A group of musicians will perform live on Sheffield streets on Saturday as part of Busk Aid where all donations go towards humanitarian aid around the world. It’s the first time the team will perform live since lockdown when the yearly event had to go virtual. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Alison Trezise, chair of Sheffield Christian Aid Committee and Yo Tozerloft, a volunteer at Busk Aid.
Tramlines Festival has announced an open invitation to new acts who want to perform at the festival this year. Festival organisers are looking to bring in more new talent from the local community. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Alex Deadman, regional media officer for Tramlines.
Under the new Covid-19 rules anyone visiting indoor unseated nightclub venues with over five hundred people will have to show they are either vaccinated or provide a lateral flow test. The news has led to cancellations and uncertainty for venue managers. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Joe Taylor, managing director of Dryad Works.
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.
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!
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 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!
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.
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.
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.