Top 10 Acts to catch at Tramlines 2017 (Fri. 21 – Sun. 23 July)


Social Sheffield Live Music Editor, Bea Duncan, picks the top 10 acts coming to Sheffield’s Tramlines Festival, Fri. 21 July – Sun. 23 July. 2017. Check them out below and on Bea’s Tramlines Spotify.

1. – The Pharcyde // Fri. 21 July // 19:15 // Devonshire Green

‘Bizarre Ride 11 The Pharcyde’ has been heralded by many as one of the greatest albums of all time. They represent a significant movement in 80’s alternative rap and R&B, and every track is as “out there” as the last.

For fans of: Sould Of Mischief, De La Soul, Jurassic 5
Songs to listen to: Runnin’, Passin’ Me By, Oh Shit
Hear a sample: The Pharcyde ‘Runnin’’

2. – The Libertines // Fri. 21 July // 20:45 // Main Stage (Ponderosa Park)

For a long time The Libertines have been one of the most influential UK bands around. If you don’t recognise ‘Don’t Look Back Into The Sun’ from ‘Gavin and Stacey’ fame, there are plenty of other tracks that you are sure to recognise. This one is bound to be busy so get down early.

For fans of: Kasabian, The Last Shadow Puppets, Babyshambles
Songs to listen to: What Became of the Likely Lads, Can’t Stand Me Now, Don’t Look Back Into The Sun
Hear a sample: The Libertines ‘Don’t Look Back Into The Sun’

3. – Kano // Fri. 21 July // 20:45 // Devonshire Green

Kano is one of the most prominent grime artists in the UK today. With a Mercury nomination under his belt, and many high calibre collaborations with the likes of JME, Wiley and Giggs, this is a fabulous alternative to an evening at The Main Stage.

For fans of: Giggs, Jme, Donae’o
Songs to listen to: 3 Wheel-ups, This Is England, T-shirt Weather In The Manor
Hear a sample: Kano ‘This Is England’

4. – Jamie Isaac // Sat. 22 July // 16:15 // Momentum Music Fund Tent

Hazy, dream-like and melancholic sounds are Jamie Isaac’s forte. A classically trained pianist and singer, he blends electronic music with hints of jazz, soul and hip hop creating something altogether different.

For fans of: Mount Kimbie, Cosmo Pyke, King Krule
Songs to listen to: Last Drip, Un-thinkable, Find the Words
Hear a sample: Jamie Isaac ‘Un-thinkable

5. – Primal Scream // Sat. 22 July // 20:45 // Main Stage (Ponderosa Park)

Primal Scream epitomise the 80’s and 90’s alternative scene. With a career spanning 18 years, they have that special accolade of having been the very first recipients of the Mercury Music Prize for ‘Screamadelica’.

For fans of: The Charlatans, Supergrass, Manic Street Preachers
Songs to listen to: Country Girl, Movin’ on Up, Loaded
Hear a sample: Primal Scream ‘Country Girl’

6. – Loyle Carner // Sun. 23 July // 16:45 // Main Stage (Ponderosa Park)

Loyle Carner is producing some of the freshest sounds in music at the moment, and all at a mere 20 years of age. It’s telling that his sound is reminiscent of old school hip-hop, with its own special flavour.

For fans of: Subculture Sage, Jay Prince, Rejjie Snow
Songs to listen to: Damselfly, Stars & Shards, Ain’t Nothing Changed
Hear a sample: Loyle Carner ‘Ain’t Nothing Changed’

7. – Goat Girl // Sun. 23 July // 17:00 // The Folk Forest

Goal Girl have very little material to their name, but the available tracks have a lot going for them. With a debut album on the way, this is a great chance to see Goat Girl before their inevitable success.

For fans of: Trudy and the Romance, Yak, Cabbage
Songs to listen to: Scum, Country Sleaze
Hear a sample: Goat Girl ‘Country Sleaze’

8. – The Big Moon // Sun. 23 July // 18:15 // Devonshire Green

The Big Moon are an all female 4 piece indie rock band with a raw and original punk-pop sound. Their debut album ‘Love in the 4th Dimension’ has recently been released, so expect a fresh feel and some interesting vibes.

For fans of: Gengahr, Black Honey, Wolf Alice
Songs to listen to: Sucker, Pull The Other One, Cupid
Hear a sample: The Big Moon ‘Sucker’

9. – The Magic Gang // Sun. 23 July // 18:15 // The Folk Forest

The music made by The Magic Gang is the epitome of summer. With light and bright guitar riffs and a host of upbeat tracks, this band will certainly gain more recognition after the upcoming festival season. A great way to wind down after a packed few days!

For fans of: Bad Sounds, Superfood, Jaws
Songs to listen to: How Can I compete, Your Love, Jasmine
Hear a sample: The Magic Gang ‘How Can I Compete’

10. – Metronomy // Sun. 23 July // 19:45 // Main Stage (Ponderosa Park)

Metronomy are hard to define, and have always playing by their own rules. Each album has a distinctive sound, while keeping the alternative electronic vibe on every track.

For fans of: Electric Guest, Friendly Fires, Wild Beasts
Songs to listen to: Back Together, Hang Me Out To Dry, The Look
Hear a sample: Metronomy ‘The Look’

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Sheffield based music enthusiast heralding from London. Aficionado of live music across a variety of genres and locations.
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