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DEVONSHIRE GREEN The Fringe Stage

PEACE GARDENS The Fringe Screen

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The Fringe at Tramlines l Welcome & Contents

06 Best of the Fest

A quick overview of some of the big events taking place at this year’s Fringe at Tramlines celebration.

09 A-Z

A selection of the finest acts on offer helpfully listed in alphabetical order. We’re nice like that.

42 self esteem

Naomi Mann catches up with Rebecca Taylor to hear about the Slow Club singer’s new solo project Self Esteem, set to be a key highlight of this year's offerings.

47 Fringe Listings

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If it ain’t in here, it ain’t part of the Official Fringe at Tramlines. This is your one-stop guide to what’s on, when and where to find it.

73 Venue Guide

Giving you the lowdown on the wealth of cracking local venues getting involved this year.

80 t'map

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Every participating venue highlighted so you can find your way around Sheff without constantly faffing with Google Maps.

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Welcome to The Fringe at Tramlines Believe it or not, Tramlines is ten this year. You heard it. If we’re not careful, before long it will be going to big school and staying up after 9 o’clock. So it’s a landmark year for the festival…and one that has seen the main event move to the larger surroundings of Hillsborough Park, as well as the official launch of The Fringe at Tramlines, where we bring all the free happenings around the city under one, great, big, happy umbrella. The Fringe at Tramlines is a collaboration between Sheffield City Council, Sheffield BID (Business Improvement District) and Tramlines Festival. And they have collaborated with us here at Exposed Magazine to produce this programme and bring all the events under one roof. There is heaps going on, including outdoor stages, impromptu performances across the city and musical delights in every nook and cranny of Sheffield city centre. Sheffield is a city to be proud of. Our musical heritage is world-beating and this weekend-long celebration gives everyone a chance to join the party. As you’ll see, there is more than just music on offer. Devonshire Green will play host to the Fringe Stage, featuring global music with a Sheffield twist and the best in fresh and exciting bands from across the country. A big screen at The Peace Gardens will give you a chance to stay in tune with all that’s happening across the city as well as featuring outdoor screenings of classic musicals such as Sing, Moana and Grease. We also have street theatre presented By The University of Sheffield’s Professor Vanessa in Barker’s Pool at the City Hall, which includes roaming circus performers, busking stages and even a brand new parkour performance from ‘The Boulderers’ that can be followed through the city.

Meanwhile, if it’s hot, up-and-coming music you’re after, then The Fringe at Tramlines is where you’ll find it. Highlights from the pubs and bars around the city include a superb selection of local and UK-wide acts on at staple venues like Crystal and The Frog and Parrot from Friday to Sunday, while The Washington's location right next to the Fringe Stage means it's always home to a great atmosphere. Throw into the mix an intoxicating weekend of blues and ale at CADS, some serious funk and soul at Leopold Square (a highlight being Saturday’s show from Universal Tree), while venues like Maida Vale (which has ex-Seahorses lead singer Chris Helme on the bill) and Shakespeares have live music literally wall to wall from Friday through ‘til close of play Sunday, so there really is no let up. Don’t forget you can keep in touch with what’s going on at the main festival with all of Tramlines social media channels, while Exposed Magazine will be keeping you up to date with all things Fringe. The Tramlines Times, the festival’s daily newspaper comes out each morning, and will have all the latest reviews, news, interviews and updates from the main festival and the fringe. It’s also good for a paper aeroplane or two. The bottom line is that The Fringe at Tramlines is a celebration of the best of Sheffield. Make sure you’re a part of it.

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Please make sure you stay safe over The Fringe at Tramlines weekend. Although some road closures will be in place, there will still be traffic in the city centre. Stay alert and keep an eye on each other. If you see anything concerning or have any issues over the weekend, please speak to a steward, venue manager or police officer. The Fringe at Tramlines weekend is one hell of a party, but remember to pace yourselves. It’s a long one, so take it easy and enjoy!

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Professing Green

Although it’ll all be going off city-wide, the Fringe Stage at Devonshire Green will, as always, be a focal point over the weekend. With an emphasis of inclusivity across all ages and backgrounds this year’s line-up has a world-music feel perfect for that summer sun, hands-in-the-air, all-together vibe that Tramlines excels at. Saturday is programmed by Papa Al, so expect infectious reggae grooves, afro-beat, jazz, ska, and funk from midday onwards, and a more local-looking line-up perfect for those who want to keep it going into the Sunday.

Keeping the Peace It’s back! The many-headed multitentacled beautiful thing that is Sheffield’s annual Fringe at the Tramlines Festival. To say it’s the smorgasbord you’ve come to expect would 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 we’re here to guide you through it… 6 | the fringe at tramlines programme

Summer in Sheffield can be summed up in one image: children of all ages (some with mortgages and proper responsibilities and stuff) splashing around in the sun in the Peace Garden’s fountains. Always a draw on festival weekend, this year the organisers are going with a family-friendly vibe. A big screen will be showing classics for all ages to enjoy, so if you need a break from the bacchanalian debauchery that we’re sure will be happening elsewhere, or just want to hang out, get yerself and the munchkins down, bag a pew, and settle in. Kick-off is at twelve on both days.


Crystal

For a few years now, Crystal has regularly played host to one of the best fringe line-ups at Tramlines, and this year is no exception. Programmed by Aggressive Management, the live music kicks off at 6.30pm Friday and there’s no let up until close of play Sunday. Among the top acts on the bill are long-running indie tunesters Alvarez Kings, anthemic rock purveyors Sabella as well as bluesy rock and roll meisters Liberty Ship. You could literally bed yourself in here all weekend.

Universal Tree

Art Attacks!

Delve Deeper

Of course, Tramlines is about more than music. It’s always been celebrated by the whole city with all sorts of events and activities. This year is no different. Starting at midday on Saturday and Sunday, Barkers Pool presents some of the biggest names in festival and street performance for your delectation. Curated by Professor Vanessa Toumlin at The University of Sheffield, it also offers a food, drink, craft and entertainment area in conjunction with Yellow Bus Events.

In a festival where there are class artists around every corner, it seems unfair to single one out, but we’d be failing in our duty if we didn’t suggest that you get yourselves along to Leopold Square to see Universal Tree. This Sheffieldbased act play a winning blend of neo-psychedelic classic Blaxploitation genres. Think the best of soul and funk fired through with infectious grooves and stellar vox. With Grammy-nominated members responsible for multiple worldwide hits collectively, this is a set not to miss.

As Tramlines celebrates its 10th year, one of the festival’s finest fringe parties is back with a bang. Delve Deeper will be taking over Bloo 88 all day Saturday once again, inside and outside, and this year they’re bringing highly-rated Dutch soul, jazz and disco infused house DJ Cleanfield over to headline their enormous free party. Supporting Cleanfield on the terrace will be Delve Deeper regulars Jenny Fu, Liam Connolly, Dave Platts, Duncan Allott and Jamie Williamson.

Self Esteem (aka Rebecca Taylor)

Bolstering its reputation as one of Sheff's hippest hangouts, a superb line-up at Picture House Social will see Rebecca Taylor performing live. One half of the Sheff’s coolest ramshackle indie-pop band Slow Club, now the creative force behind Self Esteem and the awesome debut ‘Your Wife’ – a slice of synth-pop magic so good it pretty much buried the opposition in the field. As a way to kick off your Saturday, frankly, it’s pretty darned good.

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30 Stax Following up their traditional Saturday night slot, 30 Stax will be delivering their customarily eclectic mix of psychedelic soul, instrumental jazz-fusion, afro-beat, funk, rock, post-disco grooves to weaponise the dancefloor. Expect some classic hip-hop and R&B by way of light relief too. The Cremorne // Saturday // 20:00

The 88s

Against the Grain

The Americas

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.

Making the perilous journey across the Snake through the badlands of Glossop, this Stockport-based hardcore band will be tearing it up with an entertaining blend of alternative hardcore and post-hardcore.

Championed by BBC Introducing as a band "that makes you feel life is good", and specialising in that thin, wild mercury sound this West Midlands-based trio will be hitting Tramlines in support of their rather good ‘Guitar Music is Dead’ EP.

The Royal Standard // Saturday // 16:00

The Frog and Parrot // Saturday // 21:00

Agent Fresco

Autopilot

Progressive art rock band hailing from Reykjavik, Iceland. Best experienced via a full live set and from a few steps back to be grasped in its entirety, like a bold work of art.

A powerful, energetic mix of big rock guitars and synth hooks building to big singalong choruses for those in search of the communal moment. Featuring ex-The Enemy man on bass, Andy Hopkins.

 Sheffield City Hall // Saturday // 19:20

 Maida Vale // Saturday // 22:15 Record Junkee // Saturday // 14:50

Blues & Ale Stage at CADS // Saturday // 18:15

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Baba Naga Sheffield’s favourite psychedelic doom rock shamans bring their trippy high-decibel set to the city’s premier alternative music boozer.  The Washington // Friday // 22:15

Before Breakfast An indie-pop quartet from the classic mould of the genre, BB specialise in narrative songs of poignancy and yearning underpinned by stunning ethereal harmonies.  The Great Gatsby // Sunday // 22:30

Black Thunder Revue A Sheffield-based bluesy rock ‘n’ roll band. With influences firmly set in Delta and Mississippi blues, they’ll be bringing a fresh and exciting sound to the stage.  Blues & Ale Stage at CADS // Saturday // 17:00

Big Shaun presents The Women Of 7 Hills Curated by Big Shaun of Sheffield stalwarts The Everly Pregnant Brothers and supporting Eilish’s Cancer Treatment Fund. The Fat Cat plays host to a fantastic and eclectic selection of Sheffield’s female artists throughout the day.

Blood Red Roses If you’re going to be a tribute act, you might as well be one for the band who produced one of the greatest debut albums of all time. Blood Red Roses bring Guns n’ Roses swagger to the Steel City.  Closed Shop // Saturday // 15:00

 The Fat Cat // Saturday // 13:00

Big City Blues

Blackwaters

Blues of Summer

Longstanding Sheffield trio of Stuart Arfield, Dave Seville and John Houghton bring their own good time brand of old-style rhythm and blues to get your toes tapping and your heads nodding at exactly the right time on Friday evening.

For those with any anger issues which might need processing, and also those with a love of getting sweaty and shouty, this Guildford four-piece will be unleashing a set of sweat-drenched spiky punk rock for audiences who like to pogo.

If you're craving some classic blues, brothers Cameron and Brendan Hoare, ably assisted by Remi, Cundy, and Ash will be delivering all things twelve-bar in the best possible way.

 The Fat Cat // Friday // 20:00

 Picture House Social // Sunday // 23:00

 The Horse and Jockey // Sunday // 17:15

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Cora Pearl One of the most exciting prospects coming out of the Sheffield music scene at the moment, this rambunctious four-piece bring an engaging blend of funk, jazz and blues to the stage.  The Washington // Saturday // 20:15

Caroline Francess and The Lights

Chris Helme

The Covasettes

If classic singer-songwriters with the live energy of a band are your sort of bag, you need to check out CFATL. Spellbindingly good vocals over a strong dynamic ensemble will be on offer.  Fringe Stage // Sunday // 13:45

The former vocal foil to John Squire’s (The Stone Roses) generation-defining guitar in 90s Brit-poppers The Sea Horses. Chris Helme returns as a solo artist bursting with tuneful, well-constructed melodic songs to share.

Tuneful racket built on the great vocals, hypnotic guitar hooks and driving rhythms reminiscent of the great Manchester bands of the 90s. Already highly-rated, they’re bringing the magic to The Fringe at Tramlines.

 Maida Vale // Sunday // 21:30

 The Frog and Parrot // Fridayday // 21:30

The Cheap Thrills

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Crows

Take a classic indie approach, fire it through a modern sensibility and you have the much-heralded The Cheap Thrills, a Liverpool band very much on the way up.

Self-described as Yorkshire blues, this talented songwriter and guitarist tells entertaining tales with a wide smile, dry humour, and superb musicianship.

Heavy, unsettling and certainly a live act to be reckoned with, Crows will cap off the Devonshire’s Saturday night programme with typical enthusiasm and fervour.

 Maida Vale // Friday // 22:15

 Closed Shop // Saturday // 18:00

 The Devonshire // Saturday // 21:15

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Dog Coffee Expect songs about death, anxiety and depression. It’s not as bad as it sounds – Frank Turner and Eggsie from Goldie Looking Chain are big fans of this upbeat acoustic act.  The Horse and Jockey // Saturday // 18:00

Danny Mahon

Demob Happy

Emily Harris

Hard-working, hard-singing and now-legendary Manchester folkie rocks up to Record Junkee to deliver a set of honest, heartfelt original songs. Get down for a passionate, intimate performance.

Sleazy rock at its finest. Expect a healthy dollop of psychedelia intertwined with grunge stylings. It’s a standout niche sound that the Brighton trio have nestled into nicely.

Up-and-coming indie artist and Sheffield-based singer-songwriter brings a selection of acoustic-driven classic guitar and vox combos back to the Red Deer.

 Record Junkee // Friday // 21:45

 The Forum // Sunday // 21:15

 The Red Deer // Saturday // 17:00

Danlines

Dimitry Soul

A classic all-day session line-up featuring ensemble The Nuke Romantics and a Big Shaun DJ set plus other special guests to keep the entertainment flowing. It’s family-friendly, so littl'uns are more than welcome, and it supports UK Sepsis Trust in memory of Dan Hallam.

Summertime and the living is… easy? If you have a hankering for a Café del Mar Ibiza style soundtrack to your festival weekend, then Dimitry Soul will be catering to your deepest blissed-out urges. Get theesen along. You know it makes sense.

 The Fat Cat // Sunday // 13:00

 Bloo 88 Inside Bar // Saturday // 23:00

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Frazer Another cracking homegrown band, Frazer will be bringing their mix of classic influences (Oasis / Roses / Arctics et al) and upstart attitude to Crystal to show that in a world increasingly divided by niche genres, guitar-based music still has something to say.  Crystal // Sunday // 18:40

Fargo Railroad Co

The Fever Club

Friends of Batman

Skilfully blending the best of alternative and southern rock through their own take on classic Americana, Sheffield-based Fargo are a great act whose live shows tend towards the rollicking, fun and inclusive. Perfect festival fodder.

This Sheffield indie rock ‘n’ roll band wants to make you feel alive. Big Choruses and head bopping riffs make for an engaging sound – their energetic live show provides an ideal to Friday evening’s festivities.

Self-described as four middle-aged men desperately fighting off midlife crises in a search for lost youth, the mighty FoB are reforming after two-year hiatus. They’ll be delivering the Steel City-flavoured punk showcased on the recent ‘Pain’ EP.

