Sheffield festival goers express excitement but have safety concerns following huge Tramlines lineup reveal

Festival goers looking forward to Sheffield’s Tramlines festival are hoping that covid won’t be an issue by the time bands take to the stage this summer.

Tramlines say it is “super excited” to be going ahead this year after releasing its lineup this week. 

University of Sheffield student James Bartrum, 19,  said: “I’m very excited for things to go back to normal, and the acts this year look great too. 

“However an event of that scale can sound quite daunting right now, so I just hope everything goes to plan and it can go ahead in some form or another.”

Another University of Sheffield student, Mia Vanderboon, 18, said: “I can’t wait, especially after last year, but I’m not very optimistic about it going ahead in July. 

“I can understand why so many people will be unsure about booking and attending this year.

“Hopefully by then we will all be vaccinated allowing us to feel safer in an environment like that.”

The festival has confirmed that it will be “going ahead” as it stands. 

Tramlines’ operations director, Timm Cleasby has said that the festival is “very serious” about the public’s safety and that a “close eye” is being kept on Covid developments. 

He said: “We’re super excited to bring you what I feel is one of our strongest line ups.

“The three main headliners have been on my list for a good while now and we’ve got some brilliant returning friends as well.”

The huge lineup for the event at Hillsborough Park in Sheffield from 23-25 July will include headliners The Streets, Royal Blood and Richard Ashcroft. 

Also among those taking to the stage are indie rock band The Kooks, Blossoms, rapper Dizzie Rascal, and Yorkshire band The Sherlocks.

The festival will feature five stages of music, art, comedy, performance, handpicked food and craft ales.

Weekend tickets are priced at £130 and Day tickets start at £45, with the final limited batch available on Friday 30 April at 12:00PM.

Full lineup:

Written by Charlie Baker

Twitter: @charlieb_27

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