Tramlines announce First acts for 2017

Tramlines Festival have announced t​heir first set of acts for 2017, including The Libertines, Metronomy, Loyle Carner, Estrons, Nadia Rose and Spring King.

The ninth edition of Tramlines will be held on the weekend of 21st to 23rd July, on three outdoor stages across Sheffield.

 Second release weekend tickets are now on sale for £38 plus booking fee, and can be bought at

See the announced lineup so far below:

All Saints / The Libertines / Toots and the Maytals

The Coral / Loyle Carner / Metronomy / The Pharcyde / Twin Atlantic / We Are Scientists

Akala / Alvarez Kings / Blaenavon / Bossy Love / Cabbage / Cate Le Bon / Don Letts / Estrons / Fizzy Blood / Goat Girl / Hot 8 Brass Band / Jalen N’Gonda / John Joseph Brill / Lucy Spraggan / Mike Hughes  / M.O / Nadia Rose / Omar Souleyman / Sheffield’s Sgt Pepper Project / Spring King / The Age of LUNA / The Magic Gang  / The Wharves  / Yorkston Thorne Khan 


Outlines Festival add over 40 new acts to 2017 bill!


The second ever Outlines Festival have added more acts to its already impressive lineup, with the likes of Flamingods and Our Girl playing alongside already announced Jagwar Ma, Lady Leshurr, Slow Club and The Crookes.

The lineup also includes MOBO winner Nadia Rose, Hookworms and local talent including Trash and The Seamonsters.

The festival takes place in several venues across Sheffield including The Leadmill, Plug and Queens Social Club on 3rd and 4th March, with weekend tickets being available now for £20 here.

Outlines Festival announce first wave of 2017 lineup

The first set of acts have been revealed for 2017’s Outlines festival, which this year is coming back bigger than ever and expanding to be over a whole weekend.

Lady Leshurr

The lineup includes Jagwar Ma, Lady Leshurr, The Crookes, Slow Club, Clean Cut Kid, Hookworms, The Wytches, Trash and The Seamonsters, with more to be announced soon.


For more info and to buy tickets, go here.


Oscar to play at the Harley on Wednesday 28th September

Fresh off the back of releasing his brilliant debut album, Cut and Paste, Oscar will be playing a show at The Harley, Sheffield on Wednesday 28th September.


Support on the night will come from Girli.

The show is 18+ and tickets are available here for £6.60 (incl. 60p booking fee.)

You can watch Oscar’s Independent music award winning video for his single ‘Sometimes’ below:


Northern Sky festival to bring Gaz Coombes and Richard Hawley to Scunthorpe

The very first Northern Sky acoustic music festival will take place at The Baths Hall on the 2nd and 3rd September.

The Saturday night headliner, Richard Hawley will bring stripped back versions of tracks from his new album, Hollow Meadows, as well as classics like ‘Open Up Your Door’.

hawleygaz coombes

Gaz Coombes of Supergrass fame will headline the event on Sunday 4th September. With his last solo record, Matador, being nominated for the Mercury prize last year, he will definitely be one of the highlights of the festival.

The weekend will see over 20 acts take to 3 different stages, with headliners Gaz Coombes  (Sunday 3rd) and Richard Hawley (Saturday 2nd) being joined by the likes of John Bramwell from I Am Kloot and Juanita Stein from Howling Bells.


Local acts including Lizzie Goddard, Carol Lake  and Twisted Revolution will also be performing at the event.

Tickets cost £18.50 per day and can be bought from the website or over the phone on 0844 8542776.


Indie Banquet coming to Duke Studios, Leeds


Indie Banquet, a night of Music and Food is coming to Duke Studios in Leeds on Saturday 15th October. Great upcoming indie bands including WYM faves Trash will be performing on the night. I spoke to Ryan Morgan who told me more about the first Indie Banquet:

“We decided to start Pizza for the People for three good reasons:
  1.) We are very passionate about our music & our food, and felt that there wasn’t anywhere or quite simply enough places really showcasing great live bands with great regionally talented food traders together in one location apart from the odd few, more established venues that have a wealth of things going on at their venues. We definitely aren’t against these venues, as some of them are our favourite venues in the world and have worked hard to get their status, however we want to celebrate some of the more unique venues that Leeds has to offer and bring something a little different to these places – equally giving them a platform to develop too as well as showcasing the wealth of talented individuals creating amazing music and food!
2.) We both have full-time jobs that aren’t what we would call our ‘true calling in life’ and so we’ve decided to do something about it, rather than getting to mid-life and thinking “oh shit…I should have done something with my life!”
3.) And… We love Pizza.”

When I asked him why he added the food element to the gig night, this is what he had to say:
“As we said, food is one of our main passions in life and we love the way that food brings people together. It’s become more and more of an informal past time in recent years, with more people grabbing a bite to eat, rather than going for a formal dinner! We feel it’s most people’s favourite past time to blend food and music together and when you combine it with a few drinks – what more can you ask for? It’s not just about the music or just about the venue, we want it to be an environment where people can enjoy and express themselves. There’s also heaps of great food out there and new street food vendors with innovative ideas and a real love for pleasing people’s tummies, so we want to share this love with the people!”
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A Burger from What’s Your Beef? Burgers.
Duke Studios isn’t usually used for gigs, so I asked Ryan why he picked the venue;
“We decided upon Duke Studios because when we first approached them about Indie Banquet they were really appreciative of us wanting to try something a bit different to the normal gig structure. They’ve also created a beautiful event space from the barebones of an old warehouse which we love and feel it’s the perfect fit, not only for the atmosphere we’re looking to create but also because it’s a blank slate for creating something new. What’s also really endearing about Duke Studios is its collective approach – not just an events space, it also houses an eclectic mix of collaborative working spaces at the venue alongside Sheaf Street Cafeteria, which we are naturally drawn to as we want to create a more collaborative approach to way gigs are organised.”

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MIO Pizza
 The Lineup consists of:
La Bete Blooms
Cactus Knife
Night Owls

The food on the evening will be provided by What’s Your Beef? Burgers and MIO Pizza. You can find Pizza For The People at and tweet them @WeAllWantPizza Tickets are £9 each and can be bought now from Please note the event is 18+.

Tramlines 2016 Top Picks

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.


More info on Tramlines can be found here.