 Shakespeares // Sunday // 21:30

 The Green Room// Friday // 19:00

 Shakespeares // Saturday // 16:15

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Fie! Fie! Fie!

A grungey four-piece boasting a loyal following in Steel City and a penchant for sweaty, stomping gigs. Distortion and reverb-soaked vocals galore.

With tracks packed full of soulful harmonies and meaty guitar, Fie! Fie! Fie! deliver their full-bodied sound with a good dose of humour.

 The Washington // Friday // 21:30 The Frog and Parrot // Thursday // 22:30 The Devonshire // Saturday // 19:00

 The Green Room// Saturday// 20:00

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Galaxians

Hands Off Gretel

A Leeds-based electronic funk trio, the Galaxians will be kicking out the jams for those with itchy feet and an eye for the dancefloor.

Managing the neat trick of referencing the primarily American genres of alternative metal and grunge whilst being from South Yorkshire, Hands Off Gretel serve up their neat blend of powerful vocals welded to catchy crunchy tunes.

 Picture House Social // Saturday // 23:00

 Crystal // Sunday // 21:10

Gallops

Good Nothings

Heads Off

This Battles-inspired experimental rock and electronica quintet reformed back in 2016 following a three-year hiatus. Expect big spacey beats, distorted synths and cataclysmic math-rock breakdowns.

A classic guitar, bass, drums and vox blues-rock line-up, this Barnsley-based four-peice have an equally classic sound: chunky, catchy riffing goodness, wholesome foot-stomping beats and soulful bluesy songs.

 SheffieldCity Hall // Saturday // 21:40

 The Royal Standard // Saturday // 15:00

Described as a ‘catchy-as-hell two-finger salute’ by us here at Exposed (and we know our onions from our shallots), they’ll be delivering a winning mix of punk-rock shoutalongs that channel the best metal stylings with Killing Joke-style bass riffs via a post-millennial attitude.  Shakespeares // Saturday // 23:10

Green Bullet

Hello Operator

All vastly experienced musicians, Green Bullet play a selection of popular rhythm and blues tracks. Featuring fine blues harmonica from Garry, beautiful guitar from Mick and the tight, driving engine room of Damien and Phil.

A fuzz-fuelled four-piece hailing from York and characterised by all of the true elements that made rock n’ roll important: a surging, pounding drum attack, crunching riffs and a swaggering, soulful heart.

 Blues & Ale Stage at CADS // Saturday // 19:30

 The Great Gatsby // Friday // 21:30

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Highway Child Renowned around these parts for getting a party well and truly started, this much-loved nine-piece blues and soul band (throw in a twinge of funk too) will be playing all of the classics and a few interesting covers.  Blues & Ale Stage at CADS // Friday // 21:00

The Hempolics If you love a bit of organic lo-fi reggae (and let’s be honest, who doesn’t?), 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.  Yellow Arch // Friday // From 20:30

Sheffield’s favourite rambunctious rock ‘n’ roll duo Hot Soles are back with the promise of fresh tunes and the usual stellar live shows Nah then. It’s been a tad quiet on the Hot Soles front over the last year or two – but now you’re back with a bang! Yup. We’ve got enough songs recorded for an album now, and we’re just gauging when it’s best to release tracks – it’s all killer, no filler, and we want our music to display exactly where we stand right now For those who haven’t yet had the pleasure, could you neatly summarise the Hot Soles shtick? Let’s go with Motown garage. It’s not a matter of being perfect; we’re balls-tothe-wall and it’s more about capturing a moment in time for us. We want the record to sound like our live shows, not the other way around. You could say it’s all about the soul – or the sole – and not the sound. What do you make of Tramlines this year, the move and that? It’s fine because you can now go to Tramlines almost anywhere in the city. It’s amazing for the fringe events, too, and that side of things just seems to get bigger and bigger. We can’t wait – it’s the best way to pick up new fans.  Picture House Social // Sunday // 21:45

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Honey Lung These highly-touted London grunge rockers are fully deserving of headline billing. Catch them now before they blow up big-style.  The Devonshire // Sunday // 21:15

The Hudares

Idle Ross

Jackie Moonbather

Sheffield four-piece who bring the riffola and edge of Zeppelin and Oasis with McCartney-esque earworms to remind us of what used to make rock n’ roll exciting and fresh.

One for all those folks who hanker for something that smacks of classic-era Britpop, Idle Ross marry Gallagher attitude with the look of the Roses.

This innovative young artist will be bringing his jazz-inflected soul sounds and laid-back vibe to the B and B environs to perform music from his self-titled EP 'The Month of May' with a full live band in support.

 FirePit Rocks // Saturday // 19:00 FirePit Rocks // Sunday // 15:00

 The Frog and Parrot // Thursday // 19:45 The Green Room // Saturday // 21:00

 Bungalows and Bears // Saturday // 19:15

Ishmael Ensemble

James Ewan Tait

Outstanding psych-out jazz four-piece led by multi-instrumentalist and producer Pete Cunningham AKA Ishmael. With recent support from tastemakers Gilles Peterson & Tom Ravenscroft, these guys are not to be missed!

In a festival / Great Gatsby one-off, the crooning singer-songwriter will be performing an exclusive electric set to showcase his experimental bent.

 Yellow Arch // Saturday // From 19:00

 The Great Gatsby // Saturday // 19:30 The Washington // Sunday // 21:15

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James Taplin & Mick Holmes

Jody Davies (Fargo Railroad Co)

With Taplin described as one of South Yorkshire’s finest singer-songwriters and accompanied by harp-man Mick Holmes, this is going to be a hot ticket for those who know their bluesy-roots and soul acoustic rock n’ soul.

A fantastic singer-songwriter with an excellent pedigree (Fargo Railroad Co / King Quentin), Jodie Davis will be bringing his stripped-down tunesmithery, soulful vocals and engaging personality to the mid-afternoon slot.

 Blues & Ale Stage at CADS // Friday // 19:30 Closed Shop // Saturday // 21:00

 Closed Shop // Sunday // 15:00

Jamie Lenman

Joey MacPhail

Previously known as singer and guitarist of underground heroes Reuben, Lenman’s solo material has the artist returning to his post-hardcore roots of soaring melodies over huge riffs, only this time with an emphasis on danceable rhythms and digital elements.

This Motown-influenced Sheffield-based singer-songwriter takes a percussive driving approach to acoustic guitar performance with influences from KT Tunstall to Bon Iver via Aretha Franklin and resulting in infectious, high-energy sets.

 Sheffield City Hall // Saturday // 20:30

 The Red Deer // Sunday // 17:00

Jamie Williamson

John Dhali (and full band)

Self-proclaimed rocket ship builder and chip shop expert Jamie Williamson will be slicing, dicing, cutting, and chopping between old school beats and classics in a way guaranteed to get heads nodding at this year’s Delve Deeper party.

John Dhali’s been on a journey of self-realisation and wants to share it with the world. With his unique blend of soul guitar and endless positive vibes, he’s primed to inject energy and inspiration into proceedings.

 Bloo 88 Outdoor Terrace // Saturday // 14:00

 The Green Room// Friday// 20:00

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Jordan Allen The Bolton indie-quartet bring their gritty take on classic indie shapes to the Fringe at Tramlines after consolidating their ones-to-watch reputation with stellar sets at Reading and Leeds. Fans of The Strokes, The Streets and Jamie T will find something in the lyricism and attack to satisfy.  Crystal // Friday // 20:45

Jo Quail

Kath Auto

Kiziah & The Kings

A cellist and composer of instrumental music, in this live solo performance Jo will use an electric cello and looping to combine atonality with rich orchestration and deft percussive sounds to produce ‘majestic soundscapes’.

Coming from a rock-indie background, they’ve pushed their sound in the direction of electronic indie-mash-ups, but with a dark twist. It's perfect end-of-evening music for winding down after a busy festival day.

After recently returning from recording in the US with Duke Fakir (Four Tops), exciting times are very much on the horizon for this dynamic reggae / rock ‘n’ roll hybrid. Serving up funky riffs, soulful vocals and positive vibes in abundance.

Sheffield City Hall // Saturday // 17:30

 The Red Deer // Saturday // 22:00

 Yellow Arch // Friday The Washington // Saturday // 22:15

Kintsuku

Koyo

Following the cracking single 'Amaryllis', Ellie Jones brings her winning brand of singer-songwriter electronica to The Cremorne.

Formed in Leeds, this accessible prog rock five-piece combine melancholy vocals with intricate riffs. Samples and synthesisers create engaging soundscapes and an immersive live set.

 The Cremorne // Friday // 20:45

 Sheffield City Hall // Saturday // 14:50

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Le Menhir After gaining strong reviews for his brand of crushing and emotive atmospheric post-metal doom rock, one-man band Le Menhir will be bringing his huge riffs and doom melodies to the Fringe at Tramlines for a summer airing.  The Royal Standard // Saturday // 17:00

Le Shig

LIFE

Life Aquatic Band

A fantastic Folk / Cajun / Gypsy five-piece whose mix of percussion, accordion, driving acoustic guitar, trumpet and violin takes a great, infectious classic sound and weaves it through everyone from Daft Punk to Britney. If you don’t dance to this, you’re dead.

Throttling hooks that provide a sense of escapism, watching LIFE is an absolute experience – and the perfect way to round off Friday neyt.

Any band that references Wes Anderson are worth checking out. The Life Aquatic bring their compelling multi-genred sound to the party.

 The Forum // Friday // 21:15

 Café Totem // Friday // 21:00 Bungalows and Bears // Saturday // 18:30 Yellow Arch // Saturday // From 19:00

 The Red Deer // Sunday // 15:00

Liberator

Life at the Arcade

This thrash metal band from Nottinghamshire are influenced by classics from the NWOBH (Priest, Saxon) and elsewhere (Slayer, Metallica). For fans of fast, chugging riffs, melodic vocals and feet on the monitors rock.

Melodic pop-grunge architects who build songs with huge, catchy choruses designed for festival main stages. Catch ‘em up close and personal while you still can.

 The Royal Standard // Saturday // 21:00

 Maida Vale // Friday // 23:00

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6.00PM - 8.00PM / MONTUNO

SAT 21

1.00PM - 2.30PM / LOS LADS 3.00PM - 4.30PM / DIZZY CLUB 5.00PM - 6.00PM / UNIVERSIAL TREE ft STEVE EDWARDS 6.30PM - 8.00PM / LEOPOLD SQUARE’S FUNK & SOUL EXTRAVAGANZA

SUN 22 1.00PM - 2.30PM / STEEL CITY SOUL 3.00PM - 4.30PM / ACOUSTIC ANGELS 5.00PM - 6.00PM / RYAN TAYLOR 6.30PM - 8.00PM / VELOCITY BROWN & THE HOTRODS

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Mairead

Our mate Lionel Vinyl is back with a sack filled with party bangers. Northern and southern soul, motown, Stax records – Vintedge is kicking off the weekend proper!

The Moonlandingz guitarist described as a ‘general legend’ for her psychobilly fuzz-toned feedback and scuzz-riff exploits makes a long-awaited return to the environs of the Picture House Social space flying solo.

 The Gin Bar at Vintedge // Friday // 18:00

 Picture House Social // Friday // 22:00

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Louis Clarke Reel House FM Louis Clarke of Reel House FM returns for another bite of the funk-soul-funk stylee cherry after rocking the same venue at the festival last year. One for aficionados of the good stuff.  Bloo 88 Upstairs // Saturday // 18:00

Mango Disco Closing Party Global rhythm promoters Mango Disco takes over the Washington to bring the weekend to a close with a selection of eclectic bands, dancefloor grooves and upbeat tropical vibes.  The Washington // Sunday // 19:15

Los Lads

Mellor

Smoothly blending pop, soul and R&B classics with salsa rhythms, Los Lads’ unconventional arrangements of well-known tunes will make it impossible to sit down. Moving and grooving is firmly on the menu at this show.

This Reading-based indie four piece will be driving the Sunday afternoon session forward with catchy indie guitar stylings and pounding beats to consolidate their critical acclaim and ground-swelling popularity as a live act.

 Leopold Square// Saturday // 13:00

 Record Junkee // Sunday // 15:00

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Mighty Oak Sound System ft. MC Ras Ista Lion The reggae sound system and independent record label from Edinburgh will be taking over the Yellow Arch Warehouse for a seven hour session. Expect the very best in roots, reggae and dub.  Yellow Arch Warehouse // Friday // 19:00

Mint Fast-rising indie rock 'n' roll band gaining a lot of attention on the scene. Described elsewhere as music to kiss strangers to, you’ll hear no argument to that from this correspondent.  Maida Vale // Sunday // 20:00

Montuno Having built a name for themselves over the past few years years playing intimate venues across the city, this eight-piece strong funk and soul outfit are set for an unforgettable, stomping show.  Leopold Square// Friday // 18:00

Psychedelic rockers from somewhere between Yorkshire and the moon. Your live shows are already picking up a reputation for being crackers. What boxes have to be ticked to make it a good gig for Manuka Hive? You want to make people feel something. We’d rather somebody leave a gig hating us as a band than not having an opinion. When you perform you want people to be able to provide an escape for the audience, you want to derive some emotion out of them. Is it all quite spontaneous? Yeah, we don’t really have a plan. We just go on go with what we feels right, so where we go, how we move about, how we interact with each other, what we do, or we’ll have a chat with the audience – everything’s off the cuff. So you’ve all cut your teeth in various music projects before this, and what sort of lessons do you feel you’ve learnt and can take into Manuka Hive? Stay true to yourself. Don’t try and write songs just because you think other people will like them. If it’s going to happen, it’ll happen – simple as that. If not, then tough, but at least you didn’t sell yourself out.  The Great Gatsby // Saturday // 19:20

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Moomin

Mysteron

Returning to Sheffield after a three-year absence, Berlin-based housemeister will be dropping his combination of lo-fi house, breakbeats, and jungle rhythms for all those who want to keep Friday night rolling into Saturday morning.

A superb collection of stylistic tics (Scott Walker, Nick Cave, Jon Barry) melding classic lo-fi sounds (post-punk via psychedelia, garage and electro-pop) to great hip, arch and ultimately tuneful effect.

 Bungalows and Bears // Friday 00:30

 Shakespeare // Saturday // 20:45

The Mourning After

Nova Twins

A Sheffield-based band with a long pedigree, The Mourning After will be bringing their winning mix of garage rock skilfully juiced through the blenders of classic psychedelia and punk stylings to the festival.

Bring the Formula One basslines, Rage Against The Machine intensity and plenty of self-aggrandisement that saw the NME describe them as the "sonic equivalent of an urban punk sniper bullet to the forehead" to the Bungalow and Bears party.

