Including Neneh Cherry, Anathema, We Are The Ocean, Roni Size, Mr Scruff, Horse Meat Disco, Camo & Krooked, Loadstar, Monki + more.
Sheffield’s Tramlines Festival is thrilled to unveil the final lineup for its 2015 event taking place from 24- 26 July. Completing its mammoth bill are Buffalo Stance singer Neneh Cherry, prog-rock legends Anathema, The Charlatans’ label-mates We Are The Ocean, godfather of drum & bass Roni Size, London disco collective Horse Meat Disco and many more.
Tramlines is one of the UK’s biggest inner-city festivals where, for one weekend, 100,000 people descend upon Sheffield to turn the city centre into one huge festival site. Now in its seventh year, Tramlines continues to bring genre-spanning legendary acts alongside breaking new talent to its stages. Headliners for 2015 include The Charlatans, Basement Jaxx, and Wu Tang Clan, with support from the likes of Billy Bragg, Buzzcocks, Martha Reeves and Sugarhill Gang.
The festival will open on the Thursday night at the iconic Leadmill with a pre-party from Ninja Tuna founder Mr Scruff, who’ll bring his eclectic bigbeat sounds to the dancefloor.
Further topping up the 2015 lineup is a speaker-shaking electronic bill including Hospital Records’ Camo & Krooked and liquid drum & bass duo Fred V & Grafix, garage DJ and remix extraordinaire DJ Q, Radio 1xtra’s Monki, bass music stars Joker & New York Transit Authority, Ram Records’ Loadstar, Rinse FM DJs Mak & Pasteman, Sub Focus front man MC ID and Hypercolour’s Tom Demac.
Festival Director Sarah Nulty said: “Each year we aim to top the lineup of the year before and I think we’ve done it – the blend of established acts versus upcoming talent plus local versus international is huge! Not to mention the fact there’s something on offer to appeal to all manner of music fans at Tramlines, from rock to jazz and electronic to indie.”.
The final acts join the already announced 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 www.tramlines.org.uk for only £30 + bf, which makes Tramlines one of the best value festivals around.
For up-to-the-minute information about Tramlines 2015, visit www.tramlines.org.uk or follow Tramlines on Twitter @tramlines
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FULL LINEUP (NEW ACTS IN BOLD)
The Charlatans / Basement Jaxx / Wu Tang Clan
Billy Bragg / Buzzcocks / Martha Reeves / Neneh Cherry / Sugarhill Gang
Anathema / A Guy Called Gerald / Basement Jaxx (DJ Set) / Best Friends / Camo & Crooked / Charlotte OC / The Crookes / Dutch Uncles / Erol Alkan / Evian Christ / Ghostpoet / Gilles Peterson / GoGo Penguin / Honeyblood / Horse Meat Disco / James Holden / Jimmy Edgar / Joe Carnall Jr / Joker & New York Transit Authority / Kate Tempest / Lapalux / Loadstar / Marika Hackman / Melle Mel + Scorpio / Mike Skinner (DJ Set) / Mr Scruff / Rolo Tomassi / Roman Flugel / Romare (DJ) / Roni Size / Slaves / Slow Club / Submotion Orchestra / Surgeon / We Are The Ocean / West Street Mob
And So I Watch You From Afar / Aquilo / Balkan Bandits / Bartholins Glands / Braiden / Billie Black / Blanck Mass / Blessa / Blood Sport / Blossomer / Bodyjack / Bruising / Cervo & JVC / Cleft / Cypria (DJ) / Daniel Whitehouse / Diagrams / DJ Q / Eastern Seaboard Radio Station / Ekkah / Errors / Ezra Furman / Fred V & Grafix / Fokn Bois / Formation / Gnod / Gulf / The Half Earth / Hannah Lou Clark / Henry Wu Duo (live) / Hey Sholay / Hidden Orchestra / Hooton Tennis Club / Jagaara / Jim Ghedi / Jus Now / Kamera / Knifeworld / Kris Wadsworth / Lapalux / LewRey / Lone Wolf / Lo Shea / Luca Lozano / Magpies / Mak & Pasteman / Martelo / MC ID / Meadowlark / Mella Dee / Monki / The Big Moon / Nai Harvest / Nat Johnson / Nozinja / The Payroll Union / Pev n Kowton / Polar Bear / Polo / Portico / RedFaces / Renegade Brass Band / Robyn Sherwell / Saif Mode / Scott Matthews / Serocee / The Sherlocks / Shopping / The Slow Revolt / Soul Jam / Sunship / Sumochief / This Is The Kit / Tom Demac / Trash / Tropic of Youth / Tropics / Tuff Love / U / Ultimate Painting / Walls / Werkha / Youngman / Zozo