

21:00 – 00:00

Sheffield’s favourite rambunctious rock ‘n’ roll duo - a few years on from the release of their catchy, ‘balls-to-the-wall’ debut single ‘Glorious Blunder’, it should please any fans of Sheffield-forged rock ‘n’ roll to know The Hot Soles are playing this year.  Crystal Stage // Friday // 18:00

Jack Opus is a popular local DJ and Revolution resident playing a wide selection of versatile music.  Revolution // Saturday // 21:00 –

22:00 – 22:30

Run by a collective of four DJs, Horse Meat Disco have been keeping the disco flame burning and taking the UK by storm with their exuberant and unapologetically camp club nights. Expect flamboyance and funky beats.  Peddler Warehouse // Sunday //

The Hot Soles

Jack Opus

20:15 – 21:00

Inner Terrestrials

25 years on the road and stronger than ever, London’s legendary Inner Terrestrials are a stomping mix of dub, punk, ska, folk and general anarchic danceability. They get audiences all over the world going crazy, from Bristol to Berlin, from Warsaw to Tokyo.  Gatsby // Friday // 21:30

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Junglist Alliance

With almost two decades in the DJ game, these guys have perfected their craft in the house parties, warehouses and clubs of the late nineties – without losing any of their appeal along the way.  CHURCH // Saturday // TBC

Foundry // Saturday // 03:00 – 04:00

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Life Aquatic Band


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Nottingham's Kagoule are crafting some of the most dynamic guitar music out there, existing in the type of self-created world that can only be constructed by people who know who they are and where they are going.  The Washington // Friday // 22:00 –


King Rose

King Rose are three lads from Barnsley who play funky soulful blues-rock. They are Craig Royston on vox/guitar, Ben Paramore on bass, rhythm guitar and backing vocals, and Jono Bradbury on drums and backing vocals.  The Mulberry // Saturday // 18:00 –


Life Aquatic Band are a six-piece alternative outfit based in Sheffield. Combining an array of genres, the band aims to push the boundaries of traditional indie and alternative sounds.  The Washington // Saturday // 22:10

Life At The Arcade

Life At The Arcade consists of four young Liverpool lads that come together to make a fine mix of upbeat, catchy indie-pop rock. Paddy, Adam, Ben & Paul have crafted and developed their sound since the band came to life in early 2015.  Maida Vale // Saturday // 20:00 – 22:00

King Zepha

Lewis Canner

Light Tide




The King’s Northern Sound is music for the people – straight outta Yorkshire! Rocksteady, dub, rhythm ‘n’ blues sounds. Mr. Thornton writes superbly uplifting and infectious songs with a set of the finest Leeds musicians.  Leopold Square // Sunday // 19:00 –

A 24-year-old singer/songwriter and guitarist based in North Nottinghamshire, Lewis' recently released debut EP 'Square One' climbed up to 12 in the singer/songwriter iTunes chart overnight.  FirePit Rocks // Sunday // 19:00 –

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This four-piece band from Yorkshire is definitely one to watch this weekend. Tipped for big things by BBC Introducing, their rock-folky sound is sure to be a hit amongst the crowds at the Fringe at Tramlines.  Café Totem // Saturday // 19:00 –

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Little Comets

Little Comets are an English indie rock trio from Jarrow and Washington, Tyne and Wear. Described as playing "kitchen sink indie" music, they create a lilting combination of deft percussive nuance and melodic shimmer, shrouded in a veil of abstract lyrics.  Walkabout // Saturday // 22:00 – 22:45

Los Lads

With congas, cajon, drum kit, brass, guitar, vocal harmonies and more, Los Lads specialise in combining pop, R&B and soul classics with thumping grooves guaranteed to get everyone up on the dance floor.  Revolucion de Cuba // Saturday //

13:00 – 16:00 and 18:00 – 21:00

The most eccentric and energetic performer available on the UK club scene and beyond, bringing plenty of energy to the dancefloor. He holds down residencies across Europe on some of the world’s biggest stages.  Revolution // Saturday // 17:00 – 21:00

Mango Rescue Team

Mango Rescue Team is a raving 11-piece posse who create tropical psychedelic music and buzzing stage shows. Mango performances are high energy, raucous experiences.  Devonshire Green // Saturday // 19:15

– 19:45


Melisandre’s Beaver

18:30 – 19:00


A four-piece indie rock band who turn stories into songs. Inspired by a variety of genres, from indie and alternative to funk and Britpop, they strive to create an indie sound that hasn’t been heard before.  Bungalows & Bears // Sunday //


Melisandre's Beaver, a three-piece punk band from Kent, are mates who decided that their friendships were so good, they needed to start a band to calm things down. The trio have honed a fun, energetic punk sound.  FirePit Rocks // Saturday // 21:00 –

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The Mourning After

Garage legends from Sheffield, the mighty Mourning After have put out 13 singles since 1993, and they have always stood up for what is good about dirty, hard-hitting garage music. Prepare for plenty of psychedelic, organ-crazed grooviness.  The Green Room // Saturday // 21:00

Nicky Blackmarket

A British drum & bass icon, Nicky Blackmarket is undeniably a pioneer of underground electronic music. He has continued to showcase his talents to crowds around the world as a true ‘soldier’ of the jungle genre.  CHURCH // Saturday

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Norman Jay

Norman Jay MBE is unquestionably one of the world's most respected and popular DJs. Co-founder of the legendary Good Times Sound System and London dance music station KISS FM, Jay fostered the ‘Rare Groove’ scene.  SOYO // Saturday // 22:00

PHOTO: Victoria Greensmith Image

Nowhere City Riot

Formed in 2011, Nowhere City Riot quickly won plenty of admirers with their fast and energetic punk sound. After a split in 2014 NCR reformed in 2016 and are now re-energised with a new lineup playing gigs and recording material.  The Mulberry // Sunday // 20:30 – 21:15

Oli Zee

Cheese On Bread Regular and Ex Resident at the late Fez Club. Spinning bangers from 8 till late.  SOYO // Friday // 20:00

One World Choir

The One World Choir formed in Sheffield, the City of Sanctuary, which has just celebrated an amazing Migration Matters Festival. This 34-strong choir gives voice to asylum seekers and refugees.  Devonshire Green // Sunday // 14:00

– 14:30


Ørmstons are a four-piece indie-rock band from Leeds, formed in January 2016. Gigging and writing continuously, they have gained a supportive fan-base, especially since the release of their latest single ‘Mexico City’.  Forum Kitchen & Bar // Saturday //

PBR Streetgang

Bonar Bradberry and Tom Thorpe make up the boogie boat that is PBR Streetgang. Beginning in 2008, the duo produced a slew of EPs and singles for the labels Red Music and 2020 Vision.  Bal Fashions // Saturday

Pete Le Freq

20:00 – 20:30

Pete's been djing for the last 20 years, and has played all over the UK and into Europe, spinning with the likes of Inland Knights, The Littlemen, and loads more. His productions have taken elements of disco, soul, funk, jazz, with a large dose of wibbly bass.  Gentleman Fox // Friday // 16:00 – 18:00

Papa Soul

Prisoners of War

A dynamic funk and soul group based in Sheffield - providing soulful, infectious grooves that take any party by storm and rising above carbon copy tribute acts by remixing and rearranging classics, adding a bit more ‘Umph!’.  Leopold Square // Saturday // 17:00

– 18:30

UK punk band based in the East Midlands, featuring Dean Young (lead vocals), Staz Stallard (guitars and vocals), Dally (bass and vocals) and Fungi (drums and vocals). Formed in August 2013, influenced by "old school" punk rock and roll bands.  The Mulberry // Sunday // 18:15 – 19:00

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Randall & IC3


Richard Dilks

Sam Eagle

Described as “the DJs' DJ” and the living embodiment of drum and bass, the legendary Randall performs with double award-winning drum and bass/house DJ, IC3.  Foundry // Saturday // 02:00 – 03:00

The Racket

This young four-piece from Widnes caused a buzz amongst the Merseyside music scene when they emerged at the back end of 2016. Bristling with attitude and confidence, they sing songs that reflect the hopes and aspirations of them and their friends.  Maida Vale // Saturday // 18:00 – 22:00

Rainbow Maniac

A young rock'n'roll band, shimmering with style and a deep passion for songwriting. This heavy guitar driven foursome radiate a quiet confidence, topping things off with an energetic live performance.  The Old House // Saturday // 19:30 –


A singer songwriter who plays the guitar, banjo, harmonica and a homemade suitcase kick-drum. He is essentially a one-man-band of sarcasm and folk music.  The Mulberry // Saturday // 15:00 –

If you want to talk about unique bands, Sabella should be one of the first on your list. Hailing from Sheffield, Sabella is hands down the most original downtempo band on the scene. Not many other bands can set a mood as well as Sabella does.  Crystal Stage // Sunday // 22:00


The Essex born singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist takes influence from jazz, folk and hip-hop to create an original and alternative sound. He is certainly one to look out for fans of Thundercat and Radiohead.  The Green Room // Saturday // 15:45

Ryan Jarvis


Six years of gigging around the UK as a solo/ singer songwriter, racking up support slots with bands such as Glasvegas, Northside, and The Courteeners, has catapulted Jarvis to the attention of local and national music bloggers and fans over the past few years.  Tiger Works // Sunday // 19:00

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Specialising in drum and bass and jungle music, Shy FX’s released the breakthrough ragga jungle track "Original Nuttah" in 1994. Stamina MC performs regularly as a result of being the MC of choice for both DJ Marky and Shy FX.  Foundry // Saturday // 01:00 – 02:00

Skyeladder have worked tirelessly for the past few years to create what is truly a unique sonic platform that features an eclectic mix of country, classic Americana, rock and modern flavours. Those elements come to life in an organic live show.  Tiger Works // Friday // 20:00

Solar Love Society are a hippy supergroup formed by members of some of Sheffield’s most beloved festival bands, combining an eclectic mix of up-tempo reggae, euphoric dub, riotous funk, latin, ska, DnB and more with a positive message.  The Washington // Sunday // 22:10

Sophie & The Giants are practitioners of forward-looking, left-leaning emotional pop: a fresh, raw fusion of the band’s collective influences — which range from Siouxsie and Debbie Harry to Radiohead and Jamie T.  Frog & Parrot // Saturday // 23:00

Sam O'Hara & The Soul Battalion are a new Sheffield based gutsy classic soul and rock covers band with blazing brass, driving rhythm, and soaring vocals headed up by former Voice UK contestant Sam O'Hara.  Tiger Works // Friday // 21:00

Stoney is a musician, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer and performer. Known for his sharp lyrics and classic melodies, in the mid-2000s he was touring and working alongside acts such as Arctic Monkeys, Long Blondes and Reverend and the Makers.  Shakespeares // Sunday // 21:30

A graduate from Leeds College of Music, Sweet On Sax is taking the UK house music scene by storm. Playing up and down the country, notably playing at footballer James Milner’s wedding – gracing the stage with his collection of soft and sweet original music.  Revolution // Saturday // 18:00 – 23:00

Originally from Sheffield, Liverpool and the Forest of Dean, the three lovers met in the network of little mesters music studios on John Street in Sheffield. They subsequently teamed up to form Speed For Lovers in 2010.  Shakespeares // Saturday // 23:10 –

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Thatmanmonkz is an internationally acclaimed DJ, recording artist, producer, and label boss at Shadeleaf Music. His MPC-driven soul inflected house style was born out the influence of the mercurial master teachers of Detroit and 90s boom bap.

