Tramlines 22nd - 24th July
The inner city festival based in Sheffield started 2009 and has since grown in size. Local, national and international acts can be seen at over 70 venues across the city including the Main Stage at Ponderosa Park. This year the festival have structured the weekend with a day and night split, for the first time you can buy tickets solely for the night hours of Tramlines. Which isn't surprising considering the popularity previously shown in the extensive queues for notorious after dark Sheffield venues like Yellow Arches, The Night Kitchen, and Hope Works. Where this year acts such as David Rodigan, Todla T, Skream, True Fiction, DMK can be found. 'Daytime' Headliners for the city festival are the likes of Catfish & Bottlemen, Dizzee Rascal, Kelis, The Dandy Warhols, Jurassic 5.
Here are our recommendations for the weekend in Steel City...
Eliza and the Bear
Saturday - Devonshire Green
These five guys who never anticipated or strived for the success that they have found, they set out playing and making music in 2011 for the sole purpose of fun. Something that you can tell when listening to their sound and lyrics, especially with the catchy chorus' that they deliver. You will have heard the bands tunes whether you are aware of it or not, they are everywhere. So, go catch them down at Dev Green on a hopefully suitably sunny Saturday.
Sunday - The Leadmill
Known to many as the band Supergrass' frontman and lead guitarist Gaz Coombes has found solo success since 2012. His debut 'Here Come the Bombs' and 2015's follow-up 'Matador' have both been well received by critics and fans alike. He's featured on a John Lewis advert too. It would be a shame to miss this guy's return to Leadmill with his exciting vast career.
Sunday - The Folk Forest
The folkronic sound that Marika a Hampshire export projects talent in a unique style. She first had people intrigued with her debut EP in 2013 her next EP is titled 'Sugar Blind'. She supported Guy Garvey and Laura Marling at the Royal Festival Hall in London this weekend.
Public Broadcasting Service
Sunday - Main Stage
This London duo have a distinct approach to say the least. Recognisable through their intertwining of samples from an array of sources, archive footage to propaganda with musical pieces in the form of electronics or drums performed live by the two. Their spacesuit uniform is the result of their second album 'The Race for Space' which hit number 11 in the chart.
Friday - The Harley
Hannah Rodgers or after taking on her grandmother's nickname Pixx, at only 19 has been surrounded by creative and musical vibes from a young age. Growing up in Chipstead on the edges of suburban London with her music loving family then gaining a place at talent developing BRIT School.