The Fringe at Tramlines 2022 Official Programme

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THE FRINGE AT TRAMLINES // FESTIVAL PROGRAMME // 22-24 JULY 2022

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FESTIVAL PROGRAMME 22-24 JULY 2022




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The Fringe @ Tramlines l Welcome & Contents

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PAGE 8 BEST OF THE FEST

A quick overview of some of the highlights from this year’s Fringe at Tramlines.

PAGE 12 NEIGHBOURHOOD VOICES

Choir music as you’ve probably never heard it before. We speak to Neighbourhood Voices, a 60-strong group bringing singalong alt-pop and indie covers to Devonshire Green.

PAGE 17 A-Z

A selection of the finest acts playing this year’s Fringe at Tramlines helpfully listed in alphabetical order. We’re nice like that.

PAGE 38 SPEED FOR LOVERS Fringe at Tramlines regulars and synth-laden innovators Speed For Lovers chat to us about their extremely danceable dark disco sound.

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PAGE 41 FRINGE LISTINGS

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

PAGE 58 TEAH LEWIS

Peddling a sun-soaked sound that harks back to the likes of Vashti Bunyan and Joni Mitchell, Teah Lewis swings by for a chat before her Sunday gig.

PAGE 61 VENUE GUIDE

If you want to know more about the whos, whats and wheres of this year’s official Fringe at Tramlines venues, this is your go-to chapter.

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WELCOME TO THE FRINGE AT TRAMLINES The formation of Tramlines Festival back in 2009 was an example of Sheffield at its best: passionate local people coming together to push the agenda and do something positive for the community. What started off as a way for venues to combat the student exodus each summer quickly became a Steel City institution, growing each year into what it is today – a festival of national significance. Naturally, over time the festival has been through some big changes. 2018 saw the main event move to the roomier surroundings of Hillsborough Park, while over in the centre Sheffield City Council, Sheffield BID and Tramlines Festival worked together in curating The Fringe at Tramlines. That partnership has continued this year and over at Exposed Magazine, a longstanding partner of Tramlines and ardent supporter of the local music scene, our job has been to bring together all of the diverse events and performances into one easily navigable publication (that would be this thing in your hands, dear reader). So, here we are again – back for the 13th year running and ready to party in a variety of venues across our city centre. Musical innovation, creativity and the love of a good knees-up run

through the veins of the Steel City, which means pretty much every pub and bar will be getting involved in the fun. From 10-piece ska bands and 60-piece alt-pop choirs on the famous Devonshire Green stage to sweaty punk rock shows in local institutions like The Washy and Shakespeares, there’ll be something for everyone to get stuck into – and that’s before we even mention the late-night DJ sets taking the party into the wee hours at places like Hope Works, The Foundry and Plot 22. Have a flick through these pages and start getting your weekend planned out! Don’t forget you can keep up to date with all the latest happenings by downloading the official Fringe at Tramlines app (QR code on page 9), while exposedmagazine.co.uk and our socials (@exposedmagsheff) are also handy places to keep abreast of any fresh announcements. But for now, we’ll leave you to it. Stay safe and have a cracking weekend!

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The Fringe Festival l Best of the Fest

PEACE GARDENS PARTY // SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

Following a big success last year, The Peace Gardens will again feature DJs across a multitude of music genres that are guaranteed to get people dancing. Hosted by Sile Sibanda of Radio Sheffield (who will also DJ), Saturday highlights include a DJ set from Dorian Cox of The Long Blondes and an open deck event hosted by local music shop and venue, Record Junkee. Also featured are Herbal T & Mikki Revel from Bradford FM playing a smooth mix of reggae, dub and soul; and Jesus Hairdo, former DJ from the famous ‘Brighton Beach’ club night. Also on Saturday are electro-pop peddlers nON sTOP eROTIC cABERET and Manchester DJ/Producer Xariella Music.

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DANCING ON DEV GREEN // SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

The spiritual home of the annual festivities, Devonshire Green will again feature a large stage and an enviable range of food and drink vendors. Curated by local legend Papa Al, the lineup aims to include a diverse range of music to suit all tastes and you’ll hear from the likes of ska/reggae legends Jungle Lion, the outlandish Captain Avery, Romano Jilo (a local Romani dance group), Neighbourhood Voices (60 strong self-identifying choir singing alt-pop and indie covers), Blue Street Brass and post-punk electronic sounds from Speed for Lovers. And that’s just a small taste of what’s to come!


MAKE IT A LATE’UN // ALL WEEKEND

Once the main stages have finished, there are plenty of eclectic DJ sets to enjoy at a variety of late-night venues across the city centre. On Friday, Yellow Arch Studios will be hosting a special instalment of their ever-popular For The Record, playing everything from soul and funk to ska and rock & roll right through to 4am. Elsewhere renowned Steel City rave shrine Hope Works will be hosting TEKKERS, their much-loved bassline/ garage/DnB bash, from 11pm-5am and featuring some of the Steel City’s finest selectors. On Saturday and Sunday, we’d also recommend checking out lively jungle sets at Church – Temple of Fun, vibey deep house parties in the Bloo 88 courtyard, upbeat disco dancing at Bungalows & Bears, and bangin’ pop classics at The Foundry. Full info over in our listings section!

BREWERY BOOGIES // ALL WEEKEND

Combining two things that Sheffield does rather well – music and beer – popular Kelham Island brewery and taproom Heist Brew Co. will be hosting ‘Beerlines’ over the weekend, which includes sets from Sheff hip-hop artist Otis Mensah (Friday, 18:30), a tap takeover, live punk-jazz sets from Dat Brass (Saturday), and day-long b2b sets from the University of Sheffield’s DJ society (Sunday). In a rush? Don't want to hang around? Got other places to be? Then stop by for takeaway beers and burgers or grab a rum cocktail from their Rum Shack for your travels.

JAZZ IN THE SQUARE

Leopold Square is back as an official Fringe at Tramlines stage, bringing some of the best jazz, swing, folk and blues acts from the local music scene to the festival. The live music kicks off at 5pm on Friday with Montuno, one of Sheffield’s longest running groove bands, and runs all weekend with Phil Johnson taking the reins from 1pm on Saturday, followed by Julian Jones, Sheffield’s ‘King of Swing’ John Naylor and his band Dizzy Club before the live music is brought to a close by Papa Soul and their unique take on classic songs from timeless labels such as Stax, Chess, Motown and Atlantic. Sunday sees Leopold Square favourite Nicola Farnon & The Made Ups get things going at 1pm, followed by jazz/soul/ funkateer Ryan Taylor, Lindsay Dracass and then seven-piece Bossa Nova/Samba band Carioca Soul.

APPY DAYS

The Fringe at Tramlines now has a dedicated app available on both Android and iOS. As well as the handy printed guide, it’s the perfect digital accompaniment to have at your disposal while you navigate the festival and will contain maps, news and the latest listings. Simply head to gowoov.com/event/17697 or scan the QR code above.

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THERE GOES THE NEIGHBOURHOOD Ahead of their upcoming Fringe at Tramlines show on 23rd July, Exposed caught up with Sheffield-based upper voices choir Neighbourhood Voices to talk inclusivity, live shows with Self Esteem and their big comeback gig. Neighbourhood Voices is definitely not what you instinctively think of when you conjure up your own memories of a choir (belting out ‘He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands’, this is not!). Founded back in 2017 by Gina Walters, who you may recognise from her other musical incarnation, the superb Before Breakfast, the choir has gained huge popularity in Sheffield for their uplifting performances of contemporary classics, while simultaneously upending expectations of what a choir can look and sound like.

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Such has been the success of the group, that around two and half years ago Gina enlisted the help of Liv Muir Wilson as assistant musical director, and between them, they craft interesting arrangements of songs that you probably won’t hear from other choirs around the city. “I would say that in Sheffield, we are unique in what we do,” says Liv, who prior to joining NV gained plenty of experience working in choirs while studying music at the University of York. “Our rep[ertoire] choice is different to a lot of other groups.” “I’ve sung in rock choirs and pop choirs before and covered a lot of choral standards which are often taken from musical theatre or the current mainstream pop charts which is what you hear on the radio. This is great but they don’t do what we do. What I think Neighbourhood Voices does is tap into music that you hear a lot of, great popular music, but you might not hear choirs perform. The inclusive founding principle of Neighbourhood Voices has always been important to its members and through the choir, people from many diverse walks of life have been given the platform to sing and interact together socially. Given these commendable achievements, it would be easy for them to rest on their laurels; however, they are keenly aware that while their intention is to engender an inclusive space, they aren’t perfect and more efforts can be made to include people of colour and other marginalised communities. Liv explains: “Recently, we’ve had a lot of discussions


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NEIGHBOURHOOD voices around our inclusion language. We obviously don’t want to pointedly ask people in the choir how they identify, but we try to make it extremely clear that we are an upper voices choir and people can make of that what they want. If they feel they fit into that, they are welcome along. It’s something that we’ve had real conversations about, because we want it to be a safe space for women, but we don’t just want it to be a safe space for women.” “We really, really want to make sure that people from any background feel welcome, included and safe to sing. Something that I love about it is that it’s a non-auditioned choir. There are people here who have done music degrees, who’ve been lifelong music learners and can read sheet music and play several instruments, and then there are people who’ve literally never sung in a choir before in their lives. We teach it all by ear. “We have a number of LGBTQ+ and Queer choir members, of which I’m one, and we’re actively welcoming to non-binary people, trans people, and anyone who feels like they don’t currently have a place in choir. We’re doing a lot of work elsewhere to be allies to other groups, and that’s something that’s ongoing and we’re taking on training to support that. “For example, we’ve booked in racial equality training because we recognise that we are a very white, and not exclusively but predominantly middle-class choir. It isn’t lost on us. We want to do the work to make sure that we’re welcoming to all demographics, and everyone feels that they can join. Obviously, you need to see yourself represented in something to begin with, so we want to make sure that work is being done to ensure that. “Something that we’re really working on musically at the moment is to make sure that we’re representing a diverse range of artists in our rep choices. I think everyone, especially on the committee, understands that it’s an ongoing conversation and everyone’s very willing to keep having those conversations. We just want to make it the most open and inclusive space that it possibly can be, and we know that we’ve got work to do to help it get there.” Thanks in part to this inclusive attitude, Neighbourhood Voices bring a unique vibe to all their shows and have played some incredible sets through the years, including memorable Tramlines slots and a magical night at the Leadmill in January 2020, where they performed with another Sheffield fave, Self Esteem. “The gig with Self Esteem was definitely a highlight for me while I’ve been in the choir.” says Liv. “It was amazing. She [Rebecca Lucy Taylor] also performed at our Christmas gig in 2019 at Picture House Social, which was incredible as well.”

