Everything Tramlines festival goers need to know

Everything that you need to know about this year's Tramlines Festival.

With Tramline’s Ten just days away, the festival has released all the vital information guests need to enjoy the most important weekend in Sheffield’s musical calendar. The festival will feature from Friday 20th – Sunday 22nd July performances from Stereophonics, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Craig David’s TS5, Clean Bandit, Blossoms, De La Soul, Milburn, Jake Bugg, Shed Seven, Everything Everything, Reverend and The Makers, The Sherlocks, Stefflon Don, Mystery Jets and many more.

Tramlines is advising that all festival goers take a moment to read this information relating to travel plans, wristband exchange, entry times and details of what can be brought onto site. For any latecomers yet to buy a ticket, do not fret as there will be a limited number of tickets on sale from the onsite box office over the weekend, more details can be found below.

Stagecoach Supertram are facing industrial action over the Tramlines weekend, there will be a limited tram service running between 7am and 7pm on Fri, Sat and Sunday of the festival. These trams (on the Blue Route) will serve Sheffield station and the city centre stops but will NOT come all the way to the main site, attendees will have to get off at Hillsborough tram stop which is a short walk from the festival site.

In addition to this limited service there will be a bus replacement service operating on the Yellow route. People arriving at the site via this method should get off at any bus stop close to  Hillsborough Park. Tramlines has also partnered with Stagecoach bus to secure an additional fleet of buses to help people leave the site at the end of each day. These buses will take people leaving the site from Parkside Road back into the city centre from 8pm on Friday and Saturday and 6pm on Sunday. Drop-off will be on Snig Hill in the city centre. This bus will cost £3 per person, cash only and with no concessions operating. Existing bus and tram tickets will not be valid on these special event services. To avoid congestion on these buses, the site opening times will be slightly extended, people can stay in the park up to 10.30pm each day.

Tramlines is recommending that people refrain from driving to the site as there is no functioning drop off space and no parking for the festival. The festival site is a 40 min walk from the city centre. Cyclists are warned that there is no onsite cycle parking.

There will be a black cab pick-up spot operating from the Hillsborough Leisure Centre Car Park from 8.30pm on each day of the event. This location will be sign-posted from the main site. For private hire taxis, Tramlines recommends City Taxis who have an app for both Android and Apple phone users, this app can be found via the City Taxis website.

The Tramlines site is located at Hillsborough Park, North East of Sheffield city centre. On Friday the site opens at 3pm and attendees must be in the queue by 7.30pm before the gates close at 8pm. On Saturday and Sunday, the gates will open at 12pm and last entry is also 7.30pm. Please ensure plenty of time to get to the site to avoid missing last entry.

All tickets must be printed prior to arriving to the site these tickets will be exchanged for a wristband at either of the two entrances. The East Gate is located on Penistone Rd, S6 2AN and the West Gate is located on Middlewood Road, S6 4HA. Wristbands cannot be collected on behalf of other guests, all the members of your group must be present on entry.

There will be a limited number of day tickets on sale during the weekend from the Box Office located at the VIP gate on Penistone Road, this is also the location for all guestlist and competition winners. The Box Office is open from 1.30pm – 7.30pm on Friday and 11am – 7.30pm on Saturday and Sunday.

The full artist line-up including stage times can be viewed on the Tramlines website or via the Tramlines app. There will also be programmes available for sale on-site.

With the current weather, attendees are encouraged to bring suncream and water (up to 500ml in sealed bottles). Large bags, food, alcohol, BBQs and illegal substances are not permitted on site. For more info on restrictions (and all other enquiries) please visit the info page of the Tramlines Website.

We wish everyone a fantastic weekend as we celebrate the 10th edition of Tramlines!

Tramlines Festival
Tramlines Festival
The Tramlines Festival is an annual music festival held in Sheffield. The festival was originally free to attend, but now requires tickets. The line-up consists of national and local artists.