FESTIVAL NEWS: Tramlines Festival issues a huge thanks to rollover ticket buyers, with 90% of tickets rolled over, plus a huge £20k raised for local charities in 2020

2021 dates confirmed & Tickets on sale Tues 6th October at 6pm

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Tramlines Festival 2021 will take place at Hillsborough Park from 23rd – 25th July. After an incredible edition of Tramlines in 2019, 2020 was set to be one to remember. However due to Covid-19 the festival was forced to postpone.

Tramlines Festival has revealed that over 90% of the ticket buyers for the 2020 event have retained their tickets for the event next year, the whole team is immensely grateful for the continued support. The remaining tickets for the 2021 event will go on sale Tuesday 6th October at 6pm.

Tramlines would also like to thank everyone who has helped to raise a staggering £20k for charities and local causes in 2020. With the festival postponed, Tramlines Festival used the festival weekend to raise money by hosting a huge raffle, collaborating with Thornbridge to create the official Tramlines ale, ‘In the Park’, and the ‘Chari-tees’, t-shirts with exclusive designs from Sheffield artist Tom J Newell and the in-house Tramlines team. Every penny of the money raised will be donated to Roundabout, Disability Sheffield, S6 Foodbank, iForge and Cavendish Cancer Care.

The Tramlines ‘In the Park’ ale is still available to purchase via the Thornbridge website. Or at various local outlets and pubs including, Beer Central, Boozehound, The Green Shop, Sharrow Vale Wine Rack, The Hallamshire House, The Greystones, The Stags Head, Simonite Butchers, Beeches of Walkley, Thornbridge Tap Room

Local charities S6 Food Bank and Disability Sheffield have commented on how the donations will help them below:

“The donation from Tramlines will be used to buy items which are out of stock during the next season. On a weekly basis, we’re feeding around 1000 people per week and using 8 tonnes of food, which is worth about £10,000. We expect this to rise by at least 20% during the winter months. This will allow us to buy items in bulk to feed everyone who have been referred to us. As brilliant as the food donations are, this is no longer enough to sustain the demand.” – Chris, S6 Foodbank

Emily Morton – Chief Executive of Disability Sheffield said;
“We will be using the generous donation from Tramlines to support two of our projects. Sheffield Cycling 4 All will be adding two new folding e-trikes to their existing Trike Loan scheme, increasing people’s access to cycling. The scheme, which is free of charge, enables people with disabilities or long-term health conditions to borrow an e-trike for one to three months outside of Hillsborough park to experience the fun, independence, and health benefits of cycling in Sheffield. In this COVID-age, where the people most affected are disabled or have long term health conditions, having accessible and affordable cycling is a perfect way to gain the benefits of low impact exercise, maintain independence and low carbon emissions for better air quality.

The money will also enable Sheffield Voices, our self-advocacy group, to expand their weekly programme of activities in order to connect with more people with a learning disability or autism, many of whom have become increasingly isolated during the COVID- pandemic. A massive thank you to everyone who contributed to this fund and to Tramlines themselves for choosing to support us”.

Timm Cleasby, Tramlines Festival Operations Manager said “It’s been a tough year for everyone and we all need things to look forward to, we know life remains uncertain but we wanted to get started to ensure we’re in the best place for next year’s festival.

Although not being in the park this year was a huge blow for us all that didn’t stop us getting together and having a bit of fun at the virtual festival and South Yorkshire did us proud by raising an incredible £20,000 for the local charities we support.

Loads of you kept hold of your tickets to support us and that means so much to all the team. It’s such a big thing to know you all love Tramlines that much and we wanted to say a massive thanks to everyone who is with us and get on with bringing the party to 2021.”

Event Info

Tramlines Festival 2021
Friday 23rd – Sunday 25th July
Hillsborough Park, Sheffield
Available from www.tramlines.org.uk/tickets