Sheffield’s Tramlines Festival nominated for three prizes at the UK Festival Awards


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Sheffield’s popular city festival ‘Tramlines’ has been nominated for three prizes at the UK Festival Awards.

The popular festival, which first started in 2009, is up for the Best Metropolitan Festival, Best Medium Festival & Best Dance Event prizes.

The most prominent of these awards is the Best Medium Festival, in which it will go up against the likes of Dorset’s ‘Camp Bestival’, ‘Green Man Festival’ on the Isle of Wight and Suffolk’s ‘Latitude Festival’.

Tramlines has grown in size since its humble beginnings, with this year’s acts including: Dizzee Rascal, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Funkadelic and Jurassic 5.

The UK Festival Awards are a very prestigious occasion, and last year, over half a million votes were cast.

As the ceremony reaches its 13th year, big voting counts can be expected once again.

In speaking to many of the attendees of Tramlines this summer, it’s easy to see what has made this event so popular.

Ben Kurtaran, a student aged 19, said: “For me it’s the best value for money festival in the whole of the UK.” He added: “Where else can you find that sort of lineup for that sort of cost?”

Johnny McMullan, another student aged 19 said: “The atmosphere at every event was just so positive. Not once did people stop dancing and just having a good time.”

It wasn’t just students who enjoyed the event though, there was much to be done for adults and families.

Karen Burbeck, a mother aged 34 said: “The festival is one of the prides of the city, there’s something for everyone and it makes me so proud to be from Sheffield.”

She added: “There was so much going on, my kids loved all the poetry and plays and it was just a great time to be had by all.”

The winners will be announced at the esteemed London Roundhouse on November 28th.



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