21–23 Jul 2017

179 Days & Nights to go


Tramlines for All

Tramlines is an event for all people, regardless of race, gender, orientation or physical ability.

If something or someone makes you feel uncomfortable - no matter how small it seems - you can report it to a member of festival staff and they will work with you to make sure it doesn't have to spoil the festival for you.

Respect your fellow festival-goers and look out for each other. If you see someone behaving badly towards other people, please alert a member of festival staff.

Conditions for Entry

By entering the stage areas, you are agreeing to the following conditions:

No alcohol is to be consumed within the queue area. Failure to comply will result in eviction from the site.

The management reserves the right to refuse admission or to eject any person for behaviour likely to cause damage, injury, nuisance or annoyance or failure to comply with the reasonable requests of the management.

The management retain the right to search all persons and property and refuse admission to, or eject from, the event any person who refuses to be searched by a police officer or authorised officer.

Tramlines operates a strict zero tolerance policy to both illegal and ‘legal highs’. Nitrous oxide will not be permitted.

No unaccompanied under 14s, please be prepared to show proof of age id on request. There is no pass out system. If you exit the venue you will have to queue again to re-enter. No alcohol is too brought to the event. Only alcohol purchased on site may be consumed within event arenas.

No food is to be taken in to the event arena.

Anyone suspected of underage drinking may be subject to alcohol testing. Failure to comply may result in entry being refused or ejection from the site.

No glass or tins will be allowed into the event. Soft drinks may be taken into the arena providing the seal is intact. Max capacity 500ml.

No chairs or tables are to be brought to the event.

No cutlery will be allowed into the event.

No barbecues or cooking stoves will be allowed into the event.

No animals are allowed in to the event except guide dogs

The event management and promoter reserve the right to amend or make alterations to the published details of the event as shall become necessary.

Neither the promotor nor the venue management shall be responsible for loss or damage to personal property brought into the venue, unless caused by negligence of the promoter or venue management.

The management retain the right to restrict the use of cameras, video or any other form of re-cording equipment if deemed necessary.

Upon entry to the event you give your express consent to the use of actual or simulated likeness in connection with the production, exhibition, advertising or exploration or any film, video and/or audio recording of this event.

CCTV surveillance is in operational the venue.

Warning: the event may contain sound level/effects which may cause injury to your hearing and may contain strobe lighting.

Entry to event areas constitutes an acceptance of these terms and conditions by the festival-goer and implies an undertaking to observe them.

Road Closures

Upperthorpe Rd between St Phillips Rd and Mongomery Terrace will be closed between the following times:

Thursday 21st July at 18:30 until Monday 25th July 13:00

There will be a diversion in place utilising Watery St, Montgomery Terrace and Malinda St. The bus services will follow the diversions in place.

St Phillips Rd from Watery St - Weston St and Weston St up to Bolsover Rd will be closed at the following times to allow for the festival attendees to leave the site in a timely and safely manner.

We expect the times to be as follows

Friday 22nd July 2015 - 21:20 - 22:45

Saturday 23rd July 2015 - 21:20 - 22:45

Sunday 24th July 2015 - 20:20 - 21:45

This will affect all roads attached to these streets including:

Meadow St / Weston St

St Phillips Rd / Dover St

St Phillips Rd / Bellefield St

St Phillips Rd / Hammond St

St Phillips Rd / Jericho St

St Phillips Rd / Fawcett St

St Phillips Rd / Daisy Bank

St Phillips Rd / Bramwell St

Weston St / Bramwell Drive

Weston St / Mitchell St

Weston St / Summer St

Weston St / Yardley Square

Wristband Exchange

You will need to collect your wristband in person. You may not collect wristbands on behalf of other people, even if you purchased their tickets for them.

Additional wristband exchange points are available for 2016 to make collection as quick and convenient as possible. At the point of purchase, you will be asked to select the wristband exchange location which is most convenient for you. Collection must be from the chosen location. Writbands will not be issued from any other site. All tickets bought from Party For The People, Ticket Arena, Skiddle, Dice or Festicket will be for collection at City Hall only. All carers passes will be for collection at City Hall only. If you have a physical ticket (not a printed e-ticket), you may collect your wristband from any of the exchange points.

