Tramlines 2016 kicks off tomorrow (Friday 22nd July) across several venues throughout Sheffield and runs until Sunday 24th July. Here are my top picks that you’d be silly to miss;
Dizzee Rascal – Main Stage 8:45pm
It’s worth going to see him for Bonkers alone, but with his latest collaboration with Calvin Harris a strong contender to be a big hit this summer, and older tracks like Fix Up, Look Sharp, his set is sure to be a highlight of the weekend.
Meilyr Jones – Sheffield Cathedral 8:45pm
Releasing his debut album, 2013, earlier this year, Meilyr Jones’ northern soul infused tracks like How To Recognise a work of art and Strange/Emotional should make for a great alternative to Dizzee, and the setting of the cathedral will make it that bit more special.
Pixx – The Harley 7:30pm
4AD signee Pixx’s off kilter brand of pop is extremely catchy, and shouldn’t be missed.
The Crookes – O2 Academy 6:30pm
Sheffield indie heroes The Crookes always put on a great show, with their latest album Lucky Ones providing even more crowdpleasers.
Teleman – Folk Forest 5:15pm
Teleman’s latest album, Brilliant Sanity, is one of my favourite albums of the year so far, and you shouldn’t pass up the chance to see it played live in the great setting of the folk forest.
Mystery Jets – O2 Academy 7:45pm
Mystery Jets have a massive back catalogue, but their latest album, Curve Of The Earth proves that they very much still have it.
Field Music – Folk Forest 6:45pm
Field Music’s Commontime album is simply brilliant, and you’d be silly to miss them live.
Hinds – Main Stage 4pm
Spanish indie rockers Hinds will be sure to put on a great show, with their debut album Leave Me Alone providing some great summery tracks.
Gaz Coombes – Leadmill 9:30pm
The Ex-Supergrass man has also delivered two impressive solo albums now, so expect to see a mixture of tracks in the intimate setting of the Leadmill.
Public Service Broadcasting – Main Stage 6:30
Known for their impressive use of archive footage incorporated into their live performances, PSB’s set will be a must-see.
Trash – The Harley 8pm
Trash’s latest single Workout shows real promise, and along with tracks from their EPs their set could be a great new discovery for you.