ICYMI // NEWS -Tramlines Festival 2019
Updated: Jul 9, 2019
Budding musicians, bands, and artists had the option, yet again, to Apply To Play at Sheffield’s biggest ever party, Tramlines Festival, which takes place at Hillsborough Park from Friday 19th July to Sunday 21st July 2019.
Timm Cleasby, Operations Director at Tramlines said: “We’ve always championed new and local talent at Tramlines. It’s been a highlight for me every year and this year will be no different. We have some great slots across all stages for new artists this year, and it’s open to all. Last year was a massive success with slots being filled by Universal Tree, Little Grace and Saint Petersburg to name a few. I love the excitement of hearing my new favourite band on one of our stages and I can’t wait to see who’s in this year.”
Sitting on the 2019 judging panel are members of the Tramlines organisation team are; Christian Carlisle of BBC Introducing Sheffield, and the club for future rock and roll stars, This Feeling. The Tramlines audience will also be casting their votes.
Several winners will be selected to play across four music stages, the Main Stage, T’Other Stage, the Leadmill, and the breaking talent Library Stage.
Last year saw the Apply To Play selections impress crowds at Tramlines. These included, Universal Tree, the new band fronted by legendary Sheffield vocalist, Steve Edwards; Saint Petersburg previously known as The Ratells; Leeds three-piece outfit, Polo; female solo artist, Imi; MTV Iggy Artist of the Week winner, Kadija Kamara, and Little Grace who perfectly merged Motown, 80’s synth pop and post-2000’s electronic R&B!
Although budding acts may have missed the deadline this year, be sure to keep an eye out for 2020 - also keep an eye out for interviews with the lucky 2019 Apply to Play winners.