 Bal Fashion Social // Saturday


A two-piece bringing big fuzzy riffs and blues inspired alt. Influenced by the likes of Ty Segall, Thee Oh Sees and Black Sabbath, TEEFF are quickly gaining a reputation as a live show with plenty of bite (get it?).

 The Old House // Saturday // 17:30 – 18:00


WheresNorth? has become one of the UK's most respected underground DJs and producers, known for fusing the current best in bass sounds with the classic rhythms of rave and breakbeats.

 Foundry // Saturday // 23:00 – 00:00

Tim Gommersall


 Revolucion de Cuba // Sunday // 14:00 – 17:00

 Devonshire Green // Sunday // 13:00 – 13:30

A flamenco-style guitarist and singer that puts a Spanish twist on much-loved pop anthems. Working with his percussionist, he brings the spirit of the fiesta to every show.

A collective of Sheffield based artists with a 20-year musical friendship, Winston Macabre is a strange mix of pop, triphop, folk and rock.

Tempo Felix

Twist & Shout


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 Bungalows & Bears // Saturday // 21:30 – 22:30

An eight-piece salsa band from Leeds that play unique interpretations of Brazilian classics as well as their own original grooves. With an international lineup, their music will make you want to hit the dancefloor.

One of Yorkshire's premier party bands, they’re guaranteed to have you jumping all night with an eclectic set list of funk and soul, classic rock hits and modern charttoppers.

Yazmin Lacey brings a glorious fusion of neo-soul and jazz. Since the release of her debut self-released EP, "Black Moon" Yazmin has made live appearances on Jazz FM, BBC Radio 4, 1Xtra and NTS to widespread acclaim.

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On the road for twenty-one years, this legendary London band are original pioneers of the UK dub punk sound; a stomping mix of dub, punk, ska, folk and general anarchic dance-ability.


20:00 – 20:30 – REACTOR

One of Sheffield’s first punk bands formed in the seventies and part of the original punk movement alongside Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. 20:45 – 21:15 – CASCAVEL

Four-piece desert blues band from Sheffield.

Bloo 88


Happy hour all night.

Bungalows & Bears


If you've not been to one of Fortythree’s parties before, expect good dance music of wide and far ranging genres, all focused on creating an energetic and inclusive dancefloor. Come flex! 23:00 – 03:00 – CHAOS IN THE CBD: ALL NIGHT LONG


A ten-piece collective of producers, poets and musicians from the Northwest of England. Combining drum and bass, reggae, hip-hop and EDM.

20:15 – 20:45 – THE PINNACLES

Expansive and emotive indie rock from the Steel City.

The Dorothy Pax

18:00 – 19:30 – MARK VILHOLM 19:30 – 20:45 – ALEKTO

A Brazilian groove metal band.


Indie rock grunge trio from Sheffield. 20:00 – 21:00 – NAGUALS

Singer and guitarist from Dronfield who plays an eclectic mix of rock, pop, folk and country music with an acoustic twist.

An anger-fusion of acidic guitars, driving krautrock bass, pounding drums and explosive vocals.

Frog & Parrot

20:00 – 22:30 – CHRIS PAUL

Relaxed eighties synth pop duo.


CHURCH - temple of fun

"It's such a great sound, very of the time now with all the artists that are out at the moment" – BBC Music Introducing in Manchester

Alternative emo punk band bringing a genre-merging sound of shoegaze, emo and rock to the Steel City. 21:00 – 22:00 – BANDITOS

Local band with a punk / folk / ska sound.


East London 3 piece who have caught the eye of Iggy Pop.

Fat Cat

20:00 – 21:00 – MIDNIGHT SON

Hailing from the outskirts of East London, False Heads bring an energy to their live shows. The trio quickly thrust themselves into punk-rock limelight, catching the attention of punk ’n’ roll legend Iggy Pop.

22:15 – 22:45 – THE MOODS

Café Totem

22:00 – SECRET SET



A 6 piece group formed in Sheffield in 2006. They have curated many of their own gigs over the years including a now legendary sell out show at the historic Abbeydale Picture House Cinema with a 17 piece orchestra for BBC Music day in 2017.

21:00 – 22:00 – THEM SARDINES

An alternative duo from Hebden Bridge who describe their sound as “being slapped in the face with a box of stale cereal”. Cousins Lee and Sam grew up together in Hebden Bridge, which is where they formed Sly Antics.

If you think that a sleazy concoction of classic and modern rock, blues and grunge won’t work, let Bluehearts prove you wrong.

With ever-strengthening production credentials, and infectious, joyous rapport while performing, Chaos In The CBD have marked themselves as one of the most eminent underground house artists to emerge out of the South Pacific. ALL TOMORROW’S PARTIES PRESENTS… 19:00 – 20:00 – NERVOUS PILLS

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22:15 – SLY ANTICS

20:45 – MINDS IDLE

Sheffield’s next biggest band. They play their dad’s favourite kinda music; surfy, psychy, jangly, synthy goodness. 21:30 – JOEL GARDNER

A gifted guitarist and prolific songwriter, Joel Gardner is a refreshingly unique artist with a diverse palette of inspired, original songs. He uses all parts of the guitar to create melodic, catchy music with powerful, thought provoking lyrics. His songs simply

21:00 – 21:30 – BLVFF

A dark indie pop collective.

21:45 – 22:15 – KOSMONAUTS

Alt/indie 4 piece from Greater Manchester. 22:45 – 23:15 – THE C33S

The C33's are an alternative rock trio from the North West of England. 23:30 – 00:00 – FEREAL FAMILY

Sheffield foursome making waves in the steel city scene!

Gentleman Fox 12:00 – 16:00 – JK

Bhangra / Panjabi singer from Derby. 16:00 – 18:00 – PETE LE FREQ

If ever there was someone who the phrase “How does he find time to make that?” was about, serial editor and remixer Pete Le Freq is it. His reworks have been played on BBC Radio 6 regularly by Craig Charles and DJs the world over. 18:00 – 20:00 – CAMOUFLAGED DISCO

Eclectic DJ set and mashups.

20:00 – 22:00 – OLLIE WOOD

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Warehousing agitator, rave-maker, connector, facilitator, planner and instigator. CHRIS DUCKENFIELD

Having been DJing for 15 odd years, he’s just about got a handle on it. THE NATIVE PROJECT

The Native Project is a production duo from the UK.

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June-August 2019 Thursday 4th July | 7.30pm Friday 28th June | 7.30pm

King of Pop, starring Navi Saturday 29th June | 7.30pm


Sunday 30th June | 7.30pm

Hello Again – The Story Of Neil Diamond

Why Mummy Doesn’t Give A… An Evening With Gill Sims

Tue 23rd & Wed 24th July | 7.30pm Thursday 25th July | 3pm

Soldiers’ Arts Academy CIC present Soldier On Wednesday 24th July | 4pm

Sunday 7th July | 12pm & 5pm

An Audience with Sir Michael Morpurgo

Friday 12th July | 7.30pm

Saturday 27th July | 1pm & 4pm Sunday 28th July | 10am & 1pm

Stars on Stage

The ELO Experience

Saturday 20th July | 2pm

In The Night Garden… Live

The FringeFringe: at Tramlines: Tramlines And So IAnd Saturday 31st August | 7.30pm Jane McDonald So I Watch You From Watch You From Afar, Afar, James Acaster: COLD MONO MONO&&more more Every Friday in July | 8pm LASAGNE HATE MYSELF 1999 Last Laugh Edinburgh Express Saturday 20th July | 7.30pm Monday 1st July | 7.30pm

Wednesday 3rd July | 7.30pm

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In Latin America, they say 'La Rumba' is where the party's at, and a party's what they’re bringing to Sheffield. Globally-inspired house, techno and disco. GROUNDWORK

Based out of Sheffield, Groundwork is a project running small parties in intimate spaces, with the aim of pushing local DJ's in a relaxed, non-commercial environment. RYAD | SHEFFIELD

Nice Neighbourhood 17:00 – 01:00 – DJ

DJs, BBQ and cocktails on the roof terrace.

An eight-legged expedition into the shady world of blues, Americana, southern funk and anything else that crops up.

Tiger Works


21:00 – DO$CH

Since 2000, Yaxu has performed algorithmic and live coded music widely, performing solo as Yaxu, as part of CCAI, one third of slub, and half of Canute.


Happy hour all night.

Picture House Social

Leopold Square


Sheffield's funkiest big band, ever. 20:00 – 22:00 – DJ

Ashley Holmes is an interdisciplinary artist working across moving image, installation, performance, music and radio broadcasts.

Maida Vale

Revolucion de Cuba

Acoustic covers of some of the very best indie classics played with superb musicianship.

A soulful sound covering Motown, Latin tracks and soul classics.

Sheffield-based indie rock bringing their own sound of anthemic hooks and earworm melodies.

Playing funk, soul, hip hop, Latin and reggae.

20:45 – 21:15 – THE HURRIERS


Think Clash, Jam, SLF, and Gof4 with a dash of Barnsley grit. A proper Socialist band.

17:00 – 17:30 – BEN UNDERWOOD

Alt-folk singer-songwriter from Sheffield.

Britpop-mod tunesmiths brimming with catchy tunes and harmonies to die for – a must-see.

Six piece Sheffield alt-rockers.

18:00 – 20:00 – STRAIGHT 8s

19:15 – 19:45 – MARV WHITE 20:00 – 20:30 – THE HUDARES

21:30 – 22:00 – THE 48K’S

22:15 – 23:00 – AUTOPILOT

Huge rock guitars blended with big synth hooks. Instant sing along choruses bursting with energy.


20:00 – DJ OLI ZEE

Maximum rhythm and blues from Sheffield favourites who have been plying their trade for twenty years.


Proper Yorkshire metal outfit from High Green.

Night Kitchen Courtyard

House and techno at venues such as The Night Kitchen, Fez Club, The Harley and more. YAXU

23:10 – 00:00 – DAS CHIP SHOP

18:00 – 21:00 - TWIST & SHOUT 21:00 – 03:00 - DJ TATE FUNK

17:40 – 18:10 – BATMAN’S TREATY 18:20 – 18:50 – TOMMY BINKS

Acoustic alternative music with some grunge influence.

