Tramlines Festival have kept the announcements coming in the lead up to July’s event with the Dandy Warhols, Marika Hackman, Public Service Broadcasting and more added to this year’s line-up, as well as a host of local and fresh talent set to take over the city of Sheffield this summer.
Portland alt-rockers The Dandy Warhols rose to fame after signing to Capitol Records in 1997 and went on to remarkable commercial success in 2001, largely due to the massive hit single, Bohemian Like You. The band also feature in Ondi Timoner’s Dig! as well as providing the theme song for Veronica Mars, cementing a cult status that will go down a treat on the Main Stage. Joining them are Public Service Broadcasting, who will be bringing their sample-laden electronica to Ponderosa on the Sunday for the more experimental punters – who may also want to check out the debut of Living Body, the new live group from Juffage, rounding out a previously solo act with fellow Yorkshire-based musicians Alice Rowan (Mayshe-Mayshe), Sarah Staham (Esper Scout) and Tom Evans (Vessels).
Typically evading any genre-leaning, this year’s programme also features brooding multi-instrumentalist Marika Hackman, who will headline Sunday’s Folk Forest stage and Hybrid Vigour at Millennium Gallery, featuring a DJ set from snooker legend Steve Davis and a show from Sheffield’s own experimentalists Blood Sport, who will also curate the event.
The local theme permeates the festival with The Everly Pregnant Brothers, Velocity Brown and the Hotrods and The Stars Band featuring in a Sheffield showcase on Friday night, as well as a slew of breaking acts from the area appearing throughout the weekend. Ginger Tom, Bang Bang Romeo and King Capisce are among the new talent picked by local music industry partners and BBC Introducing DJs to appear, once again locking down Tramlines’ reputation as one of the best arenas to discover new music.
Tramlines Festival | July 22nd-24th | Sheffield | Tickets at tramlines.org.uk
Note: A previous version of this post omitted Tom Evans from the Living Body ensemble.