Back in April we ran our Friday night feature for this year’s Tramlines Festival – possibly the most exciting lineup and festival in the North this year. Here are five massive reasons why you simply cannot miss Saturday’s events this year.
1: The Leadmill Comedy Stage
New to this year’s event is the huge comedy stage, adding extra variety to the already bumper weekend. Saturday’s lineup is very special with the talented Dan Nightingale MC’ing for the day. On top of the bill are two of the most exciting comedians from outside of the UK right now; having seen Tom Stade (Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow/Live at the Apollo) at last year’s Kendal Calling, we know first hand just how good his festival sets are. He certainly isn’t afraid to be controversial so if you get too close to the front – expect to be picked on beyond belief. Headlining though, is Henning Wehn (Mock The Week/Live at the Apollo) who has an interesting, but hilarious style of comedy and is sure to light up the Leadmill Stage this year. Check out his best work right here!
2: Rae (FREAKING) Morris
If you only need one reason to visit this year’s festival then that reason should be Rae Morris. Born in Blackpool, the female singer-songwriter is one of the biggest talents in England at present. Back in February, she released the long-anticipated follow up to her top ten debut record Unguarded, “Someone Out There”. Whilst not doing as commercially well as the debut, the album, led by Reborn back in 2017 is a stunning piece of art that you can’t afford to miss live.
3: Killer female artists
Several festivals have come under fire for featuring a lack of female artists in recent times, but Tramlines has tried to significantly reduce their gender bias and have some of the hottest talent from across the UK at this year’s festival. On Saturday you will be treated to the booming vocals of Bang Bang Romeo, introduced to the world of Clean Bandit and witness the awesome show Fickle Friends put on. For something completely different though, don’t miss out on Mabel an artist from London who is making serious noises in the industry. At the start of the year she released the huge track Fine Line so after a few beers, with the sun shining, head to see her for a good boogie.
4: The Reverend Returns
The curator of this year’s Leadmill stage is the mighty Reverend, Jon McClure. Not only has he picked a stellar lineup, but is performing on the Saturday afternoon himself. Expect huge singalongs, a whole heap of attitude, and this banger…
5: The Chief
The year Tramlines Festival begun was a great year for the city of Sheffield, but a terrible year for the rest of the music world as Oasis broke up. This year though, The Chief himself, Noel Gallagher is bringing his band to Sheffield, in the form of his career having released his 2018 album Who Built the Moon. This is sure to be a monumental headline set and will be the busiest Tramlines crowd to date!
FINAL TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE https://www.tramlines.org.uk/tickets/ AND YOU CAN CHECK OUT THE FULL LINEUP FOR TRAMLINES 2018 HERE https://www.tramlines.org.uk/tickets/
Photo Credit: Tim Boddy – https://www.thefourohfive.com/music/article/in-photos-rae-morris-152