19:00 – 19:40 – GET THE F*** OUTTA DODGE

Grimy swamp degenerate rock‘n’roll inhabiting the scabby underbelly of the beast. 19:45 – 20:15 – PETE DAVID

Songwriter for Sheffield’s highly acclaimed Americana band: The Payroll Union. 20:30 – 21:15 – HOT TRAMP

DJ Zee is a Manchester based DJ. He plays a wide range of music including r'n'b, hip-hop, commercial, dance, electro, Dutch house, dubstep, bassline, funky house and much more. 19:00 – BRAVER THAN FICTION

A Sheffield-based band who have played across the North and a couple of trips down to the big smoke. They’ve supported bands such as The Wedding Present, Slow Club, and The Urban Voodoo Machine. 20:00 – SKYELADDER

The members of Skyeladder have worked tirelessly for the past few years to create what is truly a unique sonic platform that features an eclectic mix of country, classic Americana, rock and modern flavours. 21:00 – SOUL BATTALION

Sam O'Hara & The Soul Battalion are a new Sheffield-based gutsy classic soul and rock covers band with blazing brass, driving rhythm, and soaring vocals headed up by former Voice UK contestant Sam O'Hara.


18:00 – 18:30 – ARCADE HEARTS

“Arcade Hearts set our pulses racing” – Clash Magazine 19:00 – 19:30 – KASHMERE

Kashmere have been turning heads and breaking hearts thanks to their idiosyncratic, effervescent indie-pop. 20:00 – 20:30 – FLING

“The combination of sixties psych pop and working class indie is both familiar yet refreshing” – Line of Best Fit 21:00 – 21:30 – THE HUBBARDS

Sad, brittle confectionery from Hull, home of the boiled sweet. 22:00 – 22:45 – AIRWAYS

A refreshing and exciting indie rock band with hints of Arctic Monkeys and Cage The Elephant.

The Washington

Melody-driven 1970s glam with an art school twist.


Solo performance from Fargo Railroad Company’s frontman.

Blues-funk-rock-groove five-piece from Sheffield.

21:30 – 22:00 – JODY DAVIES

22:10 – 22:50 – BLACK MAMBA FEVER

A four-piece band playing slightly messed-up sounding indie rock/punk-pop hybrid music.

17:55 - 18:25 – DEATH STORE

Grunge-punk collective featuring ex-members of Vultures and Rood.

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from Lisbon's Mafalda.


A sonic crescendo of riff-laden northern grit.

Café Totem

An indie rock quartet from Barnsley.

19:50 – 20:20 – F|U|S

Chaotic slabs of sweaty psych, injected with childish piquancy, drained of stagnant sludge.


Fuzzy riffs, punchy drums and bluesy vocals from the depths of Yorkshire.

Ska punk four-piece band belting out originals and covers to fulfil all your skanking, bopping, moshing, moon-stomping needs.

Alt-rock foundations with a new psychy, post-punk nuance.

Three-piece rock band from Merseyside, inspired by elements either side of rock music.

20:50 – 21:30 – TEEFF

22:00 – 23:00 – KAGOULE

14:00 – 15:00 – SAPHO

15:00 – 16:00 – ALL GIRLS ARSON CLUB

Sheffield newcomers channelling Riot Grrl through their ‘cute punk’ sound.

13:40 – 14:10 – MINT

Mint are the backstreet exorcism on everything you thought you knew about alternative guitar music. Expect catchy hooks, dreamy melodies and attitude-drenched lyrics. 14:30 – 15:00 – NANA WHITE PEPPER

An explosive alternative rock band from Blackpool. 15:20 – 15:50 – JEKYLL

Indie rock band with a midlands twang inspired by a distinctive Sheffield sound.

Five-piece alternative pop group who perform music that you can “throw yourself about to”.

A five-piece guitar band from Sheffield.

A hard-hitting quartet hailing from the Barnsley end of South Yorkshire. Expect anthemic sounds paralleled by energetic live performances.

17:00 – 18:00 – LEVIS

18:00 – 19:00 – SECTION 60

Tipped for big things by BBC Introducing, this four-piece’s finger-picking acoustic sounds and powerful vocals make them a unique group in the Sheffield music scene. 12:00 – 20:00 – SUNDAY BLESSED COURTYARD PARTY

An indie rock four-piece from Manchester.

Alt rock power trio with a floaty dreamscape sound.

19:00 – 20:00 – LIGHT TIDE

Bloo 88

12:50 – 13:20 – THE COVASETTES

A thrilling and hard-hitting four-piece from Blackpool. Expect expansive, melancholic soundscapes, dynamic mood shifts and visceral intensity.

16:00 – 17:00 – NEURI

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12:00 – 12:30 – SUNDANCE

20:00 – 21:00 – MIDNIGHT SON

Alternative emo punk band bringing a genre-merging sound of shoegaze, emo and rock to the Steel City. 21:00 – 22:00 – THE KICKLIPS

16:10 – 16:40 – CLEAR VINYL 17:00 – 17:30 – BAD LUV

17:50 – 18:20 – RATS

A scruffy blast of direct and anthemic indie that’s as infectious as it is heartfelt; the sound of RATS has already seen them burst out of their native hometown Liverpool. 18:40 – 19:10 – SAINT PETERSBURG

An alternative pop / rock four-piece from Sheffield.

Expect to hear a blend of soul, funk and disco early on progressing to cool house music of past and present late into the evening.

Sheffield-based three-piece indie rock band providing a mash up of new wave, indie rock and classic rock 'n' roll.

19:30 – 20:00 – HENDERSON

The soul, funk and R&B party. 22:00 – DJ LEE SMITH

Wolverhampton indie group adding a hint of funk and groove to their alternative sound.

Bungalows & Bears

CHURCH - temple of fun

A two piece band from Sheffield, playing aggressive soul, absorbing life and singing about it. Hot Soles are a breath-taking duo whose every live performance is a dynamic show-stopper.

Energetic jazz-funk from Sheffield.

Sheffield-based dance collective will be spinning tunes all afternoon. Featuring the likes of Phatworld, Pelikann, Ben Suff Donk, Charla Green and more.

A five-piece rock band emerging from Sheffield who have a sound unlike any other. With their guitar heavy riffs and flawless vocals it's easy to see a successful future in the industry awaiting them.

Veterans of the jungle scene, Junglist Alliance bring a new energy to their parties, elevating their sets with classics, rarities and exclusive dubplates – these guys know the genre inside out and are ones to watch this weekend.

A pop/rock band formed in Leeds in 2009. Their music is the result of fusing acoustic instrumentation and electronics with down-to-earth songwriting and big choruses.

A pivotal figure in the early jungle / drum 'n' bass scene, Nicky Blackmarket has been spinning tunes across the globe for the past two decades,. Expect the buzz of anticipation and excitement for one not to be missed.



17:30 – 18:00 – FLOK

18:30 – 19:00 – MAMILAH

Leeds-based eight-piece ensemble with a sound of joyful jazz and soul. 19:30 – 20:00 – GALAXIANS

Sounds of the boogie-down universe. 20:15 – 20:45 – BEN HAYES

A creative mix of spiritual jazz, dance music, and experimental electronica. 21:30 – 22:30 – YAZMIN LACEY

Powerful soul layered with fresh jazz and hip-hop beats. 23:00 – 01:00 – CONTOURS

Upbeat house and world rhythms from Rhythm Section & NTS' Contours. 01:00 – 03:00 – MAFALDA

22:00 – THE ASSIST

14:00 – 20:00 – OFF ME NUT RECORDS

21:30 – 23:30 – JUNGLIST ALLIANCE

11:30 – 01:00 – NICKY BLACKMARKET

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A four-piece band from Sheffield who perform indie rock pop. 20:20 – 20:50 – THE HOT SOLES

21:10 – 21:40 – FRAZER

22:00 – 22:45 – THE DUNWELLS

Devonshire Green Sheffield's finest MC, Nige – part-clown, break dancer extraordinaire and a friend to all ages. 12:00 – 12:20 – ANGELINA

High-energy African fusion dance, choreographed by Angolan dancer, Angelina Abel.





The Fringe at Tramlines | listings 12:30 – 13:00 – BLUE STREET BRASS

Forged in Sheffield, playing across the spectrum, from Earth Wind and Fire to Madness. 13:30 – 13:55 – DABKE DANCERS FROM NABLUS (PALESTINE)

Coming from a refugee camp in Nablus, Dabke's young dancers perform high energy Palestinian dances. 14:15 – 14:40 – SOLAR LOVE SOCIETY

Shaking the ground with a euphoric blend of reggae, dub, Latin and funk. 15:00 – 15:25 – SPIT N STRINGS


Playing a mixture of blues-rock, roots and soul. From catchy originals and left-field covers being sung back with gusto.

The Fat Cat

13:00 – 22:00 – WOMEN OF THE SEVEN HILLS

A selection of local female artists, rounded off with a Big Shaun DJ set.

FirePit Rocks

From the big stage to the market place, their cheeky lyrics always entertain.

15:00 – 15:40 – TBC 16:00 – 16:40 – HBBRD

Rising star on the rap and song-writing scene.

"Upbeat melodies, smooth guitar riffs, and lyrics with a timeless charm" – OBs Music UK

15:35 – 15:55 – MEDLEY GIZZY 15:55 – 16:15 – INAVIBE

Powerful duo with their eccentric mix of R&B and pop, honed on the streets of Sheffield. 16:30 – 16:55 – UNSCENE

Beautiful music from many influences; featuring songs about love, loss, friendship and self-belief. 17:20 – 17:50 – ROGUE SIESTA

Smooth reggae with a snarling rocky edge, with sweet sax and blues guitar riffs. 17:55 – 18:10 – INK DANCE

17:00 – 17:40 – ADAM GREEN

Talented acoustic singer-songwriter. 18:00 – 18:40 – BRAD WALLS

Sheffield-based singer-songwriter combines the upbeat with emotive thought-provoking songs. 19:00 – 19:40 – DB JONES

After their debut single ‘Hello Love’ was made Track of the Week on BBC Introducing, DB Jones have gone from strength to strength. Be sure to catch them. 20:00 – 20:40 – ALEX OHM

18:15 – 18:45 – SMILING IVY

Alex Ohm’s alternative, cinematic symphonies reflect the wide range of influences that inspire his work and come together to create his unique sound.

Jammin' funk ska beats like man machines – on the brink of disaster, but never quite tipping the edge.

21:00 – 21:40 – MELISANDRE'S BEAVER

A three-piece punk band from Kent.

Raving, high energy eleven-piece tropical carnival extravaganza with outrageous pranks and costumes.

DJ D'Lear is a genuine part of the musical fabric of the city. He has a long history of music production and has spent a lot of his time spinnin' his decks at The Washington.

Skanking mania from the Sheffield ska rulers, boasting six horns, five vocalists and guaranteed dancing.

Forum Kitchen & Bar

The Dorothy Pax

Described as "one of the finest live acts around now" by BBC Introducing East Midlands, this indie-pop five-piece are a great act to kick off the afternoon. Expect catchy melodies and funky guitar riffs.

Bringing something new, exciting and innovative to Sheffield's commercial and urban live dance scene.