 Shakespeares // Friday // 23:10

 Bungalow and Bears // Sunday // 21:30

Mr Bongo

One Drop

An absolute gem as this world-renowned independent record label unearths lost classics from around the world. Expect African, psychedlia reggae and soul music sweeping you to all points of the compass and back over a three-hour set.

A Sheffield-based six-piece specialising in delivering high energy Ska and Two-Tone classics with infectious enthusiasm. This is perfect tear-up fodder for a Tramlines Saturday evening. One for the nutty dancing boot-stomping loon in your soul/life.

 Yellow Arch // Saturday // 19:00

 The Horse and Jockey // Saturday // 19:30

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Do you always prefer playing to a hometown audience? Yeah, it’s definitely always a blessing to play to people in your hometown. Sheffield’s got so much talent, and there are different pockets of creativity and art forms to take in so it’s nice to be in that environment. As a Sheffield-born artist, I am hoping to do more out of the city and kind of span out if possible; I'd like to try to do more in Manchester, Leeds and London. But yeah, Sheffield is always a blessing. Who would you say are your main inspirations in the music world? I’d say people who are more a little bit to the left and quite vulnerable lyrically, so people like Atmosphere, P.O.S, Open Mike Eagle, Milo, Busdriver. Did the poetry writing come first for you and did it then blend in to rapping? I think my love for hip-hop was always the initial influence for me culturally. It just started off with me imitating the people who I look up to, beginning from the love of music, that genre and the culture around it. If you had to describe your music in three words what would they be? Oh, that’s tricky. Introspective, sentimental and hip-hop.  The Great Gatsby // Saturday // 22:30 + The Forum // Sunday // 16:00

The Physics House Band Experimental Brighton-based band who’ve toured with the likes of Alt-J, Django Django and 65daysofstatic. Championed by Stewart Lee as “a super-dense sci-fi mind-fuck of a thing”, expect intricate instrumentals and crazy, interstellar soundscapes.  Sheffield City Hall // Saturday // 18:20

Ponderosa Following their relocation along the yellow brick road to the Oz that is Manchester, this Sheffield band (they’re named after Ponderosa after all) returns for a homecoming gig that promises to be emotive and celebratory.  Record Junkee // Saturday // 19:00

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Ricky Fleming

Rogue Siesta

Singer-songwriter from Leeds guaranteed to raise a smile. Fantastic high-energy guitar playing fuses soul with indie and a touch of reggae. Covers of chart classics with twist and his own, original work that's hard to put a label on.

A hardworking band with some impressive support notches on their CV, Rogue Siesta will be bringing their combination of smooth reggae with a feisty rock edge to keep it honest to the Fringe Stage.

 FirePit Rocks // Friday // 19:00 Saturday and Sunday // 15:00

 Fringe Stage // Saturday // 18:30 Yellow Arch // Friday

Rob Gordon (DJ Set)

Rogue State

Co-founder of Sheffield’s Warp Records, Rob Gordon knows a thing or two about good music. Catch him and The Angry Dragon spinning the best 1960s soul and R&B records.

The mighty Liam Wild and Rogue Stage will dropping a selection of tunes to get Friday night started at the Cremorne. Expect inventive beats and left-field electronica.

 The Gin Bar at Vintedge // Saturday // 18:00

 The Cremorne // Friday // 20:00

Ryan Taylor

The Rosadocs

Getting Sunday moving, Ryan Taylor’s hot Octofunk vibes will be all over The Red Deer with a mix of Fender Rhodes / dirty Hammond, conga rhythms and booty bass. Go short, go long, go oops upside your head.

A loud and proud rock n’roll band cut from the classic cloth (and cracking Sheffield lads to boot), The Rosadocs are a compellingly good live act with the smell of the real thing who mix throaty raucousness with great dynamics and big choruses.

 The Red Deer // Sunday // 12:00 Leopold Square // Sunday // 17:00

 Crystal // Sunday // 13:40

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Scarlet

SNO

A five-piece folk collective heading down to The Fringe at Tramlines from the distant North of Fife, the members of the band have downed tools on their own projects to personally deliver their own brand of original music to the good folk of South Yorks.

Banana Hill resident and South African born Nongi Oliphant rocks up to take Saturday night into Sunday morning via her collection of jazz, hip-hop, bass, highlife and world rhythms. Definitely for those who are slaves to the rhythm.

 The Frog and Parrot // Friday // 20:45

Frankly, the world needs more of this. It’s been too long since shouty girl punk-rock with a pop edge and attitude has crashed face-first into weird atonal psychedelia before exploding back into the chorus and gained the attention of the wider world. Described as the north’s best-kept secret.  Crystal // Saturday // 18:40

 Bungalows and Bears // Saturday // 23:00

Saints Among Us

Self Esteem

Solid State

Expect stunning guitar riff driven music and catchy, hooky vocals that have pushed Saints Among Us at the forefront of up-and-coming female-fronted alternative rock bands within the UK.

The masterful Rebecca Taylor, much-loved for her work with Sheffield darlings Slow Club returns to the PHS to showcase her solo direction. Expect tuneful electro-stylings with a soulful edge.

Sheffield’s own Solid State (aka Richard Hardcastle) brings his encyclopaedic knowledge of house, disco, and Sheffield electronica to kick out a very particular style of South Yorkshire jams.

 Record Junkee // Saturday // 22:20

 Picture House Social // Friday // 23:30

 Bloo 88 Upstairs // Saturday // 23:00

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Shadows of Violence

Sheffield-based singer-songwriter Sam O’ Hara will be warming things up at The Cremorne on Sunday with his distinctive vocals and engaging live performance.

A pure metal band from the mean streets of Leeds, the five-piece of Martin, Michael, Chris Kieran and George will be delivering high-energy, fast-paced bludgeoning riffola and their energetic live presence to The Royal Standard.

 The Cremorne // Sunday // 21:00

 The Royal Standard // Saturday // 18:00

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Strange Bones

Two-piece made up of brothers Lee and Nick Meldrum. A series of incendiary performances from Camden Rocks to the Reading Festival sees them hotly-tipped for success.

Quite simply one of the country’s greatest live acts. The last time they played Forum, the singer ended up crowd surfing upside down with his legs pointing to the ceiling.

 Record Junkee // Sunday // 16:20 The Forum // Sunday // 19:30

 The Forum // Saturday // 21:15

The Soul Professor

Steve Charles

The Strawberries

A rare treat as five decades into his career the Professor, a funk and soul vinyl connoisseur from Germany, brings his collection to Sheff to drop some of the rarest and funkiest tunes in the known universe.

For those who are still going after a full day at the festival and for those who are flagging and need picking up, Steve Charles’ Uber Disco will reward the energetic and revitalise the tired with a funky DJ set.

After building up a dedicated live following across the north, this hotly-tipped Leeds four-piece will be serving up a charming slice of indie-rock / psychedelic blues at the Washy.

 Yellow Arch Warehouse // Saturday // 19:00

 Bloo 88 Downstairs // Saturday // 18:00

Sourdough Closing Party

Steel City Soul

For those who can’t let the weekend die quietly, the Sourdough team host Bungalow and Bear’s big end-of-festival party with a wham, bam thank you mam menu of funk, disco, world rhythms and bread and preserves. Delicious.

This groovy six-piece bring buckets of energy to their live shows. Performing the biggest sounds in funk, soul, disco and pop – they’d make for a delightful Sunday afternoon stop-off.

 Bungalows and Bears // Sunday // 23:00

 Leopold Square / / Sunday // 13:00

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Velcro Teddy Bears A whizz-bang of a rock n’roll band, this Sheffield-based outfit will be bringing their distinctive loud and swampy approach to round out the festival in fine style. Wearing paisley is recommended for maximum enjoyment.  Maida Vale // Saturday // 17:45 The Cremorne // Sunday // 22:30

Teeff

Unscene

The Vellas

For a two-piece band, Teeff make an awful lot of noise. Fuzzy guitar, big beats and an immensely grungey feel makes for some tantalising tunes.

A proudly live band in a world of streaming, downloads and autotune, Sheffield natives Unscene will be delivering the good news about love, loss, friendship and self-belief in their distinctive melange of soul, folk, and blues.

Having already played sell-out shows at Sheffield City Hall, this four-piece, with roots in Sheffield and Derby, rip out anthemic indie rock n’ roll influenced by Joy Division and The Strokes. On the rise, and already known by those in the know, definitely worth checking out.

 Frog and Parrot // Thursday // 21:45 Forum // Friday // 19:00 Cafe Totem // Saturday // 18:15 The Green Room // Sunday // 20:00

 Fringe Stage // Saturday // 14:15

 The Frog and Parrot // Friday // 23:00

Tixxy Bang and the Matrix Band

Velocity Brown and the Hotrods

Jamaican reggae and dancehall delivered by Tixxy Bang, who will be whipping up a storm with the Matrix Band.

Bringing 50s sophistication and an absorbing classic rock ‘n’ roll sound, Velocity Brown always draws the crowds. Expect breath-taking vocals and plenty of shuffling pairs at their unmissable slot.

 Fringe Stage // Saturday // 17:30

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A diverse collective of talented Sheffield musicians bringing their message of pro-love and anti-hate to the stage. People have been really feeling the love at your live shows recently. That’s what Universal Tree is all about, right? Yeah, we’re bringing people in. We don’t want anyone to ever feel like we’re simply playing to them, as they’re all just as much a part of it as we are. That’s the whole idea behind the name: a Universal Tree for everyone to come and gather under.” What are the main musical influences behind the group? Think of it as similar to Sly and the Family Stone, but if they came out now. There’s the tradition, but we’re also very current. The live experience is a massive part of what you guys offer. Why should people come and see you in Leopold Square on Saturday 21st? Going to a gig and watching four lads playing indie tunes and starting at their feet is fine, if that’s what you like, but we think it’s time to offer a bit more than that. We started off as a studio-based band and got the album sorted, but it was always going to be a live band. We want as many people to see us live, to experience what we can offer. Read the full interview at exposedmagazine.co.uk


By my age, if you’re not married and having children you’re perceived as “not succeeding”, and I’m obsessed with calling that as bullshit!

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Naomi Mann catches up with Rebecca Taylor to hear about the Slow Club singer’s fresh change of musical tack with a new solo project. What’s the story behind Self Esteem? I’ve had the name since about 2010, for if I ever went and did anything solo. Obviously, it means what it means but it’s also a cool band name. My other idea was Sex Appeal, but I thought Self Esteem was better suited! When I was in Slow Club, I didn’t feel confident enough to go solo and didn’t think I could do it. But over the years I started to get loads of things building up that I wanted to do but couldn’t do in Slow Club, so a couple of years ago I played some songs to people who I really respected musically and they were like, “You’ve got to do it!”. So it’s about giving yourself a bit of freedom musically? Yeah, it’s quite interesting because Charles and I had always had a grouped relationship on what we were working on, yet there was so much frustration on my part and I thought, ‘What if everything I couldn’t do was given a space to do it in?’. It can happen in any creative field, and a bit of me didn’t really care if it was successful or not; I just had to get it out there. I’m glad I’ve done it – it makes me feel very happy and liberated. I’ve just made the album, which sounds quite different to the single I’ve put out, but I always describe it as Kate Bush meets Destiny’s Child meets Sister Act 2 meets Kanye West. Rebecca has curated a line-up of acts for Self Esteem Presents taking place on Friday 20 July as part of Picture House Social’s Neighbourhood Fringe Event. Self Esteem will be performing at 10.30pm.

Was it always going to be a solo project, or did you toy with the idea of another band? Yeah, I think it did matter that I was on my own. I loved being in a band but I desperately wanted a sense of identity because I’m quite different to Charles. Slow Club was this kind of indie folk world which I could play the part of, but it’s not actually me. It might backfire massively but just being able to be myself – I’m 31, there’s not much time left! – is important to me, and hopefully people will like it too. So is the project more of a temporary thing or do you see it growing into something greater? Do you think you’ll go back to Slow Club? Yeah, I think when we both feel like it we’ll go back to it. I love making and playing music with Charles, and he’s also done a solo thing and feels a similar way – that it’s nice to not have to please me for a while! I think we will do something else and I’m hoping Self Esteem will do well as I’m really ambitious and want to be as big as I can be, play to as many people as possible, make the live performance more of a show and experience rather than just a gig. I’ve got loads of plans that I want to pursue but it depends on how things go. I want to do more exhibition stuff, and I’d like to do projects for people who need to know that it’s okay to be whoever you are. I think the overriding feeling of this is that I’ve spent my whole life feeling sorry for being what I’m like. The minute you start to stop apologising for being yourself it creates a nice place to be in, especially for women. Is that the main message – to be yourself? Yeah, I’m actually in the process of writing a manifesto that I’ll stick to. I’ve not actually done it yet but it’s constantly circulating my mind. By my age, if you’re not married and having children you’re perceived as “not succeeding”, and I’m obsessed with calling that as bullshit! Your journey is yours and it still baffles me that I should wonder what people think of me and when I’ll settle down. I think we’re still so obsessed with it as society, so I guess that’s the message – but, still, doing all those things is fine of course! It’s not ground-breaking stuff, really. I feel like the movement at the moment is generally towards selfacceptance and feminism, but even in my friendship groups some desperately want to meet a man and settle down and it just blows my mind. It’s good to be able to say, “What if you don’t do that, babe? You’ve got your whole life ahead of you!”

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Listings l The Fringe at Tramlines 00:30 - 03:00 – MOOMIN Berlin-based Moomin plays his first Sheffield date in over three years. New album Yesterday’s Tomorrows expertly combines lo-fi house with breakbeat and jungle rhythms.

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blues & ale stage 19:30 – JAMES TAPLIN & MICK HOLMES Blues, soul and roots. 21:00 – HIGHWAY CHILD Nine piece blues and soul band with a twinge of funk.

Café Totem THE Frog and Parrot

Reyt Good Magazine presents… 19:45 - 20:15 – IDLE ROSS They’ve got the attitude of a Gallagher, a look of the Roses, and vocals that should be sponsored by Henderson’s. 20:30 - 21:00 – THE OTHERNESS The Otherness are a rock collective from Patagonia (Argentina). Catch them at t’Frog for a special show. 21:45 - 22:15 – TEEFF Top class rock n’ roll, fuzzy two-piece with a gammon backbeat. 22.30 - 23:00 – FEMUR Bringing a heavier, grungier sound than ever before, they seem to have found a clear focus for collective talents, attacking it head on.

friday listings Bungalows and Bears

21:00 - 23:00 – GROUNDWORK Local selectors Groundwork play a blend of house, techno, acid and nu-jazz to kick off the weekend. 23:00 - 00:30 – ADAM S Better known as one quarter of Saul’s Sessions, Adam S goes solo this time, warming up with everything funky, rare and fresh.