Liv originally commuted from York for choir, before moving to Sheffield in March 2020, which frustratingly coincided with the first national lockdown, meaning that choir and singing in groups were a definite no-no. Now that things are creeping back towards normality, at least in terms of restrictions on singing, there is extra enthusiasm for the upcoming shows. “We’re just dead excited to be doing a big gig again.. We’ve got new rep and it’s a new time now as well. We have had to work up our confidence as a group and I think this is really going to be the event where we’re like, we are back!” Neigbourhood Voices play the Devonshire Green Stage at 2:30pm on Saturday 23rd July

WE HAVE A NUMBER OF LGBTQ+ AND QUEER CHOIR MEMBERS, OF WHICH I’M ONE, AND WE’RE ACTIVELY WELCOMING TO NON-BINARY PEOPLE, TRANS PEOPLE, AND ANYONE WHO FEELS LIKE THEY DON’T CURRENTLY HAVE A PLACE IN CHOIR. THE FRINGE AT TRAMLINES PROGRAMME | 15



A-Z

ARTIST PROFILES


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20 MILES FROM GRIMSBY (20MFG)

With their much-anticipated debut EP, these indie rockers show great promise. Pioneers of a new wave of alternative, fuzzy grunge to the Sheffield scene.

 Maida Vale // Sunday // 13:00 – 13:30

AVALANCHE PARTY

Called by BBC Radio 1 “the most exciting rock and roll band in the UK right now,” Avalanche Party are a feral garage-punk band, hailing all the way from the wild north Yorkshire Moors.  Crystal // Saturday // 21:30 – 22:00

BASIC FACES

Harmony-driven semi-acoustic trio. Playing a range of classic covers from Paul Simon and The Beach Boys to Little Dragon and Fleet Foxes, the band produce captivating close harmonies and energetic rhythms.  Alder Bar // Sunday // 15:00 – 15:30

ALL GIRLS ARSON CLUB

A riotous, two-piece garage rock band. The thinking man’s Ant & Dec, AGAC have played alongside the likes of Allison Wolfe while cultivating their own ramshackle pop sound inspired by the mundane reality of life.  The Washington // Friday // 20:00 –

20:30

Our rundown of a selection of the top acts playing this year's Fringe at Tramlines festival...

BEFORE BREAKFAST

Popular Sheffield folk-pop outfit known for spine-tingling songs, stunning harmonies and vocals that certainly pack a punch.  Devonshire Green // Sunday // 14:00

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BALLAMONA

An up-and-coming 4-piece rock band based in Manchester. With the urgency of UK Subs and the melodic sensibilities of "WAR" era U2, Ballamona deliver a set of stunning original material and a non-stop captivating and energetic show.  Network // Saturday // 18:45 - 19:20

BYKER GROVE FAN CLUB

BGFC channel their fury via angular guitars, muscular rhythms, and sardonic vocals dripping with bile and malice. Mix together an irreverent blend of hard core, post-punk, Noise Rock, with a few caveman riffs chucked in there, and you’ll get the BGFC.  Washington // Friday // 22:00 – 22:50


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BIZARREFAE + JODIE LANGFORD

An anti-folk/electronic/punk project located somewhere deep within the heart of the woods to please the ears of the fae, joined by a swirling wordsmith from the Hull/East Yorkshire area.  Green Room // Saturday // 16:00

BURTON JOYCE

Co-head honcho at Manchester-based prolific party org Zutekh, Burton Joyce is a regular at Warehouse Project and Parklife with banging house/techno/breaks-style sets.  Plot 22 // Friday // 23:30

CAPTAIN AVERY

Celestial apes in a sun-drenched space fugue, playing cosmic afrobeat/psychedelic hilife/ interga. Their live shows are immersive: frenetic, joyous dancing, rainbows of eco glitter and invocations of cosmic love are mandatory!  Devonshire Green // Saturday //

18:45 – 19:30

CASUAL DELIGHTS

CARIOCA SOUL

CHARLOTTE BRANSON

CIVIC GREEN

CREOLA

DJ LORCAN

A live four-piece funk & soul originals outfit based in Sheffield. Expect smooth grooves, outrageous disco and plenty of cheeky licks. Lovely.  Alder Bar // Sunday // 17:15 – 17:45

Melodic four-piece Indie Rock’n’Roll band, hailing from former mining villages around South Yorkshire. Civic Green’s no nonsense, driven, distinguished sound shows maturity beyond their years.  Network // Saturday // 14:45 – 15:15

Lively seven-piece band who play an eclectic mix of Bossa Nova/Samba and contemporary Brazilian music, combined with cool Latin/ Funk and Soul sounds.  Leopold Square // Sunday // 19:00

Creola’s debut release recently featured on BBC Sheffield & the Zone 88 resident has been busy blending sounds of House/Acid/ Techno/Bass DJing in support of some of the biggest names in the underground electronic scene.  Plot 22 // Friday // 22:00 – 23:30

Solo pop queen hailing from Sheffield. Charlotte is a rising star in the UK music scene, specialising in funk, blues, soul, and even the odd dance tune.  Alder Bar // Sunday // 20:15 – 20:45

Lorcan is an Irish born DJ, music producer and presenter who’s clocked up over 100,000 fans on social media after having presented live from the likes of Wireless Festival, Fusion Festival and many more exciting music venues over the past several years.  Bungalows & Bears // Friday // 22:00

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DORIAN COX (THE LONG BLONDES – DJ SET)

DXVL

ECHOVIOLET

ELEPHANT TREES

Currently exploring bedsit electronica, cosmic disco and Young Marble Giants-inspired lullaby post-punk, Dorian returns for what it sure to be an entertaining, eclectic DJ set.  Peace Gardens // Saturday // 15:00

Influences range from Pink Floyd, Radiohead, Foo Fighters and Nick Cave, while carefully weaving their influences together in order to create a sound that is uniquely their own. Hear live their EP ‘It’s Just Begun’ and their brand-new single ‘Beautiful Lies.’  Gatsby // Friday // 21:00 – 21:45

EMMA SAVILLE

Combining thought-provoking lyrics, emotive storytelling and “breathtakingly beautiful vocals”, Emma creates music that “moves the head, heart and feet”. She aims to articulate emotions through her songs that cannot be expressed by words alone.  Bungalows & Bears // Sunday // 20:00

Based in Croydon, DXVL is at the very forefront of UK underground rap. Through also producing his own songs the artist has been able to tailor his own cloud rap genre. Expect a high-energy set.  Plot 22 // Thursday // 22:15 – 23:00

Queer-fronted alt bangers from this exciting northern outfit. Their sound is dubbed unique; imagine if the band behind Florence was Enter Shikari, then throw in some queer pop, and you’ll get a rough idea of the vibe.  Church – Temple of Fun // Sunday //

D-F EMILY PILBEAM

21:00 – 21:45

Emily is a radio presenter and DJ who began her work in radio when she volunteered at her local hospital radio station at the age of 15. Here, she introduces the best unsigned and under-the-radar music from West Yorkshire.  Peace Gardens // Sunday // 16:30 – 18:00

FEMUR

FLOODHOUNDS

Psychedelic grunge-laden Sheffield outfit with distorted vocals and hefty sounds that batter their way into your soul as well as your ears.  Shakespeares // Saturday // 23:00 –

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A thunderous, delightfully messy mix of indie, garage-rock, blues and grunge. FloodHounds deliver tight, rabble-rousing live shows bursting with jagged guitar, driving bass and wild powerful drums with unexpected side-swipes of distorted harmonica.  Network // Saturday // 20:00 – 20:30



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GET THE F OUTTA DODGE

Inhabiting the scabby underbelly of the beast, Get The F Outta Dodge are here to cover you in the life of grime from their swamp degenerate Rock n Roll shenanigans. Let them be the scratch to the itch you just can't reach.  DINA // Friday // 19:00

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JESS BREAME & THE GYSPY SOULS

Singer-songwriter Jess brings together a blend of country and Americana whilst maintaining sophisticated pop sensibilities. Her musical influences range from classic country to southern rock plus legendary British pop acts and modern indie.  Maida Vale // Sunday // 19:00 – 19:30

Guitarist and vocalist from The Orielles, an indie rock band from Halifax. Having branched out as a solo artist over the past few years, Carlyle has found great success.  Peace Gardens // Sunday // 15:00 –

16:30

HERITAGE UK

Jazz, soul, broken beats, hip-hop, afrobeat featuring heavy musicianship with beautiful harmonised vocals.  The Washington // Sunday // 22:00

HENRY CARLYLE (THE ORIELLES)

Vibrant alternative rock outfit from the Steel City – with trumpets and plenty of catchy tunes.  Shakespeares // Saturday // 18:00

JESUS HAIRDO

Former DJ of Brighton Beach night club playing a vinyl mix of classic indie disco.  Peace Gardens // Saturday // 16:00 –

17:00

JENNY FU

Local resident and Delve Deep veteran playing a mix of Deep House tunes. Jenny's love affair with music began over 10 years ago when she started clubbing from an early ago; listening to all types of dance music, mainly Hardcore, Trance & House.  Bloo 88 // Saturday // 18:00 – 19:00

JIMMY THE GENT

Proven partystarter and dancefloor devastator, Jimmy the Gent seamlessly blends good music from all genres into a delicious broth of musical soup. Expect nothing less than high energy, big horns and rad times.  Yellow Arch // Sunday // 21:00 – 02:00

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JULIAN JONES

Singer/songwriter from Sheffield playing music with an American Country/British Indie influence – throw in a Spaghetti Western tinge making it a little more unique.  Leopold Square // Saturday // 13:00

JUNGLIST ALLIANCE

JUNGLE LION

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20:00 – 21:00

This rag-tag crew of DJs, MCs, promoters, ravers, and party animals have performed on stages across Europe and boast legendary status when it comes to partystarting here in Sheff.  Church – Temple of Fun // Saturday

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KWAKE

Breaks, bass, beeps & bleeps! KWAKE is creating sounds that propel you back to the early days of rave including his most recent unreleased track 'Double Helix' recently getting a spin on Radio 1 Dance by Jaguar.  Plot 22 // Friday // 02:30 – 03:30

MALAH PALINKA

Sheffield-based, pop-fusion, 8-piece band with a passion for hyphens. Five loveable chums with hearts of gold and ears filled with jazzy harmonies. Their influences include Hiatus Kayote, Vulfpeck, Moonchild, and Snarky Puppy.  Bungalows & Bears // Saturday // 22:00

MARTELO

Record maker, player and mixer Martelo - not Martello - joins the musical dots with sonic heat from across the globe. Taking us to hip-hop, RnB, electronica and elsewhere, Martelo keeps it tight and keeps the heat: non-stop classics.  Gatsby // Saturday // 01:00 – 2:30

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Rocking party 10-piece SKA and Reggae band playing tracks from the best Jamaican and 2-Tone artists including the Skatalites, Desmond Decker and Bob Marley. Guarantee an energetic party atmosphere.  Devonshire Green // Saturday //

LINDSAY DRACASS

Sheffield-born Lindsay knows how to get the party started. Expect2 dancefloor fillers and soulful classics guaranteed to get you up for a boogie.  Leopold Square // 17:00 // Sunday

MILTON JACKSON

Jackson is a DJ, record producer and DJ Awards winner, specialising in Deep House. His latest album release, Viaggio, also features Matt Masters and Fred Everything.  Bloo 88 // Saturday // 21:30 – Close



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MONTUNO

One of Sheffield’s longest-running groove bands will be taking to the stage to kick off a weekend of live music. Think Funk & Soul in the vein of The Crusaders, Brand New Heavies, Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, Aretha Franklin.  Leopold Square // Friday // 17:00

NAGUALS

A cavernous anger-fugue-hometownhospital-deathbed-horror. Acidic, twitchy and part-improvised. You won’t forget your first Naguals gig.  Shakespeares // Saturday // 22:00