19:15 – 19:45 – MANGO RESCUE

20:15 – 21:00 – JUNGLE LION

15:30 – 17:00 – ALL DAY DOGS BREAKFAST

All Day Dog's Breakfast is a new solo project by Sheffield-based musician, songwriter and producer Michael Harding, AKA The Only Michael. 17:00 – 18:30 – LISA MARIE GLOVER

Lisa writes about the amusing, the painful and the plain weird encounters that crop up in life. Throw in some groove driven, intricate acoustic guitar and clear as glass vocals and you have something tasty for the eardrums and the soul.

22:00 – DJ D’LEAR

15:00 – 15:30 – MY PET FAUXES

16:00 – 16:30 – THE GALLERY

Wakefield band putting their own spin on alternative / rock music. 17:00 – 17:30 – LIO

18:30 – 20:00 – WILL PADFIELD

A Dutch singer-songwriter based in Sheffield, delivering powerful vocal melodies and intelligent lyrics – think similar to Daughter or Florence and the Machine.

Rotherham born singer songwriter and acoustic performer. Expect powerful vocals and frenzied rhythm guitar riffage. Don't expect wistful acoustic love ballads.

Formed at 5am by the Hell Stage at Glastonbury, this Leeds band are anything but ordinary. Inspired by classic rock and pop bands of the seventies and

18:00 – 18:30 – BAD BUG

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nineties, expect a confident and charismatic stage presence and an all-round enjoyable set.

19:00 – 19:30 – DIVING STATION

A young and lively band with a harp-driven dream pop sound that makes them dynamic and memorable. 20:00 – 20:30 – ØRMSTONS

Female-led indie rock four-piece, with an impressive catalogue of tunes boast-bouncing riffs and catchy choruses. 21:00 – 21:30 – CREEPING JEAN

Brighton-based duo with a mid-sixties influence and catchy pop melodies. 22:00 – 22:30 – HOTEL LUX

This South London-based band has grown considerably in the past year, with their music echoing the bleakness of current British times. An intriguing mix of post-punk, ska and rock, their sound and lyrics evoke a raw and gritty emotion that comes with being a young person in Britain today. 23:00 – 00:00 – SHEAFS

This Sheffield-based band pack punches with blistering riffs and instantly addictive hooks that hark back to the glory days of regional indie in their four-minute whirlwinds of guitar-led goodness.


23:00 – 00:00 – WHERES NORTH

Phil Wrighton aka Wheres North has become one of the North’s most respected underground rave DJs, known for fusing the current best in bass sounds with the classic elegance and rhythms of breakbeats along with a high-calibre mixing style. 00:00 – 01:00 – ANDY H

Having honed his skills in the world of turntablism, Andy H applies his unique style of DJing to dancefloor bass music while still remaining true to his hip-hop roots. 01:00 – 02:00 – SHY FX & STAMINA MC

Shy FX, a British DJ and producer from London who specialises in drum and bass and jungle music, performs with Stamina MC, a drum and bass rapper and vocalist. 02:00 – 03:00 – RANDALL & IC3

Described as “the DJ’s DJ” and the living embodiment of drum and bass, the legendary Randall performs with double award winning drum and bass house DJ IC3. 03:00 – 04:00 – JUNGLIST ALLIANCE

Veterans of the jungle scene, Junglist Alliance bring a new energy to their parties, elevating their sets with classics, rarities and exclusive dubplates – these guys know the genre inside out and are ones to watch this weekend.

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Friday 19th July 17.00 Ben Underwood 17.40 Batman’s Treaty 18.20 Tommy Binks 19.00 Get The F*** Outta Dodge 19.45 Pete David 20.30 Hot Tramp 21.30 Jody Davies (Fargo Railroad Company) 22.10 Black Mamba Fever 23.10 Das Chip Shop

Saturday 20th July 15.30 Tom Pryce (Toy Trains) 16.15 Friends of Batman Steel City 17.10 E R Thorpe 17.45 All Ashore 18.40 John Batchelor 19.15 Surf Muscle 20.10 Boss Caine 20.45 My Lo Fi Heart

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Sunday 21St July 14:00 Buffalo Ghost 14:30 The Farewell State 15:10 Georgina Gilmartin 15:40 The December Flowers 16:20 Andy Whitehouse 16:50 The Swells 17:40 Paul Handyside 18:20 The Holding Hands 19:00 Mat Wale 19:40 The Barker Ranch Highwaymen 20:40 Joe Solo 21:30 Stoney

The Fringe at Tramlines | listings Frog & Parrot AMP LIVE PRESENTS… 13:40 – LOSING TOUCH

22:30 – 23:15 – BILGE PUMP

Hope Works

A canny bunch of synthetic diamonds hailing from the mountains of Leeds.


Gentleman Fox

Nothing but vibes and the finest tunes.

Bhangra/Panjabi singer from Derby.

15:00 – 16:00 – DRESSING GOWN MOB

15:00 – 16:30 – DIZZY CLUB

To be announced on the day. Hard-hitting, indie rock four-piece who draw influences from bands such as Oasis and The Stone Roses.

A lazy light hearted mob rolling straight out of bed to the stage rocking the flyest gowns, sounds, vocals, scratch live visual spectacular, crowd contests, mob branded whisky and cuts from Maggie Scratcher.

Sheffield-born band The Dizzy Club are returning to Leopold Square to entertain with sounds of jazz, blues, swing, and amaze Sinatra fans. The Dizzy Club's varied sounds and infectious melodies will appeal to everyone from cool cats to serious swinging jazz fans.

Six-piece from South Yorkshire who perform with the grandeur of Elbow and the elegance of The National. 14:30 – SECRET SHOW 15:30 – IDLE ROSS

16:10 – ØRMSTONS

Think Anteros and Orchards but with a West Yorkshire accent. Great band and one not to miss over the weekend. 17:00 – THE KECKS

12:00 – 15:00 – JK

16:00 – 18:00 – JACKLIN 18:00 – 20:00 – COUNTRY GENTS

Deep house and garage.

20:00 – 21:00 – CAMOUFLAGED DISCO

Leopold Square

17:00 – 18:30 – PAPA SOUL

Authentic, gritty and punchy soul delivered by an eight-piece Sheffield groove machine.

Eclectic DJ sets and mashups.



The Green Room

Maida Vale


Playing all your nineties alternative rock favourites… plus a few from the seventies, eighties and noughties.

Hailing from Fleetwood and bred in York, for fans of Nirvana, Marvin Gaye and soulful noise.

Power trio Natural Mystery Museum combine fuzzy-yet-slick garage rock licks with striking vocal melodies.

14:30 – 15:00 – INAVIBE

Two-piece hip-hop urban outfit performing a mixture of their own material and choice covers.

Punchy, punk band on the rise from Glasgow.

High octane folk-punk from Yorkshire with honest songwriting, clever lyrics and catchy tunes.

A curious blend of Aussie, French, Austrian and Brit creating weird noise under Hamburg‘s seedy neon glow. “She’s had a fantastic run of singles and has such a great live reputation” – John Kennedy, Radio X


19:30 – THE VOODOO’S


13:40 – 14:10 – PSYCHIC SPIES

15:10 – 15:40 – TOM JACKSON

13:15 – 13:45 – HARRISON RIMMER 14:00 – 14:30 – THE NAKED EVERYWHERE

Doncaster lads making big waves with their unique blend of catchy indie rock ‘n’ roll. 14:45 – 15:15 – CROSSFIRE EAGLES

Indie-driven group here to make a statement with dirty riffs and memorable choruses. 15:30 – 16:00 – JACK CAINE

To be announced on the day.


Glaswegian trio Baby Strange infuse distinctly Scottish indie guitar riffs with their sixties garage and punk influences.

Calvin accompanied by friends from their hometown of Doncaster – indie pop bangers for days.

16:15 – 17:00 – JULIAN JONES

Four-piece indie rock band from Widnes who have a fresh, angry sound that’s full of energy.

17:15 – 18:00 – THE SHOALS

Haunting Americana infused rock.

18:15 – 18:45 – TAMSYN

Originals band from sunny Sheffield performing songs with heart and fire indie/country/rockerals.

A passionate and uplifting indie rock band focused on memorable riffs, heartfelt melodies and poetic lyrics.



Swooning indie dream pop.


Welcome to the world of Sophie & The Giants, practitioners of forward-looking, left-leaning emotional pop: a fresh, raw fusion of the band’s collective influences.

16:50 – 17:20 – THE RACKET 17:40 – 18:10 – PIP HALL

18:30 – 19:00 – THE LATERALS


19:20 – 19:50 – CODENAME COLIN

Discordant Mackems in every which way.

20:10 – 20:40 – THE THEORIES

DIPPED IN GOLD PRESENTS… 16:30 – 17:00 – ROXY GIRLS 17:45 – 18:15 – SALT THE SNAIL

Salt the Snail are a loud as you like 4-piece, making short, sharp songs and playing them at a frenetic pace. 19:30 – 20:15 – COWTOWN

Highly infectious ska pop punk outfit who were Slam Dunk Festival/Rock Sound Breakout winners last year. Indie with a Celtic twist and a set of great songs and outstanding musicianship. 21:00 – 21:45 – THE MOURNING AFTER

Fuzz and Farfisa-fuelled garage-punk stalwarts with thirteen singles and three albums under their belts.

Variant mutant pop from Leeds.

Frontman of Bang Bang Club returns with his solo outfit – an indie, blues and rock infusion. Country-tinged with indie edge. Lush slumbers to guitar twanging 'spaghetti western' soundscape. Chesterfield’s own Britpop classics band take you on an indietastic journey back to the nineties.

19:00 – 19:30 – FIFTY–NINE

Fifty-Nine are a Chesterfield indie band with a raw and unique sound that never disappoints. 19:45 – 20:15 – JAMES KENNEDY

A rare solo performance of songs from his top fifty best-selling album ‘Home’. 20:30 – 21:00 – LIFE AT THE ARCADE

Welcome return for insanely good Liverpool Indie band, big songs and a live show to match. 21:15 – 21:45 – THE RACKET

21:00 – 21:45 – SEAZOO

Four-piece indie rock band from Widnes with fresh, angry sound that’s full of energy.

Seazoo is a noisy indie-pop group, influenced by Yo La Tengo, Courtney Barnett and Grandaddy.

Funky six-piece playing covers.

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22:00 – 23:00 – B.A FUNK BAND

The Fringe at Tramlines | listings The Mulberry bar and venue (Acoustic Lounge Upstairs) 15:00 – 15:45 – RICHARD DILKS

Chesterfield-based singer/songwriter. 15:45 – 16:30 – IAN WILKES

Night Kitchen Courtyard BLUES & ALE STAGE 14:00 – ANDY P DAVISON

Embarking on a solo career, Andy has gone back to his love of roots music: blues, folk, Americana and rock ‘n’ roll.

Acoustic tunes.


Pop punk, acoustic, country, folk, rock from Blackpool.

