Fri 21 - Sun 23 July

The Fabulous Folk Forest

Do you have your ticket yet? Tramlines Festival 2017 is fast approaching!

Lets take a look at the Folk Forest, our stunningly beautiful oasis of music, food and activities nestled in Endcliffe Park, just outside Sheffield City centre and co-hosted by Regather Co-Op.

Expanded in 2017, the full site now stretches for over a mile, following the historical River Porter into Bingham Park and Whitley Woods.

The Folk Forest Stage in Endcliffe Glade will play host to a dazzling array of music, from quirky local acts to internationally renowned Syrian performers and everything in between.

Featuring headline performances from Cate Le Bon, Omar Souleyman, Blaevanon andYorkston Thorne Khan alongside Sheffield favourites, Neil McSweeney, The Buffalo Skinners, Paul Littlewood plus many more.

The Bird Table is a second stage located in the Folk Forest Fair featuring a diverse programme representing Sheffield's cultural landscape.

Continue your journey up the through the Porter Valley to the 500 year old site of 'Shepherd's Wheel' and enjoy storytelling, music, poetry and Heritage songs inspired by the people and trees of Sheffield.

The Folk Forest features games, demonstrations, workshops and loads of ways to get involved.

The heritage crafts area offers opportunities to 'have a go' with materials like wood, metal and leather led by talented crafts people.

(Due to the popularity bookings for places will likely be required, commencing shortly via the Folk Forest website)

Homeless charirty Shelter will be hosting areas offering a rang of activities including immersive reality experiences and art installations.

Sheffield's Site Gallery are launching their Art Van at this year's event. The van transforms into a whole area for creative activities.

Yoga at The Reach will provide yoga classes for all ages in the healing field.

The Folk Forest has plenty for young people of all ages including;

- a Forest School in the woods run by Middlewood Nature Nursery

- a childrens area hosted by Youth Discovery Ventures

- games and interactive stalls throughout the site

- Free entry for ages 12 and under

(please note. Entry to the main music stage at The Folk Forest requires a Tramlines Festival Wristband. Ages 6 to 12 require a free child ticket, which is booked with the purchase of a full adult ticket. Entry to the Folk Forest Fair and other areas is free for everyone. More entry details here)

Sheffield's world famous real ale and craft beer scene is well represented. Folk Forest hosts, Regather Co-Op, will be showcasing their latest small batch of craft beer, fresh from their on-site brewery alongside Sheffield Brewery Co-Op's beer tent and a range of carefully selected independent food traders.

Returning for a sixth year is the hugely successful arts and crafts market. Featuring the best of contemporary art and craft, books, photography, vintage clothing and music memorabilia.

The Folk Forest and The Main Stage at Ponderosa park are connected via the 'Busker's Bus'.

For new info on the Folk Forest please check the official site and facebook page.

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Tramlines Festival features 60 artists at 3 outdoor venues in Sheffield.

- Fourth tier tickets are still avaible priced at £45 + bf for a full adult ticket online and in the following outlets;

Sheffield City Hall, Sheffield University Students Union, Spinning Discs, The Forum, The Common Room, The Old House, The York, The Broadfield, The British Oak, The Riverside,The Crown & Anchor, The Blue Stoops, The Waggon & Horses, O2 Academy

Click here for the full artist line-up for Tramlines Festival 2017

21 June 2017

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