Tramlines Festival – Apply to Play

It may not be Leeds, but it’s a great opportunity for recently-formed Leeds bands and artists to have themselves heard, at Tramlines Festival in Sheffield.

The Tramlines Festival takes place in Hillsborough Park from 19 to 21 July, and budding bands and artists can apply to play there.  It could turn out to be the catalyst to a great career in music! 

Bands from Leeds could end up playing alongside Two Door Cinema Club, Courteeners and Nile Rogers & Chic.  Any interested bands and artists should visit the Tramlines website ‘Apply to Play’.

Two Door Cinema Club

The judging panel will be made up from This Feeling, BBC Introducing and organisers of Tramlines and its music-loving audience, who will have the job of selecting a small number of winners.  They will play across the Main Stage, T’Other Stage, The Leadmill and The Library Stage.

Regardless of its growth and success, Tramlines’ ethos stays true to supporting grass roots talent, booking The xx, Alt-J, and Catfish and the Bottlemen Over the years.

Timm Cleasby, Operations Director at Tramlines said“We’ve always championed new and local talent at Tramlines. It’s been a highlight for me every year and this year will be no different. We have some great slots across all stages for new artists this year, and it’s open to all. Last year was a massive success, with slots being filled by Universal Tree, Little Grace and Saint Petersburg to name a few. I love the excitement of hearing my new favourite band on one of our stages and I can’t wait to see who’s in this year.”

All entrants must be from the UK and have recorded original material that is available for the judging panel to stream via Spotify or Soundcloud.  It doesn’t matter what your music genre is.  All are welcome.

Remember to apply by 31st May to Apply To Play via

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 Two Door Cinema Club, Courteeners, Nile Rodgers & Chic

Manic Street Preachers, Rag’n’Bone Man, Doves, Happy Mondays, Reverend and The Makers, Miles Kane, Circa Waves, Lewis Capaldi, Shame, Peter Hook & The Light

The Rifles, Sleeper, Sea Girls, Clean Cut Kid, Sports Team, Easy Life, whenyoung, Another Sky, Anteros, Casey Lowry, Bloxx, Hey Charlie, Everly Pregnant Brothers, Oddity Road, The Reytons, The Wired, The Seamonsters, Cora Pearl, Bedroom High Club, Children Of The State

Tickets from £69.50 + booking fee / VIP upgrade – £50


Watch the Tramlines 2018 Aftermovie

Feature photograph is Nile Rodgers.

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