Energetic female-fronted Sheffield-based rockabilly / blues / country band play a mix of originals and covers.

16:30 – 17:15 – JAY THAKERY 17:15 – 18:00 – CHARLES HIBBERD

Indie, emo singer songwriter from Chesterfield. 18:00 – 18:45 – KING ROSE

Three lads from Barnsley who play covers and originals. 18:45 – 19:30 – Silk & Custard

Original acoustic duo, encompassing melodic enchanting harmonies. 19:30 – 20:15 – CHARLIE OSGUTHORPE

Sheffield-based singer/songwriter. 20:15 – 21:00 – JAYNE WILKIE

An eclectic mix of Americana, folk, country and rock classic covers. 21:00 – 21:45 – TOM SEALEY

Acoustic originals from Barnsley.

18:00 – THE 88S

21:30 – 22:00 – PINK CIGS

Forged in the depths of the Steel City, Pink Cigs create a fuzzy, hard-hitting sound echoing that of Black Sabbath and Wolfmother with a sprinkling of Red Fang. 22:30 – 23:15 – RASCALTON

One of the most exciting punk bands to come out of the Glasgow scene. Expect a scruffy yet sharp sound and an electric performance.

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A classic rock covers band influenced by seventies and early eighties rock. The 88s’ sound is soulful and accessible – equal parts of The Faces, Bad Company and Howling Wolf: muscular vocals, bluesy riffs and all your classic rock favourites.

16:00 – 18:00 – APRICOT BALLROOM

Steeped in the gospels of John Lee Hooker, Sonny Boy Williamson, Elmore James etc., the 32-20's deliver raunchy, guitar and harmonica led blues that you can shake your hips to with a swagger, the way the Good Lord intended.

20:00 – 22:00 – BANANA HILL

Chris Wragg is lead guitarist for Sheffield-based The Mudcats Blues Trio, who have released three albums on Tesla Records to great critical acclaim.

22:00 – 00:00 – GILLES PETERSON

20:00 – THE 32-20’S


Sheffield-based audiophile sound system throwing parties with an intimate community feel. 18:00 – 20:00 – NICE LIKE RICE

Sheffield-based collective of music and food lovers – get your chopsticks out ready for the party! The band host regular parties in London and Manchester spinning Afrocentric, global dancefloor sounds past, present and future. "One of the few true genre-spanning parties in the UK" – The Guardian

12:00 – 22:00 – TERRACE PARTY

Best known as a radio presenter on Saturday afternoons on BBC 6 Music and as an international club DJ, Gilles Peterson is also an avid record collector, a curator, a music producer and record label boss.

The Old House

Picture House Social

Party punk from Milton Keynes.

Hailing from Derby, this indie pop four-piece present an innovative blend of an alternative sound with dream-pop / grunge undertones.

Sheffield’s biggest multi-genre party! Indie, dance, pop, Motown, bass and more. The best genre-less party in Sheffield, ever.

New school punk trio from Derby.

Indie rock grunge trio from Sheffield.


Four-piece punk rock band from Southport.

Fuzzy riffs, punchy drums and bluesy vocals from the depths of Yorkshire.

21:45 – BREAK A LEG

Duo playing folk, jazz and blues songs with voice.

The Mulberry (Punk Weekender Downstairs) 14:00 – 14:50 – BEFORE THEY ARE HANGED

Original punk songs from four guys in a dark gloomy room. 14:50 – 15:40 – CRASH INDUCTION 16:30 – 17:20 – THE REVERENDS 17:20 – 18:10 – BLITZKRIEG 18:10 – 19:00 – W.O.R.M


15:30 – 16:00 – THE HONEYMOON SUITE

16:30 – 17:00 – NERVOUS PILLS 17:30 – 18:00 – TEEFF

Punk band from Chesterfield.

18:30 – 19:00 – BLACK MAMBA FEVER

Original punk band formed in '79.

Four-piece band playing a slightly messed-up yet great-sounding indie rock / punk-pop hybrid music.

19:00 – 19:50 – SEPTIC PSYCHOS 19:50 – 20:40 – XTRACT

Punk rock band from Bolton formed in the 70s. 20:40 – 21:30 – MAU MAUS

Original hardcore punk band from Sheffield. 21:30 -22:20 – FROM THE GUT

Four-piece hardcore punk band from Consett in Durham. 22:20 – COMBAT CLASH

Clash tribute act.

19:30 – 20:00 – RAINBOW MANIAC

A young indie rock ‘n’ roll band radiating with a quiet confidence and a shimmering style, topped with an energetic live performance. 20:30 – 21:00 – FERAL FAMILY

This local band have been hailed by BBC Introducing as one of the most exciting new wave of grunge indie rock bands to come from the city of Sheffield in the last ten years

Nice Neighbourhood 13:00 – 01:00 – DJ

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20:00 – 03:00 – THREADS DJS

14:00 – 17:00 – DREW SCOTT

Formally a Retro resident and warehouse project dweller, Drew’s history of DJing is long and distinguished and is seen as a legend across the UK. 17:00 – 19:00 – ALEX GRAYSON

Renowned for his creative deliverance of high energy house grooves and fresh off the Glastonbury stage, Alex Grayson will be bringing his house and techno style to Revolution. 17:00 – 21:00 – MONKA

Monka is one of the most eccentric and energetic performers available on the club scene. He holds down residencies across Europe including El Patio, Pukka Up and Itaca (Ibiza), Powder in St Anton (Austria) as well as a whole host of UK residencies.

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The Fringe at Tramlines | listings 18:00 – 23:00 – SWEET ON SAX

22:10 – 23:00 – PEOPLE HERE

A graduate from Leeds College of Music, Sweet On Sax is currently taking the UK house music scene by storm. Playing up and down the country, most notably Sweet on Sax has played at footballer James Milner’s wedding – gracing the stage with his collection of soft and sweet original music.

Sheffield-based ghost-pop/post ghost-pop band.

19:00 – 21:00 – CRAIG CASSIERA

Born and raised in Sheffield, Craig Cassiera has spent much of the last decade DJing in the UK and Ibiza under the alias “Alchemy”. 2017 saw Craig expand his musical horizons to encompass progressive house and techno. 21:00 – 02:00 – JACK OPUS

Jack Opus is a local popular DJ and Revolution resident playing a mix of versatile and mixed genre music.

Revolucion de Cuba

13:00 – 16:00 and 18:00 – 21:00 - LOS LADS

Embracing the rhythms of funk, disco and salsa with the energy of pop. 21:00 – 03:00 - HOUSE DJ

House DJ with live percussion from Tom on the bongos and Ali on sax.


15:30 – 16:00 – TOM PRYCE

Solo performance from The Toys Trains’ frontman. 16:15 – 17:00 – FRIENDS OF BATMAN

Steel City punk-rock outfit, owing debts to Jilted John, Relaxed Muscle and The Wombles. 17:10 – 17:40 – E. R.THORPE

Her choice of chords is particular and unusual and her finger-picking weaves a strange atmosphere. 17:45 – 18:30 – ALL ASHORE

Fuzzy jangly lo-fi pop.

18:40 – 19:10 – JOHN BATCHELOR

Modern folk singer with heavy country and blues influences. 19:15 – 20:00 – SURF MUSCLE

Sixties-influenced west coast garage rock bringing surf sounds to Sheffield. 20:10 – 20:40 – BOSS CAINE

A British take on American roots music. 20:45 – 21:25 – MY LO FI HEART

The solo music project of Ian Turley. Expect twangly guitars, fuzzy fuzz pedals, analog synths and dusty drum machines. 21:30 – 22:00 – REPOMEN

Four-piece post-punk band with a myriad of influences, most notably The Undertones and The Buzzcocks.

23:10 – 00:00 – SPEED FOR LOVERS

Live drums and bass mixed with pocket sound generators, old synths and vocals to create irresistible dance music.

Sheffield City Hall (Ballroom) 14:00 - MONO

The Tokyo, Japan based 4-piece instrumental rock band MONO have a unique approach of combining moving orchestral arrangements and shoegaze guitar noise. AND SO I WATCH YOU FROM AFAR

And So I Watch You from Afar is a Northern Irish instrumental rock band from Belfast, composed of guitarists Rory Friers and Niall Kennedy, bassist Johnny Adger and drummer Chris Wee. A. A. WILLIAMS

London-based solo artist A.A. Williams’ music is a journey through haunting, deep places that are both dark and intriguingly beautiful. Fans of Emma Ruth Rundle, Wovenhand and Chelsea Wolfe will have much to delve into here. BODY HOUND

Body Hound’s sound is characterised by the changing time signatures and polyrhythms associated with math rock. Their progressive tendencies have lead to comparisons being drawn with King Crimson, Rush or Steve Howe. BOSS KELOID



Norman Jay is one of the most respected and popular DJs in the world today & co-founder of the legendary 'Good Times Sound System' and London dance music station, KISS FM.

Tiger Works 14:00 – FEVER CLUB

Indie / indie rock band from Sheffield. 15:00 – DJ 16:00 – FREE SPIRITS

Indie rock band from Coventry. 17:00 – PEAK BAND

Five-piece rock ‘n’ roll/indie pop band from Normanton. 18:00 – TOW HEAD

An original alternative band from Rotherham. 19:00 – HONOURS BAND

A new four-piece band hailing from the city of York. Formed in early 2018, the band quickly created a dynamic set based heavily around indie rock. 20:00 – THE SICKBOY METHOD

A four-piece post-punk/indie-pop band from Sheffield who are currently studying Music Production at Redtape Studios.




12:00 – 12:30 – PIONEERS

Svalbard are an English hard core punk band from Bristol, formed in 2011. Their style integrates disparate influences, including post-rock and black metal.

14:00 - 14:30 – THE LOTTERY WINNERS


Southampton rockers fuelled by a mutual love of indie music from the likes of Arctic Monkeys. 13:00 – 13:30 – FREEDA

Freeda incorporate energetic indie styles with more melodic pop elements. Combining momentous nineties-inspired guitar pop melodies with a humorous yet wistful lyricism. 15:00 – 15:30 – BEACH RIOT

Bradford based, three piece noise generator.

Hooky, loud, fuzz-laden pop tunes that make people lose their minds.

Sheffield City Hall (Memorial Hall)

Catchy summer indie vibes coupled with an unpredictable and exciting live show.


Desperate Journalist are a London-based post punk band, formed in 2012. The Quietus, reviewing their debut album, described them as "beautiful and spellbinding".

16:00 – 16:30 – CORELLA

17:00 – 17:30 – IVORY WAVE

Party provocateurs Ivory Wave erupt into a chaotic mix of sing-along frenzies and smoke bombs. 18:00 – 18:30 – ONLY SUN

Love to jump around the stage until they are dripping with sweat. They also love to make indie bangers. 19:00 – 19:30 – TWENTY EIGHTH CLUB

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A four-piece alternative rock band from Sheffield.


