The Sheffield-based festival has expanded its family offer this year to include even more interactive fun and games that kids of all ages can enjoy, a mini beach, plus plenty of party DJs to keep the adults dancing all night.
As the 11th edition of Tramlines Festival fast approaches, the captivating family-friendly activity can now be revealed, as well as some new night time entertainment for the three-day event, taking place from Friday 19th – Sunday 21st July 2019 at Hillsborough Park in Sheffield. The hugely popular area for families and kids of all ages, Into the Trees, will return with a jam-packed programme featuring, by day, a pop-up cinema, woodland workshops, circus skills and inclusive art collectives, and new for 2019 – a mini beach and seaside themed stalls, kids comedy, magic shows, quirky poetry and animatronic dinosaurs. By night at Into The Trees, guests will be transported back to the 80s with a retro disco, house and world music, and an ultimate beach party making it an essential place to explore for the festival’s late stayers.
Nestled once again in a place of natural beauty at Hillsborough Park and surrounded by magnificent trees with twinkling lights and eye-popping decor, Into The Trees is the place to find tailored programming to entertain the kids and adults alike. Its forest like feel will now feature the addition of a mini beach complete with deck chairs and seaside theme stalls.
New for Tramlines 2019 is The Flying Seagull Project, which through a series of weird and wacky shows is set to bring a sparkle of magic to the event. Either sit and watch or get involved with cacophony music sessions, a unicycle runway, pirates and princesses, quick and quirky quiz shows, kids comedy club, magic shows, and an end of day parade, all capturing the imagination and energy of everyone who takes part to create long-lasting memories.
Another new addition to this year’s festival is Jurassic Partys who come with roarsome dinosaur fun. They bring Sheffield’s one and only animatronic dinosaur Tricksy the famous cheeky T-Rex, and the only UK identical replica of Blue, the velociraptor famously known in the Jurassic World films.
Also debuting is ‘The Poet’ Jonny Heath who will be creating countless smiles, tears and laughter from poems and stories written on his typewriter.
Returning for 2019 all weekend long is the pop-up cinema, screening family favourites and cult classics with a kids’ disco between films.
Back by popular demand, the Responsible Fishing team will once again invite kids into their woodland workshop to create beautiful transient artworks, inspired by the natural landscape using foraged materials of whatever they can find nearby. This promises to be a relaxing space for visitors to reconnect with nature – with the added activity of gravity-defying stone balancing!
Over the weekend guests can run away to the circus tent with Jamboree Arts to learn wobbly circus skills, from walking the tight wire to juggling and acrobatics, with circus artists and tutors on hand to turn novices into accomplished circus performers.
For the late programme at Into The Trees, on Friday festival goers can look forward to Sheffield’s award-winning Club Tropicana as it transforms the area into the ultimate beach party. Expect a lively affair of 80s pop, disco and timeless anthems all night long, with coloured Hawaiian shirts, free flower garlands, surprise confetti cannons, flamingos, rubber ducks and much more.
The Cool Beans Roadshow Mega DJ Party takes things up a notch at Into The Trees on Saturday night with an energetic, interactive and amusing hour of power from the hosting duo who are guaranteed to leave smiles on faces – think Vic & Bob with decks and a mixer! Prior to this, expect something deeper as British trio Damdon Music, take listeners on a spiritual journey blending minimal and ambient melodies with heavier tech house hooks – a must for the spirited soul on a Saturday afternoon.
Finally, on Sunday afternoon, Nice Like Rice residents are back with a set of house, world music and disco with a contemporary electronic twist.
The Into The Trees programme offers an alternative to the Tramlines hard-hitting lineup, which this year across four stages features, Two Door Cinema Club, Courteeners, Nile Rodgers & Chic, Annie Mac, Doves, The Futureheads, Shame, Drenge, Manic Street Preachers, Johnny Marr, Rag ‘N’ Bone Man and more, and that’s not to mention its biggest comedy lineup to date from Reginald D. Hunter, Phil Jupitus, Shappi Khorsandi, Alistair Barrie and plenty of others.
Also, expect great food and drink, special treats from Sheffield’s local breweries and much more.
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Whilst the Tramlines line up gets bigger each year, it remains seriously good value for money. A very limited number of day tickets can now be purchased from £40 +bf. Tickets have sold quicker than ever in 2019 but an extremely limited quantity of final tier weekend tickets priced at £79.50+bf are still available for purchase. The option remains to split this cost over 2 months using the payment plan. VIP upgrade tickets are available for an additional £50 granting access to the private VIP area situated right next to the main stage with private bars, food stalls and toilets. Under 12s go for free. For full ticketing info including monthly payment plans, visit www.tramlines.org.uk
TRAMLINES FESTIVAL 2019 LINE UP
Two Door Cinema Club / Courteeners / Nile Rodgers & Chic
Manic Street Preachers / Johnny Marr / Rag N Bone Man / Annie Mac / Doves
Happy Mondays / Reverend and The Makers / Miles Kane / Tom Grennan / Circa Waves / Lewis Capaldi / Drenge / Shame / Peter Hook & The Light / The Rifles/ The Futureheads / Sleeper
Jade Bird / Becky Hill / The Japanese House / Good Cop Bad Cop / Sea Girls / Yonaka / Clean Cut Kid / Georgia / She Drew The Gun / Jaws / Sports Team / Easy Life / Skinny Living / Otherkin /Whenyoung / Cassia / Another Sky / Anteros / Casey Lowry / Marsicans / Blackwaters / October Drift / Bloxx / Hey Charlie / Balcony / Man & The Echo / Everly Pregnant Brothers
Red Rum Club / Himalayas / Planet / The Estevans / The Rosadocs / Oddity Road / The Reytons / The Wired / The Seamonsters / Cora Pearl / Bedroom High Club / Children of the State
Before Breakfast / Exiled / Fauves / Graces / Guest Singer / Hands Off Gretel / LIO / Matic Mouth, Matthew J Hall / Oh Papa / Perfectparachutepicture / Speed For Lovers
Phil Jupitus / Reginald D Hunter / Shappi Khorsandi / Andre Vincent / Alistair Barrie / Daniel Muggleton / Thomas Green