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Showcasing forward-thinking electronic music that reflects a personal connection and story, Neffa-T’s sets focus on the technical side of mixing, incorporating music from around the world and pushing creative boundaries.  Plot 22 // Saturday // 01:00 – 02:00

NICOLA FARNON & THE MADE UPS

Getting things swinging will be Leopold Square favourite Nicola Farnon, a stunning vocalist and accomplished double bassist bringing some jazzy specials to the Fringe at Tramlines.  Leopold Square // Sunday // 13:00

60 strong self-identifying choir, inspired by female-led, modern pop and indie choirs such as Deep Throat Choir and Lips. A choir to create a safe social space for friendships to grow.  Devonshire Green // Saturday //

14:30 – 15:00

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NERVOUS PILS

Catchy grungy, funky indie five-piece with dark undertones.  Shakespeares // Saturday // 20:00 –

21:00

OTIS MENSAH

Sheffield’s first Poet Laureate and celebrated hip-hop artist bring his flows to the Fringe at Tramlines. Expect introspective lyrics, jazzy beats and infectious energy from one of the city’s biggest creative talents.  Heist Brewery // Friday // 18:30

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PANGOLIN

Pangolin are a Leeds-based experimental alt-rock band, originally from Barnsley. Their powerful, intricate sound is inspired by progressive rock bands such as King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard and Primus.  Forum Bar + Kitchen // Saturday //

21:20 – 22:00



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PARLY B

The legendary Parly B AKA The Yorkshire Raggamuffin will be bringing some Reggae/ Dancehall/Junglist vibes to the Fringe at Tramlines again this year.  Church – Temple of Fun // Saturday

PORTAL HOPPER

Guitar and violin to make you tap your feet. Playing a mostly improvised set of material, with influences ranging from Eastern European folk through to psychedelia and post-rock.  Alder Bar // Sunday // 19:30 – 20:00

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PURE WELLER

QUEEN CULT

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20:00 – 20:45

A scruffy blast of direct and anthemic indie that’s as infectious as it is heartfelt, the sound of RATS has already seen them burst out of their native Liverpool, with their sizable ambition lining up the rest of the world in their sights next.  Crystal // Saturday // 20:40 – 21:10

RIDDIMTION

SABELLA

Perfect interpretations of The Jam, Style Council and Solo Weller. Pure Weller features their inspiration, Paul Weller, in much of their work and have toured their impressive show around the country.  Maida Vale // Saturday // 17:15 –

RED RUM CLUB

Coming from Liverpool with plenty of catchy tunes, Red Rum Club are a highly rated indie/ alternative band. Head down to hear their most recent album ‘How to Steal the World’ live.  Crystal // Sunday // 21:30 – 22:00

Femme-queer fronted four-piece rock band from Macclesfield, lead by vocalist/guitarist Maisie Johnson. Their musical references are broad and include No Doubt, Paramore, Royal Blood and Nothing But Thieves.  Church – Temple of Fun // Sunday //

A Roots, Reggae, Dancehall and Ragga Sound System based in Sheffield. They promote and perform nationally and internationally, playing pubs, clubs, parks, festivals and memorable parties since their formation.  Church – Temple of Fun // Saturday

// 14:00 – 16:00

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RATS

Formed in 2012, Sabella are a four-piece indie/alternative rock band; a somewhat Britrock infusion of slick, tightly executed guitar parts, adjoined with upbeat tempos and lyrics.  Crystal // Sunday // 20:40 – 21:10


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SAINTES

Fuzzy glam rock ‘n’ roll band riding high off their debut album release. Merging inspiration from glam icons like Bowie and Bolan with the musicianship and attention to detail of Jack White and Dan Auerbach.  The Washington // Saturday // 20:45

SHARING IS CARING

"If Frankie Valli fronted Yo La Tengo at the gay bar in my dreams." Laidback, dreamy indie pop.  Shakespeares // Sunday // 16:00

– 21:15

SOLAR LOVE SOCIETY

Sheffield Hippy collective; a brand-new musical fusion playing a euphoric blend of Uptempo Reggae, Riotous Funk, Explosive Dub, Ska and more for the ultimate festival sound!  Devonshire Green // Sunday // 16:00 –

16:30

SHELLEY BYRON

Melancholy pop artist Shelley Byron would like to take your heartbreak out to brunch and treat it to bottomless mimosas. Catchy tunes that run deep.  Gatsby (Daisy’s) // Saturday // 19:10

– 19:40

SILE SIBANDA

BBC Radio Sheffield presenter with a radio-style DJ set and audience interaction. Sibanda escaped the Mugabe regime in Zimbabwe to start a new life in Rotherham before winning a prestigious BBC job at 21.  Peace Gardens // Saturday // 12:00

– 13:00

SOLID STATE

STEVE CHARLES

TEEFF

TEKKERS

Sheffield house and disco selector. The 5-piece band of musicians play music they like to call ‘Frock’ – a mixture of rock, funk and disco with tunes from Aretha, Lenny Kravitz, Elvis and more…  Bloo 88 // Saturday // 00:00 – Close

Fuzzy riffs, punchy drums and bluesy vocals from the depths of Yorkshire - all packaged into a live performance that oozes energy. With appearances at Reading & Leeds Festival, Y Not Festival and Live at Leeds under their belts, Teeff are a band on the up.  DINA // Friday // 22:00

During his singing career Steve has been lucky to work alongside many headline performers including Sir Cliff Richard, Gerry Marsden, Edwin Starr and The Real Thing.  Bloo 88 // Saturday // 17:00 – 20:00

Legendary Sheff club night TEKKERS will be dropping a mega rave-up in the Hope Works courtyard for that summer flex, featuring a long list of bassline, garage and DnB talent. Head to the listings section for the full rundown.  Hope Works // Friday // 23:00 – 05:00

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TRACERS

Industrious alternative indie band laying firm foundations here in the Steel City.  Gatsby (Daisy’s) // Saturday // 20:50

– 21:40

THE BEATLES PROJECT

Some of Sheffield's finest and most acclaimed musicians assemble to pay homage to The Beatles' seminal albums. Every gig they play in their hometown is a memorable one.  Devonshire Green // Sunday // 17:00

– 17:30

THE HAZY JANES

Halifax-based, heavy blues-rock duo, playing music that will have you disbelieving there’s only two of them. The result is a sound far greater than the sum of its parts.  Network // Saturday // 14:00 – 14:30

THE BOWIE CONTINGENT

Since 2004, Sheffield-based musicians The Bowie Contingent have been paying tribute to the music of David Bowie with their live tribute show. Today the band are known as one of the best Bowie tributes in the country.  Maida Vale // Sunday // 21:00 – 22:00

THE LEVI’S

Brash garage rock from a promising Derbsyhire act, who will also be showcasing their new single 'Out My Mind’.  Gatsby (Daisy’s) // Saturday // 22:00

– 23:00

THE DECEMBER FLOWERS

Big hearted, soulful and sun drenched 60's inspired Sheffield Americana. This 4-piece folk-rock band from Sheffield combine folk, indie, rock and country to create a uniquely interesting and enjoyable sound.  Maida Vale // Saturday // 20:00 –

20:30

THE VIRGINMARYS

A brotherhood of raw power, huge riffs and seemless musicianship. The prodigal sons of UK punk were crowned Best Breakthrough act at the Classic Rock Awards. They’ve toured as support to names like, Slash, Queens Of The Stone Age and We Are Scientists.  The Washington // Saturday // 22:00

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TOMMYROT

Weird, wacky, wayward, waggish, witty, wonky, whimsical, wonderfully eclectic, stylistic nutjobs. Tommyrot is an unapologetic dose of rock n' roll, working their way to being a staple of the York music scene.  Green Room // Saturday // 17:00

VARDY

Multi-instru'MENTAL'ist that delivers humorous aural delights and a full band performance. His scattergun of explosive lyrics cover topics from hedonistic drug-fuelled nights out in his youth to being ostracised as a troublesome kid with ADHD.  Maida Vale // Friday // 21:30 – 22:00

VINCH

After shutting down his own Boiler Room set at the end of last year - as well as performing as a special guest to a 1,500 strong crowd at Lord Apex's 4/20 headline show - Vinch is sure to bring liveliness and big energy to an intimate crowd.  Plot 22 // Thursday // 21:45 – 22:15

WEEKEND RECOVERY

A 4-piece garage grunge band based in Yorkshire. They’re mighty fine on record, but they bring out their best in a live setting and their continually evolving sound won’t cease to excite audiences worldwide!  Network // Saturday // 22:00 –

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XARIELLA

An exuberant personality on the decks, spreading good vibes with her fun and bold music style. Dropping bangers like bombs.  Peace Gardens // Saturday // 18:00 –

19:00

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tommy hunt This year's Fringe at Tramlines sees a visit from living legend, Northern Soul superstar and ex member of 50s doo-wop group The Flamingos, Tommy Hunt. Now 89 years young with a career spanning 70 years, over 50 record releases under his belt and friendships with the likes of Elvis, Chuck Berry, Jackie Wilson, Sam Cooke and Marvin Gaye, Tommy will be making a special meet and greet appearance at the Frog & Parrot's Black Door Soul Club's all-dayer. Stephen Stevlor, author of the bestselling biography 'Dave Godin A Northern Soul', investigates the life and eclectic career of this remarkable and much loved man of soul. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1933, Tommy Hunt knew from an early age he'd been put on the planet to entertain. Son of a chorus line dancer and singer, his mother had toured the United States extensively and numbered several of the biggest stars of the 1940s

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and '50s amongst her closest friends. It wasn't unusual for a young Tommy Hunt to find the likes of Jazz superstar Billy Ecksteine sitting at the kitchen table: "I would put on little shows for mom and her friends, they'd applaud and I'd take my bows. I always knew I'd been born to be in showbusiness!" In 1953 Tommy recorded his first single with his group The Five Echoes, the bluesy number 'Lonely Mood', for Chicago's seminal Sabre record label with backing from The Fat's Coles Band, a combo lead by the brother of Tommy's current favourite vocalist, Nat King Cole. The 45 achieved local radio hit status leading to Tommy being offered a stand-in post in one of Chicago's most popular and successful vocal groups of the day, The Flamingos. "One of the band had been drafted into the army and they had a big tour booked. The first date was in Toronto, Canada, a rock 'n' roll show sharing the bill with Gene Vincent, Bill Haley and a young southerner called Elvis Presley." The future King of rock 'n' roll was currently basking in the glory of his first nationwide hit, 'Heartbreak Hotel', and on meeting Elvis, Tommy found the up-coming rock star surprisingly gracious and respectful. During the week-long residency Elvis surprised Tommy even further when one evening as Tommy and the Flamingos exited the stage, Elvis, who'd been watching the group's performance from the wings, confessed to Tommy how he'd tried to un-successfully copy his dance moves. "Man! You were too fast!", complained a smiling Elvis.