Boss Keloid formed in 2010. Their latest album ‘Melted On The Inch’ was released on Holy Roar Records in 2018 to worldwide acclaim. It has been described as a “huge, complex behemoth with a surprising uplifting feel” by Terrorizer Magazine. SVALBARD





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The Fringe at Tramlines | listings 20:00 – 20:30 – NILE MARR

Manchester born-and-bred, but influenced by great artists such as Modest Mouse, Talking Heads and Broken Social Scene. 21:00 – 21:30 – SECRET SET

Bloo 88


energy bouncing around within a twisted reality’.

19:00 – 20:00 – LAWMAN

Sheffield noise rock three-piece. 20:00 – BATMAN’S TREATY

Bungalows & Bears

17:30 – 18:00 – ALL GIRLS ARSON CLUB

Newcomers to the Sheffield music scene, this alt-rock, new wave band is making their debut live appearance at this year’s Fringe at Tramlines.

Percussive rhythms and Afro-beat-tinged guitars have seen them labelled as the British Vampire Weekend.

Sheffield newcomers channelling Riot Grrl through their ‘cute punk’ sound.

CHURCH - temple of fun

The Washington

Four-piece indie band using their frustration with politics and life events to shape their sound. 19:30 – 20:00 – OH PAPA

Three-piece fusion boys with face-melting licks from outer space.

One of Sheffield’s freshest indie bands, Oh Papa’s music offers a restraint, self-awareness, and quiet self-sufficiency.


Wonky Western-rock side-project featuring current and former members of Femur and The Vellas.

The newest band in town, bringing soul, disco and jazz blends.

Original blues/funk band, fresh from the Peruvian Mountain Tops.

A youthful, eccentric, electric and fiery mix of pop punk, grunge and pure fire.

Lucid use their frustration with politics and life events to shape their sound.

Baba Naga’s shows are not just gigs – they are worships; combining sound and visuals to offer experiences that conjure a mesmerising sense of the beyond.

This twenty-two-year-old musician from Huddersfield/South London is dedicated to her musical craft, merging intimate and personal lyrics within a mixture of RnB, hip-hop, soul, and jazz.

Shh... you'll have to wait and see.

22:00 – 22:45 – LITTLE COMETS

14:30 – 15:00 – FELIX RENSHAW & THE DEAF BELLS 15:20 – 15:50 – MORRIS & THE ANDES 16:10 – 16:40 – LUCID 17:00 – 17:30 – MILO

Female-fronted quartet channelling a cocktail of indie/dark-pop/60s rock/blues. 18:00 – 18:30 – DEAD SLOW HOOT

Rich musical textures and sparse sonic landscapes to fill your ears with melancholy musings.

18:30 – 19:00 – LUCID

20:30 – 21:00 – BABE PUNCH 21:30 – 22:00 – BABA NAGA


20:00 – 20:30 – SADLY DAN

As always, the Cabasa Club residents will be throwing down everything from floor-filler disco hits to weird and wonderful deep cuts to keep you dancing all night long. Leave your troubles at the door and join us for the Fringe at Tramlines finale for a boogie into the early hours!

Fast-paced garage-rock inspired by Egyptian scales and half a pack of Strongbow Dark Fruit.

Café Totem

19:00 – 19:30 – VUROMANTICS

Vuromantics blend pop sensibilities with a passion for electronic music and funk.

21:00 – 21:30 – THE STRAWBERRIES

Psychedelic blues from Leeds. Expect classic songwriting served with a huge bowl of rock 'n' roll. 22:10 – 23:00 – LIFE AQUATIC BAND

Six-piece alternative outfit pushing the boundaries of traditional indie and alternative sounds.


Back from hiatus, this Irish band’s music is bursting with sixties and seventies Californian sunshine melodies and West Coast pop sounds – the perfect soundtrack to kick off the festivities. 15:00 – 16:00 – ORANJ SON

Hailing from Liverpool, this synth punk four piece has a sound that is both twisted and brilliant with a gritty undertone inspired by the Northern music scene.

SUNday listings

16:00 – 17:00 – THE HOMESTEADS


19:00 – 20:00 – TONIA VICTORIA

20:00 – 21:00 – B.AHWE

Bringing a fresh take on the nu-soul wave, fusing elements of jazz, hip-hop and soul to the stage at CHURCH. Expect to be wrapped in warmth by lush vocals and soundscapes. 21:00 – 10:00 – BLANCMANGE LOUNGE PRESENTS JACKIE MOONBATHER

A laidback soul-jazz multi-instrumentalist, Jackie Moonbather has become one of the leading figures in Sheffield’s neo-jazz/soul scene.


12:00 – 12:30 – LIGHT TIDE

A four-piece rock band from Sheffield tipped for big things by BBC Introducing. 12:50 – 13:20 – WE ARE SOUTHPAW

A three-piece alternative indie rock band hailing from Leeds. Southpaw combine rappy vocals, fast paced punky guitar, funky bass lines and blistering drums to create a sound BBC introducing's Christian Carlisle says is impossible to ignore. 13:40 – 14:10 – TRANQUA LITE

High-octane art-rock squeezed out of Leeds. Idyllic and melodic, expect a hypnotic blend of guitar driven alternative music.

Rock band from Sheffield specialising in memorable and uncompromising anthems that are packed with rock ‘n’ roll energy.

14:30 – 15:00 – THE SHAGS

Up and coming hard blues rock band from Derbyshire who placed in the top fifteen in Hard Rock Hell Radio's chart and are taking the Northern rock scene by storm.

Leaving all remnants of the usual singer-songwriter sound in his wake, Tom Lumley and his band are gaining a reputation for taking to the stage with monumental energy that’s felt from the front row to the back of the room.

17:00 – 18:00 – STAND AMONGST GIANTS

18:00 – 19:00 – BROODERS

Yorkshire based psych-grunge trio – ‘a power trio of 50 | the fringe at tramlines programme

A three-piece band from the Steel City.


The Fringe at Tramlines | listings 16:10 – 16:40 – FLOODHOUNDS

14:00 – 14:30 – ONE WORLD CHOIR

A twenty-four-year-old singer/songwriter based in Nottinghamshire. Set to have a busy year of growth in 2019 leading into a big 2020. Keep your eyes peeled. 20:00 – 20:40 – CROSSFIRE EAGLES

17:00 – 17:30 – THE PAGANS S.O.H

A fantastic Sheffield choir bringing together refugees and asylum seekers from many countries in song.

A four-piece band hailing from West Bromwich who fuse many various styles to create a sound that is uniquely Pagan.

15:00 – 15:30 – TIN SOLDIERS

Indie-driven group here to make a statement with dirty riffs and memorable choruses.

Eighteen-piece brass super group, with a street party band playing rock, pop and jazz classics.

TYNI is the girl who, despite the name, is destined for big things. An exciting up and coming artist from Sheffield – she has recently recorded her debut EP between London and Los Angeles.

Twelve-piece band from Sheffield, playing funk and soul classics from five decades of popular music.

DJ D'Lear is a genuine part of the musical fabric of the city. He has a long history of music production and has spent a lot of his time spinnin' his decks at The Washington.

18:40 – 19:10 – THE VAN T's

Authentic, gritty and punchy soul delivered by an eight-piece Sheffield groove machine.

A four-piece from the West of Scotland who are “everything you ever wanted from a nineties dream”.

17:40 – 17:55 – ALFIE WRIGHT

Alfie, young guitar prodigy returns with superlative versions of Hendrix, Chuck Berry and Beatles songs.

A five-piece alt rock band from Sheffield. The release of their debut EP 'Emotions Aside' in 2017 saw them sell out headline hometown shows and tour the UK and Europe with bands such as The Amity Affliction, Blessthefall and Our Last Night.

Busting out the soul, funk, blues and good time music to finish off the show.

Stomping out from Sheffield’s industrial jungle, FloodHounds’ rabble-rousing live shows, infused with startlingly jagged guitars, unexpected distorted harmonica side-swipes and uplifting lyrical ear candy, deliver instantly catchy, powerful tunes.

17:50 – 18:20 – TYNI

19:30 – 20:00 – YOUR LIFE & MINE

20:20 – 20:50 – DÉJÀ VEGA

A Manchester-based three-piece, originally forming in Cheshire before making the move slightly further north. They play gritty psychedelia, with raucous garage riffs that blast off without ever entering outer space. 21:10 – 21:40 – COCO DON’T

Prepossessing sonic nymphs, Coco Don’t are good for what ails you. 22:00 – 22:45 – SABELLA

A four piece alternative, rock, somewhat Brit rock infusion of slick, tightly executed guitar parts entwined with upbeat instrumental backbones; creating perfectly chilled rock anthems hailing from Sheffield.

Devonshire Green

Coming from a refugee camp in Nablus, Dabke's young dancers perform high energy Palestinian dances.

16:00 – 16:30 – FREE RADICALS 17:00 – 17:30 – PAPA SOUL

18:00 – 19:00 – HIGHWAY CHILD

The Dorothy Pax

16:00 – 18:00 – JULIA WALDRON

Gentle folk sounds with a slight edge, country with just a hint of blues. 18:00 – 20:00 – 20FT SQUID BLUES BAND

Up beat irreverent blues, mixing elements of the Chicago style with a broader take on the blues tradition. This is fast paced vibrant blues with eye-popping harmonica and intricate beats

22:00 – DJ D’LEAR

Frog & Parrot


Songwriter/producer Will Philips from Doncaster. Sad vibes and chill beats. 14:00 – FEMUR

Five-piece grunge psychedelic band from Sheffield. 15:00 – DARK SKY PARK

Soulful female vocals and edgy guitar riffery. Think Royal Blood, Ziggy Stardust and AC/DC. ABBA's lead guitarist plays a guest solo on their recent single 'My Favourite Poison'. Yes, really! 16:00 – TOADS

Loud, punky, rackety Sheffield three-piece. The ideal band for those of us whose busy schedules don't allow the time to listen to a two minute song! 17:00 – JULIAN JONES DUO FEAT. CHRIS FIRMINGER

20:00 – 21:00 – THE BEARCATS

Country tinged with catchy melodic indie pop crooner style vocals.

Energetic female fronted Sheffield-based rockabilly/blues/country band play a mix of originals and covers.

18:00 – BIG DOG

New project from the siblings who brought you See Emily Play, Q-Ship and Weirder Science.

Texas troubadour Ash Gray plays an eclectic mix of psychedelic country, folk and rock. Now based in Sheffield, Ash continues to tour with his current band ‘Ash Gray and the Burners’.

Flamboyant and colourful, JDB combine goth, punk, new romantic, drag, industrial, minimal synth and metal in their own self-identified style they dub 'Insurrectionary Neo Futurism'!

21:00 – 22:00 – ASH GRAY AND THE BURNERS



Fat Cat


The dynamic duo behind the amazing Sheffield Soup project big up the acts on the Sunday stage.

Relaxed blues trio.

21:00 – LOMAS

FirePit Rocks

Strong lyrics, colourful melodies and tons of soul. Lomas are a four-piece grunge/country band from Sheffield.

