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Tramlines Festival Announces Updated ‘Apply To Play’ Scheme for 2023 Event

Sheffield Festival Tramlines has announced revamped details of its Apply To Play scheme for 2023. Get all the details here…



Tramlines Festival which takes place from 21st-23rd July at Hillsborough Park in Sheffield and will feature headliners Richard Ashcroft, Courteeners and Paul Heaton with Jacqui Abbot has turned its attention to emerging artists.

The ‘apply to play’ scheme has been a fixture of the festival for many years but has been revamped for 2023. This year in addition to the opportunity to perform at Tramlines, one act will receive studio time, multiple festival performances, a magazine feature and the chance to perform for industry professionals.

The Tramlines team and panel of experts will select a shortlist of artists from the applications to go forward to a public vote. The overall winner will be rewarded with an incredible prize including, £500 of rehearsal and recording credits at the renowned Pirate Studios, a feature interview in Sheffield entertainment magazine Exposed and a series of paid festival slots at Truck Festival (Oxfordshire), Victorious Festival (Portsmouth) and Tramlines.

Additionally, they will be invited to perform at an industry showcase event hosted by future rock ‘n’ roll star club, This Feeling at Sheffield performance space The Social in front of music industry professionals.

Runners-up will receive a paid slot at Tramlines and £100 credit for Pirate Studios. Full details on how to apply can be found on the Tramlines Website.

Emerging talent already features heavily in the 2023 line-up. Acts such as Stone, The Mary Wallopers, Primaqueen, Jetski, Franz Von, Amaroun, Deadletter, Lizzie Esau, and Rumbi Tauro representing the best in new music from Sheffield and beyond.

Operations Director Timm Cleasby said,

“Local music and new acts have always been a key feature of the festival. It’s always such a privilege to feature acts who then go on to achieve great things and we must continue to use the platform the Tramlines provides to support and nourish local music. I am excited to see which acts blow us away this year.”

For more details and to get yourself one of the fast-selling tickets, head to the Official Tramlines Website.

Poster for Tramlines 2023

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