English Rain Sheffield and College Radio present… 19:00 – LIO Ambient indie pop star from Holland. 20:00 – BROOKLIN Jazz funk and rock and roll. 21:00 – LIFE AQUATIC BAND Seven piece from the mighty Sheffield playing rock, jazz and all sorts of other music. Features trumpet. 22:00 – CORA PEARL Think Strokes, Stone Roses and Oasis – but from Sheff. 23:00 – RED RUM CLUB Soundtrack to a Tarantino film, this Liverpool band’s set will be wild.

THE Cremorne

20:00 – ROGUE STATE Dubstep inspired tunes from R8 Records gaffer. 20:45 – KINTSUKU Singer song writer from Manchester. Electronic vibes. 21:30 - CARLITO BLACKS Dubstep with some ace bars. 22:30 - LIMIT BREAK Electronic live band.

Crystal Stage

18:30 - 19:00 - CITRUS HEIGHTS Indie pop from Leeds. 19:15 - 19:45 – CLEAR VINYL Lively Shropshire four-piece with a wide mix of influences. 20:00 - 20:15 - THE BROOKES Modern punk pop four piece from Grimsby. 20:45 - 21:15 - JORDAN ALLEN Rising rock & roll star from Manchester. 21:30 - 22:00 - CONOR HOUSTON Playing his first full band show in two years, strap in for a rip-roaring set of funk rock and pop. 22:15 - 23:00 - CHILDREN OF THE STATE Experimental rock music, taking inspiration from the likes of Dylan and Leonard Cohen.

THE Fat Cat

20:00 - 22:00 – BIG CITY BLUES Local blues trio.

FirePit Rocks

19:00 - 21:00 – RICKY FLEMING Singer songwriter from Leeds. He’s guaranteed to raise a smile. Fantastic high energy guitar playing, fusing soul with indie and a touch of reggae. 21:00 - 02:00 – DJs Creating the FirePit vibe mashing up indie-rock with the best of classic rock, old school hip-hop, with sprinklings of soul, funk and more...

The Forum

19:00 - 19:30 – TEEFF Fuzzy blues rock duo from Leeds. 20:00 - 20:30 – Rainbow Maniac Young, swaggering rock and roll band with infectious stage presence. 21:15 - 22:00 – LIFE Kerrang! described LIFE’s 2017 debut album as something to “stoke the fires of change”. Not to be missed.

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Reyt Good Magazine presents… 20:00 - 20:30 – THE KICKLIPS Making groovy tunes with a bit of particle physics on the side. 20:45 - 21:15 – SAUS & THE SECRET SOULMATES Five piece folk from Fife, Scotland coming together via various other projects to deliver their own brand of original music. 21:30 - 22:00 – THE COVASETTES With a sound built on great vocals, surrounded by hypnotic guitar hooks, and a driving rhythm, reminiscent of the great Madchester era. 22:15 - 22.45 – JOEL GARDNER A gifted guitarist and prolific songwriter, Joel is a refreshingly unique artist with a diverse palette. 23:00 - 23:30 – THE VELLAS With roots in Sheffield and Derby, The Vellas blast out anthemic indie/rock guitar tunes, informed by such bands as Joy Division and The Strokes.

The Gin Bar at Vintedge

18:00 – LIONEL VINYL Spinning the best soul music all night featuring northern and southern soul, motown, the best of Stax and much more.

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This Feeling presents… 19:30 - 20:00 – MANUKA HIVE Loud and weird psych rock from across the country, with bouncing bass riffs, screaming guitars and a tambourine shaking nun. 20:30 - 21:00 – RED RUM CLUB Tarantino soundtrack-esque rock from Liverpool with mind blowing hooks and melodies. 21:30 - 22:00 – HELLO OPERATOR Four piece from York with crunching riffs, pounding drums and a rock and roll soul. 22:30 - 23:30 – SECRET HEADLINER

THE Green Room

19:00 – THE FEVER CLUB Garage rock from Sheffield. Chunky riffs and lingering vocals. 20:00 – JOHN DHALI Singer songwriter from Newcastle inspired by the likes of John Lennon, Jeff Buckley and Bob Marley. 21:00 – DJ VIC MCGLYNN Tramlines sesh spesh.

Leopold Square

18:00 - 20:00 – MONTUNO Funk, jazz, soul, swing – all of these words.

Maida Vale

18:30 - 19:00 – BANG BANG CLUB Poppy melodies blended with loud guitars and grungy bass lines set these guys apart. 19:15 - 19:45 – THE OUTCHARMS Young and up and coming Doncaster indie band already causing quite a stir. 20:00 - 20:30 – THE TORN Proving once again Doncaster’s abilty to produce exquisite Indie bands with the tunes to match. 20:45 - 21:15 – THE OUTFITS Indie band from Sheffield bringing you their own special brand of dirty rock and roll. 21:30 - 22:00 – The VOQUES 1960s inspired anthems with a contemporary twist and turn. 22:15 - 22:45 – THE CHEAP THRILLS Much acclaimed Liverpool band blending echoes of classic Indie with a fresh modern sound. 23:00 - 23:45 – LIFE AT THE ARCADE Huge catchy choruses ready for festival main stages, paired with melodic pop grungy undertones.

Picture House Social

Self Esteem presents… 19:30 - 20:30 – PINK SUITS Pink suits are a Poli-Rock duo from Margate creating loud, aggressive, gender fuck, political noise. 21:00 - 21:45 – SIT DOWN Fuzzy Brighton two piece. Imagine if The Yeah Yeahs Yeahs had a lovechild with DZ Deathrays. 22:00 - 22:45 – MAIREAD The Moonlandingz guitarist is popping in for her long awaited return to PHS. 23:00 - 23:30 – LADY STEPHEN This hometown performance artist “transy” girl tells a narrative of living in a world seemingly against her. 23:30 - 00:30 – SELF ESTEEM R.L.T aka Self Esteem, one half of Slow Club now flying solo.

Record Junkee

18:00 - 18:30 – RACHAEL WEBSTER New and upcoming solo acoustic singer/songwriter from Sheffield. 18:45 - 19:15 – FERAL FAMILY Raucous live alternative rock band hailing from Sheffield. 19:30 - 20:00 – THE JADE ASSEMBLY Rising Bolton stars with their very own brand of indie rock and roll. 20:15 - 20:45 – BLUEHEARTS AND THE BROKEN SOULS Newly formed heavy blues four piece from the Steel City. 21:00 - 21:30 – BALLOMONA Manchester’s Ballamona deliver a set of stunning original material and a captivating and energetic show. 21:45 - 22:15 – DANNY MAHON Manchester folk legend Danny Mahon delivers honest, heartfelt and original tunes. 22:30 - 23:00 – PAISLEY SUNDAE Fresh new indie rock ‘n’ roll band making a name for themselves in the Sheffield scene.

THE Royal Standard

17:30 - 17:45 – BOSTON CASTLE Acoustic opener. 18:00 - 18:30 – PRIMAL Power trio playing soulful blues rock with howling vocals, groovy riffs and pounding drums. 19:30 - 20:00 – CAPITAL EYE Breezy indie pop from the land of Bridlington. 20:15 - 20:45 – SCRUFFY BEAR Scruffy Bear are a psych-blues band that harnesses the earthly feel of the natural world.

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21:00 - 21:30 – THE BRINK Hard rock band inspired by the likes of Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, Guns N’ Roses and Avenged Sevenfold. 21:45 - 22:15 – ZERO POINT ZERO Explosive five piece metal core band from Chesterfield and East Midlands. 22:30 - 23:00 – GENERAL PANIC Five like-minded individuals, dissatisfied with the state of the world with some good tunes thrown in for good measure. 23:15 - 23:55 – SPREADING THE DISEASE Mental metal from Kent. One of the most exciting live bands on the scene.

Shakespeares

17:00 - 17:30 - JOEY MOJITO’S THEM SARDINES Psychedelic geezers with long hair. An experience to say the least… 17:40 - 18:10 – ANYTOWN Solo set by Matt singing intricate tales of people and places. 18:20 - 18:50 – MAT WALE Blues folk. 19:00 - 19:40 – SURF MUSCLE Earth’s mightiest surf band. 19:45 - 20:15 – TOMMY BINKS Singer-songwriter from Rotherham. 20:30 - 21:15 – HOLLOW THREATS Sheffield six piece playing shoegaze, post rock and electronica. 21:30 - 22:00 – CHRIS MURPHY Songs about displacement, fantasy, the sea and forests as well as odes to friends. 22:10 - 22:50 – THE HOLDING HANDS Band featuring Sheffield’s Tom Baxendale. 23:10 - 00:00 – THE MOURNING AFTER Organ crazed, psychedelic garage legends from Sheffield.

THE Washington

17:00 – NERVOUS PILLS Raucous and youthful heavy indie three piece. 17:45 – TEN EIGHTY TREES Riff-heavy disco rock. Jack White meets Block Party. 18:30 – ABOMINABLE SOUL Psychedelic thrash rock. Garage rock and roll. 19:15 – BEAR CHEST Filthy rock and roll. Sounds like leather and sweat. 20:00 – BODACH A sonic crescendo of riff laden northern grit. 20:45 – DELIRIUM Chaotic slabs of sweaty psych, injected with childish piquancy, drained of stagnant sludge.


The Fringe at Tramlines l Listings 21:30 – FEMUR Psychedelic grunge rock from troubadours of the local scene. 22:15 – BABY NAGA Riff- heavy, shamanic jams with the crushing power of a psychedelic tsunami. 23:00 – ALEX COOPER (DJ) Resident DJ keeps the party going with his impeccable indie dancefloor touch. 00:00 – THE ORIELLES (GUEST DJ) Straight from performing at the main event, come dance along with a selection from these precocious dream pop prodigies. 02:00 – ALEX COOPER (DJ) Resident DJ closes the first night of the Fringe with some dancefloor fillers.

Yellow Arch

20:30 - 04:00 THE HEMPOLICS Organic lo-fi reggae inspired soul music from London town, with funk-laced hooks and bumping sound system bass; fronted by the amazing Nubiya Brandon of Nubiyan Twist. SOLAR LOVE SOCIETY A euphoric blend of reggae, dub, Latin and funk. Made up of members from Steel City Rhythm and Hot Diamond Aces. KIZIAH AND THE KINGS Soul, rock, reggae fused with funk and love! ROGUE SIESTA High energy reggae blues, with a snarly rock edge. DUB SHACK ALL STARS Sheffield DJ crew playing the best in reggae, dub, jungle and beyond.

Yellow Arch – Warehouse

20:30 - 04:00 – MIGHTY OAK SOUND SYSTEM FT MC RAS ISTA LION Custom-built reggae sound system and independent record label from Edinburgh, taking over the Yellow Arch warehouse for a seven hour session, playing the best in roots, reggae, dub and beyond.

Bungalows and Bears

saturday listings Barkers Pool

12:00 -19:00 – STREET THEATRE Some of the biggest names on the festival and street performers’ circuit are presented by The University of Sheffield. Programmed by Professor Vanessa Toulmin, founder of National Fairground Archive.

Bloo 88 – Outside terrace 14:00 - 16:00 – JAMIE WILLIAMSON Dalen Light. 16:00 - 17:00 – DUNCAN ALLOTT Seven Hills Soul Boys. 17:00 - 18:00 – DAVE PLATTS Moment Cinetique. 18:00 - 19:00 – JENNY FU Delve Deeper. 19:00 - 20:30 – LIAM CONNOLLY Delve Deeper / Delve Deeper Recordings. 20:30 – 22:00 – Cleanfield Delve Deeper Recordings / Moment Cinetique.

Bloo 88 – Inside Bar

18:00 - 20:00 – STEVE CHARLES Uber Disco. 20:00 - 23:00 – JOEY FABINI Mixology. 23:00 - 02:00 – DIMITRY SOUL Cafe Del Mar.

Bloo 88 – Upstairs Lounge 18:00 - 19:30 – LOUIS CLARKE Reel FM. 19:30 - 20:30 – JONATHAN STEVENSON All Ears. 20:30 - 21:30 –DAVE HARDY Jus’House. 21:30 - 23:00 – DINO Bed. 23:00 - 02:00 – Solid State All Out War. 52 | the fringe at tramlines programme

17:30 - 18:00 – CORA PEARL One of the finest bands to emerge on the Sheffield scene in recent times, Cora Pearl bring a fast-paced and energetic live show with elements of heavy indie-rock, psych and grunge. 18:30 - 19:00 – LIFE AQUATIC BAND Life Aquatic band are meek, yet irreverent, arresting yet woozy, gentle yet delirious; their sound is a conglomerate of delicious contradictions that run completely concurrent to each other. (Reyt Good Magazine) 19:15 - 19:45 – JACKIE MOONBATHER Laid back soul-jazz multi-instrumentalist performing music from his self-titled EP with full live band. 20:15 - 20:45 – PIXEY Pixey perfectly encapsulates the carefree nature of youth with her uncomplicated charm and infectious blast of sunshine-fuelled guitars. (Bido Lito) 21:30 - 22:15 – CHILDCARE Hotly-tipped newcomers Childcare headline the Saturday party with their visceral live show in support of debut EP ‘Made Simple’. 23:00 - 01:00 – SNO Banana Hill resident and South African born Nongi Oliphant aka SNO brings her collection of jazz, hip-hop, bass, and world rhythms on Saturday night. 01:00 - 03:00 – O’FLYNN Newly signed to Ninja Tune, O’Flynn is a young producer from London who has been hailed by Boiler Room as “one of dance music’s most prosperous newcomers”.

CADS

13:00 – BLIND PAPA STUMBLIN’ Blues, blues and more blues! 14:15 – M&J BLUES Father and son duo – rockabilly, country, rock and roll. 15:30 – THE TOMBSTONE BUZZARDS South Yorkshire trio playing some good old rootin’, tootin’ rockabilly music. 17:00 – BLACK THUNDER REVUE Blues band from our own seven hills. That’s Sheffield, for you outsiders. 18:15 – THE 88'S Four piece cover band playing the very best of rock. 19:30 – GREEN BULLET Cheshire based band, promising a wide range of rock tunes and a top neyt out. 20:45 – DO$CH Groovy blues and rock and roll music from a band with a dollar sign in their name. 22:00 – THE GAMSU RHYTHM & BLUES REVUE Round off the night with a belly full of ale and a good old jive to some original R and B.