12:00 – 12:30 – MONTUNO

Funk and soul in the vein of The Crusaders, Brand New Heavies, Stevie Wonder, and Aretha Franklyn. 12:40 – 12:55 – ROMANO JILO

Sheffield's young Roma dancers bringing the flavours of Eastern Europe to the Steel City. 13:00 – 13:30 – WINSTON MACABRE

One of the most talked about Sheffield bands, bringing their existential musings for your delight. 13:30 – 13:55 – DABKE DANCERS FROM NABLUS (PALESTINE)

15:00 – 17:00 – BIG CITY BLUES

17:00 – 17:40 – NICK SHAW

Blues rock guitarist.

18:00 – 18:40 – JACK CHAPMAN

Taking his cues from acts as diverse as Fleetwood Mac, John Mayer, and D’Angelo, the Sheffield-based Jack writes music for those with itchy feet and reflective minds; for the late night drive, and the journey home. 19:00 – 19:40 – LEWIS CANNER

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Roots rock 'n' roll with a slice of southern gothic Americana and retro sci-fi.

22:00 – LAWMAN

Noise rock, vibe assassins. Expect the craziest, most unpredictable live show of the weekend.

Gentleman Fox

12:00 – 16:00 – NICK LEES B2B JK 16:00 – 18:00 – OLLIE WOOD B2B JACKLIN 18:00 – CAMOUFLAGED DISCO


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Maida Vale

Barnsley-based REM and Clash influenced lyrical indie rockers with a conscience.

Indie/shoegaze Sheffield stalwarts getting better every gig and a must-watch every time.

Sheffield born and bred acoustic singer-songwriter – looks like a wolf.

Energetic and vibrant well-crafted songs from an excellent Sheffield singer-songwriter.

Doncaster cover band guaranteed to bring the liveliest of well performed tunes to proceedings.

A bright, energetic indie four-piece forged in Sheffield.

Championed by BBC 6 Music, this singer/song writer twists psychedelic hip hop through jazz and indie rock.

Manchester trio blend gritty blues, unique falsetto melodies and jazz/funk.

13:30 – 14:00 – WILDE SAMMON 14:10 – 14:40 – WOLFMAN LATERAL 15:00 – 15:30 – THE SUNSHINES 15:45 – 16:15 – SAM EAGLE

16:40 – 17:15 - SPRINGFIELD

Synthy indie rock from Whitehaven making their Green Room debut. 17:30 – 18:00 – HARRIET ROSE GRANT

Country singer/songwriter with sweet tunes and an even sweeter voice. 18:20 – 18:50 – PRIME

Explosive indie rock band from East Midlands/South Yorkshire with blues, punk and funk influences.

13:30 – 14:00 – FEVER CLUB 14:15 – 14:45 – CIARAN ELM 15:00 – 15:30 – COASTER

15:45 – 16:15 – ASHLEY JORDAN SHERLOCK 16:30 – 17:00 – VHS PLAYERS

Sheffield indie/alt /grunge/blues all in one unique line-up of brilliant songs and players. 17:15 – 17:45 – RACHAEL WEBSTER + BAND

The Mulberry (Acoustic Lounge Upstairs) 15:00 – 15:45 – TONY NICHOLSON

Acoustic sounds from Doncaster. 15:45 – 16:30 – DOG COFFEE

Upbeat songs about death, anxiety, and depression. 16:30 – 17:15 – PETE DRAKE

Alternative, comedic, experimental, original, cult folk singer songwriter festival veteran. 17:15 – 18:00 – TOM PRYCE

Former Toy Trains frontman performing some of his own songs. 18:00 – 18:45 – UKELELE BAILEY

Ukulele Bailey has gained a reputation for his cheap and cheerful songs loaded with double-entendres. 18:45 – 19:30 – ROGUE TRADER

Family garage punk band.

Song-writing and pop punk all rolled into one beautiful musical experience.

19:30 – 20:15 – BECKY BANKS

18:00 – 18:30 – SUB MACHINE

Songwriter and musician from Hull, "Joan Baez with boots on".

Alternative two-piece Sheffield band. Pushing the limits of what a live duo can be.

20:15 – 21:00 – STEVE KEETON

Acoustic blues from Doncaster. 21:00 – 21:45 – LEE MOORE

19:10 – 19:40 – MURDER AT THE SEASIDE


Acoustic, harmonic, indie pop. Catchy originals guaranteed to make you smile.

Calvin accompanied by friends from their collective hometown of Doncaster.

21:45 – 22:30 – RUM DIRECTION

19:30 – 20:00 – DONALDSON

Profanity-ridden drinking songs performed by Chris Heald.

Festival favourites! Ever popular, lively Sheffield Celtic folk-rock band.

Dirty Sterling frontman Mark Donaldson's new project with tunes far bigger than a three-piece line-up.


Folk-punk with honest songwriting, clever lyrics and catchy tunes.

20:00 – 20:45 – TREEBEARD

21:00 – 21:30 – GENERAL PANIC

Pretentious sax punk.

20:15 – 20:45 – BROKEN PIANO

Leopold Square

Synth rock /industrial/trip-hop duo combine nasty sub drops, powerful vocals and intricate drum work.

13:00 – 14:30 – NICOLA FARNON & THE MADE–UPS

Performance from singer-songwriter Nicola Farnon and her new band, The Made-Ups.

21:00 – 22:00 – MAGIC QUEEN

Europe's number one tribute to the music of one of rock’s biggest bands, Queen.

15:00 – 16:30 – JULIAN JONES

Acoustic singer songwriter from Worksop.

The Mulberry bar and venue (Punk Weekender Downstairs) 15:00 – 15:45 – POOR NOVA

Two piece progressive punk band from Sheffield. 15:45 – 16:30 – REACTOR

One of Sheffield’s first punk bands, formed in 1976.

Country tinged with an indie edge. Lush slumbers to guitar-twanging 'spaghetti western' soundscape.

16:30 – 17:30 – TWISTED BISCUIT

Sheffield's top writers and session players perform covers of the best songs ever written to fill the dance floor or move you deeply.

Fast melodic punk quartet from Sheffield.

Music for the people – straight outta Yorkshire.

Angry punk band with a bit of comedy from Merseyside.

17:00 – 18:30 – ACOUSTIC ANGELS

19:00 – 20:30 – KING ZEPHA 20:30 – 22:00 – DJ SET

Punk covers band from Notts/Derby.

17:30 – 18:15 – DISASTER FORECAST 18:15 – 19:00 – PRISONERS OF WAR

Punk rock & roll band, based in the East Midlands. 19:00 – 19:45 – INNOCENT BYSTANDERS 19:45 – 20:30 – STEAM KITTENS

Punky rock n roll.

20:30 – 21:15 – NOWHERE CITY RIOT

Punk rock band from the East Midlands. 21:15 – TINSELTOWN REBELLION

Punk/metal four piece band from Nottingham.

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16:50 – THE SWELLS

Underground house music and disco DJ and master of the bleep.


A vital force in the Sheffield dance music scene, veteran of the beloved Jive Turkey club and one third of the Forgemasters, Hazel’s set promises nostalgic post-industrial beats.


16:00 – 17:30 – DAN J

17:30 – 19:30 – WINSTON HAZEL

19:30 – 21:00 – RAW SILK

Best-pals Grace and Steph make up the South London female duo, who are bringing their left-field grooves and dance-floor sounds to the courtyard at 92 Burton Road. 21:00 – 00:00 – HORSE MEAT DISCO

Inspired by the halcyon days of New York nightlife, this disco collective have risen to the top of the underground UK dance scene, bringing their ethos of inclusivity and happiness to venues across the country.

Revolucion de Cuba 14:00 – 17:00 - TIM GOMMERSALL

Flamenco guitarist and singer putting a Spanish twist on much loved pop anthems. 17:00 – 21:00 - CACTI COLLECTIVE

Combining sophisticated sounds from the world of jazz with modern pop. 21:00 – 23:00 - TEMPO FELIX

8 piece salsa brass band from Leeds. 23:00 – 03:00 - DJ

Shakespeares 14:00 – BUFFALO GHOST

Buffalo Ghost is a music collective created in 2017, playing alternative orchestral folky indie. 14:30 – THE FAREWELL STATE

A ragged glory quartet with ear-worm melodies and emotional country-punk soul. 15:10 – GEORGINA GILMARTIN

Tripped out guitar pop band. Sentiment and melody meet space and noise. A folk and roots singer-songwriter with a diverse musical palette. Brand new band featuring the songs of Tom Baxendale and members of The Payroll Union. 19:00 – MAT WALE

Unwaveringly sticks to his ‘Lo-Fi’ ideals and grass roots approach to making music. 19:40 – THE BARKER RANCH HIGHWAYMEN

West Coast-esque harmonies via Austin TX, Chesterfield and Derby. 20:40 – JOE SOLO

13:00 – 13:30 – EXILED

“Perfectly executed indie pop, one of our favourite bands of this year” – BBC Introducing In Sheffield 14:00 – 14:30 – VEGA BABY

Grabbing you from the second the beat kicks in, with a distinct sound thanks to their interesting tone. 15:00 – 15:30 – FEARS.

Combining originally bright tones and catchy singalong lyrics to craft a unique sound. 16:00 – 16:30 – VICTORS

Classic melody combined with unique production and a sharp lyrical potency.

An emotive and brave mix of styles, investigating elements of soul, disco, jazz and hip-hop.

21:30 – STONEY

17:00 – 17:30 – ALFIE NEALE


18:00 – 18:30 – VC PINES

Tiger Works

19:00 – 19:30 – FEVA


Brooding bass lines and vocals that will have you pogoing across dancefloors at any given opportunity.

One half of an acoustic duo from Dronfield. They play upbeat beer-drinking, foot-stomping music with original songs and updated classics.

20:00 – 20:45 – THE LUKA STATE

Gritty Cheshire indie-rock backed by the likes of BBC 6 Music, Radio X and more.

21:00 – DJ SPLICER

18:00 – AI’s AVIARY

Five-piece indie / rock / folk band from Sheffield and Doncaster. 19:00 – RYAN JARVIS

Six years of successive gigging around the UK as a solo/singer-songwriter, racking up support slots with bands such as Glasvegas, Northside, and a massive hometown Manchester Apollo support to The Courteeners, has catapulted Jarvis to the attention of local and national Music bloggers and fans over the past few years.

Americana-tinged folk songs recounting tales of love, dreams and all the things in between.


A songwriter whose songs are characteristically set in times and places of change and uncertainty.

Upbeat indie anthems and incendiary live shows that continue to turn heads and win hearts.

Blurring the lines between eighties synth pop, indie rock and atmospheric electronica.

20:00 – LEE MOORE


12:00 – 12:30 – BLACK CATS & MAGPIES

A unique brand of folk, punk and blues.

Observations on life, people, and other assorted objects, in a unique alt-folk style. 15:40 – THE DECEMBER FLOWERS


A local singer-songwriter from Worksop who performs his own songs plus cover versions. A four-piece cover band from Sheffield, bringing a variety of songs to audiences throughout the Yorkshire area.