Free Courtyard Party on Gibraltar Street in Shalesmoor (just outside of Kelham Island) from the guys over at Native and The Bar Stewards. Expect a delightful BBQ with craft beer and frozen cocktails too if the weather turns up! Local DJ Vinyl Richiee will be joined by London resident Starvin’ Gaye along with others to bring the vibes... spinning vinyl outdoors in a safe and inclusive space from 3pm to midnight.


tommy hunt "I love the way you move your body, I was trying to copy what you were doing but you're too fast! You sure are one helluva dancer!" A compliment Tommy still happily dines out on to this day. In 1960 The Flamingos scored their biggest hit with the single 'I Only Have Eyes For You', a million seller and a song still very familiar to contemporary music fans as it soundtracks television adverts for products as diverse as Coca Cola, McDonalds and verbal search engine ALEXA! "I never made much money out of that record," says Tommy "I got about two thousand dollars and it literally sold millions worldwide. But that's what happened in those days, we all got ripped off big time!" It was an all too familiar story throughout Tommy's career. His debut solo single, 'Human', hit the number one spot on the U.S R&B charts but once again this success failed to fill his pockets. "I remember the record label giving me $200 'cos I needed to buy a new stage suit and a pair of shoes. When I went back a few months later asking for more they told me all the money was gone, spent on phone calls, stamps and envelopes! Somebody must have bought an awful lot of stationary!" Working alongside legendary songwriter Burt Bacharach, Tommy was supplied with possibly one of the most famous hits of the '60s, a song written specifically for him, the lamenting classic 'I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself'. The first person to ever record this composition, Tommy's successful U.S release was surpassed a few months later when blue-eyed soul songstress Dusty Springfield released her version of the song and scored a UK hit. "I liked Dusty's version," admits Tommy. "I always did consider 'I Just Don't Know...' to be a song more suited to woman's voice." However, as a rhythm and blues chart topper in his own right Tommy was feted as the toast of New York's famous Apollo Theatre, performing at the venue over one hundred times alongside the likes of James Brown, Wilson Pickett, Jackie Wilson and many others. "James Brown? I didn't get on with James Brown. He would fire his musicians on stage if they made the slightest mistake, played one note wrong! One night he stopped the show and fired the entire band! Wilson Pickett! He once refused to leave his dressing room if I headlined the Apollo on the same night he was playing! Jackie Wilson? Now, he was my mate!" In the early 70s Tommy moved to the UK to join a host of American recording groups and artistes suddenly being championed by the British Northern Soul scene, including being asked to perform at a Northern Soul

all-nighter at Wigan Casino. “When I arrived I expected a proper gambling casino, not a giant dancehall with sleeping bodies all over the floor! When I asked why I was stepping over 'corpses' to get to the dressing room? I was told, "They dance for a bit, then they sleep for a bit, then they get up and dance some more!" Tommy had never heard of the sub-culture of Northern Soul before, but when he walked out onto the Casino stage in the early hours of that Sunday morning he was confronted by a massive sea of smiling, sweat-soaked faces, and greeted by the deafening cheers from over 2000 soul fans. "I stepped onto the stage to applause like all hell had broken loose. I couldn't believe it, two thousand kids dancing and grooving to '60s American soul! I sang and danced like I was back at the Apollo in Harlem, it was a night I will never forget, it was the greatest feeling of my life!” On Sunday 24th July as part of the Tramlines fringe festival and accompanied by 8 DJs playing 100% vinyl, 'King' Tommy will be making a special meet and greet appearance at THE BLACK DOOR SOUL CLUB'S Northern Soul all-dayer at The Frog & Parrot, Division Street, Sheffield. Tommy will be signing autographs and chatting to fans expected from all corners of Great Britain. So, if you'd like to say hello, shake hands, share a drink or just have a word with one of the most colourful characters you'll ever meet with just as many colourful stories to tell and a true bona fide living legend of soul, Tommy Hunt, 'The King Of Northern Soul' will be in the building between 5 & 6pm. Admission FREE.

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SPEED FOR LOVERS Speed For Lovers are no strangers to the Fringe at Tramlines, having brought their highly danceable “disco-not-disco” electronica to a variety of stages for past instalments. This year, you'll find them on Devonshire Green Stage where they’ll get the crowd into weekend boogie mode, as lead singer Kitty told Adele Parr earlier this month. How long have you been performing as band now? The three of us have been together since 2010 – Moony on bass and vocals, Liam on drums and myself on vocals and a synthesiser known as a Korg Kaossilator. We all knew each other through playing music, and prior to forming this band we all played on each other’s musical endeavours. How would you describe the band’s sound? It’s certainly an interesting one to try and categorise. That’s a tricky question, but someone once described us as ‘a dark pulsing new wave with elements of disco punk’ – and I think that pretty much summed us up. The band’s sound has really moved on from our first album Hot Yoga Emoji and we’re heading for a new sound, one which is more dancefloor-orientated and about getting the crowd involved. And this isn’t your first Fringe at Tramlines rodeo, isn’t it? We’ve played a few stages over the years including

SOMEONE ONCE DESCRIBED US AS‘'DARK PULSING NEW WAVE WITH ELEMENTS OF DISCO PUNK'’... I THINK THAT PRETTY MUCH SUMMED US UP...

Shakespeares and Dorothy Pax at Canal Lines, which was absolutely brilliant. We also opened the main stage at Tramlines in 2019 on the Sunday, after winning a competition for local bands called ‘Promotion of the Arts’. On the Saturday night, we’re also playing an evening gig at The Harley – and we haven’t played there in a few years, so I’m really looking forward to it. What tunes should we be looking out for? We’ve got some festival bangers which are perfect for people to sing along with. One of them is called ‘Get Up, Get Out’ and really gets the crowd dancing. Then we always like to end our sets with ‘Righteous Blisters’, as it’s got a great singalong chorus. We’ve got a few new ones lined up, so we can see how the crowd react to them; this keeps it new and fresh for us, so it doesn’t get boring or repetitive. As an artist, how do you think Covid has affected the live music industry? I would say it’s changed for better and worst in some ways. A big thing for a lot of people nowadays is the cost of living – and art, music and culture tend to be the first thing to go when cutting down the budget. The pandemic cut us really short: after a few weeks of performing various events like Y Not festival and some shows in Manchester, it all stopped. We had a lot of momentum and it all got cut off completely. But now we’re moving forward again. Any more albums in the pipeline? We are probably heading towards more live recordings, as they seem to be the best fit for us. It's likely to include remixes that some of us in the band have done, as well as other people’s take on these. We’re very much a live band, so we want to capture that properly. Speed For Lovers play the Devonshire Green Stage on Saturday 24th July at 1pm. @speedforlovers

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The Fringe @ Tramlines l Listings Sheffield's own HYPHYN has been building a strong local fan base over the last few years and is undoubtedly one of the city’s most promising up-and-comers.

THURSDAY LISTINGS

FROG AND PARROT

19:00 LIGHTENING THREADS A Compelling power trio with an obsession and dedication to their music; embarking on bringing their flare and full force of Blues Rock & Roots to the scene. 20:00 MATILDA SHAKES An anthemic indie rock band based in Sheffield, UK. The band utilise punchy driven guitars, raucous riffs, pounding drums and huge singalong club-worthy choruses.

21:45 – 22:15 VINCH After shutting down his own Boiler Room set at the end of last year - as well as performing as a special guest to a 1,500 strong crowd at Lord Apex's 4/20 headline - Vinch is sure to bring energy to an intimate crowd. 22:15 – 23:00 DXVL Based in Croydon, DXVL is at the forefront of UK underground rap. Through also producing his own songs the artist has been able to tailor his own cloud rap genre. Expect a high energy set.

YELLOW ARCH

20:00 – 23:00 YELLOW ARCH COMEDY CLUB Yellow Arch Comedy Club returns with our night of FREE live comedy featuring the next big things on the UK scene. 18+

21:00 SAM SCHERDEL Sam's husky gravelly vocal style ensures that he deserves to belong within the same faction as the likes of Rod Stewart and Kelly Jones, allowing him to explore Rock and Soul with justice. This said, his softer side makes him as good as any at delivering a modern ballad. 22:00 LINA AND THE LIONS Lina and the Lions, armed with their razor sharp pop sensibilities are certainly set to be more "newest wave classic” than soon forgotten 80’s soundtrack that never was.

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20:00 – 21:15 AUBREYTRNQL Sheffield native producer/DJ AubreyTRNQL will be behind the decks for the whole night, opening with a multi-genre live set. 21:15 – 21:45 HYPHYN With influences from MF DOOM and slowthai,

FRIDAY LISTINGS

DJ LORCAN PRESENTS You name it, he plays it!

CHURCH – TEMPLE OF FUN

21:00 – 01:00 TRUE FICTION A selector of straight-up bangers kicking the Tramlines party off in style.

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18:30 – 19:00 Django Jones and the Mystery Men Sheffield five-piece playing heavy blues rock. 19:20 – 19:50 NO KISSES UK based alt-pop huns. 20:10 – 20:40 TOM LUMLEY & THE BRAVE LIAISON Leaving all remnants of the usual singer-songwriter sound in his wake, Tom Lumley and his band are gaining a reputation for taking to the stage with monumental energy. 21:00 – 21:30 ELECTRIC ENEMY Electric Enemy are a dynamic London-based commercial rock band making music in response to the world around them, speaking to a generation looking for something they can relate to and revel in. 21:35 – 22:10 STARS Mindblowing indie rock group.

DINA BLOO 88

14:00 – LATE MUSICA DJs playing house throughout the day in the courtyard from 2pm til late: Becki De Funk, Namarra, Craig Cassiera, Kyle Roberston, Gio, Sean Jones, CJ Torrel.

BUNGALOWS AND BEARS 17:00 DJ LIONEL VINYL Best of funk and soul all on vinyl.22:00

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ELEPHANT ARCH RECORDS PRESENTS... 19:00 – 19:40 GET THE F OUTTA DODGE Inhabiting the scabby underbelly of the beast, Get The F Outta Dodge are here to cover you in the life of grime from their swamp degenerate Rock n Roll shenanigans. Let them be the scratch to the itch you just can't reach. 20:00 – 20:40 DUCK Wonky synth/guitar noisepop from Sheffield/ Leeds. "DUCK deliver a 21st century slice of new wave incorporating plenty of punk and electronica" - Louder Than War.


Listings l The Fringe @ Tramlines 21:00 – 21:40 ALL GIRLS ARSON CLUB The Beach Boys of slacker pop… The Am Dram of garage rock… The Simon and Garfunkel of pop punk… Ant and Dec go to art school. Manchester two-piece. 22:00 – 22.40 TEEF Fuzzy riffs, punchy drums and bluesy vocals from the depths of Yorkshire.

FORUM KITCHEN + BAR 23:00 – LATE HEADFUNK Techno DJ.

FOUNDRY

23:30 – 03:30 SOUL JAM TRAMLINES FRINGE PARTY Tickets £5/7 Soul Jam returns to Foundry for a one-off summer soirée in the steel city, bringing the very best in boogie all night long!

FROG AND PARROT

19:00 THE CAVS A 5 piece indie/rock outfit from Manchester, taking influences across multiple decades and genres from bands such as Kasabian, Elbow and The Libertines. 20:00 MEGAN WYN A Manchester based indie-rock singer/ songwriter from Anglesey, Wales, with a single that’s been streamed in over 40 countries! 21:00 PAVE After selling out their most recent Manchester show at The Castle and continuing to release music that impacts its listeners, Pavé are a band to keep an eye on as their persistence to make their mark is defiant and unmatched. 22:00 DR DR Manchester-based indie act.

23:00 SPANGLED Offering an eclectic blend of witty, heartfelt lyrics, lively attitudes and punch the air riffs, proving there is still decadence in youth.