Wristband exchange opening times are as follows:

City Hall:

  • Thursday 21st July: 4pm - 9pm
  • Friday 22nd July: 12pm - 11pm
  • Saturday 23rd July: 11am - 11pm
  • Sunday 24th July: 12pm - 5pm


  • Friday 22nd July: 4pm - 9.30pm
  • Saturday 23rd July: 11am - 9.30pm
  • Sunday 24th July: 12pm - 8pm

Folk Forest:

  • Saturday 23rd July: 11.30am - 7pm
  • Sunday 24th July: 11.30am - 7pm


For general enquiries, please email info@tramlines.org.uk

For ticketing enquiries, please email info@gigantic.com

For trader enquiries, please email just.jules@ymail.com

For sponsorship enquiries, please email abby@weareincahoots.com

For press enquiries, please email press@tramlines.org.uk

For volunteering opportunities, please email charlottetramlines@gmail.com

Disabled Access

An accessible viewing platform will be available at our Main Stage, and there will be a dedicated disabled access point. Stewards will be available on the day to help direct you. As with the whole festival, though, shows on the main stage do get extremely busy, so please do arrive early.

All stages and most venues involved in Tramlines have disabled access. Please see individual venue profile pages for full details of disabled access.

Applications for carers passes are now closed.

Information for Local Residents

As in 2015, we have made a limited number of residents' tickets available to those living in the immediate vicinity of the Main Stage at Ponderosa Park, to compensate for any inconvenience caused by the festival to residents. These will be valid for daytime access only.

Applications for residents' passes are now closed.

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Applications for Tramlines 2016 are now closed.


  • Admission is subject to capacity. Venues and stages do get very busy, and we recommend arriving early in order to stand the best possible chance of getting in to see your favourite acts.
  • Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Children aged 12 and under will be able to attend the festival for free when in possession of a child ticket. These must be ordered in advance alongside an adult ticket purchase. Under 5s will not require a wristband.
  • A number of Tramlines venues are strictly 18+. Please see venue profile pages for admissions policies.
  • Right of admission is reserved.
  • Tramlines operates a strict zero tolerance policy to both illegal drugs and 'legal highs'. Nitrous oxide will not be permitted.
  • Bag searches will be conducted upon entry to the festival site. Anyone found to be in possession of banned substances or items will be refused entry and the appropriate legal action will be taken. In this instance, no refunds will be issued.
  • Festival-goers are permitted to bring 1 x 500ml non-alcoholic drink into the Main Stage arena. Containers must be sealed. Free drinking water is provided on-site.
  • A wide range of great food will be available to purchase across the city and within the Main Stage arena. Festival-goers are not permitted to bring their own food to the Main Stage.
  • Festival-goers will not be permitted to bring professional cameras onsite. Standard compact cameras will be permitted for personal use, though festival-goers will not be able to bring in cameras with either interchangeable lenses or a lens longer than 6 inches. Any camera with a removable lens, a zoom 3x or greater, or 10MP cameras will be deemed to be professional cameras and will not be permitted. Professional photographers and videographers must apply for press accreditation prior to the event.
  • No dogs will be allowed into the outdoor stages, except guide dogs.
  • Please note that performances do contain flashing lights and strobes.

2016 Ticketing Information

After listening to your feedback, we've made some changes to our ticketing for 2016. The new tickets will make it easier for you to make sure you catch the artists that you're into.

Here are your new and improved choices:

  • Full festival tickets - for those who want to keep the party going all weekend. Tramlines means nearly non-stop music, and here's where you can get your hands on it
  • Daytime tickets - these are valid for entry to outdoor stages, daytime venues, o2 Academy (until 10.00pm) and Leadmill. For fans of bands, new music, and making sure you catch the headline sets
  • Club tickets - these will get you access to Tramlines' clubs and warehouses on Friday and Saturday. For fans of dance music of all kinds, from techno to D&B and everything in between

Don't worry if you can only make it for one day this time around; you'll also be able to buy single day tickets for Saturday and Sunday's stages and venues. Please note, though, that single day tickets will be valid until 10.30pm only, and won't get you access to the clubs and warehouses.