VC Pines delivers deep organ drones and trills to provide the dark underbelly for this alt-soul avenue.

The Washington

14:30 – 15:00 – BITTEN WHIPPET

Ethereal vocals and slow, rocky guitars 15:20 – 15:50 – LADYBOWER

Mixing influences from all corners of the rock genre with atmospheric vocals and a solid backbeat. 16:10 – 16:40 – BLACKLIGHT ANIMALS

Formed from diverse backgrounds in jazz, indie and prog, heavy riffs and layered melodies. 17:00 – 17:30 – SPEED FOR LOVERS

Synth-led funk infused with soaring lead vocals. 18:00 – 18:30 – SURF JAZ & THE BEACHED BOYS

Pure shoegaze magic, charming and delightful. 19:00 – 19:30 – ALBA ROSA

Alba Rosa combines funk with rock 'n' roll for a hard-hitting sound. 20:00 – 20:30 – BROTHER GUN

Powerful yet melodic psych/rock/blues. 21:00 – 21:30 – TEN EIGHTY TREES

Disco-infused alternative rock. Jack White meets Bloc Party. 22:10 – 23:00 – SOLAR LOVE SOCIETY

A euphoric blend of reggae, dub, latin and funk.




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Hope Works 7th Birthday weekend (Pt. 1) Hopeworks Warehouse

Tickets: RA / Skiddle

No Bounds × Hope Works Final Warm-Up

Helena Hauff Rebekah Lo Shea Chris Duckenfield 96 Back


Hope Works 7th Birthday Pt.2

Design: Joe Gilmore

George Fitzgerald Paranoid London Willow Batu Nazira Metrist


Hope Works Presents—

Location Hope Works Warehouse S4 7YQ

Doors • 12:00-06:30am • Last entry: 01:30am

Tickets • RA • Skiddle

Design: Joe Gilmore

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Bal Fashion Social

Following the re-launch of the café, bar and art space after a complete refit, this thriving venue located in the Castlegate area will host events across the weekend. Attendees are encouraged to bring the right attitude and good vibes. Look out for: chris duckenfield // saturday // 21:00

Bungalows & Bears

A firm favourite amongst the movers and shakers of Sheffield, this laid-back bar promises to be a great Fringe at Tramlines venue. With its reputation for top-notch acts, great food and all-round cool vibe, Bungalows will not disappoint this weekend. Look out for: Yasmin Lacey // Saturday // 21:00

Café Totem

This place is the home for all things rock n’ roll in Sheffield, hosting some of the best live music nights in the city and serving up pizza for a fiver to eager punters. It goes without saying that these guys are pulling out all the stops; whether it’s for pizza or a party, Café Totem is the place to be. Look out for: Midnight Son // Saturday // 20:00

Church - temple of fun

A picturesque venue housed in the listed Osborn Works in Kelham Island, Church is the new venture from Bring Me the Horizon frontman Oli Sykes. Feeling hungry? Church has a 100% vegan bar and is home to Make No Bones, who will be serving up tasty vegan delights. Look out for: jackie moonbather // Sunday // 21:00


Located in a former 19th century scissor factory, this stylish nightspot is a favourite with both students and locals for its central location and late-night DJs. Always a key Fringe at Tramlines venue, you'll catch some of the UK's finest up-andcoming bands here. Look out for: Frazer // Saturday // 21:00

Dorothy Pax

Situated on the Victoria Quays, this lovely little bar is in the perfect location for a summer tipple by the water and hosts some of the region's finest blues acts. Look out for: The BearCats // Sunday // 20:00

The Fat Cat

Located in the increasingly popular district of Kelham Island, The Fat Cat has a reputation as one of the coolest traditional pubs in Sheffield. Their excellent selection of real ales and the cosy beer garden makes this place a summer haven. Not only this, but their annual beer garden performances have gone down in history as legendary Tramlines moments that you do not want to miss. Look out for: Chris Paul // Friday // 20:00

Firepit Rocks

Bang in the middle of West Street is the city’s classic late-night dive bar, serving up ice cold drinks and chicken wings til 4am, seven nights a week. Expect to find some loud, frenetic rock to be playing within its cosy confines. Look out for: Cross Fire Eagles // Sunday// 20:00

The Foundry

Found in the Sheffield SU, this three-room live music and club night venue is hosting what are sure to be the biggest, bassiest afterparties the Steel City has to offer at Tramlines. Headlined on Saturday night by none other than Shy FX, and joined by Randall and Junglist Alliance, it promises to be the perfect (loudest) end to your weekend of music in Sheffield. Look out for: Shy FX // Saturday // 01:00

Forum Kitchen & Bar

Located in the heart of Division Street, Sheffield's home of all things independent, Forum is an eclectic venue that hosts everything from art exhibitions to live music and great food. Cracking beer garden too. Look out for: LIFE // Friday // 21:00

Frog & Parrot

This Sheffield institution is different from your average boozer. The calibre of guest DJs and musicians passing through its doors sets this place apart from other venues, boasting a laidback vibe and top atmosphere for gigs. Look out for: sophie and the giants // saturday // 23:00

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Molly Malones

Located at Hillsborough tram stop close to the heart of the main Tramlines Festival, this cutting-edge barbers will be serving up ice cold beers and jelly shots all day alongside live DJ sets. Look out for: Dressing Gown Mob // Saturday // 15:00 The owners like to think of the place as a ‘chameleon of a bar’ because it offers a little of everything; a nice quiet drink, a weekend party sesh, a Mexican street food hotspot, an outdoor suntrap, and just an all-round ideal place to hang out in the heart of the city. Look out for: Kosmonauts // Friday // 19:00

Green Room

Situated conveniently opposite Devonshire Green, which will be hosting some of the biggest Fringe at Tramlines acts, this cosy bar is perfectly located venue for regular visits over the weekend (hint: their breakfasts are a great hangover cure). Look out for: Treebeard // Sunday // 20:00

hope works

North-east of Sheffield’s city centre and parallel to the River Don, you will find Hope Works – Sheffield’s low-key rave shrine. With regular events featuring some of the best DJ talent from all over the globe, it’s one of the city’s hidden gems as an independent events space, art and creative community hub. Look out for: CHris Duckenfield // friday // 00:00

Leopold Square

This little hub of restaurants and bars is squeezed into the hustle and bustle of the city, enveloped by stunning architecture and fountains this is the place for your fix of soul, jazz and funk. The square is the ideal place to dance as the day turns to night – and don’t forget to grab your cocktails from Cubana! Look out for: Papa Soul // Saturday // 17:00

Located in the thick of the West Street action, this popular venue is often a festival hotspot. Renowned for its cheap cocktail deals and and regular gigs, this place is sure to have a buzzing atmosphere over the weekend. Look out for: Julian jones // Saturday // 16.15 Winner of Best New Bar at this year's EXPOSED awards, this Irish Tavern took the city by storm when it arrived on West Street last year; fast-becoming popular with students and late-night revelers. Expect plenty of Guinness, good craic and a few Irish tunes!

The Mulberry Bar and Venue

Situated on Arundel Gate, this alternative venue caters for all crowds but leans heavily towards rock. The bar will host a range of punk, metal and acoustic sounds over the weekend. Look out for: Kotei Sensei // Friday // 10pm

Nice Neighbourhood

Located at the city end of Glossop Road and just a stone’s throw away from Sheffield University Student’s Union, a row of stunning Georgian town houses is home to the latest community space in the city; featuring a laidback café-bar, creative workspaces and even a sun-trap roof terrace. Look out for: all-day Djs // friday & Saturday // 21:00

Peddler warehouse

A large industrial warehouse famed for its monthly market event, Peddler has one of the most impressive Fringe at Tramlines lineups with the likes of Gilles Peterson, Horse Meat Disco and Raw Silk playing sets over the weekend. Look out for: Horse Meat Disco // Sunday // 21:00

Revolucion de Cuba

A slice of havana on your doorstep – this Latin-inspired bar and restaurant creates the ultimate boogie and cocktail experience. The bar will be part of this year’s festival, bringing even more music and an all-round lively atmosphere. The fiesta starts here! Look out for: tim gommersall // sunday // 14:00


Located in Sheffield’s West One development just off West Street, Revolution offers chilled party vibes in a modern setting. A favourite weekend spot for locals, it serves a great selection of drinks and cocktails, with vodka being their specialty. Look out for: Sweet on Sax // Saturday // 18:00-23:00

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One of the Sheffield's prime entertainment venues, the grand settings of the City Hall will play host to a range of live talent at their two historic venues: Memorial Hall and The Ballroom. Look out for: A.A Williams // Saturday // 20:00


Since its relaunch in 2011, this CAMRA award-winning pub has gone from strength-to-strength thanks to the excellent stewardship, enthusiastic regulars, and a reputation for its live music. Local talent regularly features in the Bard’s Bar, while downstairs has become known for its folk music in a city fast becoming known as the UK’s folkie hub. Look out for: Speed for Lovers // Saturday // 23:00

the Old House

This quirky, home-from-home pub in the very centre of Sheffield is known for its cosy atmosphere and late-night revelry. Following the venue’s recent re-opening, they will be hosting a series of impressive bookings for the Fringe at Tramlines festivities. Look out for: Black Mamba Fever // 18:30

Tiger Works

One of Sheffield’s most popular cocktail bars and club nights, this place knows how to throw a party. Their indoor social space will be welcoming an eclectic array of artists, from alternative indie bands to well-known DJs. Look out for: Fever Club // Saturday // 02:00

The Washington

A classic gig venue with a prime location next to Devonshire Green, The Washington is always good value over the course of the weekend. Not only can you soak up the buzzing atmosphere from the events on the Green, but the place has a fantastic live music pedigree and always puts on a fantastic mix of great live acts and late-night DJ sets. Look out for: Kagoule // Friday // 22:00

Yellow Arch Studios

This iconic Sheffield venue has seen the likes of Richard Hawley, Arctic Monkeys, Sister Sledge and even Kylie Minogue pass through its doors into the self-proclaimed ‘house of creative madness’. Kitted out with a 10k sound system, it has become synonymous with the best parties in the city and this year’s Fringe at Tramlines is no exception. Expect an eclectic lineup of bands and DJ’s throughout the weekend – this place is not to be missed. Look out for: Rave Cave Takeover // Friday // 22:00


Australian chain bar that sits just off West Street. Think massive beer garden, lots of beer, live music – the perfect summer setting basically/ Look out for: Little Comets // 22:00

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19. Green Room 20. Leopold Square 21. Maida Vale 22. The Mulberry 23. Nice Neighbourhood 24. OHM 25. The Old House 26. The Peace Gardens 27. Peddler WAREHOUSE 28. Revolution 29. RevoluCion De Cuba 30. Shakespeares 31. SOYO 32. Tiger Works 33. Walkabout 34. The Washington 35. Yellow Arch


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