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The Fringe at Tramlines

Type:Music Festival

Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield, South Yorkshire
The Fringe at Tramlines


Sheffield City Centre will be alive with music, entertainment, street food and more on Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 July, as The Fringe at Tramlines brings a vibrant festival atmosphere to key areas of the centre. 

Running alongside the flagship Tramlines festival at Hillsbough Park, The Fringe at Tramlines will host a FREE programme of entertainment with a full music stage, street theatre, 80s/90s disco, funfair and live bands and DJs across dozens of pubs, clubs and venues.

The Fringe at Tramlines programme has been brought together by Sheffield City Council and Sheffield Business Improvement District (BID).

‘The Fringe Stage’ will be transform Devonshire Green into a family-friendly world music stage, programmed by Papa Al, of the JuJu Club (originally a well-known Sheffield club night), bringing the best ‘Made in Sheffield’ acts with some international additions.

Highlights on Saturday 20 July include the big, brassy sound of Jungle Lion, the outlandish antics of Latin music lovers Mango Rescue Team and home-grown rap talent from Medley. Sunday is more of a singalong day with artists performing well known tracks.

This will include a 20 strong brass band, The Tin Soldiers and the funk and soulful stylings of Son Montuno and Papa Soul. Sunday is headlined well regarded cover act, Highway Child whilst another highlight will be the One World Choir who are comprised of Sheffield based asylum seekers and refugees.

Barker’s Pool will play host to some of the best street entertainers on the UK circuit as Professor Vanessa and The University of Sheffield bring a two day programme of street entertainers, featuring acts that regularly perform at Covent Gardens and Glastonbury.

This year’s line-up is also supported by Orchard square in includes (amongst others) George Orange from Chicago, The Comedy Waiters and the infamous Granny Turismo. In addition to performing in Barker’s Pool, some entertainers will roam the streets of the city centre, helping to create the unique ‘festival feel’ of Sheffield over the weekend.

The Peace Gardens will be completely transformed over the Tramlines weekend and will include licensed bars and food outlets with an 80s/90s disco, a helter skelter, and plenty of deckchairs. There will also be an exciting range of food traders providing the perfect spot to enjoy the Tramlines weekend.

Along with the outdoor activities mentioned above, almost every pub, bar and venue across the city will be programming bands, DJs and live acts as they have done since the launch of Tramlines Festival in 2009.

Full details of this including line-ups and set times will be made available via the Fringe website hosted by Exposed Magazine and in the printed Fringe at Tramlines programme, a free publication that will be distributed throughout the city in advance of the event. For more info visit



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