The 15th edition of Tramlines Festival, has just got bigger with the addition of even more music and quirky entertainment for the 2023 event. Taking place over three-days at Hillsborough Park, Sheffield from Friday July 21st to Sunday July 23rd, this latest announcement also reveals the lineup of Tramlines’ very own pub, The Open Arms.

Famed for its weird and wonderful acts and games, its ‘Speakers Corner’ bill of lyricists and spoken word artists curated by former Sheffield Poet Laureate Otis Mensah, and crowd-pulling DJ sets programmed by the Leadmill, there’s a lot more now in store for the celebratory event.

Joining an incredible list of artists already confirmed for Tramlines 2023, including Richard Ashcroft, Courteeners, Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott, Sugababes, and the DMA’s, leading this latest announcement include the UK’s 2023 Eurovision entrant, Mae Muller.

In further news, the previously announced Beebadoobee can no longer play at Tramlines, although organisers have revealed more chart-topping names including Ella Henderson, and Professor Green who’s back with a new EP later this year.

Rounding out the latest announcement are hotly-tipped shoegaze-Britpop outfit Chappaqua Wrestling, indie-rap-punk three-piece, Bilk, The K’s, Bonnie Kemplay and Pattern & Push 2022 winner, Sarinity Jones.

The Open Arms stage has been an absolute hit with festival goers ever since its arrival in 2021 for its buzzing atmosphere and cabaret-style billing. Tramlines has revealed the return of Shaun WilliamsBarrioke for 2023, sing-a-longs galore with Hip Hop Karaoke and Tragedy – Heavy Metal Bee Gees from NYC, games from Musical Bingo and Shell Suit Cher Bingo, world music from The Mariachis and German oompah band Brasswurst, and many more not-to-missed performances including, The Daniel Wakeford Experience, and the band born out of Sheffield’s disability arts charity, Under The Stars. The Open Arms is also host to ‘Speakers Corner’, the only place on site to discover cutting edge lyricists, insightful poets and spoken word artists.

Tramlines Festival 2023 takes place from Friday, July 21st to Sunday July 23rd at Hillsborough Park in Sheffield and you can buy tickets here.

Poster for Tramlines 2023

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