FESTIVAL NEWS: Tramlines Festival and Re-Gather present The Folk Forest 2017


The Folk Forest is a stunningly beautiful oasis of music, food and activities nestled in Endcliffe Park, just outside Sheffield City centre and co-hosted by Regather Co-Op. Expanded in 2017, the full site now stretches for over a mile, following the historical River Porter into Bingham Park and Whitley Woods. It’s jammed packed with music, food, markets and activities with loads to do for families.

The Folk Forest Stage in Endcliffe Glade will play host to a dazzling array of music, from quirky local acts to internationally renowned Syrian performers and everything in between.
Featuring headline performances from Cate Le Bon, Omar Souleyman, Blaevanon and Yorkston Thorne Khan alongside Sheffield favourites, Neil McSweeney, The Buffalo Skinners, Paul Littlewood plus many more.

The Bird Table is a second stage located in the Folk Forest Fair featuring a diverse programme representing Sheffield’s cultural landscape. The music and performances continue up the through the Porter Valley to the 500 year old site of ‘Shepherd’s Wheel’ with storytelling, music, poetry and Heritage songs inspired by the people and trees of Sheffield.

The Folk Forest features games, demonstrations, workshops and countless more ways to get involved. The heritage crafts area offers opportunities to ‘have a go’ with materials like wood, metal and leather led by talented crafts people.

Due to the popularity bookings for places will likely be required, commencing shortly via the Folk Forest website.

Homeless charirty Shelter will be hosting areas offering a rang of activities including immersive reality experiences and art installations and Sheffield’s Site Gallery are launching their Art Van at this year’s event. The van transforms into a whole area for creative activities. Yoga at The Reach will provide yoga classes for all ages in the healing field.

The Folk Forest has plenty for young people of all ages including;

– a Forest School in the woods run by Middlewood Nature Nursery
– a childrens area hosted by Youth Discovery Ventures
– games and interactive stalls throughout the site
– Free entry for ages 12 and under

Entry to the main music stage at The Folk Forest requires a Tramlines Festival Wristband. Ages 6 to 12 require a free child ticket, which is booked with the purchase of a full adult ticket. Entry to the Folk Forest Fair and other areas is free for everyone. More entry details here

Sheffield’s world famous real ale and craft beer scene is well represented. Folk Forest hosts, Regather Co-Op, will be showcasing their latest small batch of craft beer, fresh from their on-site brewery alongside Sheffield Brewery Co-Op’s beer tent and a range of carefully selected independent food traders.

Returning for a sixth year is the hugely successful arts and crafts market. Featuring the best of contemporary art and craft, books, photography, vintage clothing and music memorabilia.
The Folk Forest and The Main Stage at Ponderosa park are connected via the ‘Busker’s Bus’ which returns for 2017.

For new info on the Folk Forest please check the official site and facebook page.

The first, second and third tier tickets for Tramlines 2017 sold out in record time but the fourth release tickets are still available, priced at just £49.50 + booking fee from www.tramlines.org.uk

Tramlines Festival 2017 Lineup

The Libertines
All Saints / Kano / Metronomy / Primal Scream / Toots & The Maytals
Akala / Cabbage / Cate Le Bon / Hot 8 Brass Band / Lady Leshurr / Loyle Carner / M.O / Omar Souleyman / The Coral / The Magic Gang / The Pharcyde / Twin Atlantic / We Are Scientists

The Age of LUNA / The Big Moon / Blaenavon / Bossy Love / Champion / Don Letts / Estrons / Flamingods / Gospel House Choir / The Heatwave / Lucy Spraggan / Mista Silva / Ms Banks / Nubiyan Twist DJ set / Our Girl / Rachel Dadd / The Reflex / Spring King / Yorkston Thorne Khan

Alvarez Kings / Buffalo Skinners / Cattle & Cane / Fizzy Blood / Goat Girl / Goat Head / Jalen N’Gonda / James Tait / Jamie Isaac / Jerry Williams / John Joseph Brill / Katie Pham & The Moonbathers / Leroy / Liberty Ship / Little Robots / LOGS / Luxury Death / Matic Mouth / Mike Hughes / Neil McSweeney / Paul Littlewood / Reasons To Be Cheerful Soundsystem / Sheffield’s Sgt Pepper Project / Souljam / The SSS / Thirsty Ear / UK Mondo / The Wharves


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