Richard Ashcroft, Royal Blood and The Streets to headline Sheffield's Tramlines Festival - how to get tickets
One of the biggest music festivals close to Chesterfield has revealed its 2021 line-up – and says there is something for everyone.
Sheffield’s Tramlines Festival was cancelled in 2020, but is back this year with “one of its strongest line-ups”, from Friday-Sunday, Jule 23-25.
Headlinining the Friday night will be The Streets, whose frontman Mike Skinner has performed DJ sets in the festival in the past, with Royal Blood, hot on the heels of the release of their third album, Typhoons, headlining on the Saturday before indie legend Richard Ashcroft, former frontman of The Verve closing the festival on the Sunday night.
Timm Cleasby, festival operations director, said: “The pandemic has hit us all very hard in a million different ways but the support that Sheffield has already shown us is incredibly humbling for us all.
“We’re super excited to bring you what I feel is one of our strongest line ups.
“The three main headliners have been on my list for a good while now and we’ve got some brilliant returning friends as well.
“All this said, we’re very serious about the public’s safety and take our responsibilities regarding Covid very seriously.
“We’re keeping a close eye on developments and will act accordingly should things change.”
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Other acts lined up to perform include Nottingham’s Jake Bugg, The Kooks, DMA's, Pale Waves, The Pigeon Detectives, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Everything Everything, Blossoms, Dizzee Rascal, The Fratellis, Sundara Karma and Derbyshire’s own Lucy Spraggan, from Buxton.
Representing Sheffield will be bands including The Sherlocks, The Reytons and folk favourites Everly Pregnant Brothers.
With a large number of ticket buyers for the cancelled 2020 event retaining their tickets, only a limited number of weekend tickets will be available, currently priced at £130, while day tickets are £45.
The final batch of tickets for the Hillsborough Park event go on sale on Friday, April 30, at noon, from tramlines.org.uk
Derbyshire’s Y Not Festival, at Pikehall, near Matlock, on the weekend of July 31-August 1, is set to announce its 2021 line-up imminently.
Richard Ashcroft will also be headlining Nottingham’s S p lendour Festival at Wollaton Hall, on Saturday, July 24, the night before his Tramlines appearance. Other acts on the Splendour bill include Supergrass, Rick Astley, Sleeper, Belinda Carlisle and The Vamps.