Sheffield’s longest running music festival, Tramlines, returns this weekend (20th-22nd July) with its biggest lineup yet its including headliners such as Noel Gallagher’s High-Flying Birds, Stereophonics and Craig David’s TS5. 2018 marks the city-centre based festival’s 10th birthday and also the introduction of their first ever comedy stage. If you haven’t already decided who you want to see at Tramlines this weekend or you still need to fill some gaps, here are a few bands we recommend that you shouldn’t miss! (Also including Tramlines Fringe.)
In brief: Minimal indie pop, charming and now heading towards more danceable music with an incredibly catchy edge if their latest single ‘Cactus’ is anything to go by.
In brief: Putting John O’Groats on the map for more than being the furthest point from Lands End, Neon Waltz’s fine psychedelic and melodic indie rock is a must-hear.
October Drift (Fringe)
In brief: One of our favourites and definitely one of the best live bands you’ll see this year as well as the most energetic. The band were invited on tour with Editors for a few gigs in the UK as well as their whole European tour and followed this up with the release of their latest single ‘All Broken Down’.
In brief: Hull based DIY band whose trademark intelligent, current punk and energetic performance will leave you with a performance you won’t forget. The band have also toured with Slaves, Idles and Nadine Shah since the release of their debut album ‘Popular Music’ last year.
In brief: Cardiff based heavy indie rock with attitude and thunder. The band have been invited to support Kaiser Chiefs at various gigs over the past few months and have just made their French festival debut.
Did we miss any? Feel free to give us more recommendations!