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This Feeling presents… 13:15 – PIRATE PRODIGY Some banging tunes to start the day. 14:15 – SECRET SET 15:15 – SWEETNESS Upbeat indie pop. Very, very Smiths-like. 16:15 – THE HARRINGTONS Sheffield rock trio. One of the best underground bands on the circuit at the mo. 17:15 – GENERATION 80s inspired glam rock troubadours. 18:15 – TEEFF Two piece making one hell of a racket. 19:15 – ALEX OHM Midlands singer songwriter, making a name for himself around the UK with his cinematic tunes. 20:15 – THE KICKLIPS Young rock and roll band with a bag full of attitude. 21:15 – THE SURRENDERS Midlands rock band inspired by classic artists of the genre; Led Zepp, Stones, BB King. 22:15 – THE WHOLLS Explosive four-piece from Bedford.

Closed Shop

15:00 -16:00 – BLOOD RED ROSES An hour of wonderfully together music at a proper traditional Sheffield boozer. 18:00 -19:00 – CHRIS MARTIN Leeds based singer songwriter. 21:00 - 22:00 – JAMES TAPLIN & MICK HOLMES Blues duo bringing all things blues, soul and roots.

THE Cremorne

20:00 - 01:00 – 30 STAX DJ SET Tunes all night long. Well, until 1am.

Crystal Stage

12:00 - 12:30 – THE REAL COOL Three piece guitar band from Birmingham inspired by 80s indie music. 12:50 - 13:20 – ATLANTA HOUSE Anthemic rock music taken up to another notch at the band’s live shows. 13:40 - 14:10 – IVORY WAVE The band’s 2017 Tramlines set ended up with half the audience on the stage. Expect more chaos this time around. 14:30 - 15:00 – TYNI Future chart-topping pop star. 15:20 - 15:50 – SISTERAY Politically-charged, aggravated rock and roll music. 16:10 - 16:40 – ELEPHANT TREES Acoustic indie rock from Manchester.

17:00 - 17:30 – IDLE FRETS Chester-based four-piece playing some good old fashioned indie tunes. 17:50 - 18:20 – THE MOODS 10-piece collective hailing from the city of Manchester. 18:40 - 19:10 – SCARLET Three years after blowing minds at Tramlines 2015, Scarlet return to the Crystal Stage with yet more shoegazing rock music. 19:30 - 20:00 – SABELLA Unsigned Sheffield rock band making a name for themselves on the circuit. 20:20 - 20:50 – SECRET SET You'll have to find out yourselves! 21:10 - 21:40 – CLUB DRIVE Three-piece pop funk band. Sub-headlining the Crystal Stage is a perfect slot for this Hertfordshire lot. 22:00 - 23:00 – ALVAREZ KINGS Alternative dance pop from South Yorkshire.

The Devonshire

12:00 - 12:30 – KOTA Kick off Devonshire’s Fringe at Tramlines Saturday programme with KOTA. 13:00 - 13:30 – THE FEENS Yorkshire four-piece strumming alternative indie music. 14:00 - 14:30 – THE BIG PEACH Rock and roll outlaws from Manchester. 15:00 – 15:30 – THREE FROM ABOVE Liverpool based garage rock trio. 16:00 - 16:30 – GIANT BOYS Garage rock post punk from the mean streets of Salford. 17:00 - 17:30 – SAPHO Three-piece rock band from St Helens. 18:00 - 18:30 – SHY BILLY Pop tunes by a band with a sterling reputation. 19:00 - 19:30 – FEMUR Local rapscallions. 20:00 - 20:30 – FALSE HEADS Energetic East London trio. 21:15 - 22:00 – CROWS Heavy, moody indie music.

THE Fat Cat

13:00 - 21:00 – BIG SHAUN PRESENTS THE WOMEN OF 7 HILLS A selection of Sheffield female artists playing thoughout the day, in aid of the Eilish’s Cancer Treatment Fund.

FirePit Rocks

15:00 - 17:00 – RICKY FLEMING Classic, unique covers and original material. 19:00 - 21:00 – THE HUDARES Sheffield four-piece. Combining the rawness of Led Zeppelin and Oasis, with an ear for a tune straight from the McCartney school. 22:00 - 02:00 - DJs Bangers ‘til late.

The Forum

12:00 - 12:30 – PAPA JUPE’S TAURUS CLUB Blues rock. 13:00 - 13:30 – SAPHO Three-piece Merseyside band playing rock tunes. 14:00 - 14:30 – FERAL FAMILY Sheffield three-piece band. Expect raucous behaviour. 15:00 - 15:30 – CORA PEARL Local indie band set for stardom. 16:00 - 16:30 – BROOKLIN Funk! That is all. 17:00 - 17:30 – NAROPA Melodic pop rock. 18:00 - 18:30 – BABE PUNCH East Midlands alternative rock group. 19:00 - 19:30 – CALVA LOUISE Surfy riffs and fuzzy grunge pop. 20:00 - 20:30 – YASSASSIN All female London band. 21:15 - 22:00 – STRANGE BONES North-west based heavy rock band Strange Bones close The Forum’s Saturday programme.

FRINGE STAGE

12:00 - 12:20 – ANGELINA DANCE TROUPE Angolan dancer and choreographer Angelina Abel with a dynamic high energy African fusion dance show. 12:30 - 13:00 – BLUE STREET BRASS Forged in Sheffield, playing across the spectrum from Earth Wind and Fire to Madness. 13:10 - 13:25 – ALFIE WRIGHT Young Sheffield guitar prodigy playing Hendrix, Chuck Berry and The Beatles, with friends. 13:35 - 14:00 – DAN LOOPS A Sheffield born acoustic rap artist, poet, producer, multi-instrumentalist, and videographer. 14:15 - 14:40 – UNSCENE Beautiful music from many influences with songs about love, loss, friendship and self-belief. 14:50 - 15:15 – VAIN DOLLS Punk, electronica, techno and splatterings of this and that, featuring sassy vocals from Zowie Lumsdale.

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The Fringe at Tramlines l Listings 15:15 - 15:25 – J. KAS Consistent contender in the UK underground scene fearlessly taking on any genre that comes his way. 15:30 - 16:00 – CAPTAIN AVERY AND THE COSMIC TRICERATOPS OF INTERGALACTIC PEACE Wild dancing! Collective singing! Space chants! Glittered love! Sequined debauchery! 16:05 - 16:20 – ROMANO JILO DANCERS Sheffield’s own young Roma dance troupe bringing the flavour of Eastern Europe. 16:30 - 17:00 – FOREFATHERS Infectious and energising eight piece playing Afro-beat, salsa, jazz and funk-rock. 17:05 - 17:20 – INK DANCE INK Dance specialise in commercial and urban dance, bringing explosive choreographed performances to the stage. 17:30 - 18:00 – TIXXY BANG AND THE MATRIX BAND Jamaican born reggae and dancehall artiste, Tixxy Bang cooks it up with the Matrix Band. 18:05 - 18:20 – LORNAH STEWART Sheffield born and bred singer/songwriter back with some new songs on that urban vibe. 18:30 - 19:00 – ROGUE SIESTA Smooth Reggae with a snarling rocky edge, with sweet sax and blues guitar riffs. 19:30 - 20:00 – MANGO RESCUE TEAM Raving high energy 11-piece carnival tropical extravaganza with outrageous antics and costumes. 20:30 - 21:00 – JUNGLE LION Skanking mania from the Sheffield Ska Rulers boasting six horns, five vocals and guaranteed dancing.

THE Frog and Parrot

AMP Live presents… 12:30 - 12:55 – GAZILLIONS Young Sheffield band bringing fast paced, raw energy to kick start your Saturday. 13:15 - 13:40 – THE MEADOWS Indie band with a somewhat old school taste in music, blending 80s and 00s Sheffield sounds. 14:00 - 14:25 – THE GALLERY Having your debut EP recorded by Mike Heaton (Embrace) is not a bad start to your career; catch these guys while they are still playing intimate shows. 14:45 - 15:10 – SEQUIN SALLY Kinetic electro-pop and trip-hop infused ballads which are of arresting beauty. 15:30 - 15:55 – BARBER SHOP QUARTET Exactly that!

16:15 - 16:40 – AFGHAN SAND GANG Electronic beats from the other side of the Pennines. 17:00 - 17:25 – TBC See poster in the venue. 17:45 -18:10 – LATENIGHT HONEYMOON Swooning guitar driven dream-pop. 18:30 - 19:00 – BREED Raucous four-piece hailing from Essex. 19:20 -19:50 – MANUKA HIVE A glittery explosion carved out in the depths of Yorkshire. A cosmic symphony of rock and roll blasted through every available string. 20:10 - 20:40 – BAD LUNGS Bringing a blizzard of fetid riffs, sweat, broken strings, and flailing limbs, a display of raw potential virtually unmatched across the land. 21:00 - 21:30 – THE AMERICAS That thin, wild mercury sound. 21:50 - 22:20 – GRACES Graces have a glistening sheen finish, with a feeling of youthful exuberance and outward energy. 22:40 - 23:10 – FALSE HEADS When Iggy Pop cites you amongst his favourite new bands on the back of your first single, you might start to feel the heat a little. 23:30 -00:00 – TBC See poster in the venue.

The Gin Bar at Vintedge

18:00 – DJ ROB GORDON Co-founder of the prestigious Warp Records, iconic producer and a member of Sheffield’s very own Forgemasters playing reggae, blue beat and soul.

the Great Gatsby

Pink Wafer presents… 18:30 - 19:15 – BISCUIT KISS Psychedelic, groove-based nu-jazz trio plus special guests. 19:30 - 20:15 – JAMES EWAN TAIT Exclusive electric set from the crooning experimental songwriter. 20:30 - 21:15 – OH PAPA Super catchy and chill indie surf. Sheffield meets California. 21:30 - 22:15 – LIO The Dutch indie pop sensation with her band. One to watch! 22:30 - 23:10 – OTIS MENSAH Rapper and poet prodigy. Alternative hip-hop with a jazz twist.

The Green Room

14:00 – STEWIS OLFO Singing about tales of the less fortunate characters

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and events in history. 15:00 – THE LATERALS Indie, folk, rock – basically all the good stuff. 16:00 – CREEPING HEAT Self-described death jazz three-piece. 17:00 – CARMOON Cosmic lunar garage, expect the ride of your life. 18:00 – JORDON THE EGO UK hip-hop. 19:00 – TWENTY EIGHTH CLUB Yorkshire based four-piece alternative rock band. 20:00 – FIE FIE FIE Electro-acoustic. 21:00 – IDLE ROSS Massive sounds expected from this four piece alternative rock band. 22:00 – MOD 4 IT Are you mod 4 it? Yes! Glad to hear it. DJ Darren will be spinning some classic tunes for yer.

the Horse and Jockey

13:00 - 13:45 – NATHAN KOBIEROWSKI Local solo artist. 14:15 - 15:00 – TBC 15:30 - 16:15 – NEWS FROM NOWHERE Psychedelic art rock band from Swansea. 16:45 - 17:30 – WILD STALLIONS Late afternoon set from a set of talented musicians. 18:00 - 18:45 – DOG COFFEE Upbeat songs about death. Lovely stuff. 19:30 - 21:00 – ONE DROP Reggae and ska classics.

Leopold Square

13:00 - 14:30 – LOS LADS Sheffield’s only pop Latin band. Strap yourselves in for 90 minutes of dancing. 15:00 - 16:30 – DIZZY CLUB Bringing true jazz vibes to the Fringe at Tramlines 17:00 - 18:00 – UNIVERSAL TREE Brand new project fronted by legendary Sheffield vocalist Steve Edwards. 18:30 - 20:00 – LEOPOLD SQUARE’S FUNK & SOUL EXTRAVAGANZA Expect the full bells and whistles as Leopold Square pulls out all the stops to close its Saturday night programme.


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The Fringe at Tramlines l Listings Maida Vale

12:00 - 12:30 – HARRIET ROSE GRANT Superb singer/songwriter bringing you new and fresh music with her own unique original songs. 12:40 - 13:10 – TOM JANE Boasting a new and addictive sound on the scene. Preaching the blues. 13:20 - 13:50 – CHRIS TAVERNER Rock and roll satire songwriter. If Jimmy Carr played Guitar. Peep Show set to music... 14:00 - 14:30 – SIMON ROE A northern gent who tells the tales of life with his own unique melodies. 14:45 - 15:15: NORTHERN COMFORT Indie Rock band from Leeds, citing 90s Britpop as one of their heaviest influences. 15:30 - 16:00 – LIGHT TIDE Three-piece band combining acoustic six string, 12 string and drums with sublime song writing. 16:15 - 16:45 – ANHEDONIA From Blackburn, Lancashire. Known for their raucous live performance with growling yet melodic vocals. 17:00 - 17:30 – THE BLUES OF SUMMER High energy indie rock covers band from sunny Sheffield. 17:45 - 18:15 – VELCRO TEDDY BEARS Ever popular Sheffield band playing northern fried rock and roll with an alternative twist. 18:30 - 19:00 – SOUNDS LIKE A STORM Youngsters redefining the rules on age. 19:15 – 19:45 - THE 48KS Indie five-piece. Catchy memorable songs that will stay with you deep into the night. 20:00 – 20:30 – HUSH Pop rock band from Sheffield, big tunes, catchy hooks, great melodies. 20:45 – 21: 15 – SUB MACHINE Electro-rock duo with original songs about life, love and conflict. 21:30 – 22:00 – THE LIDS One of the biggest bands on the Leicester scene with their anthemic Indie rock. 22:15 – 23:00 – AUTOPILOT Huge rock guitars blended with big synth hooks. Instant sing along choruses bursting with energy.

Peace Gardens film screenings

12:00-14:00 – MOANA (PG) Sea Voyaging enthusiast Moana sets out on an adventure to save her people. 14:00 – 14:30 – ‘THE BOULDERERS’ PERFORMANCE Street performance fusing dance, parkour and bouldering. 15:30 – 17:30 – SING (U) Koala Buster Moon attempts to save his ailing theatre with a singing competition which becomes bigger than he anticipates. 17:30-18:00 - ‘THE BOULDERERS’ PERFORMANCE Street performance fusing dance, parkour and bouldering. But twice. 19:00-21:00 – HAIRSPRAY (PG) Dance loving teen Tracy Turnblad is ready to shimmy her way to 1960s Baltimore stardom, and is prepared to teach everyone a thing or two about acceptance along the way.

Picture House Social

Bear Tree Records presents… 16:30 – DOG ROBBER 18:30 - MOTHER NIGHT Pagan pop. 19:30 – BLACK MAMBA FEVER Some good old fashioned rock and roll. 20:30 – REFLECKTOR Psychedelic indie electronica. 22:00 – PET DEATHS Alternative folk duo. 23:00 - GALAXIANS Funky dance trio from Leeds channelling some upbeat 80s party vibes.

