Tramlines Festival 2015: Vital Info

With just a handful of days until the start of Tramlines 2015, the Tramlines team reveal everything you need to know for a fantastic weekend


Don’t forget that venues and stages do get very busy over the weekend. The Tramlines team recommend arriving early in order to stand the best possible chance of getting in to see your favourite acts.


Advance tickets for Saturday at Tramlines are available via until midday on Thursday. Saturday day tickets will then be made available to buy over the weekend, while stocks last. These will be priced at £28 and will be available from the box office at City Hall and on entry to the Main Stage only. The Friday, Sunday and weekend tickets have sold out in advance for the first time in the festival’s history.

All advance tickets must be exchanged in person for a wristband before entry to the festival. For the first time, attendees can exchange their wristband at the Main Stage at Ponderosa or from the box office at City Hall, The Folk Forest and Sheffield University Students’ Union. Opening days and times can be found at

Travelling to Tramlines

Tramlines are advising all festival-goers to leave the car at home over the weekend. There is no parking available around the Main Stage and any cars found illegally parked in the local area will be towed. There are plenty of public transport options available, including Supertram, who are offering a discounted £3 ticket for unlimited daily travel throughout the festival circuit (Sheffield Station to Shalesmoor). Tramlines have also programmed a series of bands on the trams, each of whom will play acoustic sets to festival commuters. A shuttle bus will run between the Main Stage at Ponderosa and the Folk Forest at Endcliffe Park for 50p (with a Tramlines wristband) per journey. There is also a clearly signposted walking route from the city centre and from Shalesmoor tram stop to the main stage.

Getting updates

For updates to the lineup and stage times, visitors are advised to download the brand-new free Tramlines app. Search OverHear in the Play Store or App Store to download. Meanwhile, a dedicated page on the website ( and the Tramlines Facebook and Twitter accounts will be kept updated over the weekend with the latest stage time amends. The printed programme is available for free, another first for 2015. To find out where you can grab a copy visit the information page on the Tramlines website.


The location of all the official Tramlines venues can be found on the venue page of the website and in a map printed in the official programme.

And finally

Tramlines has often been lucky with the sun. If that is the case this year, revellers are advised to stay hydrated and dress lightly. There is free water available at the main stage. Unfortunately, Tramlines can’t guarantee sunshine. There is always a chance of a summer downpour, make sure you pack your waterproof if the weather looks grey.

Please remember that the stages are in residential areas. Respect the neighbourhoods and please use bins provided for litter. Please use the safe walking routes advertised , and keep an eye on roads re-opening.



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