GATSBY (DAISY'S) 19:30 – 20:00 JUMPERS & COLLARS 4-piece indie band.

20:15 – 20:45 SWANN 5-piece indie/rock band based in Sheffield. 21:00 – 21:45 ECHO VIOLETS Hailing from Yorkshire, Echoviolet are a four-piece alternative rock band. 22:00 – 23:00 SAINTS Fuzzy rock ‘n’ roll band harking from the north of England.

GATSBY (MAIN BAR)

18:00 – 03:00 UNIT 3 Unit 3 is a collective of like minded people. Born from their original lockup (number 3) their sessions have brought some of the finest talent into unusual spaces. With a strong crew of residents these guys are not to be missed.

HEIST BREWERY

18:30 OTIS MENSAH Sheffield’s first Poet Laureate and celebrated hip-hop artist brings his flows to Heist.

HOPE WORKS

23:00 – 05:00 TEKKERS TEKKERS will be dropping a mega rave-up with us in the Hope Works courtyard for that summer flex, featuring a long list of bassline, garage and DnB talent. Palizé Thorpey More Fool U KegOne

DJ Airmax Skillz & Cardiac Joedan Ross Boss Mistabeatz Lee Martin Mighty Blaze Cargo DMK WW X YT ROOM TAKEOVER Aria D.E.A Sypha Murk CalDav Switch Callum Lee Ben Anderson West-1 Nat Pennington Fourd Herbz Wezley Animus Tickets £5-£10 Skiddle

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17:00 – 22:00 MONTUNO & DJ SET One of Sheffield’s longest-running groove bands will be taking to the stage to kick off a weekend of live music. Think Funk & Soul in the vein of The Crusaders, Brand New Heavies, Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, Aretha Franklin, The Dap Kings, and Tower of Power. Afterwards, a live DJ will be keeping the dancing going until 10pm.

MAIDA VALE

19:30 – 20:00 THE WHITE LIGHTERS Energetic, anthemic Indie Rock’n’Roll from these Doncaster lads. 20:30 – 21:00 THE HUDARES Much anticipated return for Maida past regulars playing anthemic Indie. 21:30 – 22:00 VARDY Multi-instru'MENTAL'ist delivers insightful, humorous aural delights.

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19:00 – 01:00 SELECTED DJS Various DJs will bring a multitude of genres to the turntables at the Shakey… GROUNDWORK Shakespeare's stalwarts back with their heady mix of genres supporting their ethos of intimacy, inclusivity and underground party culture. MONDO RADIO Sheffield community radio veterans bringing along some of their favourite artists from the Sheffield dance music scene. GRL. IN THE GARDEN A Sheffield-based collective seeking equality on the decks and the dancefloor taking you on a sonic journey from the beer garden.

THE WASHINGTON

17:00 – 17:30 JUKE Newly formed 2-piece rock band - imagine Supergrass fronted by Jack White. 18:00 – 18:30 MICKEY NOMIMONO Hard hitting, DIY punk met with scathing lyricism and kitchen sink realism. 19:00 – 19:30 MOUTHPARTS Unhinged garage punks from outta space. 20:00 – 20:30 ALL GIRLS ARSON CLUB A riotous, two-piece garage rock band. The Simon and Garfunkel of pop punk making music for heavy petting. 21:00 – 21:30 BALLAMONA Neo-Industrial 5-Piece based in Manchester. 22:00 – 22:50 BYKER GROVE FAN CLUB BGFC channel their fury via angular guitars, muscular rhythms, and sardonic vocals dripping with bile and malice.

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22:00– 23:30 CREOLA Creola’s debut release recently featured on

BBC Sheffield & the Zone 88 resident has been busy blending sounds of House/Acid/ Techno/Bass DJing in support of some of the biggest names in underground electronic scene. 23:30 – 00:30 BURTON JOYCE Co-head honcho at Manchester-based prolific party org Zutekh, Burton Joyce is a regular at Warehouse Project and Parklife with banging house/techno/breaks-style sets. 00:30 – 02:30 ALTERN8 Pioneers of the old-school rave sound and iconic underground heroes, Altern8 take the headline slot for a mouth-watering two hours! 02:30 – 03:30 KWAKE Breaks, bass, beeps & bleeps! KWAKE is creating sounds that propel you back to the early days of rave including his most recent unreleased track 'Double Helix' recently getting a spin on Radio 1 Dance by Jaguar. 03:30 – 04:30 RUBES Rubes crosses over sounds of Ghetto, Electro, Acid and Juke - all in all giving an energetic, fast-paced performance which will leave you knackered on the dancefloor! 04:30- 06:00 SEYK Zone 88 resident SEYK's debut single 'Make Your Body Move' was recently picked up by Afrodeutsche and played on BBC Radio 6 Music. SEYK creates music with an all-out oldschool rave aesthetic crafting music and DJing Electro/Acid/Breakbeat/Techno styles.

YELLOW ARCH

22:00 – 04:00 FOR THE RECORD One of our most popular FREE club nights returns for a Fringe at Tramlines edition, with a later start and later finish. End day 1 of the festival in the right way! (18+)

SATURDAY LISTINGS

BUNGALOWS AND BEARS 12:00 DJ DUB.CHEF Funk and disco, plays to the crowd.

16:00 DJ CRAIG CASSIERA A bit of everything to get us in the mood. 20:00 DRUNKEN LULLABIES GOMEZ Ska/indie punk covers. 22:00 MALAH PALINKA Malah Palinka are an 8-piece pop-fusion band from Sheffield. 23:00 DJ LOOPER Good old fashioned quality house music.

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COURTYARD (DEEP HOUSE) 14:00 – 16:00 JAMIE WILLIAMSON DJ with disco and deep house credentials. 16:00 – 18:00 DUNCAN ALLOTT Long-serving deep and soulful DJ/producer. 18:00 – 19:00 JENNY FU Local resident and Delve Deep veteran. 19:00 – 20:30 DAN METCALFE & JONATHON HAWKINS Dance music pioneer paired with Sheffield-based DJ.

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The Fringe @ Tramlines l Listings 20:30 – 21:30 LIAM CONNOLLY Dive into his endless archive of house bangers. 21:30 – CLOSE MILTON JACKSON DJ, record producer, and DJ Awards winner, specialising in Deep house.

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UPSTAIRS BAR (DISCO, FUNK & SOUL) 18:00 – 20:00 DAVE HARDY Promoter and resident of Crucial Youth Soundsystem events and radio show 20:00 – 22:00 JONATHAN STEVENSON Established house music and disco conoisseur. 22:00 – 00:00 DINO Sheffield house and disco pioneer. 00:00 – CLOSE SOLID STATE Sheffield house and disco selector.

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MAIN ROOM (CLUB CLASSICS) 17:00 – 20:00 STEVE CHARLES An exceptional singer with a charming charismatic personality and a stage presence to match. 20:00 – 23:00 JOEY FABINI & JEZ WARD DJing at its best; an eclectic mix of House, Soulful, Deep, Funky. 23:00 – CLOSE PHILIP STOKES Soulful and upfront house DJ/Producer.

CHURCH – TEMPLE OF FUN

14:00 – 16:00 RIDDIMTION A Roots, Reggae, Dancehall and Ragga Sound System based in Sheffield.

16:00 – 18:00 UNITONE The sounds of Reggae, Soul and Revival!

17:20 – 17:50 HENDERSON 4 Piece Band from Sheffield.

18:00 – 20:00 AUTOGRAFF Sheffield stalwart and eclectic DJ/producer Autograff brings the riddims.

18:10 – 18:40 SUNSET COLLECTIVE 5-piece steel city indie rock band and winners of 2022’s Exposed Award for Best Unsigned band or musician.

21:00 – 22:00 JUNGLIST ALLIANCE Forged in Sheffield, Junglist Alliance play jungle music: classics, hidden gems and exclusive dubplates. 23:00 – 00:00 HUNGRY LUNGZ Energetic Jungle/DnB set with plenty of classics thrown in. 00:00 – 01:00 PARLY B Parly B AKA The Yorkshire Raggamuffin brings to Reggae/Dancehall/Junglist vibes. 01:00 – 02:00 JUNGLIST ALLIANCE V EASY D Two legendary selectors for the price of one.

CRYSTAL

14:00 – 14:30 ALFIE & THE AVALON 4-piece Indie Rock/Folk band based in Huddersfield comprising of Alfie on vocals and rhythm guitar, Ewan on lead guitar, Toby on bass and Joe on drums. 14:50 – 15:20 YIKES Y!KES are an alternative, grunge fuelled band from Birmingham, U.K. Known for Oli Long’s unique vocals and attitude, massive riffs, bombastic drums & dangerously unpredictable live performances full of competency. 15:40 – 16.10 HARRIET ROSE Singer/songwriter offering a British answer to Americana. 16:30 – 17:00 STAND AMONGST GIANTS Heavy Blues Rock From Sheffield.

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19:00 – 19:30 THE DISASTER PARTY Formed in the fall of 2020, The Disaster Party are a garage quintet that comprises of Tom Hale, Brendan Mcinerney, Callan Mellor, Elliot Mann & Jake Holmes. 19:50 – 20:20 DELILAH BON Hands Off Gretel singer Delilah Bon (aka Lauren Tate) with a fresh venture into Punk-fuelled Hip-Hop. 20:40 – 21:10 RATS A scruffy blast of direct and anthemic indie that’s as infectious as it is heartfelt. 21:30 – 22:00 AVALANCHE PARTY “The most exciting rock & roll band in the UK right now” BBC Radio 1.

DEVONSHIRE GREEN

MC APRIL ESS Sheffield’s own 23 year old multi-genre vocalist. 12:00 – 13:00 DUBCENTRAL DJS Running Roots & Reality since 1999. 13:00 – 13:30 SPEED FOR LOVERS Sheffield post-punk, electronic darksynth noir trio. 13:30 – 14:30 DJ ANDY H Renowned Sheff DJ, Tuesday Club resident and Hip-Hop expert gets the party going.


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The Fringe @ Tramlines l Listings 14:30 – 15:00 NEIGHBOURHOOD VOICES Neighbourhood Voices, founded in 2017, are a 60-strong choir inspired by female-led, modern pop and indie choirs such as Deep Throat Choir and Lips. 15:00 – 15:30 DUBCENTRAL DJS The famous roots and rub selectors return.

Skatalites, Desmond Decker and Bob Marley

DINA

This Geordie lad has been slowly but surely climbing his way to the top of the indie charts over the past few years.

FOUNDRY

17:00 APPLE SHAKERS An Alt Indie duo from East London. They pull inspiration from Indie, Psychedelia, Punk and Alt Rock which combine to create an honest and powerful guitar driven sound.

20:00 – 02:00 CYB3R A night of hyperpop and PC music hosted by queer artists.

15:30 – 16:00 BLUE STREET BRASS Bringing a mix of high-energy brass and driving drums with a global music sound.

23:30 – 03:30 POP TARTS FESTIVAL SPECIAL Pop Tarts brings you a festival special to Foundry, jam-packed with non-stop retro pop and dancefloor fillers!

