Following the complete abandonment of the 2020 festival season, Tramlines Festival in Sheffield led the way as one of only a handful of festivals to go ahead in 2021.
Last year’s edition saw garage pioneers The Streets, hard rock two-piece Royal Blood, and Oxford indie icons Supergrass headline in what was a triumphant return to festival life. Now with 2022’s line-up partially announced, Hillsborough Park will once again become an epicentre of festival life, with the line-up featuring some hugely influential artists, as well as exciting newcomers to the scene.
Sam Fender joins the bill as the Friday-night headliner. Sam’s rapid rise from academies, through to arenas and festival headline slots, has seen him headline London’s Alexandra Palace, take on the main stage at Reading and Leeds festivals, and support Bob Dylan and Neil Young at London’s BST Festival. 2022 will see him headline Tramlines with James, Declan McKenna, and Jade Bird also performing on the Friday.
Former Glastonbury headliners and Leicester’s own Kasabian will headline the Saturday night, with hits like ‘Fire’, ‘Club Foot’ and ‘Underdog’ ready made for the Tramlines mainstage. Supporting Kasabian will be fellow indie rockers The Vaccines, former ‘BBC Sound Of’ winner Sigrid, and Self Esteem, one of the most exciting pop music projects in recent years. Sunday night will see the festival closed by pop and ska legends Madness, who, alongside The Wombats and Becky Hill, will see fans through to the festival’s conclusion for another year.
Weekend tickets are already sold out, with 2021’s thirst for the return of festivals carrying through to 2022. As a Tramlines spokesperson said, ‘We’re overwhelmed by the support for Tramlines 2022. Although weekend tickets have now sold out a limited number of day tickets remain on sale. We advise purchasing sooner rather than later to avoid disappointment.’
Further lineup announcements await in the new year so keep checking back to stay up to date with all Tramlines announcements.