First acts for Tramlines Festival 2011 announced

Ash, Frankie and the Heartstrings and Dry The River are among the acts confirmed for the main stage at Tramlines Festival 2011, which returns around various Sheffield venues from 22-24 July.

The Crookes and the Everley Pregnant Brothers will also appear alongside Los Campesinos, Dananananaykroyd and David Rodigan at the free event.

Toddla T will curate the Octagon on Saturday 23 July, while Rolo Tomassi is back choosing the rock line up on the ‘New Music Stage’ on Sunday 24 July.

Drowned in Sound and Hallam FM will also curate stages.

Building on Tramlines’ community projects, ‘Under the Stars’, who run club nights for local adults with learning disabilities, will be joining the festival line up this year.

Sarah Nulty, Assistant Festival Director said: “It’s year three for the Tramlines festival. Once again the whole festival is completely free and we are expecting even more people this year. We’ve got some great acts to announce in the coming weeks and even more going on. 

“Keeping the festival free whilst it continues to grow is always going to be a challenge for us. This year Tramlines Ale has been on sale in bars across Sheffield and the profits have funded Tramlines 2011’s Blues and Ale Trail. We do everything we can to make sure we bring music to the city at no cost to the punter.”

More acts to be announced.