If you've still got some party left in you at the end of the weekend, please note that, this year, you'll need to purchase an add-on if you want to access Sunday night's intimate closing parties. These will be priced at £5 advance.

As ever, entry to all venues and stages is subject to capacity, so make sure you get down early to avoid disappointment. Once it's full, it's full.

Where can I buy tickets?

Advance tickets for Tramlines are now offsale. A limited number of on-the-door tickets are available, while stocks last. See below for prices.

Group Tickets

Group discounts are available now.

Bring your mates for cheaper tickets all around.

Head to the Ticket page and buy ten or more weekend tickets to bag a fiver off each.

The discount will be applied at checkout, and is applicable on full weekend tickets (normally £42 each) and weekend daytime tickets (normally £32, valid for entry to outdoor stages, daytime venues, o2 Academy (until 10.00pm) and Leadmill).

Get your squad together and start planning your weekend!


Whether you are travelling to the festival by train or car, Supertram is a fantastic option.

With services every five to ten minutes and an exclusive Festival Explorer Day Ticket giving unlimited all-day travel in the City Centre, Supertram will take you to many of the festival stages and venues and is the perfect ticket from Sheffield Train Station. Meanwhile, two Weekend Tickets give you unlimited access to the whole network for either two or three days.

Alternatively, if you are coming to Sheffield by car, Supertram's Park and Ride will allow you to park and travel from just £4.50

Festival Explorer Day Ticket £3.00

Unlimited travel in the City Centre to Nunnery Square, Granville Road and Infirmary Road

Can be purchased:

  • On tram

  • Wristband Exchange Points

2 Day Weekender - unlimited travel network-wide, tram only

Friday-Saturday or Saturday-Sunday

Can be purchased:

  • On Tram

  • Wristband Exchange Points

3 Day Weekender - unlimited travel network wide, tram only.

Can be purchased:

  • Online

  • On Tram

  • Wristband Exchange Points

Park & Ride:

Day single £4.50

Includes parking and the driver's tram travel

Family £6.50

Up to 2 adults and 2 children. Available Sat & Sun

Day ‘Park Only’ Ticket Price: £2.50

See here for more details

For full information visit www.supertram.com


The Tramlines 2016 programme is out now! Your one-stop shop for artist information, listings and a full rundown of everything that'll be happening at the festival in three weeks time, it's available to pick up for free, or to read online here.

Sheffielders can head to any of these locations to pick up a physical copy:

o2 Academy
City Hall
Hope Works
Millennium Galleries
The Harley
The Showroom
University of Sheffield
Yellow Arch Studios
Brew Dog
The Great Gatsby
Picture House Social
Steam Yard
Tourist Information Office
The Wick at Both Ends

Safe Walking Route

As in 2015, there'll a clearly signposted safe walking route from the city centre and from Shalesmoor tram stop to the main stage.

See the stewards if you need help finding it. In the meantime, the Coolbeans team have put together a handy guide to help you on your way.

Watch out for live traffic. Please take care when crossing the roads and respect the stewards who are there for your protection. Please be aware that roads which may have previously been closed may be reopened this year. Please keep an eye out.

On The Door Tickets

Advance tickets for Tramlines 2016 are now offsale. There will be limited tickets available to buy at the wristband exchanges at City Hall, Ponderosa and the Folk Forest, while stocks last.

These will be priced as follows:

  • Day tickets: £35 (Day-time tickets - valid for entry to outdoor stages, daytime venues, o2 Academy (until 10.00pm) and Leadmill)
  • Weekend day-time only: £55 (Day-time tickets - valid for entry to outdoor stages, daytime venues, o2 Academy (until 10.00pm) and Leadmill)
  • Full weekend all-day-all-night: £65 (excludes Sunday after parties)
  • Saturday night only: £25
  • Saturday all-day-all-night: £45
  • After parties: £5 with a Tramlines wristband