The Leadmill reveals Music Trails line-up as free shows return to Sheffield

3 March 2022

The Leadmill have this week announced the highly anticipated  Sheffield Music Trails line-up which is set to return for its second year.

Artists including headliners Kawala, Abbie Ozard and Bedroom High Club will take over stages across 19 different venues on Saturday April 2.

Frazier Spooner, 23, promotions assistant at The Leadmill, said: “It’s such a collision of styles and genres, but that festival feel is what we’re really excited about.”

From brass to banjos, the diverse line-up will showcase the very best up-and-coming UK artists to the people of Sheffield. 

He said: “These are all acts that are still constantly rising and growing.

“In fact, the day we announced the line-up, Kawala was featured on BBC Radio 1 as having the Hottest Record in the World, which perfectly encapsulates the calibre and next generation of artists we want to. showcase.” 

The 2022 Music Trails line-up

After the success of last year’s trails, Frazier was eager for the event to return.

He said: “This is the second year, but this time it’s a lot more special. There’s less of that doubt about the pandemic, and the excitement is palpable.

“We just can’t wait to showcase more amazing young talent to the people of Sheffield, which was the original inspiration for starting this event.”

Baby Queen, last year’s headliner

The whole day is also free to attend, which, Frazier says, makes it accessible to everyone.

He said: “Even now we’re seeing people coming to events for the first time since the pandemic, so this free entry is part of the motivation to come and experience something new, and who knows, you might just find your new favourite band.

“This is an opportunity for the people of Sheffield and beyond to get out and see what this city has to offer.”

The Leadmill will also welcome Kawala, Youth Sector, Bedroom High Club and Tom A. Smith.

Live music will be hosted by venues across the city, including The Frog and Parrot, Corporation, Sydney and Matilda and The Washington.

Here‘s the aftermovie from last year’s trails.

Written by Charlie Baker

Twitter: @charlieb_27

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