Fri 21 - Sun 23 July

Dizzee Rascal heads up first Tramlines 2016 announcement

Dizzee Rascal, Young Fathers, Hinds, Dawn Penn, Goldie MBE, Toddla T, Little Simz, Norman Jay MBE, Field Music, Mumdance B2B Pinch, C Duncan and Randall will all be performing at this year's Tramlines.

We are thrilled to announce Dizzee Rascal as Friday night’s Main Stage headliner. A groundbreaking and critically-acclaimed UK talent whose music spans grime, UK garage, bassline, hip-hop and R&B, Dizzee's live sets are legendary.

Elsewhere, fellow Mercury Prize winners Young Fathers will deliver their unique brand of UK hip-hop, while cult art-pop heroes Field Music - a.k.a. brothers David and Peter Brewis - will show off the best indie rock Wearside has to offer. Legendary Jamaican singer Dawn Penn will be touching down in Sheffield with her classic hit ‘You Don’t Love Me’ and more, while former Pipettes vocalist Gwenno will showcase her stylish, Welsh Music Prize-winning brand of indie-pop.

We're proud to once again be hosting some of the best emerging UK talent. Acts include acclaimed rapper Little Simz; Madrid four-piece Hinds; 2015 Mercury Prize nominee C Duncan; former Racehorses frontman Meilyr Jones; breaking singer-songwriter Rukhsana Merrise; Liverpool psychedelic trio All We Are, and Sheffield slacker-pop outfit Trash.

Meanwhile, fans of dance/electronic/bass will once again have tons to choose from, with a selection ranging from house to grime, from disco to underground techno. Local hero Toddla T returns to the festival to head up a takeover at the O2 Academy, the full lineup remains under wraps, but you can expect it to be massive. Elsewhere on the festival site is Metalheadz don and D&B royalty Goldie MBE; purveyor of ‘Good Times’ and soul grooves Norman Jay MBE; 1Xtra Daily Dose Mix resident Amy Becker; and experimental grime/techno producer Mumdance, performing a B2B set with Pinch for the first time in Sheffield.

Tickets for Tramlines Festival 2016 are now on sale.

After listening to feedback, we've made some changes to this year's ticketing to make it easier for you to make sure that you catch your favourite artists.

From £30 plus booking fee, fans of bands, new music, and making sure you catch the headliners can opt for a Daytime Ticket, providing access to outdoor stages, daytime venues, o2 Academy (until 10.00pm) and Leadmill

For fans of dance music of all kinds, from techno to D&B and everything in between, a Night-time Ticket is available from £20, giving you access to clubs on Saturday night

A full weekend ticket (covering all stages from day until night) comes in at the bargain price of just £42.

Meanwhile, if you've still got some party left in you at the end of the weekend, tickets for Sunday night's intimate closing parties are available for £5.

01 February 2016

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