Tramlines will now feature iconic indie band Primal Scream and grime legend Kano alongside the already-announced likes of The Libertines, legendary ska band Toots and the Maytals and R&B girl-group All Saints.
With a career that has spanned 20 years and eighteen hit singles, Primal Scream will head up Saturday’s Main Stage bill. Formed in 1984 and the winners of the first ever Mercury Music Prize for 1991’s ‘Screamadelica’, Primal Scream have influenced a generation of fans and set the tone for a musical style that would define the following decade and pave the way for bands like The Stone Roses and The Happy Mondays.
Meanwhile, grime legend and Mercury nominee Kano will head up Friday’s bill at the newly revamped Devonshire Green stage. Kano’s most recent album ‘Made In The Manor’ earned widespread critical acclaim for its intimate portrayal of inner-city England today.
Alongside the big names on its bill, Tramlines has long held a reputation for championing the best emerging talent, and this year is set to be no different. A host of Sheffield and South Yorkshire artists join the bill, with the likes of Liberty Ship, The SSS, Luxury Death, Logs and rapper Matic Mouth all tipped by the Tramlines team as ones to watch.
The festival has also teamed up with PRS For Music to present a bill of some of the recipients of PRS’ Momentum Music Fund. The Momentum Music Fund offers grants for artists/bands to break through to the next level of their careers, and supports all areas of becoming an established musician, including recording, touring and marketing. A selection of Momentum-funded artists will appear on a brand-new stage in the Devonshire Green arena. With the likes of Champion, Mista Silva, Flamingods and Jerry Williams on the PRS stage bill, it’s looking set to be a great addition to the festival.