Sheffield’s Tramlines Festival has received the huge accolade of Best Metropolitan Festival at the prestigious UK Festival Awards 2019. It scooped the award for the second time (last in 2011) over big names including TRNSMT and All Points East at a ceremony held at The Troxy in London on Thursday 5th December. Tramlines Festival was also nominated in the category of Best Major Festival alongside Download, Glastonbury, Wireless and Latitude.
Tramlines Operations Director, Timm Cleasby commented: “This is a truly amazing moment for Tramlines and a great recognition of all the hard work over the last decade or so, we’re chuffed to bits. Being named alongside big hitters such as Download and Glastonbury in the Best Major Festival category also shows just how far we’ve come as an event. It was fantastic to see Jenny Hamada win the Sarah Nulty Women in Festivals Award, Sarah contributed hugely to making Tramlines what it is now and it’s amazing to see the continued acknowledgement for her work. This award is big for Sheffield too and means a lot for the local scene. Many thanks!”
Building on its continued success, Tramlines Festival 2020 will take place in Sheffield from Friday 31st July – Sunday 2nd August 2020 for its 12th edition, and the third year at its current home in Hillsborough Park just outside the city centre. Headliners for the 2020 event will be announced in February 2020, but based on the hard-hitting 2019 line up featuring Two Door Cinema Club, Lewis Capaldi, Rag N Bone Man, Courteeners and Nile Rodgers & Chic, another exciting year is guaranteed.
The UK Festival Awards 2019 also presented the Sarah Nulty Women in Festivals Award to Jenny Hamada of AEG Presents. This award was created in 2018 in honour of the late Tramlines’ Director, Sarah Nulty who passed away just weeks before the 2018 event. Since last year, Sarah has received a whole host of posthumous awards including a civic award from The Lord Mayor of Sheffield and an Outstanding Contribution Gong from the UK’s Association of Independent Festivals (AIF).
Whilst the Tramlines line up gets bigger each year, it remains seriously good value for money. Tickets have been selling faster than ever and are now on the fifth tier. Adult tickets are priced at £89.50 and children’s tickets start from £3 for all three days (both plus booking fees). During the Christmas period, Tramlines are offering a free Xmas Scarf to all ticket purchasers. For full ticketing info, visit www.tramlines.org.uk.
Image credits: Giles Smith / Tramlines