5 acts you should see at Tramlines this year

Described as Sheffield’s biggest ever party, Tramlines Festival will take place next month at its new 40,000-capacity home of Hillsborough Park.

With a strong line up across three days, both at the park and Fringe venues across the city, there is no shortage of choice.

To help you narrow it down and plan your weekend, here are our picks of who you should see between 20 and 22 July.

Milburn (Friday, Tramlines Stage)

Rising to fame at the same time as Arctic Monkeys, local lads Milburn made a comeback in 2016 with a huge run of sold out O2 Academy Sheffield shows. Classics like Storm In A Teacup and Send In The Boys are bound to get you bouncing as the festival kicks off on Friday evening.

It has been announced that this will be their last show for a while, so make sure that you don’t miss out on your Milburn fix when they perform on the main stage before Stereophonics and Everything Everything.

Reverend & The Makers (Saturday, Tramlines Stage)

Sheffield’s very own are returning to Tramlines again this year, although this doesn’t mean you should give them a miss. Fronted by avid Owls supporter Jon McClure, who is also teaming up with the Leadmill in curating Sunday’s line-up on the Leadmill Stage, Rev and the Makers are not ones to hold back when it comes to live performances.

An energetic set that will certainly have you in the right mood for the rest of the day, with fan favourites such as Bassline and Heavyweight Champion of the World, this is one act you certainly shouldn’t pass on.

Coasts (Saturday, Tramlines Stage)

If you’re looking for some quintessential indie-pop this year, then you should definitely check out Coasts at the main stage on Saturday afternoon. The 5-piece played a sold out gig at Leadmill during Freshers’ Week last year and are now back in Sheffield to take their energetic show to a bigger audience.

If you’ve ever watched Made in Chelsea you’ll recognise tracks such as Oceans and Heart Starts Beating, but it’s safe to say that Coasts have a lot more to offer than just background music. If your idea of a perfect Saturday afternoon is with a tinny in-hand, jumping around to some catchy high-energy indie-pop then Coasts are the band for you.

Henning Wehn (Saturday, The Leadmill Comedy)

As incredible as jumping around for hours to some of the best music Sheffield has to offer, sometimes you do need a bit of a break to regain your composure and recharge for later. This is where Henning Wehn at The Leadmill comes in. Having appeared on cult TV shows such as ‘Live at the Apollo’ and ‘8 out of 10 Cats’, Wehn is well established as one of the funniest comedians on the scene at the moment.

Checking out this headline set provides the perfect opportunity for some hilarious respite with some guaranteed Brexit banter and lighthearted Brit-baiting. So if you’re looking for a laugh, look no further than Henning Wehn at The Leadmill on Saturday.

The Seamonsters (Sunday, T’Other Stage)

Another local act, this very talented six-piece are opening T’Other Stage on the last day of the festival. Taking inspiration from Pulp and 80s synth pop, the indie glitter sextet have racked up just over 58,000 listens on Spotify and have recently been announced to play Isle Of Wight Festival, with Truck Festival added to their summer itinerary.

Tracks such as Lost (And Found) and Max and Archie have been well acclaimed by BBC Introducing and This Feeling, making this set one not to be missed, as it won’t be long until you’re seeing them in a large venue near you.

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