Tramlines announces first ever comedy line-up
16 April 2018
Celebrating 10 years of Tramlines, the all-encompassing Sheffield-based festival has revealed its first ever comedy line-up plus a new wave of acts with a keen emphasis on Sheffield talent to appear at the milestone event, taking place in its new home on Hillsborough Park from Friday 20th – Sunday 22nd July 2018.
Belly laughs will be induced when TV and touring comedians take to the Leadmill Stage with performances from Henning Wehn, John Shuttleworth, Bethany Black, Tom Stade, Tom Wrigglesworth, Jarred Christmas, Dana Alexander, Daisy Earl, Tanyalee Davis and others in a Tramlines first. The lineup of grassroots heroes and internationally acclaimed stars from the worlds of indie, rock and roll, pop and hip hop continues to swell with 15 acts amongst the latest additions including Tokio Myers, Tom Grennan, Rae Morris, Teleman, Everly Pregnant Brothers, Black Honey, Palace, Honeyblood, Flamingods, King No-One, Pins, Her’s and more.
Tramlines has grown in size and stature for 2018 with its biggest lineup to date. It features a mix of styles and sounds 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, Stefflon Don, Mystery Jets and tons more. Now held across one site, Tramlines will deliver a wide array of entertainment for the celebratory event across four stages a pop-up cinema, a kids and family area, local breweries, party DJs, cool production and much more besides.
The comedy offering at Tramlines is an exceptional one with TV regular and much-loved standup Henning Wehn, Sheffield’s own fictional singer-songwriter John Shuttleworth, "Britain's only goth, lesbian, transsexual comedian” Bethany Black, Canadian and Mock the Week star Tom Stade, and Edinburgh Comedy Award winner Tom Wrigglesworth. More rib ticklers come from Jarred Christmas, Dana Alexander, Daisy Earl and others who can be found taking over the Leadmill Stage by day at Tramlines for those seeking an alternative form of entertainment.
Chief amongst the latest musical additions is Tokio Myers - a London musician and pianist and winner of Britain’s Got Talent 2017 who released his debut album to great acclaim at the end of last year. Plus Guardian One To Watch Tom Grennan who headlines the Leadmill Stage on Sunday at Tramlines as part of ‘The Reverend Jon McClure presents’ lineup, with his unique “polished pop-soul with a wideboy touch”.
The much-loved Sheffield band, Everly Pregnant Brothers, will also play with their ukuleles and a lethal line in lyrics with covers of anything from Coldplay to Kings of Leon. This must be seen to be believed!
For its 10th year, Tramlines remains dedicated to showcasing breaking talent over its genre spanning lineup. Further highlights include Rae Morris, a major label singer/songwriter whose second album ‘Someone Out There’ has produced singles like ‘Reborn’ and ‘Dot It’ and confirms she is one of the most accomplished talents in her field; indie-pop stars Teleman, indie-rock trio Little Comets, cult shoegaze and girl pop combo Black Honey, London-based alt blues/rock band, Palace, the high octane live duo Honeyblood, international psych explorers Flamingods, and the ambitious and hotly tipped local band King No-One.
Year on year, Tramlines remains one of the largest and most popular inner-city music festivals in the country. Its new home – licensed for up to 40,000 people - is just 13 minutes from the city centre by tram meaning it remains as accessible as before. The larger space can accommodate even more music lovers and can offer a wider range of world class headliners as well as plenty of exciting emerging acts and lots of great entertainment for all the family to enjoy.
Tickets for the 10th Tramlines Festival have been selling fast. They’re now on sixth release costing £79 plus booking fee for a weekend ticket, covering all three days and are available from www.tramlines.org.uk. Keep an eye out for further lineup announcements by following Tramlines on social ‘@tramlines’.