The ‘Nandos New Music Stage’ has become an essential part of the festival, 1 of 4 large outdoor stages in Sheffield city centre, it showcases new and rising talent from across the UK.
This year the stage runs on Saturday and Sunday. Saturday’s line-up is programmed by head booker, Kate Hewett whilst on Sunday, local ‘mathcore’ band, Rolo Tomassi return for a third year to curate the statge.
On Saturday some of the highlights are politically charged agitators, Future of The Left, Matador signed Brighton trio, Esben & The Witch and Alarm Bells, an act that features members of Tramlines favourites, Dananananaykroyd.
Rolo Tomassi’s Sunday line-up includes local heroes 65daysofstatic who’s highly anticipated Tramlines debut was halted last year after an unfortunate fire alarm! Also featuring is Dog is Dead, described by Drowned in Sound as ‘a slightly rough around the edges Mystery Jets’ and of course the mighty Rolo Tomassi themselves.
Head booker, Kate Hewett said: “Tramlines has always put a lot of emphasis on showcasing the best breaking talent and giving a stage to new and often unsigned acts.”
“With the New Music Stage, we have the opportunity to introduce festival-goers to some slightly more left-field acts than those that appear on the Main Stage and hopefully help people discover their new favourite band. The stage is often host to some of the most exciting independent artists on the bill and this year is no exception. We’re honoured to have the wonderful 65daysofstatic play the stage with their brand of electronic, danceable post-rock sure to prove one of the weekend’s highlights.”
Previous New Music Stage line-ups saw highlights from the likes of Los Campisinos!, Blood Red Shoes, The Twilight Sad, Dinosaur Pile-Up, Errors and punk outfit, Gallows who provided one of the most memorable moments in Tramlines history by starting a circle pit in 2010.
Tramlines is a festival unlike any other. Entry is free and it delivers a line-up that would normally cost a packet. Giving festival-goers a chance to see established artists alongside up and coming acts, across four outdoor stages and over 70 venues.
This year’s line up includes Roots Manuva, We Are Scientists, Reverend and The Makers, Ms Dynamite, Field Music, Frankie & the Heartstrings, Aluna George, Alt J, James Yorkston, 65 Days of Static, Future of the Left, Toddla Sound, Mr Scruff, Eugene McGuinness Rebel MC with Nancy & Phoebe, Roska, Keep Shelly In Athens, Grooverider and much more.
The festival runs from Friday 20 – Sunday 22 July 2012 and covers all musical genres from indie, electronica and blues to world music, folk and everything in between.