The Tramlines Festival is an annual music festival that takes place in Sheffield. The festival is free to attend, and the lineup consists of national and local artists. The festival is curated and organised by a panel comprising local venue owners, promoters and volunteers. The name of the festival is inspired by the city’s tram network. Tramlines held its first festival in 2009, which attracted 35,000 fans and was seen as a huge success. 2010’s event doubled that figure. Tramlines 2011 will take place between Friday 22 and Sunday 24 July.