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The Fringe at Tramlines 2020 cancelled

Stage and crowd at Fringe at Tramlines

Sheffield City Council has confirmed that ‘The Fringe at Tramlines’, the official fringe event to the main Tramlines Festival, has been cancelled.

The event was due to take place alongside Tramlines Festival, in the city centre and various other premises across the city on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 August 2020.

Tramlines Festival organisers have also announced today that the main festival at Hillsborough Park is also cancelled this year.

Cllr Mary Lea, Cabinet Member for Culture, Parks and Leisure, said: "We have taken the difficult decision to cancel The Fringe at Tramlines 2020 as our partners at Tramlines have also cancelled the main festival.

"It is of paramount importance that as an authority we protect visitors, staff, organisers and other stakeholders from the spread of Coronavirus as well as continuing to protect our NHS.

"Tramlines weekend is one of the city's most anticipated events of the year, so naturally we are all extremely disappointed but it is essential that we adhere to Government guidelines, which are in place to save lives.

"We have already agreed a date for Tramlines Festival in 2021 and The Fringe, as always, will run alongside this so that we can once again celebrate and look forward to a fantastic weekend showcasing some of the best acts as well as our talented local musicians.

“For now we must continue to ask everyone, wherever possible, to stay at home and stay safe."

Tramlines Festival Ticket holders, please see the statement on the Tramlines website and social media accounts @tramlines on Twitter and @tramlines on Facebook.