20 Jun
Sheffield’s music and culture set to shine at The Fringe at Tramlines weekend

The Fringe at Tramlines, supported by Sheffield BID, includes free outdoor stages and a huge variety of music in Sheffield’s many pubs, clubs and bars. 

The Fringe at Tramlines is set to return alongside Tramlines Festival at Hillsborough Park on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th July, promising a weekend full of music, culture, and entertainment. 

Supported by Sheffield BID and Sheffield City Council, The Fringe at Tramlines promises to deliver a fantastic line-up on the main stage at Devonshire Green alongside a range of activities and performances across dozens of venues throughout the city.

Diane Jarvis, Head of Business Operations at Sheffield BID, said: 

"Sheffield BID is delighted to continue our partnership with the Fringe at Tramlines. Since its inception in 2018, The Fringe has played a key role in the city’s major events calendar. 

"It’s a fantastic event that delivers vibrancy in the city centre whilst providing an economic boost to our high street with increased footfall, dwell time and spend for local businesses. The Fringe at Tramlines continues to provide an inclusive and diverse event experience. 

"We’re looking forward to yet another vibrant and colourful experience for city centre visitors. The Fringe is a great way to animate the city centre, once again showcasing the city at its best."

The Fringe at Tramlines - Devonshire Green Stage

Curated by Alan Deadman, the Fringe Stage at Devonshire Green will feature an eclectic mix of live acts and DJs, highlighting the very best of Sheffield’s vibrant music scene. 

Among the standout performers is Ripton Lindsey, the amazing Jamaican dancer who got the crowd dancing last year. Ripton, a DJ, poet, dancer, and choreographer, has worked with the likes of Afrika Bambaataa and Daddy G (Massive Attack). His 'Jamaican Carifolk Dance' is set to be a highlight once again. 

StreetRobots will bring their high-octane live show with punchy breakbeats and effervescent guitar riffs, guaranteeing an unforgettable performance. The WaterBear/Tracks Collaboration will showcase the best emerging talent in Sheffield, featuring Good Damage from WaterBear College of Music and two competition winners from Tracks Sheffield Music School. Both these organisations are making huge waves in the local music scene with Tracks hosting a surprise visit from Ed Sheeran last month who jammed with the students and gave them words of support.

Sparkle Sistaz, a fantastic all-female group from Sheffield, will also grace the DJdecks. This group of DJs come from Under the Stars, a Sheffield charity that enhances the lives of people with learning disabilities through high-quality music and theatre. Sparkle Sistaz bring a unique energy and style to their performances.

The Fringe Stage will also feature a diverse array of other acts over the weekend including Highway Child, Speed for Lovers, Solar Love Society, Mango Rescue Team, Shanghai Treason, Shine Choir, Jungle Lion, Soul Battalion, and BlueStreet Brass. DJs Myna, Kom, JuJu Master, Izza Dancer, Ian Hodgson, and Papa Alwill keep the crowd dancing throughout the weekend. 

In addition to the main event sponsor, Sheffield BID, the Fringe stage has received funding from the Sarah Nulty Power of Music Foundation, a Sheffield-based charity founded in honour of former Tramlines Festival Director, Sarah Nulty which supports charities and organisations using music to improve people’s lives. 

Lisa Firth, Director of Parks, Leisure and Libraries at Sheffield City Council, said: 

“The Fringe at Tramlines takes us back to where the festival started 15 years ago, with a full weekend of free, live music across our city centre, showcasing some of the best talent the city has to offer.

"We are looking forward to another fantastic Tramlines Fringe, with yet another excellent line up.

With so much happening across the city, Sheffield music lovers will need to know what’s happening and where. The Welcome to Sheffield website includes details on The Fringe including listings for the many fringe venues.

A free printed programme will be produced by 3 Blind Mice Media and distributed throughout the city with a digital version on their website. A comprehensive clash-finder is also planned for 2024.