By George Butler
More than 60 new acts have been announced to be playing at this year’s Tramlines festival, joining the previously announced headliners Dizzee Rascal, Catfish and the Bottlemen and Kelis.
The biggest surprise amongst the announcements was the recently retired Steve Davis, who is a six-time world snooker champion. The 58 year-old has recently turned his hand to DJ’ing and he will feature in the Hybrid Vigour event at the Millennium Gallery during the weekend.
Also among the acts announced are The Dandy Warhols, Big Narstie, DJ Hype & IC3, Dub Phizix & DRS and Public Service Broadcasting.
Tramlines is the biggest inner city festival in Sheffield and is running for the eighth consecutive year on the weekend of the 22 – 24 of July and will take place across four outdoor stages and 17 venues in the city.
Also announced today to be playing at the event are Arnivore, Blood Sport, Eliza And The Bear, Frazer, Global Roots Soundsystem, Kate Jackson, Kiko Bun, Machinedrum & Ragga Twins, Nordic Giants and True Fiction.
Venues that will be home for the festival include the o2 Academy, The Leadmill, The Harley, Hope Works, The Night Kitchen and Code.
The festival features a wide variety of genres ranging from rock and indie to new wave techno and grime while there is a distinct focus on the local talent from within Sheffield including Andy H, Denham Audio, Pedram, Hot Soles and Daniel Whitehouse.