Tramlines reveals Folk Forest stage linup

The lineup includes Ezra Furman, Seb Rochford’s Mercury-nominated experimental jazz band Polar Bear and alt-folk outfit This Is The Kit, amongst many more.

Providing something different at this year’s Tramlines, the Folk Forest stage is set apart from the rest of the inner city venues; nestled between a river and woodland in Endcliffe Park, the addition of the stage adds not only an expanded lineup, but an alternative atmosphere too.

Other acts announced to play the Folk Forest between 24 and 26 July are Scott Matthew, The Payroll Union, Meadowlark and Eastern Seaboard Radio Station. The newly announced acts join the likes of GoGo Penguin, Diagrams, Hidden Orchestra, and FURS.

Scott Matthew – Skyline on MUZU.TV.

Festival Director Sarah Nulty said: “After the success of bringing the Cathedral stage into the wristband scheme last year, the Folk Forest stage will also become part of the paid festival. As well as allowing us to ensure that the profile of artists and quality of production can be raised, the move will also support the long-term sustainability of an integral part of Tramlines.”

The rest of the festival sees The Charlatans, Basement Jaxx and Wu Tang Clan headline, with support from Billy Bragg, Buzzcocks, Martha Reeves and Sugarhill Gang.

This year also boasts a huge electronic bill featuring Roman Flugel, Erol Alkan, Gilles Peterson, James Holden, Evian Christ and A Guy Called Gerald, and a ton of breaking acts including Slaves, Lonelady, Dutch Uncles, Marika Hackman, Kate Tempest and hundreds more.

With a plethora of spaces to explore, from the stunning Sheffield Cathedral to intimate and noisy rock venues, live street entertainment, independent food markets and the added bonus of no mud and no camping, Tramlines is one of the UK’s most varied city-centre festivals.

Weekend tickets can be purchased from for only £30.


The Charlatans / Basement Jaxx / Wu Tang Clan

Billy Bragg / Buzzcocks / Martha Reeves / Sugarhill Gang

A Guy Called Gerald / Basement Jaxx (DJ Set) / Best Friends / Charlotte OC / The Crookes / Dutch Uncles / Erol Alkan / Evian Christ / Ghostpoet / Gilles Peterson / GoGo Penguin / Honeyblood / James Holden / Jimmy Edgar / Joe Carnall Jr / Kate Tempest / Marika Hackman / Melle Mel + Scorpio / Mike Skinner (DJ Set) / RedFaces / Rolo Tomassi / Roman Flugel / Romare (DJ) / Slow Club / Surgeon / West Street Mob

And So I Watch You From Afar / Aquilo / Billie Black / Blanck Mass / Blessa / Blood Sport / Blossomer / Bodyjack / Bruising / Cervo & JVC / Cypria (DJ) / Daniel Whitehouse / Diagrams / Eastern Seaboard Radio Station / Ekkah / Ezra Furman / Formation / Gnod / Gulf / Hannah Lou Clark / Henry Wu Duo (live) / Hey Sholay / Hidden Orchestra / Jagaara / Jim Ghedi / Jus Now / Kamera / Knifeworld / Kris Wadsworth / Lone Wolf / Lo Shea / Luca Lozano / Magpies / Meadowlark / The Moon / Nai Harvest / Nat Johnson / The Payroll Union / Pev n Kowton / Polar Bear / Polo / Portico / Renegade Brass Band / Robyn Sherwell / Scott Matthews / Serocee / The Sherlocks / Shopping / Slaves / Sumochief / This Is The Kit / Trash / Tropic of Youth / Tropics / U / Ultimate Painting / Walls

Melissa Svensen

Melissa Svensen

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