16:00 – 16:30 DJ BROC PASTOR

FORUM BAR + KITCHEN

16:30 – 17:00 THE FREE RADICALS The Free Radicals are a 12-piece band from Sheffield, playing funk and soul classics. 17:00 – 17:45 DJ KOM KOM Playing many different things, including soca, ravey-bassy house (which isn't really a genre), and hard techno as KKTA. 17:45 – 18:15 LAIK Experimental garage folk pop collective from Sheffield serving a tasty mix of styles. 18:15 – 18:45 ROMANO JILO DANCERS Traditional Roma dance group. 18:45 – 19:30 CAPTAIN AVERY Captain Avery and the Triceratops of Intergalactic Peace: A band of Space Aliens crash-landed in Sheffield, Planet Earth! 19:30 – 20:00 DJ IAN HODGSON Blending up a brew of the finest new, old and re-edited funk, soul, disco, house, latin, jazz, hip-hop and beats. 20:00 – 21:00 JUNGLE LION Jungle Lion are a rocking party 10-piece SKA and Reggae band playing tracks from the best Jamaican and 2-Tone artists including the

21:20 – 22:00 PANGOLIN Experimental punk rock band from Barnsley. 22:20 – 23:00 JETSKI Four Sheffield lads who like to rock out! 23:00 LATE DJS Playing all of your Tramlines favourites!

FROG AND PARROT

12:00 HUGMYND Blending English Folk, Americana, Blues, Indie-Folk, Ambient and Electric, he creates an eclectic Ambient-Alternative-Folk style. 13:00 SHADE 14:00 VIGILANTES Vigilantes are continuing the British tradition of taking American sounds and stuffing it with classic British tone. 15:00 HOOFA After meeting at a converted underground toilet in Camden, indie ambi-pop duo Hoofa have gone on to perform their vocal driven, foot stomping songs across the UK. 16:00 KEIREN BOWE

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18:00 GEORGE SIMS 19:00 THE TAYLOR TWINS A 70s rock band playing a trifecta of alt, psych and indie. 20:00 FURROWED BROW Up-tempo with wry lyrics that ridicule the hypocrisy, greed and vanity of society. 21:00 BOLLARDS Noise, groove and harmony – the ingredients of choice for South London 5-piece in their quest to cast an eye over the mundane reality of urban life and twist it into the absurd. 22:00 JEKYLL Blackpool artist taking inspiration from a wide pool of influences, Jekyll's music is known for its melancholic soundscapes. 23:00 MIMOSA

GATSBY (DAISY’S) 17:30 – 18:00 SAFARI 3-piece indie band.

18:20 – 18:50 CASUAL DELIGHTS A live 4-piece funk & soul originals outfit based in Sheffield. 19:10 – 19:40 SHELLEY BYRON Shelley Byron would like to take your heartbreak out to brunch and treat it to bottomless mimosas. Catchy, hard-hitting tunes.



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GATSBY (MAIN BAR)

18:00 – 03:00 UNIT 3 Unit 3 is a collective of like-minded people. Born from their original lockup (number 3) their sessions have brought some of the finest talent into unusual spaces. With a strong crew of residents these guys are not to be missed. True Fiction // Dan G // Palizé // Cargo // DJ DMK // KERR // Smoothbooth 01:00 – 02:30 MARTELO Record maker, player and mixer Martelo - not Martello - joins the musical dots with sonic heat from across the globe. Taking us to hip-hop, RnB, electronica and elsewhere, Martelo keeps it tight and keeps the heat: non-stop classics.

GREEN ROOM

16:00 BIZARREFAE + JODIE LANGFORD An anti-folk/electronic/punk project located somewhere deep within the heart of the woods to please the ears of the fae, joined by a swirling wordsmith from the Hull/East Yorkshire area 17:00 TOMMYROT Weird, wacky, wayward, waggish, witty, wonky, whimsical, wonderfully eclectic, stylistic nut jobs. Tommyrot is an unapologetic dose of rock n' roll, working their way to being a staple of the York music scene. 18:00 THE EASY MORNINGS Catcy indie rock/pop.

19:00 PRIVATE REG Collaborative recording project based in Leeds.

14:15 – 14:45 THE SUNSHINES Doncaster band bringing their eclectic brand of Sunshine to proceedings.

HEIST BREWERY

15:15 – 15:45 JOE SYMES AND THE LOVING KIND Indie band with modern twist on the classic Liverpool sound.

18:30 DAT BRASS Live set – turntablism meets jazz.

HOPE WORKS

23:00 – 05:00 SATURDAY NIGHT SPECIAL Celebrating 10 years of tonking it, Hope Works bring two arenas of non-stop bangers with the following DJs… Alex.Aubyn / Blue Ohana / Craig Cassiera / Diessa / Dj Wanderlei / Jacob Beswick / James Mpbk / Jordan Hunter / Lo Shea / Mark Jurphy / Nick Spencer / Put It In H / Skari & Zeki / STEPHANIE / Yanik (Tickets £5-10 Resident Advisor)

LEOPOLD SQUARE

13:00 PHIL JOHNSON A mix of jazz standards, gutsy blues and pop classics. 15:00 JULIAN JONES Country-inspired songs delivered with heaps of rock and roll energy. 17:00 – 22:00 DIZZY CLUB // PAPA SOUL // DJ ALGIE Sheffield’s ‘King of Swing’ John Naylor and his band Dizzy Club will be pulling dancers onto the terraces from 5pm, before Saturday’s live music is brought to a close by Papa Soul and their unique take on classic songs from timeless labels such as Stax, Chess, Motown and Atlantic. DJ Algie keeps the party going until 10pm with an evening of soul, R&B and Motown.

MAIDA VALE

13:15 – 13:45 JAMIE FOX Acoustic covers of crowd favourites and well-crafted original material.

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16:15 – 16:45 WOLFMAN AND THE LATERALS Melodic Sheffield Indie Rock band who always surprise and entertain. 17:15 – 18:00 PURE WELLER Perfect interpretations of The Jam, Style Council and Solo Weller. 18:00 -18:30 MICHY TREE Alternative rock acclaimed by Rolling Stone Magazine and BBC Introducing. 19:00 – 19:30 FAMILY JOOLS 70's Americana influenced, critically acclaimed by Steve Lamacq and more. 20:00 – 20:30 THE DECEMBER FLOWERS Big hearted, soulful and sun drenched 60's inspired Sheffield Americana. 21:00 – 22:00 WHAT KATIE DID NEXT Unmissable Funk, Soul covers taking us perfectly into Saturday night.

NATIVE AND THE BAR STEWARDS COURTYARD PARTY

15:00 – 00:00 Local DJ Vinyl Richie will be joined by London resident Starvin’ Gaye along with a few others bringing the vibes spinning vinyl outdoors in a safe and inclusive space.


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12:00 – 13:00 SILE SIBANDA BBC Radio Sheffield presenter with a radio-style DJ set and audience interaction. 13:00 – 14:00 RECORD JUNKIE OPEN DECKS Local DJs from Record Junkie’s Open Decks playing their favourite tunes on vinyl, 14:00 – 15:00 HERBAL T & MIKKI REVEL Bradford 106.7 FM presenter playing a smooth mix of reggae, dub and soul music. 15:00 – 16:00 DORIAN COX (THE LONG BLONDES) Working away in various bands over the years, exploring bedsit electronica, cosmic disco and Young Marble Giants-inspired lullaby post-punk, Dorian has gone solo, making a name for himself. 16:00 – 17:00 JESUS HAIRDO Former DJ of Brighton Beach night club playing a vinyl mix of classic indie disco. 17:00 – 18:00 NON-STOP EROTIC CABARET Timmy Faith, Damo Devotion and Marvin Magnificence 18:00 – 19:00 XARIELLA MUSIC An exuberant personality on the decks, spreading good vibes with her fun and bold music style.

PLOT 22

Plot 22 will be open from 18:00 on Saturday 23rd July, bringing a wide range of DJ talent and genres to the venue – partying into the early hours! Lineup below… 18:00 – 20:00 REBURF 20:00 – 21:00 WEBOYLE 21:00 – 22:00 EMILY EKIN

16:00 – 16:30 LIGHTENING THREADS A blues rock and roots trio from the Don Valley Delta, Sheffield. Compared to The Black Keys, Gary Clarke Jr. and Cream, and influenced by the great blues rock musicians of another time.

22:00 – 23:00 SPOONER 23:00 – 00:00 MSTR X 00:00 – 01:00 DSL OFFICIAL

17:00 – 17:30 SAM SCHERDEL Sam's husky gravelly vocal style ensures that he deserves to belong within the same faction as the likes of Rod Stewart and Kelly Jones, allowing him to explore Rock and Soul with justice. This said, his softer side makes him as good as any at delivering a modern ballad.

01:00 – 02:00 NEFFA T 02:00 – 03:00 FORCA 03:00 – 04:00 MR DUBZ

18:00 – 18:30 THE NOVUS Birmingham’s favourite gender bending post-punks. Displaying talent and focus way beyond their teenage years, The Novus are an alternative indie punk funk rock band.

04:00 – 05:00 LUCE 05:00 – 06:00 MINXY

NETWORK

NETWORK 2 STAGE 12:00 – 12:30 DJANGO JONES AND THE MYSTERY MEN A 5 piece band, often finding themselves channelling the spirit of Django Jones himself, through their music of heavy blues rock. Weird right?! 13:00 – 13:30 SHAKER 14:00 – 14:30 THE HAZY JANES This Halifax based duo have come together to form this heavy blues-rock band, playing music that will have you disbelieving there’s only two of them. At the front, leading the charge is the roaring vocals of Ellis Best. Harnessing Ellis’ huge guitar sound and the thunder of Bron’s old school drum tones, the result is a sound far greater than the sum of its parts. 15:00 – 15:30 GUEST SINGER Guest Singer craft dark party songs; anti-motivational anthems for the post-truth generation.

19:00 – 19:30 ANDREW VICTOR WOOD Often found warbling and playing basic guitar for Ultrasound and Sleepy People, as well as occasional bleeps and whooshes along with his partner, Ali, in the band The Owl Oscillation, Andrew is riding it solo for his Tramlines stint! 20:00 – 20:30 FLOODHOUNDS A thunderous, delightfully messy mix of indie, garage-rock, blues and grunge. FloodHounds deliver tight, rabble-rousing live shows bursting with startingly jagged guitar, driving bass and wild powerful drums with unexpected side-swipes of distorted harmonica. 21:00 – 21:35 GENERATION 22:00 – CLOSING WEEKEND RECOVERY A 4-piece garage grunge band based in Yorkshire. They’re damn fine on record, but they bring out their best in a live setting, and their continually evolving sound won’t cease to excite audiences worldwide!