PLUG

main Stage: 12:30 – Bang Bang Club Gritty rock n roll with balls and bite aplenty. 14:30 – MK Ultra Ex NGOD members making big waves. 15:30 – The Lottery Winners Writing mediocre indie pop songs but playing them really well. 17:30 – Giant Rooks Optimistic indie anthemia all the way from Germany. Stadiums await. 18:30 – The Wired Emotive and engaging indie-rock from four local lads. 19:30 – Cassia Sun-soaked tropical grooves hailing from

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Macclesfield. 20:30 - Larkins Funk and soul flavoured indie-pop from Manchester. 21: 30 - Jaws Birmingham-based indie-poppers that arguably need no introduction. Warehouse Stage: 13:00 - Oh Papa Intelligent and understated indie-pop from Sheffield-based four-piece. 14:00 - Sly Antics Sludgy and scuzzy rock’n’roll, best experienced live and loud. 15:00 - Plastic House Effortless indie-pop from Manchester-based likely lads. 16:00 - Kashmere Manchester-based indie darlings with a penchant for synths and melody. 19:00 - Stillia Irresistible jangles and ‘90s sensibility from St Helens. 20:00 - Glass Caves Atmospheric indie-rock from Pontefract five-piece. 21:00 - Estrons Intense indie-pop in the same vein as Be Your Own Pet.

Record Junkee

13:15 - 13:45 – THE LATERALS Five-piece indie/country rock band playing original material. 14:00 - 14:30 – SUNBURNED BLISS A unique blend of styles from folk to rock, influenced by 90s and 00s alternative. 14:50 - 15:20 – AUTOPILOT Unique sound blending rock guitars with big synth hooks. 15:40 - 16:10 – MORRIS AND THE ANDES Original blues/funk band fresh from the Peruvian mountain tops. 16:30 - 17:00 – NATIONAL TRUST ISSUES Unconvincing and unapologetic blend of alt, funk and psych rock. 17:20 - 17:50 – ALBA ROSA Fresh modern bluesy rock and roll. 18:10 - 18:40 - HAZEL Alt-rock band with punchy riffs and catchy tunes. 19:00 - 19:30 – PONDEROSA Sheffield band Ponderosa return home for a special show after relocating to Manchester. 19:50 - 20:20 – THE KALEIDOSCOPES Young Sheffield based indie rock/pop band. 20:40 - 21:10 – NOT FOR LONG


Listings l The Fringe at Tramlines A bunch of weird kids making loud noises. 21:30 - 22:00 – AIR DRAWN DAGGER Female-fronted alt-rock band from Sheffield with an eclectic mix of electronic, grunge and punk sounds. 22:20 - 23:00 – SAINTS AMONG US Stunning guitar riffs and hooky vocals put SAU at the forefront of female fronted alt-rock bands.

A thrash metal band from Nottinghamshire combining fast chugging riffs with battle melodic vocals 22:00 – 22:40 TBC

Shakespeares

15:30 - 16:00 – TOY TRAINS Indie, grunge and psychedelia with the swing and swagger of 50s rock and roll. 12:00 – DE HAVILLAND COMETS 16:15 - 17:00 – FRIENDS OF BATMAN 13:00 – LOFTER Six desperate men recapturing their youth in badly Beautiful-sounding, emotionally delicate acoustic thought-out costumes. music. 17:10 - 17:40 – LUKE TODD 14:00 – FELIX CULPA Acoustic folk with poignant lyricism. Covers of all genres, with a particular fondness for 17:45 - 18:30 – BIG CONVOY that 90s-2000s nostalgia of this generation, and a Alt country featuring Mat Wale, John Batchelor, Joe few originals thrown in from time to time. O’Brien and Tom Hudson. 15:00 – ALISTAIR (SKY MOGULS) 18:40 - 19:10 – HUW COSTIN & TORN SAIL "A funk powerhouse…” (Exposed Magazine) Psychedelic alt-folk-rock kinda thing. 16:00 – SAM BROWSE 19:15 - 20:00 – PYGMY GLOBETROTTERS Former frontman in “Who Killed the Cranks?” Sam is 20:10 - 20:40 – PETE DAVID a Sheffield-based singer-songwriter and Sheffield singer songwriter. multi-instrumentalist. 20:45 - 21:25 – MYSTERON 17:00 – EMILY HARRIS An absurdist poke at modern life featuring fuzz Sheffield-based acoustic singer/songwriter. guitars. Garage rock post-punk. 18:00 – GIPSY BEARS 21:30 - 22:00 – ASH GRAY 20:00 – LOUIS ROMEGOUX High energy, southern tinged alternative country A wonderful blend of disparate influences, from the and rock. Chanteuse styles of Jaques Brel and Serge 22:10 - 23:00 – SPEED FOR LOVERS Gainsbourg to the English folk storytelling. Kaos pads, electronic drums, bass guitar and 22:00 – KATH AUTO keyboards. Electronica. kath auto formed in early 2011 when three members 23:10 - 00:00 – HEADS OFF of rock indie outfit Loman took a new direction both Menacing bass riffs, catchy-as-hell punk rock. more electronic and several shades darker.

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13:00 -13:40 – THE PAGANS S.O.H Four piece midlands band fusing hip hop, punk and metal. Sounds mad, doesn’t it? 14:00 - 14:40 – SPIRAL NAVIGATORS Cosmic grunge band. 15:00 - 15:40 – GOOD NOTHINGS Barnsley based blues rock band with chunky riff goodness and bluesy foot stomping beats. 16:00 - 16:40 – AGAINST THE GRAIN Stockport based hardcore Band. 17:00 - 17:40 – LE MENHIR Atmospheric one man band combining doom melodies with post-metal riffs. 18:00 - 18:40 – SHADOWS OF VIOLENCE High energy heavy metal. Ready to bring about change. 19:00 - 19:40 – X111 Metal music from the Humber. 20:00 - 20:40 – TBC 21:00 - 21:40 – LIBERATOR

Sheffield City Hall

14:00 - 14:30 – PIJN Delightful and mesmeric ambience. 14:50 - 15:20 – KOYO Five piece prog rockers. 15:40 - 16:10 – SVALBARD Heavy but delicately melodic. 16:30 - 17:00 – TALONS Intricately composed and masterfully melodic. 17:30 - 18:00 – JO QUAIL Instrumentalist. Electro cello and loop pedals. 18:20 - 19:00 – THE PHYSICS HOUSE BAND Experimental rock band from Brighton. 19:20 - 20:10 – AGENT FRESCO Heady brew of alternative pop, art rock, metal and math-rock. 20:30 - 21:20 – JAMIE LENMAN 21:40 - 22:30 – GALLOPS Electro-rock explorers.

13:15 – KID CONVENTIONAL Dark, poetic songs, driven by powerful vocals with a nod to his choral background. 14:15 – ADULT FIASCO Five piece party band playing rock, pop and soul with shared lead vocals. 15:15 – TWIST HELIX Female fronted electronic alt-pop band from Newcastle. 16:15 – LOAM Lush, ambient drone pop. 17:15 – EXPLORERS Synth – pop formed through a love of nostalgia, 80s cinema and DIY spirit. 18:15 – BROTHER’S GUN Powerful yet melodic psych-rock blues. 19:15 – MATTHEW J HALL Soulful, powerful indie pop of epic proportions. 20:15 – CORA PEARL Energetic and hard-hitting indie rock band making waves in the local scene. 21:15 – THE STRAWBERRIES Psychedelic blues from Leeds. Expect classic song writing served with a huge bowl of rock and roll. 22:15 – KIZIAH AND THE KINGS Female fronted soul/rock/reggae/fun. Energetic good time party vibes. 23:00 – SOULROCKA (DJ) Indie funk and soul until 3am.

Yellow Arch 19:00 – 04:00 ISHMAEL ENSEMBLE Outstanding psych-out jazz four-piece led by multi-instrumentalist and producer Pete Cunningham AKA Ishmael. These guys are not to be missed! PLUME Live experimental electronic bass music from Manchester. FLOK Mind-melting jazz fusion funk, fresh on the Sheffield scene. SKWID INK Rowdy jazz rock from the depths of the ocean / Leeds. TONIA VICTORIA Contemporary RnB, taking inspiration from soul, jazz and hip hop. LIFE AQUATIC BAND Dreamy surf-folk, blended with funk and disco. HUMBAR Soul jazz-fusion with soaring vocals and funky basslines.

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The Fringe at Tramlines l Listings Yellow Arch – Warehouse 19:00 – 04:00 MR BONGO (EXTENDED THREE HOUR SET) World renowned independent record label founded in 1989, specialising in unearthing lost gems in African, Brazilian, funk, jazz, Latin, psychedelia reggae and soul music. THE SOUL PROFESSOR Veteran funk and soul vinyl connoisseur from Germany, DJing since 1968, expect some of the rarest and funkiest tunes in the universe! ADAM S Pretty Pretty Good resident. Expect an hour of straight up bangers.

20:15 - 20:45 - PHOBOPHOBES Apocalyptic and chaotic psych rock influenced by Nick Cave, Wall of Voodoo and even The Magic Roundabout. 21:30 - 22:15 – NOVA TWINS "Formula One basslines, Rage Against The Machine intensity and plenty of self-aggrandisement make for a hefty urban punk sniper bullet to the forehead. "(NME) 23:00 - 03:00 – SOURDOUGH CLOSING PARTY Famous for a succession of roadblock events, Sourdough host our big closing party, playing funk, disco, world rhythms and even setting up their own toast bar complete with bread and preserves. Delicious.

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sunday listings Barkers Pool

12:00-19:00 – STREET THEATRE Some of the biggest names on the festival and street performers’ circuit are presented by The University of Sheffield. Programmed by Professor Vanessa Toulmin, founder of National Fairground Archive.

Bungalows and Bears

17:00 - 17:30 - SWEETHEART Local newcomers Sweetheart play Spiral Scratch era Buzzcocks meets Swell Maps. Their self-titled four track EP back in 2014 remains an instant classic. 18:00 - 18:30 – PEACH CLUB "Norwich four-piece Peach Club describe themselves as ‘activist punks’, taking the Riot Grrrl legacy and stretching it to impact on their everyday lives. " (Clash) 19:00 - 19:30 – LUCIA "LUCIA channels seething punk and mixes it up with pop hooks to create something captivating. A sublime mix of pop sensibilities and garage-rock tendencies." (DIY Mag)

13:15 – PIRATE PRODIGY Tunes, tunes and more tunes. 14:15 – ALBA ROSA South Yorkshire rock and country band. 15:15 – DIRTY LACES Manchester always produces top guitar bands. Dirty Laces have the potential to be one of them, don't miss out. 16:15 – BEDROOM HIGH CLUB New age indie music. 17:15 – HEAVY RAPIDS Four piece Glasgow band with a, as the name suggests, heavy sound. 18:15 – PAISLEY SUNDAE Barnsley indie band. 19:15 – PIRATE PRODIGY Some afternoon tunes to get you in the mood. 20:15 – HUSH Pop rock band with a load of energy and catchy choruses. 21:15 – SOPHIE AND THE GIANTS Retro pop four piece. Worked with Reverand and the Makers’ Ed Cosens and Jon McClure. 22:15 – HIMALAYAS A Welsh indie band with a sound large enough to close the weekend properly.

Closed Shop

15:00-17:00 – JODY DAVIES (FARGO RAILROAD CO) Expect raw, heartfelt songs and to hear one or two of the stories behind them.

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the Cremorne

18:45 – STEVE CHAPMAN SMITH Steve’s had a wide and varied career performing and recording with bands Just Frank, Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, Ghostdance, Fiat Lux, Stranger than Fiction and The Troubadors. 19:30 – CIARON ELM Lively, upbeat singer/songwriter - expect engaging original material, rousing singalong covers, funny interaction and lots of fun. 20:15 – JORDON ROOKER Jordan has recorded with well-regarded Sheffield producer Paul Tuffs - expect well-crafted melodies, Sonically ambitious timbres, but above all, expect it to be real. 21:00 – SAM O’HARA The former ‘The Voice’ contestant brings his soulful stylings to The Fringe at Tramlines. 21:45 - JONATHON PEARMAIN Folksy acoustic singer/songwriter. 22:30 - VELCRO TEDDY BEARS Serving you up rock and roll as it should be. Loud, swampy and covered in paisley.

Crystal Stage

12:00 - 12:30 – THE TIME SELLERS Chesterfield four-piece whose single 'Down Here' pickied up airplay and support from Radio X and BBC introducing. 12:50 - 13:20 – ARTELLA Rock 'n' roll from the Steel City. 13:40 - 14:10 – ROSADOCS Four-piece indie rock 'n roll. 14:30 - 15:00 – CABEZUDOS Liverpudlian rock / blues songsmiths. 15:20 - 15:50 – HENDERSON Sheffield noisemakers. 16:10 - 16:40 – BILLY BIBBY & THE WRY SMILES The new musical endeavour of Billy Bibby, former and founding lead guitarist of Catfish and the Bottlemen. 17:00 - 17:30 – LIBERTY SHIP “Just heard the incredible new track from Liberty Ship...which will also feature exclusive artwork from Kid Acne. That’s just two brilliant Sheffield institutes coming together there to make something fantastic!” (Christian Carlisle, BBC Introducing Sheffield) 17:50 - 18:20 – OCTOBER DRIFT "Sugar coated power-rock." (Q Magazine)


The Fringe at Tramlines l Listings 18:40 - 19:10 – FRAZER    Five-piece alternative rock band comprising of charismatic vocalist and guitarist Ashley Clarke, lead guitarist Harvey Fletcher, bassist Andrew ‘AJ’ Battey, Alex Owen on drums, and finally Matt Marsh on keys. 19:30 - 20:00 – DEAD NAKED HIPPIES “These guys are coming at you with a wall of sound, all driving guitars and booming percussion, bolstered by enigmatic front-woman Lucy’s powerful vocals.” (Metro) 20:20 - 20:50 – AVALANCHE PARTY Garage rock and roll from the wild North Yorkshire Moors. “Avalanche Party truly set pulses racing” (Louder Than War) 21:10 - 21:40 – HANDS OFF GRETEL Fronted by scream-queen Lauren Tate, this South Yorkshire four piece strut a cheeky, sugar-coated mix of heavy garage rock, grunge, and pop rock influenced by the likes of Nirvana, No Doubt and PJ Harvey. 22:00 - 23:00 – FAERGROUND ACCIDENTS “A psychotic pop-punk band creating a sound which many have compared to the infectious catchiness of early Pulp, narrated by lead singer Bomar Faery, complete with Smiths-style lamentations on life, love and relationships.” (Exposed Magazine)

The Devonshire

12:00 - 12:30 – Porcelain Young Liverpudlian indie-pop peddlers. 13:00 - 13:30 – Denio Melodic, danceable indie rock sounds. 14:00 - 14:30 - The Silverfish Funky alt-pop beats from this Sheffield-based outfit. 15:00 - 15:30 - The Superlatives Leeds trio with hard-hitting riffs and driving basslines. 16:00 - 16:30 – Serena Joy Four-piece piece indie rock band from Lincoln – for fans of The Smiths, Blossoms and DMAs. 17:00 - 17:30 – Weird Milk Catchy alternative pop band from West London. 18:00 - 18:30 – MOLD Mancunian anarchists and art-punk aficionados. 19:00 - 19:30 – Forever Cult Snarling punk and a raucous live performance guaranteed . 20:00 - 20:30 – YOWL Searingly truthful songwriting and bags of rock ‘n’ roll rage. 21:15 - 22:00 – Honey Lung Somewhere in a visceral, dark cosmos of storytelling and honest feelings - with nods to artists such as Sparklehorse, Elliott Smith and Wilco.

the Fat Cat

13:00 - 19:00 – DANLINES FEATURING THE NUKE ROMANTICS, BIG SHAUN DJ SET PLUS MORE For Dan, in aid of UK Sepsis Trust.

