FESTIVAL NEWS: Tramlines Festival adds more acts to 2016 line-up

New additions include: George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, The Enemy, Jane Weaver, Moon Duo, Shining, Basement, Little Comets, Teleman, and many more…


Tramlines, the UK’s biggest inner-city music festival, has added a fourth wave of acts to its 2016 line-up. Amongst the new additions is Saturday night Main Stage co-headliner George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, plus The Enemy, Jane Weaver, Shining, Basement, Little Comets, Moon Duo, Teleman, Holy Esque, Beaty Heart and many more. These new artists join the formerly announced Dizzee Rascal, Jurassic 5, Kelis, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Mystery Jets, Gaz Coombes, Dawn Penn, Field Music, Young Fathers and loads more for the festival’s eighth instalment.

The festival’s organisers are thrilled to announce its final 2016 headliner, in the form of the highly influential and much-sampled funk icon George Clinton, who brings his Parliament Funkadelic Mothership to the Tramlines Main Stage for an unforgettable stage show featuring upwards of 20 musicians onstage.

Back by popular demand for their third Tramlines are Little Comets, bringing a classic indie rock set to the Saturday Main Stage.

Elsewhere, indie trio The Enemy will headline the Leadmill on Friday 22nd July in what will be one of their very last shows, following a recent announcement that the band will split after their autumn tour. Expect a farewell set punctuated with hit singles that have sold over a million copies around the world.

The experimental, psychedelic alt-rocker, Jane Weaver, brings her 20-year strong catalogue to the Tramlines Folk Forest, set in the beautiful Endcliffe Park. Joining her are much-feted leftfield indie-pop outfit Teleman, performing tracks from their brand new album, Brilliant Saintly.

Ipswich five-piece Basement are back with a bang after a short hiatus, to headline the City Hall’s majestic Grand Ballroom venue, having also just released a new album, Promise Everything. City Hall’s experimental rock lineup will also feature the debut appearance of Norwegian alt-rock group Shining, amongst others.

Crossing the Atlantic to play at Tramlines in the ethereal setting of the Sheffield Cathedral is U.S. pysch outfit Moon Duo, made up of Sanae Yamada and Ripley Johnson, also of psych heroes Wooden Shjips.

A bunch of breaking acts have also been added to the bill. Returning to Tramlines are psychedelic pop act Beaty Heart, Zuzu (who so impressed at Tramlines’ sister festival Outlines in February that they’ve been invited back by the team), Holy Esque (hot from appearing at SXSW), plus Yndi Halda, NARCS and Clay.


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Tramlines 2016 Lineup So Far

Dizzee Rascal / Catfish and the Bottlemen / George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic / Jurassic 5 / Kelis

Basement / The Crookes / Dawn Penn / The Enemy / Field Music / Gaz Coombes / Goldie MBE / Floorplan / Hinds / Jane Weaver / Leon Vynehall / Little Comets / Little Simz / Moon Duo / My Nu Leng & Dread MC / Mystery Jets / Norman Jay MBE / Novelist / Paranoid London / Skream / Teleman / Toddla T Takeover / Young Fathers

All We Are / Amy Becker / ArcTanGent DJs / Ardyn / Banana Hill / Beaty Heart / Blessa / Boddika / C Duncan / Clay / Coco / Cowtown / Dan Mangan / Denis Sulta / Ekkah / exmagician / Fleetmac Wood / FYI Chris / Gwenno / Holly Macve / Holy Esque / Jasper James / K.O.G & The Zongo Brigade / Kuenta i Tambu / Laura J Martin / LEVELZ / Marquis Hawkes / Matrixxman / Meilyr Jones / Miles From Kinshasa / Mt Wolf / Mumdance B2B Pinch / NARCS / Nice Like Rice / P Money / Pure Bathing Culture / Randall / Roseau / Rukhsana Merrise / Saif Mode / Scuba / Sticky Blood / Sundara Karma / Thomas Truax / Toucans / Trash / Tom Trago / Yndi Halda / Zed Bias B2B Paleman / Zuzu


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