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NETWORK 3 STAGE 12:45 – 13:15 THE CABRONS 13:45 – 14:15 THE FEDS A 4 piece band based in York, write their own music as well as performing classic covers. 14:45 – 15:15 CIVIC GREEN Melodic four piece Indie Rock’n’Roll band, hailing from former mining villages around South Yorkshire. Civic Green’s no nonsense, driven, distinguished sound shows maturity beyond their years. 15:45 – 16:15 JUMPERS AND COLLARS Up and coming Indie Rock band from Doncaster. 16:45 – 17:15 SAINTS AMONG US A mixture of stunning guitar riffs, hooky vocals and dramatic song writing. 17:45 – 18:15 SLATER 18:45 – 19:20 BALLAMONA 4-piece rock band based in Manchester. With the urgency of UK Subs and the melodic sensibilities of "WAR" era U2, Ballamona deliver a set of stunning original material and a non-stop captivating and energetic show. 19:45 – 20:25 NOVA Rock band hailing from South Yorkshire. Pure creativity and euphonious collaboration ushers Nova to the forefront of modern rock. The four-piece rock band tends their music meaningfully, and with forethought. 20:50 – 21:30 TEEFF Fuzzy riffs, punchy drums and bluesy vocals from the depths of Yorkshire all packaged into a live performance that oozes energy. 22:00 – CLOSING CERTIFICATE X

SHAKESPEARES

14:00 – 15:00 JARRED UP PRESENTS: PAGODAS 90s alt, post-punk and folk-inspired indie three-piece channeling The Pixies. 15:00 – 16:00 JARRED UP PRESENTS: YE WOODBEAST DIY Treecore, queasy listening Sheffield six-piece.

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16:00 – 00:00 OFF ME NUT & RAZE SOUNDYSTEM TRAMLINES SUPER LINK-UP Big Vibe Energy hitting Sheffield city as Off Me Nut Records & Raze Soundsystem link up! The Southbank Courtyard is getting taken over with full soundsystem pressure, stage production and eight hours of bangers and rave-hitters for the party kru! DJ LORD OF THE RINGS 16:00 – 17:00 These most powerful of lords grace the seven hills with their almighty presence. Bringers of JARRED UP PRESENTS: NOTHINGHEADS storms, crushers of kingdoms, inhalers of If you like creepy post-punk doom and gloom pipeweed, the DJ Lord Of The Rings dish out from a smelly basement then you'll love this. the vibes hobbit style! 17:00 – 18:00 KATALYST B2B LUNAR Big b2b business from Drum & Bass killaz JARRED UP PRESENTS: GOOD NEWS Katalyst & Lunar. Oxford and Sheffield link up Sheffield's Eastern Bloc Enthusiasts. dropping 360 degrees of D&B. 18:00 – 19:00 TUMBLE AUDIO Bwaddon Nottingham label in the place! Hank JARRED UP PRESENTS: I SET THE SEA ON Limit b2b Mac enter the arena mixing them FIRE ravey riddims. Alternative rock 5 piece from Sheffield with trumpets. SAMURAI BREAKS Up-tempo hypeness from the super sonic don! Raw party bouncers ghetto, jungle grime 19:00 – 20:00 bassy rave hitters! JARRED UP PRESENTS: WORKFRIENDS Alternative/Grunge/Rock trio from Sheffield. SMILEY MAXX Cosmic Junglist flavas sr8 outta sheffield, old skool breakage dark and fruity bassys for the 20:00 – 21:00 bouncy dons! JARRED UP PRESENTS: NERVOUS PILS Catchy indie funk grungy five-piece with dark GLITCHGIRL undertones. Spanish DJ and producer bringing banging hype carnage. 140-170 unheard future genre-bending tanners! 21:00 – 22:00 THORPEY JARRED UP PRESENTS: ANY OLD IRON Ever witnessed a man being eaten alive by Evil bassline and speed garage from hyenas? Well, imagine it in musical form. long-time OMN affiliate! VENZ 22:00 – 23:00 Big wobbla action from the Sheff city don bringing the bassline! JARRED UP PRESENTS: NAGUALS A cavernous anger-fugue-hometownDR. CRYPTIC hospital-deathbed-horror. Acidic, twitchy and Dark twisted bass music from the Doctor, part-improvis ukg, bassline, grime d&b PHATWORLD 23:00 – 00:00 Carnage mode bassline tanners – 0114 speed garage and 4x4 bassline attack! JARRED UP PRESENTS: FEMUR Psychedelic grunge laden with distorted SWAMP KING vocals and hefty sounds that batter their way Bassline bogman slinging out some aerobatic into your soul as well as your ears. warpers and raved up party poppers! DJ GURL POWER Hardcore anthems and berzerko sound experiments spanning pop ambient & noise! (Tickets via skiddle £8-£15)

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The Fringe @ Tramlines l Listings 00:00 – 04:30 AFTERPARTY After the event, the vibes move into Southbank Warehouse for a very limited capacity afterparty. RAZE SOUNDSYSTEM D&B pressure from the soundsystem donnies! CRYPTIC D&B and rollers from Rolls Like Royce PHATWORLD Bonus afterparty set! SPONGEBOB SQUAREWAVE Fast as owt ravecore special SAMURAI BREAKS Party Pressure from this high action rave warlord! GOONMAN Gully Sheffield bassline business (Tickets via Skiddle £8-£15)

THE WASHINGTON

14:30 – 15:00 GENERAL PANIC Sax-punk favourites playing their final shows. 15:45 – 16:15 RICHARD CARLSON BAND Local art-rock / sludge-pop band channelling wonky sonics. 17:00 – 17:30 DUCK A 21st century slice of new wave incorporating plenty of punk and electronica. 18:15 – 18:45 JUMPER BOY Local upstarts spanning a range of Math-Rock, Post Punk, Emo and UK Indie. 19:30 – 20:00 THE HAZY JANES Heavy psychedelic tinged blues-rock from this Yorkshire two-piece. 20:45 – 21:15 SAINTES Fuzzy glam rock ‘n’ roll band riding high off their debut album release. 22:00 – 22:50 THE VIRGINMARYS A brotherhood of raw power, huge riffs and seamless musicianship.

BUNGALOWS AND BEARS

SUNDAY LISTINGS

12:00 DJ LORCAN PRESENTS Starting your Sunday the right way with chilled out vibes. 16:00 DJ CHRIS BLAND Vinyl disco and funky house. 20:00 EMMA SAVILLE A bit of light local relief

ALDER BAR

15:00 – 15:30 BASIC FACES Harmony-driven semi-acoustic trio playing a wide range of covers. 15:45 – 16:15 DRONNY BOTTOM BUSKERS Acoustic duo from the rolling hills of Dronfield. 16:30 – 17:00 CHARLIE KING Solo acoustic act. 17:15 – 17:45 CAUSAL DELIGHTS A live four-piece funk and soul originals outfit.

20:30 DJ DELBOI House, Disco, Garage. The perfect end to the weekend

CHURCH – TEMPLE OF FUN 17:00 – 17:30 NATHANIEL SHORT 21-year-old singer/songwriter based in Sheffield.

18:00 – 18:45 MAM TOR 5-piece rock/alternative band from Sheffield 19:00 – 19:45 TBC

18:00 – 18:30 AMY BELL Local singer/songwriter.

20:00 – 20:45 QUEEN CULT Pop rock Gal pals from up north.

18:45 – 19:15 JOHNNY DARWIN Solo acoustic act.

21:00 – 21:45 ELEPHANT TREES Queer-fronted alt bangers.

19:30 – 20:00 PORTAL HOPPER Guitar and violin to make you tap your feet.

CRYSTAL

20:15 – 20:45 CHARLOTTE B Solo pop queen hailing from Sheffield.

BLOO 88

14:00 – LATE MANILLA Manilla DJs playing disco, house and garage throughout the day in the courtyard from 2pm til late.

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14:00 – 14:30 THE SHAGS 4 piece band from the Steel City. 14:50 – 15:20 THE MOTIVE Over 4,000 monthly listeners, a sold out show and an ever growing Instagram following has meant The Motive, with their unique and distinctive sound, are one of the most exciting bands in South West London right now.



The Fringe @ Tramlines l Listings 15:40 – 16:10 THE CUCAMARAS Indie rock and post punk from Nottingham.

13:30 – 14:00 DJ ROB COTTERELL

16:30 – 17:00 SINCLAIR Indie on a comedown from Bristol/Liverpool.

14:00 – 14:30 BEFORE BREAKFAST Alt-folk with words that touch on personal independence, feminism and more.

17:20 – 17:50 VIVAS Formed in 2022, VIVAS are a band bringing a positive and highly infectious approach to the music scene.

14:30 – 15:00 DJ MYNA MYNA is well known for her bouncy playful mixes traveling from afrobeat and afro house to baile funk and beyond.

18:10 – 18:40 DIRTY BLONDE Female indie-rock two piece from Manchester showcase their debut release ‘Northern Twang’.

15:00 – 15:30 TIN SOLDIERS There are silver bands and brass bands, and then there’s Tin Soldiers – a 15-piece festival band.

19:00 – 19:30 SCARLET Scarlet are a four piece, female led Grunge/ Pop Alt/Rock band hailing from the Northwest of England.

15:30 – 16:00 DJ JIMMY THE GENT London based DJ bringing you the best in House, Tech and Disco.

19:50 – 20:20 NOVUSTORY Alt-rock four piece merge together elements of modern and classic rock; alt-rock; the slightest hint of metal and a touch of pop,. 20:40 – 21:10 SABELLA Four piece alternative rock, tightly executed guitar parts entwined with upbeat instrumental backbones; creating perfectly chilled rock anthems. 21:30 – 22:00 RED RUM CLUB Liverpudlian six-piece who craft craft catchy songs with western-inspired undertones.

DEVONSHIRE GREEN MCs Jonny and Penny 12:00 – 13:00 DJ PAPA AL

13:00 – 13:30 TEAH LEWIS 27-year old Sheffield based singer-songwriter Teah Lewis plays sunsoaked-soulful originals channeling a sound that harks back to the likes of Vashti Bunyan and Joni Mitchell.

16:00 – 16:30 SOLAR LOVE An explosive mix of energetic Reggae/Dub/ Ska/Funk/Latin/Soul. 16:30 – 17:00 DJ KAT SUGI Eclectic DJ based in Sheffield, creating sounds which are dark, soulful, bouncy, or broken up and put back together again 17:00 – 17:30 THE BEATLES PROJECT Some of Sheffield's finest and most acclaimed musicians assemble to pay homage to The Beatles' seminal albums. 17:30 – 18:00 DJ AEJAZ ZEE 18:00 – 19:00 HIGHWAY CHILD Soul, blues and funk classics.

GREEN ROOM

15:00 – 19:00 GREEN ROOM TAKEOVER – TROJAN EXPLOSION Ska, Rocksteady, Boss Reggae. 100% 7” vinyl!

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HEIST BREWERY

ALL DAY UOS DJ SOCIETY B2B multi-genred sets from the university’s DJ society.

MAIDA VALE

With Ramble On Recordings and Special Guests 13:00 – 13:30 20 MILES FROM GRIMSBY (20MFG) With their much anticipated debut EP, these Indie Rockers show great promise. 14:00 – 14:30 UDAGAN Perfect storm of analogue synth, indigenous tribal instruments and vocals. 15:00 – 15:30 THE 48K’S Anthem driven, melodious Indie Mod tunes and harmonies in abundance. 16:00 – 16:30 NOVA Sheffield Modern Rock, Infectious vocals, pristine riffs and crafted hooks. 17:00 – 17:30 JAMES KENNEDY Recently published literary and musical troubadour who’s very much welcomed back. 18:00 – 18:30 MYCELIUM NETWORK Acoustic duo set with intelligently crafted songs guaranteed to rock. 19:00 – 19:30 JESS BREAME & THE GYPSY SOULS Americana band with Jess showcasing favourite and new album material. 20:00 – 20:30 THE VEGAS NERVES Beautifully crafted observations on life and love in musical form. 21:00 – 22:00 THE BOWIE CONTINGENT Simply the best tribute to the man and his music.