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12:00 - 12:20 – HARRIET ROSE GRANT Upcoming musician/singer from South Yorkshire, with her own unique original songs and voice. 12:35-12:55 – LIZZIE GODDARD Singer/songwriter from Gainsborough. Featured on BBC Introducing. 13:10 - 13:30 – SUNDANCE (ACOUSTIC) Frontman Harry Walker and guitarist Owen Keane performing songs by their hotly-tipped indie band. 13:45 -14:15 – CAROLINE FRANCESS & THE LIGHTS Spellbinding vocals and heart melting piano complimented by the powerful energy of the band. 14:30 - 15:00 – HOLLY TANDY 17 Year old X-Factor finalist from Barnsley. 15:15 - 15:45 – CHAYSER Explosive Sheffield harmony rock band reform for one gig only. 16:00 - 16:45 – FAHRAN Hard rock metal band from Nottingham, aired on Scuzz, Kerrang and Planet Rock. 17:00 - 17:50 – KANE’D Hard hitting, melodic rock band. Fronted by three sisters with an all-male backline. 18:05 - 19:00 – SYTERIA Syteria are the stroppy offspring of British rock band Girlschool. Melodic yet very catchy.

FirePit Rocks

15:00 - 17:00 – THE HUDARES Catchy riffs, heart-warming melodies but with the power of Led Zepp. 19:00 - 21:00 – RICKY FLEMING Singer song writer from Leeds. 22:00 - 02:00 – DJs Capping off Tramlines weekend with some certified dancefloor fillers.

The Forum

12:00 - 12:30 – Joey Mojito’s Them Sardines Freaky lounge lizard gothic rock synth pop. 13:00 - 13:30 – North Parade Indie/Alt four-piece formed in Birmingham. 14:00 - 14:30 – Floodhounds Fast-paced, dynamic Sheffield indie rock layered in blues. 15:00 - 15:30 – Black Mamba Fever Bloody rock ‘n’ roll.

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16:00 - 16:30 – Otis Mensah A young story-teller-rapper-poet with a talent for drawing the poetic from the everyday happenings in his life. 17:00 - 17:30 – The Velvet Hands With various comparisons to “early Rolling Stones”, new Cornwall/London rockers, The Velvet Hands are, according to feedback so far; “a wonderful mess, a soundtrack for demolition.”(Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music) 18:00 - 18:30 – The Rills The Rills are a DIY indie/alternative band from Lincoln living in London, combining 80s style guitars with a punk attitude. 19:00 - 19:30 – SONS “The band that are at the centre of a blizzard of hype at the moment, biting riffs, stellar choruses, Sons could make 2018 their own.” (Clash Magazine) 20:00 - 20:30 – Himalayas Seductive guitar lines and hip bass parts that will groove you to the core, all driven by an avalanche of drums. 21:15 - 22:00 – Demob Happy Alternative rockers formerly of Newcastle, now based in Brighton.

the Frog and Parrot

Blood Apple presents… 13:00 - 13:30 – THE HUDARES This band is an overdue reminder of what used to make rock and roll exciting. 14:00 - 14:30 – VOI VANG Experimental aphotic pop. 15:00 - 15:30 – MURDER AT THE SEASIDE Think Doris Day meets The Smiths. 16:00 - 16:30 – BATMAN’S TREATY This five-piece is made up of three members of Sheffield’s new-wavers RepoMen. 17:00 - 17:30 – COMA GIRLS 18:00 - 18:30 – BIG NOTHING 19:00 - 19:30 – SNAKERATTLERS Since its formation, this duo has evolved into a terrifying monster of a band. 20:00 - 20:30 – ABOMINABLE SOUL Nursery rhymes for goth kids. 21:00 - 21:30 – 6NEEDLE Post pub Ragnarok and roll. 22:00 - 22:30 – DIRTY WATER Dirty Water are not afraid to wield their breed of psych, garage and blues right in your face. 23:00 - 00:00 – DJS STEVLOR & NICK SOULHAWK


The Fringe at Tramlines l Listings The Gin Bar at Vintedge

14:00 - 18:00 – TRIPPING ON SOUND Relax in the courtyard by the Tiki bar and round off the last day of Tramlines with a mellow vibe.

the Great Gatsby

Before Breakfast presents… 16:30 - 17:15 – GRANFALLOON Based in both Manchester and Barcelona, Granfalloon mix lo-fi folk, electronica, and experimental music. 18:00 - 18:45 – FLOK Flok are a Sheffield-based trio writing original jazz fusion/funk music. 19:30 - 20:15 – HANNAH READ An award-winning songwriter, fiddle player, and guitarist with a background in Scottish and English folk. 21:15 - 22:00 – MEMORY GIRL A Liverpool-based singer, songwriter and guitarist with an innovative and beautiful take on pop music. 22:30 - 23:30 – BEFORE BREAKFAST Indie-pop quartet who combine ethereal harmonies and poignant, yearning narratives.

the Green Room

14:00 – STEWIS OLFO Basically, a history lesson but in song. 15:00 – MATT FOX Solo acoustic artist influenced by The Clash and Bruce Springstreen. 16:00 – ALICE HARDY FRASER Sheffield singer songwriter 17:00 – 3RD TRACKS TO TRAMLINES WINNER 18:00 – 2ND TRACKS TO TRAMLINES WINNER 19:00 – TRACKS TO TRAMLINES WINNER 20:00 – TEEFF Leeds duo playing the blues. 21:00 – DJ DARREN GRAY – MOD 4 IT Mod classics all night long. Or until the neighbours complain.

the Horse Jockey

13:30 - 14:15 – THE LATERALS The band’s Facebook page lists three main interests: beers, pies and gigs. We can’t say any fairer than that really. 14:45 - 15:30 – DANNY ASKHAM Sheffield singer songwriter. 16:00 - 16:45 – TBC 17:15 - 18:00 – BLUES OF SUMMER Five piece covers band. They play really nice covers of songs. 18:30 - 20:00 – LOST SOUL A soul and motown double act from the mean streets of Sheffield.

Leopold Square

13:00 - 14:30 – STEEL CITY SOUL Six piece soul band hailing from, as you may expect, SHEFFIELD! 15:00 - 16:30 – ACOUSTIC ANGELS Covers band featuring some of the city’s top session musicians. 17:00 - 18:00 – RYAN TAYLOR Funk. Jazz. Vibes. 18:30 - 20:00 – VELOCITY BROWN & THE HOD RODS There’s not a group of musically talented people with a better name.

Maida Vale

14:00 - 14:30 – WILDE SAMMON Wry Northern commentary set to a 80s REM soundtrack. 14:45 - 15:15 – THE YOUNG If music could taste like sweet honey, then Winnie the Pooh would be all over this. 15:30 - 16:00 – LIGHTHOUSE Huge sound, strong rhythmical riffs and sing-along indie hooks. 16:15 - 16:45 – AZTEC TEMPLES Blasting out big tunes. Smashing venues. Catchy melodies. Jaw dropping performances. 17:00 - 17:30 – GENERAL PANIC Dissatisfied with the state of the world. Rather than moan, they elected to make songs. 17:45 - 18:10 – ALBA ROSA Local band displaying fine musicianship with sound ranging from from rock to blues to country. 18:30 - 19:00 – THE HARDY BAND Folk, Americana and country influenced pop from Leicester. 19:15 - 19:45 – THE DUKES OF BORDELLO Rock and roll trashcan troubadours from the seedy side of town…

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20:00 - 20:30 – MINT Indie rock and roll band gaining lots of attention. Music to make you kiss strangers… 20:45 - 21: 15 – IDESTROY Delivering an infectious brand of party punk, laced with gritty riffs and irresistible vocal hooks. 21:30 - 22:15 – CHIRS HELME Solo artist. Frontman with seminal 90s band The Seahorses 22:30 - 23:15 – THE BOWIE CONTINGENT A unique and original tribute to the music of David Bowie

Peace Gardens film screenings

12:00 - 14:00 – ANNIE (U) 2014 remake. Happy Annie lives a tough life with her mean foster mother, but finds her life transformed when a business tycoon takes her in. 15:00 - 17:15 – BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (PG) 2017 adaptation. A cursed, monstrous looking prince finds unexpected love. 18:00 - 20:00 – GREASE (PG) Follow the all singing, all dancing adventures of a group of 1950s American high schoolers.

Picture House Social

18:00 – GRACES Atmospheric pop from the Steel City. Going places. Have a blue tick. 19:30 – OKAY CHAMP Post punk noises. 21:00 – BODACH Seriously gritty Rotherham duo. 21:45 – THE HOT SOLES Two piece, aggravated soul music. 23:00 - BLACKWATERS Punk rock band from Guildford.

PLUG

Main Stage: 13:30 – The Vellas Atmospheric and expansive indie rock from Sheffield and Derby 14:30 – Sophie & The Giants Sophie and the Giants are an indie-alt band with edgy, euphoric vibes. 15:30 – Cosmo Calling Manchester-based five-piece deliver frenetic indie-rock, strengthened by dual vocal deliveries. 16:30 – The Outcharms Doncaster four piece channel ‘00s indie with a contemporary edge. 17:30 – Corella Upbeat and atmospheric indie-pop that turns heads and breaks hearts.


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Listings l The Fringe at Tramlines 18:30 - Saytr Play Manchester swagger channelled through effortless NYC cool. 19:30 - Marsicans Everyone’s favourite West Yorkshire indie-poppers bring the good vibes. 20:30 - Peaness Irresistibly fuzzed-up indie-pop from Chester-based trio. Not one to miss. 21:30 - The Reytons Indie bangers from the kids off the estate. Warehouse Stage: 13:00 - Dutch Rudder Locally brewed fast and furious punk rock without compromise. 14:00 - Alba Rosa Effortlessly cool indie-rock inspired by a wealth of songwriting traditions. 15:00 - Young Monarch Majestic and almost-ethereal alt-pop from Manchester’s most enigmatic offering. 16:00 - The Bright Black Glam inspired funk’n’soul from Manchester’s best dressed. Impossible not to dance. 17:00 - Heavy Lids Elegant and expansive dream-pop that relishes in a ‘90s aesthetic. 18:00 - Velcro Teddy Bears Fine purveyors of swamp music and 60s - 70s rock’n’roll. 19:00 - The Claremonts Bold, brash and baggy indie rock from Manchester four-piece. 20:00 - Dear Caroline Quietly intelligent, boldly confident indie rock from Manchester.

Record Junkee

13:00 – 13:25 – REDFERN Energetic three piece from Sheffield who cite their influences as The Cribs, Tame Impala and Twin Peaks. 13:40 – 14:05 – BROODERS Yorkshire based psych-grunge trio. Loud, proud and full of psychy sounds. 14:20 – 14-45 – FERAL FAMILY Feral Family are a raucous live alt rock band hailing from Sheffield. 15:00 – 15:25 – MELLOR Reading-based indie four piece. High energy, raucous vocals, big guitar riffs, and pounding drums. 15:40 – 16:05 – BEACH RIOT Fuzzy sexy pop music that people can lose their heads to.

16:20 – 16:45 – SONS Explosive vocal melodies and buzz saw riffs, if you like it loud, you’ll love SONS! 17:00 – 17:25 – DIRTY ORANGE Loud, fast rock and roll. Pumping drums and catchy dance-along riffs. 17:40 – 18:10 – FAUX PAS Slacker Indie from the north tearing up the country with explosive performances and gritty tunes. 19:00 – 19:25 – GLASS PEAKS Indie trio Glass Peaks have been tipped as one of 2018’s hottest breakout bands. 19:40 – 20:05 – STRANGE CAGES Hallucinogenic psych punk trio from Brighton. Heavy beats and feral energy. 20:20 – 20:45 – THE SCRUFF Quirky guitar pop that makes you move and cry. Not always at the same time. 21:00 – 21:25 – OFF EMPIRES Blending rock and roll showmanship with the absolute belief of wringing out every last drop on stage. 21:40 – 22:05 – THE HARRINGTONS One of Sheffield’s fastest rising new rock and roll bands. 22:20 – 22:45 – YOUTH KILLED IT Razor-tongued wit and cheeky bravado clash with undeniably danceable indie-punk licks.

the Red Deer

12:00 – RYAN TAYLOR Hot and funky improvised music. 13:00 – ALICE B MUSIC Classic covers. 14:00 – DUNCAN PARSONS Taking in rock, pop, folk, funk, jazz, electro, minimalist and classical stylings. 15:00 – LE SHIG Alternative cover band who specialise in doing mostly high-energy gypsy covers of old and contemporary hits. 16:00 – MARION AND JIM 17:00 – JOEY MACPHAIL Singer-songwriter based in Sheffield and known for her upbeat rhythmical guitar playing and infectious energy. 18:00 – DAVE SPEIGHT Performing acoustic blues for the past 50 years and still happy to find “I woke up this mornin’!” 20:00 – TREEBEARD Purveyors of lively Irish, folk, rock and pop, traditional, original and contemporary songs.

THE Royal Standard

12:00 – 12:40 – SOUR TUSK Loud, rude, bombastic and crude, Sheffield very own blues duo. 13:00 – 13:40 – DELTANAUT Psychedelic space prog rock. 14:00 – 14:40 – FRAGILE THINGS Modern anthemic rock. 15:00 – 15:40 – FIREGARDEN Prog and roll from Sheffield. 16:00 – 16:40 – FEAR ME DECEMBER Old school nu metal. Very loud but also pleasant. 17:00 – 17:40 - MASTER CHARGER Nottinghamshire trio playing groovy metal tunes. 18:00 – 18:40 – DIGITS UK Digits deliver you bold prog-rock that is as intricate as it is heavy. 19:00 – 19:40 – WITCH TRIPPER Pure rock and roll. 20:00 – 20:40 – KISS MY ACID Demented punk band from Ireland. 21:00 – 21:40 – HEALTHY JUNKIES Supercharged psychotic phenomenon. 22:00 – 22:40 – THE KUT An all-girl trio Infused with the fuzz of 90s grunge and alt rock. 23:00 – 23:40 – SKANDAL Forget rock and roll, it’s time for doom and roll.

