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Capacity crowd at Tramlines return

Over 40,000 revellers a day attended the sold out three day Tramlines Festival at Hillsborough Park with no mask or social distancing requirements. Speaking to Sheffield Live! Timm Cleasby, operational manger for Tramlines said: “It’s been incredible. Across the city we have had an amazing reaction.” The return of the city’s biggest music festival has been a landmark for the UK live events industry being among the first to join the government’s pilot Events Research Programme to test the relaxation of coronavirus restrictions. Baillor Jalloh reports.

Capacity crowds for Tramlines weekend

Tramlines music festival returned to Sheffield at the weekend with a capacity crowd at the main event and thousands joining Fringe at Tramlines on Devonshire Green. Tramlines Festival 2021 was organised as one of the pilot events in England for which mask and social distancing requirements have been removed. Baillor Jalloh reports from Fringe at Tramlines for Sheffield Live!

Leadmill venue gains government funding award

The Leadmill music venue has been granted £240,000 from the government Cultural Recovery Fund to cope with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The grant is part of the £1.57bn government handout designed to help arts organisations survive losses caused by the lockdown. Sheffield Live! reporter Baillor Jalloh spoke to Sam Feeley, promoter at The Leadmill.

Tramlines 2021 tickets nearly sold out

Tramlines Festival has said that over 90 percent of the advance tickets sold for the cancelled 2020 festival have been retained for next year’s event. The remaining tickets for the 2021 event went on sale this week. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

New year Tramlines Festival dates announced following fundraiser success

Tramlines has announced that almost £20,000 was raised for Sheffield charities in last weekend’s online fundraiser as well as confirming festival dates for 2021. The money raised will go to Roundabout, I Forge, Disability Sheffield, Sheffield S6 Food Bank and Cavendish Cancer Care. The weekend online celebration of Tramlines took place on dates previously in the calendar for this year’s festival but cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Tim Cleasby, operations director at Tramlines Festival.

Tramlines Festival weekend charity fundraiser

Sheffield Tramlines festival has teamed up with Leadmill, Jon McClure and others to raise money for Sheffield causes on what would have been the weekend of Tramlines festival 2020. The event featured a host of online activities from pub quizzes to charity raffles as well as the music. All money raised is to go to Sheffield causes including Roundabout, Sheffield S6 Food Bank, Disability Sheffield, iForge and Cavendish Cancer Care. Sheffield Live ! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Alex Deadman of Tramlines Festival.

SynthFest returns to Sheffield

The UK’s premier synthesizer festival, SynthFest, has returned to Sheffield for its fourth year with over 1000 delegates attending exhibitions, workshops and performance at the Octagon Centre. Sheffield Live! reporter Baillor Jalloh spoke to Paul Gilby, festival organiser and digital media director at Sound on Sound.

Sheffield nurse launches debut music album

Rose Deline Bazzie, a Liberian refugee who came to Sheffield 15 years ago has launched her debut music album called Grateful Heart. The artist, a professional nurse, moved to the city in 2014 under the United Nations gateway program. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Tramlines 2020 tickets in high demand

Within hours of going on sale Sheffield’s Tramlines Music Festival has already sold out on early bird tickets, following the success of this year’s event. About 7,000 people were already in a queuing system on the organisers’ website on Monday evening when the “super early bird tickets” went on sale for the annual event. Elise Freshwater reports for Sheffield Live!