This letter was written by Coun Christine Gilligan Kubo, Hillsborough ward, Green Party Tramlines brought joy in a time of Covid-19 to tens of thousands of people. But Stagecoach Supertram and Tramlines really need to reflect on the decision made 24 hours before the festival started. Due to staff shortages from Covid-19 self-isolation, Stagecoach told Tramlines they couldn't provide all the extra 15 post-event trams planned.
Sheffield was full of people listening to music at Tramlines last weekend, so what better time to look at pictures of music makers from the past? These pictures, on the theme of Sheffield rhythms and beats, have been taken from the Sheffield Archives collection and if you want to order copies you can look on their website, www.picturesheffield.com, searching using the reference number in the picture caption.
This is when Earlybird tickets go on sale for Tramlines 2022 after this year's event was hailed a "huge success"
Tickets for next year’s Tramlines festival will soon be released after more than 40,000 revellers a day attended last weekend’s sold-out event at Hillsborough Park and made it a huge success. Tramlines 2021 marked a new beginning for festival goers, as friends and loved ones – some who hadn’t seen one another for over a year - were able to come together without having to wear masks or socially distance.
Tramlines, Sheffield’s biggest festival of music, art and comedy, has come to a close marking a landmark moment for the city and the UK live events industry. 40,000 people a day attended the sold-out event at Hillsborough Park from 23rd to 25th July. Tramlines gave dozens of bands and artists the opportunity to play music that was recorded in lockdown to live audiences for the first time.
It has been a historic weekend in Sheffield as thousands of people packed into Hillsborough Park for Tramlines Festival. Dizzee Rascal, The Fratellis and Supergrass were among the acts performing on the last day on Sunday with a host of other acts keeping crowds entertained on the five stages.
Video: Watch how crowd went wild during Dizzee Rascal's electrifying set at Tramlines festival in Sheffield
Sheffield festival fans danced as one yesterday during an electrifying set from Dizzee Rascal. The Bonkers star had a whole field bouncing as he performed as the second to last act on Sunday – and some said he should have been the headliner. He even played a prank on music lovers by pretending the gig had to be stopped due to the bass levels being too high, roping in a member of Tramlines staff to play along, before performing major hit Bassline Junkie.
SURREAL, euphoric, life-affirming — Tramlines returned with an emotional bang. The largest festival Europe has seen since the start of the pandemic took over Hillsborough Park for a three-day knees up with 40,000 people and no masks or social distancing. “How do we dance again?” friends asked as we stared around wide-eyed and overjoyed on day one.
Sheffield weather: This is when a Met Office weather warning has been issued for thunderstorms and rain
The weather forecast has been somewhat unpredictable of late, with temperatures in Sheffield dropping after last week’s heatwave and warnings for rain and thunderstorms being issued. Luckily the rain which had been forecast over Tramlines weekend held off for the most part and there was even some sunshine on Sunday – much to the joy of festival-goers across the city – but the bad news is that more rain is said to be on the way this week.
A woman was spotted sitting on a man’s shoulders on the final day of Tramlines, proving crowdsurfing is not just for teenagers. The woman was moving to the music during Tom Walker’s set on the main stage on the final day of the festival.
A man who lost his phone at Tramlines festival was relieved when it was returned by two men who had left a hilarious video message in his gallery. Luke Goodwin, aged 21, was at Tramlines festival when his phone fell out of his pocket, and he worried that it was lost for good.
Tramlines 2021: The Snuts say life feels "back to normal" as they play to crowds at Hillsborough Park in Sheffield
It has been an incredible year for The Snuts, who became the first Scottish band to scoop a number one with their debut album since The View in 2007. They may have been up against pop-superstar Demi Lovato – which bassist Callum Wilson says was a bit of a worry – but they absolutely blew it out of the water.
Sheffield residents have slammed the decision to cancel the evening trams in the Hillsborough Park area where the three-day Tramlines Festival is currently ongoing. Stagecoach Supertram and Tramlines had on Friday issued a joint decision not to run evening trams in the area on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening due to reduced staff resources after a surge in employees being instructed to self-isolate by the NHS Test and Trace system.
It had a two year break due to the coronavirus pandemic After a two-year break due to the Covid pandemic, Tramlines is officially back. Thousands of people have already descended on Hillsborough Park for the three day festival which will see some top acts play across the weekend.
Around 35,000 are expected to attend Tramlines Festival in Sheffield this weekend, which got underway on today (23 July). The sell-out event is taking place over three days, with no social distancing or the need for face masks, due to it being part of the Government's series of pilot events.
Tramlines 2021: Here are all the Sheffield road closures and changes to travel and trams over the weekend
The first day of Tramlines Festival is finally here and the city is gearing up for a weekend of events and excitement – but as venues across Sheffield get ready to entertain large crowds, there are a number of traffic and travel changes you’ll need to be aware of for getting around over the next three days.
Music is finally returning and here's when you can see your favourites. Tramlines 2021 kicks off today and this year is causing more excitement than ever as it's one of the first festivals since the pandemic began. Live music is one of the biggest things people have missed, and Sheffield's Tramlines is an adored event.
Tramlines kicks off today at Hillsborough Park It's been a long time without festivals and live music, but it's finally returning. Sheffield's Tramlines kicks off today and is part of the government's event research programme, with a capacity of 35,000 people. Today (July 23) sees Jake Bugg, The Streets and the Kooks amongst the line-up with Sophie Ellis-Bextor and The Pigeon Detectives.
Stagecoach and Tramlines have issued travel advice for visitors heading to the Tramlines festival this weekend (Friday 23 to Sunday 25 July). The tram service will run throughout the day on Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the area so people can travel to the venue and others can make their journeys as normal.
We all know about the headline acts for Tramlines this year, but what about the acts we may not know about? Here are some of the Sheffield-based artists who’ll be performing and the ones that we’d thoroughly recommend. After the unfortunate, yet totally understandable, cancellation of the popular Sheffield music festival, Tramlines is returning with gusto.
The Sheffield Treatment and Recovery Team (START) will be out and about this weekend to provide help, support, and advice to anyone affected by drugs and alcohol. They’ll be at Hillsborough Park to chat and offer advice. So if you or a friend has drunk or taken too much they’ll be there to give you information and support about what to do.