Shakespeares

14:00 – 14:30 – GEMMA GRAY Sheffield based singer songwriter. 14:30 – 15:10 – HUNGARIAN LANTERNS An endless array of potent acoustic songs with instantly quotable wordplay. 15:10 – 15:40 – WILLIAM BARSTOW Think Ryan Adams with the soulful deepness of Ashcroft. 15:40 – 16:20 – RICHARD DILKS & THE REVELATORS A singer/songwriter who delivers masterfully crafted songs with passion and commitment. 16:20 – 16:50 – CHARLIE TOPHILL Quirky indie-pop with charm and humour, strumming out cheerful pessimism on her guitar. 16:50 – 17:30 – TSAR NICHOLAS III & THE EXILES Lo Fi...Strip down...ramshackle...roughly cut diamonds of songs. 17:30 – 18:00 – ANDY P. DAVISON A one man blues rock and roll aural odyssey. 18:00 – 18:50 – BUFFALO GHOST Alternative orchestral vocal folk style indie. 18:50 – 19:40 – BOSS CAINE American country blues rock and folkin’ roll.

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King No-One Mon 3rd Dec •

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Listings l The Fringe at Tramlines 19:40 – 20:30 – ASH MOUNTAIN Manchester based Americana. 20:30 – 21:30 – HAZJAK Strong harmonies rooted in the folk, Americana, blues and roots genre 21:30 – 22:30 – THE FARGO RAILROAD CO. Four piece Southern rock and Americana band from Sheffield.

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13:15 - MAN CUB Dreamy, lo-fi indie singer songwriter hotly tipped by BBC Introducing 14:15 – JAMIE WILLIAMS Acoustic troubadour with songs firmly rooted in punk rock. 15:15 – THE VOQUES Indie synth-pop with soaring melodies and punchy drums. 16:15 – THE SILVERFISH Alt-pop rock five piece with melodic hooks and experimental structure. 17:15 – LOVELESS Brand new noise rock band featuring members of Sheffield favourites Grigio. 18:15 – DEAD SLOW HOOT Rich musical textures and sparse sonic landscapes to fill your ears with melancholy musings. 19:15 – SILVER DARLINGS Sea glass, sea shells and driftwood. Put them to your ear and you can hear the sea. 20:15 – POPPERS REVIVAL Live drum and bass. Breakbeats and techno with didgeridoo, flute, eewee and drums galore. 21:15 – JAMES EWAN TAIT Electric set from the crooning songwriter. 22:15 – NECKTAR Nine piece soul fushion band based in Leeds drawing influences from hip-hop, Latin, jazz, afro beat and ambient music. 23:00- MANGO DISCO Mark the end of Tramlines 2018 with the Mango Disco DJs, spinning non-stop bangers to guarantee you’ll be late for work on Monday...

Yellow Arch

Don’t Flop presents… 13:00 – 19:00 – RETALIATION Returning to the UK rap battle scene with their first big card live event in over a year!

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The Fringe at Tramlines l Venues The Cremorne

Bloo 88

Not only does this place serve some of the best pizzas and cocktails in Sheffield, but Bloo 88 is a classy, beautifully designed bar with a central location making it a perfect spot for the festival weekend. On Saturday, Jenny Fu and Liam Connolly will be presenting the awesome Cleanfield DJ sets as part of this year’s Delve Deeper Festival Fringe event. The line-up is top-notch with deep house on the terrace; soul, disco, and funk rocking the upstairs and classic house taking care of the downstairs. Look Out For: Cleanfield // Saturday // 20:30

Bungalows and Bears

A staple of the Fringe at Tramlines scene, and perfectly located on the heart of Division Street, Bungalows is a must-visit venue. The vibe is always perfect, the acts are always top notch and the drinks will be flowing. Highlights this year are Moomin (Friday 00:30), Life Aquatic Band (Saturday 18:30) and Sourdough (Sunday 23:00). Look Out For: Nova Twins // Sunday // 21:30

CADS

A stalwart of the festival sees the Blues & Ale Stage return to CADS over the festival weekend. It kicks off on the Friday with Highway Child and James Taplin and Mick Holmes before returning on the Saturday with a full programme from 1pm through until chucking out time. It’s hard to pick standouts, but Black Thunder Revue and The Gansu Rhythm and Blues Revue will almost certainly complement the real ale, ciders, and food that’ll also be served up. Look Out For: Highway Child // Friday // 21:00

CAFE TOTEM

Formerly The Rocking Chair, Cafe Totem on Furnival Gate is home to a regular array of live music, so it goes without saying that the venue is pulling out all the stops for the Fringe at Tramlines. The bands run from Friday to Sunday with the likes of Sophie and The Giants and The Harringtons alongside a wide mix of talent from across the UK. Look Out For: CORA PEARL // Friday // 22:00

Commonside Street Party

A collaborative effort between Closed Shop and Hallamshire House, as well as Martin Bedford and his Honey Bees Blues Club, this event boasts an old-school street party vibe for those who aren’t heading elsewhere in the city. Features the Vegas Six, The Unscene, Chris Martin, Blast Lane and James Taplin alongside great grub and a BBQ. Look Out For: Jody Davies (Fargo Railroad Co) // Sunday // 15:00

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This cracking little pub already has a great reputation in Sheffield for its live music programmes as well as its range of guest beers alongside the local favourites. Being just a short stroll from the city centre on London Road, it's perfectly situated for festival shenanigans. A nice, open-plan feel means the lower level area (where the bands usually play) leads out into the courtyard. Its regulars love it – and with good reason. Look Out For: 30 Stax DJ set // Saturday // 20:00

Crystal

Crystal is always buzzing during festival weekend, with some of the UK's most in-demand touring bands regularly gracing the stage. Once again the lineup here is arguably the strongest programme of live music with a great vibe. Highlights this year include Hands Off Gretel, Alvarez Kings and Liberty Ship. Look Out For: october drift // Sunday // 17:50

The Devonshire

A converted Georgian townhouse in the heart of Sheffield’s city centre, The Devonshire offers something a little different – a venue that’ll suit your mood from morning until night. It’s the kind of place that works whether you’re waking up with your first coffee of the morning or imbibing your nightly pint. Quiet drink? The range of gins and spirits is second to none. Feel like tying one down? They have bands on from midday until 10pm throughout Saturday and Sunday. A great balance of elegant and cool. Look Out For: Femur // Saturday // 19:00

THE Fat Cat

For those who say ‘Hail to the Ale’, The Fat Cat is the tap for Kelham Island Brewery and with the rebirth of the area as the coolest spot in Sheffield gathering everincreasing pace, this is one of the places to be over the weekend.Ano-frills,charminglytraditionalpubboastingoneof the best beer gardens in the city, its annual rooftop performances have gone down as legendary Tramlines moments. Look Out For: Big Shaun presents The Women of Seven Hills // Saturday // 13:00

FirePit ROcks

Sheffield’s recently relaunched classic BBQ smokehouse has an approach that means its food is prepared fresh onsite from marinades to meats every single day, providing perfect festival fodder for those looking to refuel. Meanwhile, its West Street location makes it perfect for further shenanigans and central for TFAT events and activities. Their first Fringe at Tramlines, they are pushing the boat out with live music throughout the weekend from the likes of The Hudares and Ricky Fleming. Look Out For: The Hudares // Saturday // 19:00


Venues l The Fringe at Tramlines The Forum

Another breakfast until midnight-style venue, the Forum on Devonshire Street offers a cool, inclusive experience with great, tasty food and drinks fit for any point in the day. It’s committed to local talent, with the work of local artists in all media regularly displayed on its walls. For those who overindulge over Tramlines, the bottomless brunch offer might be the difference between making it out again or heading home defeated. Look Out For: Otis Mensah // Sunday // 16:00

The Fringe Stage

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As Tramlines enters its tenth year, Devonshire Green plays host to The Fringe Stage this year which will feature the best of global music served a la Sheffield along with the best up-and-coming talent the UK has to offer. Highlights include headliners Jungle Lion, who headline on Saturday and Syteria who rounds things off Sunday. Look Out For: Vain Dolls // Saturday // 14:50

The Frog and Parrot

Regulars will know that the Frog and Parrot is known throughout Sheffield for its guest DJs and live band sets. The location is perfect – smack bang in the middle of the Devonshire Quarter, and its guaranteed to be one of busiest pub venues when it comes to music. There's also a good beer selection and availability of cocktails, coffee and well-priced scran to keep you entertained. Look Out For: The Vellas // Friday // 23:00

Gin Bar at Vintedge

Should you find yourself wandering down Abbeydale Road on festival weekend, then pop in to whet your whistle at Gin Bar at Vintedge. The gin is, as the name suggests, top-notch, and is more than matched by the beers on offer, the warm, relaxing atmosphere, and the friendly and welcoming staff. With a rolling programme of events in place, it’s a great hangout during fringe-time or any other time of the year for that matter. Look Out For: DJ Rob Gordon (Warp Records) // Saturday // 18:00

The Great Gatsby

Any venue that references a text famous for its style and panache has to go to the top of the must-visit list, frankly. Luckily, it’s a venue that can back up the name. It’s well-regarded for its live programme and can shift easily from being a place to chill out in and catch the vibe to being the place where the festival party starts. It offers a great selection of beer and good Mexican street food and it’s central, so perfect for hooking up in the heart of the city. Look Out For: Manuka Hive // Friday // 19:30

The Green Room

After a recent refurb and ideally located right next to The Fringe Stage at Devonshire Green, The Green Room is likely to be one of the most popular fringe hangouts. Its weekend line up is as strong as usual with music and DJ sets running right through from Friday evening until Sunday evening, and if your hangover sets in, the breakfasts are legendary. Look Out For: John Dhali // Friday // 20:00

The Horse and Jockey

A friendly, traditional-style pub with links to Stancill Brewery means that a full range of excellent beers are on tap and always well-maintained. During The Fringe at Tramlines, live music runs throughout Saturday and Sunday with acts such as Wild Stallions and Blues of Summer on the bill. Look Out For: One Drop // Saturday // 19:30

Leopold Square

Leopold Square is a must-visit hub over Tramlines weekend, especially if you like your vibes laid back and accompanied by a glass of prosecco. There’s a full programme of fantastic talent to go with its bars and hostelries; the emphasis is on the perfect summer genres of jazz, funk, soul, and swing. There’s good food and drink on tap, and the Universal Tree’s performance will be a city-wide highlight. Get along. Look Out For: Universal Tree // Saturday // 17:00

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The Fringe at Tramlines l Venues Maida Vale

This classic Sheffield venue and festival hotspot always has a great atmosphere, fuelled by its range of 2-for-1 cocktails and reputation for great live music that tends to focus on the best of local talent. This year’s line up is jam-packed with talent from the likes of Leicester noise-smiths, The Lids and Bowie tribute act, The Bowie Contingent. Look Out For: The Dukes of Bordello // Sunday // 19:15

The Peace Gardens

The Peace Gardens has long been a key hub of the festival, especially for a family-friendly vibe, and this year is no exception with a big screen linking up events across the city as well as featuring outdoor screenings of music-based films. There’s also street theatre at Barker’s Pool all weekend which involves roaming circus performers, busking stages, and a parkour bouldering trail for those who fancy getting aerial. Look Out For: Sing (film screening) // Saturday // 15:30

Picture House Social

Picture House Social has a cool, inclusive vibe; the food is classic Italian street style, there’s a games room for those who want something a little different and the terrace is a perfect place to chill when the sun is shining. Recent winners of the Best Live Music Venue at the Exposed Awards, its got a great pedigree for the live acts it puts on throughout the year, and it has snagged some gems for the festival weekend. Oh, and let’s not forget, the cocktails are pretty darned good too! Look Out For: Self Esteem (Rebecca Taylor) // Saturday // 11:30

Record Junkee

One of Sheffield’s most versatile establishments, Record Junkee is part record shop, part ticket outlet and part live music venue. At this year’s Fringe at Tramlines it has a pretty stacked calendar, kicking off at 6pm on Friday evening with acoustic vibes from Rachel Webster and running all day Saturday and Sunday, rounding off with indie-punk licks from Youth Killed It. Look Out For: The Harringtons // Sunday // 21:40

The Red Deer

Few places in the city centre are as perfect for a Tramlines oasis as The Red Deer. Tucked away just behind West Street, on Pitt Street, it serves great beer, fab vegetarian and vegan food and is just plain comfy. Its line up this weekend runs throughout Saturday and Sunday and features the likes of Emily Harris, Gipsy Bears and Treebeard. Look Out For: Treebeard // Sunday // 21:00

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The Royal Standard

Handily placed near the train station, The Royal Standard has become a staple of the fringe scene at Tramlines. A regular splattering of live music throughout the year means the acts over Tramlines weekend are always top notch, complimented by a decent range of real ales, ciders and bar snacks. Highlights this year include Friday night headliners Spreading The Disease and Sour Tusk – a local blues duo who kick off proceedings on Sunday at midday. Look Out For: Kiss My Acid // Sunday // 20:00

Shakespeares

Since its relaunch in 2011, this CAMRA award-winning pub has gone from strength-to-strength thanks to the excellent stewardship of William Wagstaff, 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: Friends of Batman // Saturday // 16:15

Sheffield City Hall

Alternative music returns to Sheffield City Hall’s stunning art deco Ballroom, led by headliners Agent Fresco who bring their heady brew of alt-pop, metal and math-rock to us all the way from Iceland. We also see the return of electro-rock explorers Gallops, marking their sixth year playing at the City Hall for Tramlines. Look out for: Agent Fresco // Saturday // 19:20

The Washington

A classic Tramlines venue with a prime location, 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 DJ sets. Look Out For: Baby Naga // Friday // 22:15

Yellow Arch

Once an Edwardian nuts and bolts factory for the bridge and shipping industry, Yellow Arch made its name for being one of Sheffield’s most iconic recording studios, producing albums for acts as diverse as Richard Hawley, Kylie Minogue and Jarvis Cocker. These days, it’s also a full time licensed venue and has become synonymous with some of the best parties in the city, and this year’s Fringe at Tramlines is no exception. Expect two late night parties with a tonne of outstanding bands and live acts from across the UK, as well as top drawer DJs, MCs and sound systems. Look Out For: Kiziah and the Kings // Friday // 20:30


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