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PEACE GARDENS

15:00 RYAN TAYLOR This funkateer provides an eclectic blend of jazz, blues, soul and Latin music.

13:00 – 14:00 JIMMY THE GENT Proven party starter and dancefloor devastator blends good music from all genres into a delicious broth of musical soup.

13:00 NICOLA FARNON & THE MADE UPS Stunning vocalist and accomplished double bassist bringing some jazzy specials to the square.

17:00 LINDSAY DRACASS Sheffield-born Lindsay will be performing dancefloor fillers and soulful classics guaranteed to get you up for a boogie. 19:00 CARIOCA SOUL Seven-piece band who play an eclectic mix of Bossa Nova/Samba and contemporary Brazilian music, combined with cool Latin/ Funk and Soul.

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12:00 – 13:00 SILE SIBANDA BBC Radio Sheffield presenter with a radio-style DJ set and audience interaction.

14:00 – 15:00 RECORD JUNKIE OPEN DECKS Local DJs from Record Junkie’s Open Decks playing their favourite tunes on vinyl. 15:00 – 16:30 HENRY CARLYLE (THE ORIELLES) Guitarist and vocalist from The Orielles, an indie rock band from Halifax. 16:30 – 18:00 EMILY PILBEAM (BBC INTRODUCING) Emily introduces the best unsigned, undiscovered music from West Yorkshire.

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SHAKESPEARES

16:00 – 23:00 LEGS ELEVEN PRESENTS LEGS ELEVEN PRESENTS: SHARING IS CARING "If Frankie Valli fronted Yo La Tengo at the gay bar in my dreams." Laidback, dreamy indie pop. LEGS ELEVEN PRESENTS: SASSYHIYA Kathy and Helen Skinner of London LGBT band Barry, now with added members Pablo and Neil, treat us to some lo-fi indie pop. LEGS ELEVEN DJS Two friends tryna' live out their dreams putting on cute bands and DJing in Sheffield – sure to get those feets-a-sidesteppin'.

THE WASHINGTON

14:30 – 15:00 PAUL PARTY Fresh faced alternative band bringing hooky art-rock with bags of character. 15:45 – 16:15 BEACHCOMBER Indie band combining dreamy vocals with driving bass and crashing drums.


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TEAH LEWIS James Leaney caught up with local singer-songwriter Teah Lewis, who’ll be bringing her engaging brand of folk-infused pop to the Fringe Stage on Devonshire Green. Could you tell us a bit about your music and what sounds have influenced it? I moved to Sheffield in 2013 and started doing open mics pretty much straight away. I hadn't really performed at all before that. So, as soon as I moved, I slowly started to write more music. I’d say it’s kind of folk-infused pop; a lot of artists like Gabriella Aplin do it well, and Before Breakfast we've got in Sheffield, who are brilliant at it as well. How did you find last year’s Tramlines? Honestly, massive. I’d never played a venue fit for a few hundred people, let alone 6000! So, yeah, it was just incredible.

THIS SET IS GOING TO BE ‘‘REALLY GOOD, SUMMERY FUN. WE'VE GOT A FIVE-PIECE BAND BRINGING IN LIVE BACKING VOCALS, LOADS OF ELECTRONIC TEXTURES, BRASS, KEYS, AND ALSO SOME NEW SONGS THAT YOU MIGHT NOT HAVE HEARD BEFORE.

As someone who's played both the fringe and the main festival, how important do you feel the Tramlines weekend is for the local music scene? Every venue gets a chance to platform and promote artists that they love, which is fantastic and makes it really important that there is a fringe element as well. It means everyone has a stake in the weekend. Where can we find you over the festival weekend? So, I will first be playing Tramlines itself on Friday afternoon at Hillsborough Park, at two o'clock on the library stage. I'll also be on the Fringe Stage on Devonshire Green, at one o’clock alongside so many Sheffield greats. That’s going to be special as well. What can we expect from your set? This set is going to be really good, summery fun. We've got a five-piece band bringing in live backing vocals, loads of electronic textures, brass, keys, and also some new songs that you might not have heard before. That's going to be really exciting. Oh, and there might be a cheeky little cover as well… You've got your first EP coming out this summer. How would you describe this latest project? It’s a real exploration of my styles as an artist. All of the songs on the EP are centring around the push and pull of relationships, and processing love and relationships of whatever kind. And there’s my new single out in July, called 'Building a Home', which I’m really excited to put out into the world. Catch Teah Lewis on the Devonshire Green Fringe Stage at 1pm, Sunday 4th July. @teah_lewis Picture: Pippa Atkinson

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the Orange Bird

Find us at Hillsborough Park tram stop. Enjoy some great South African food from the braai. Cocktails, wine, beer and ice cream

Tramlines opening hours Friday 12pm-11pm Saturday 10am - 11pm Sunday 10am - 2pm

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venues | The Fringe at Tramlines

VENUE GUIDE

Dotted around the city centre’s open-air Devonshire Green and Peace Gardens stages you’ll find plenty of cracking live venues, hosting everything from acoustic sets to latenight raves. ALDER BAR

Trendy bar hangout on the bustling Kelham Island/Neepsend border. Inside you’ll find an intimate old-fashioned brewery space (naturally, the beer is fantastic), while outside is a large inviting courtyard – perfect for whiling away a few festival hours with a live band or two.

BLOO 88

Well-established West Street haunt perfect for pizza, cocktails and dancing. Bloo turns things up a notch or two during the Fringe at Tramlines weekend, hosting all-day DJ sets in its suntrap courtyard and fancy upstairs room. House, techno, disco, garage, club classics – it’s all catered for!

BUNGALOWS & BEARS

A firm favourite amongst the movers and shakers of Sheffield, this laid-back bar promises to be a great Fringe venue. With its reputation for top-notch acts, great food and all-round cool vibe, Bungalows will not disappoint this weekend.

art organisation for Sheffield and beyond. They strive to offer a bold and diverse programme, hosting all types of events with a specific interest in developing and nurturing new talent, social projects and those that are at the core of the lovely Sheffield community.

FORUM KITCHEN & BAR

Located in the heart of Division Street, Forum is an eclectic venue with art exhibitions, live music and great food – including a slice bar where you can grab some pizza whilst enjoying the Fringe festivities.

THE FOUNDRY

Found in the Sheffield SU, this 3 room live music and club night venue is hosting what are sure to be the biggest, bassiest after parties the Steel City has to offer at Tramlines - plus plenty of stellar live acts throughout the weekend.

FROG & PARROT

Housed in the listed Osborn Works in Sheffield’s Kelham Island, Church is a venture from Bring Me the Horizon frontman Oliver Sykes. Church has a 100% vegan bar and is known for serving up plant-powered delights. There is bound to be lots going on here over the weekend, from B2B DJs to late-night jungle sets.

Located in the Devonshire quarter, this favourite Sheffield institution is different from your average boozer. Regular guest DJs and musicians set this place apart from all others, with their menu and cheap drink deals going down a treat with both regulars and newcomers. The laidback vibe and quirky layout makes for the ideal venue for Tramlines gigs, as it effortlessly transitions from day to night.

CRYSTAL

GATSBY

CHURCH

Located in a former 19th century scissor factory is this trendy nightspot that is a favourite with both students and locals for its central location and funky theme nights. Always boasting an impressive Fringe line-up, this place is a must for live music lovers.

DINA

Calling themselves ‘a veritable chameleon’, this place has everything you need and more from a city centre bar. Boasting an impressive cocktail menu, delicious food and regular guest DJs, Gatsby oozes the laidback, cool vibe desired by the movers and shakers of Sheffield. It is the ideal Fringe weekend hang-out, situated in the heart of the city.

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venues NATIVE AND BAR STEWARDS COURTYARD

A handy stopping point between Kelham Island and the city centre, Gilbratar Street houses beer aficionados Bar Stewards and popular restaurant Native. The two share a spacious courtyard which they’ll be opening on Saturday for al fresco vinyl DJ sets, craft beer, chilled cocktails and BBQ food. Sounds just the ticket, no?

NETWORK

Situated in the famous location which once housed Plug on Eyre Street, Network have admirably taken on the mantle and created an exciting space for live music of all genres. There are two large rooms inside which will house a variety of bands – from rising stars to true stalwarts of the scene – while their spacious courtyard out back is perfect for catching some rays and enjoying acoustic sets.

PLOT 22

GREEN ROOM

Often bustling on weekends with crowds dancing to northern soul, Motown classics and a range of live bands, this intimate bar overlooking Devonshire Green boasts plenty of character and is always lively during festival weekend. Expect everything from catchy indie rock to dark electronica, plus feelgood live DJ sets to take you through the evening.

HEIST BREW CO

Situated in the up-and-coming Castlegate area of the city, Plot 22 is a multi-purpose creative space known for a super soundsystem and events hosting some of the best grassroots talent spanning DJs, producers, MCs, singers, creatives and more.

SHAKESPEARES

This thriving real ale pub was reopened in 2011 by William Wagstaff and went on to win CAMRA Pub of the Year in 2011, due to their focus on bringing the Sheffield music scene to life. Local up-and-coming musicians can be found here on the regular, with visitors enjoying a local beer to the back drop of their folk sounds.

Opening to great acclaim last year, Heist will be bringing together a sumptuous range of craft beer, live music and street food to the Fringe at Tramlines party. The hip industrial space boasts over 30 keg lines alongside shuffleboard, old-school penny pushers and arcade machines to keep you entertained. Feeling peckish? Try the Slap & Pickle burgers – you won’t regret it!

SOUTHBANK WAREHOUSE

LEOPOLD SQUARE

THE WASHINGTON

MAIDA VALE

YELLOW ARCH STUDIOS

This little hub of restaurants and bars is squeezed into the hustle and bustle of the city, enveloped by stunning architecture and fountains this is the place to be for your fix of soul, jazz and funk. The square is the ideal place to dance as the day turns to night – and don’t forget to grab your tapas and cocktails from Cubana! This classic Sheffield venue is sure to be at the top of everyone’s list this weekend. Renowned for its cheap cocktail deals and its reputation for great live music, this place is sure to have a buzzing atmosphere. With its prime West Street location, this bar will definitely be a hotspot throughout the Fringe weekend.

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An independent multi-purpose events space situated in the heart of industrial Sheffield, Southbank boast a spectacular courtyard setting with room for up to 500 people. Expect cocktails, street food and, of course, plenty of bangin’ tunes to keep you occupied. Inside their warehouse space it’s DJ sets ‘til late from a wide range of talented selectors. Situated on the lower side of Sheffield City centre’s Devonshire Green is The Washington, an iconic venue that is sure to be on the top of everyone’s list when it comes to pub gigs. Always boasting an incredible line-up of bands and DJs, it is sure to have the perfect atmosphere and buzz to satisfy both Sheffield locals and visitors from around the country. This iconic Sheffield venue has seen the likes of Richard Hawley, Arctic Monkeys, Sister Sledge and even Kylie Minogue pass through its doors into the self-proclaimed ‘house of creative madness’. Kitted out with a 10k sound system, it has become synonymous with the best parties in the city and this year’s Fringe is no exception. Expect an eclectic line up of bands and DJ’s throughout the weekend – this place is not to be missed.



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