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The Fringe at Tramlines - Outdoor stages and Sheffield venues alive with music over the weekend

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The Fringe at Tramlines -  Sheffield’s truly unique city wide festival returns in full force in 2022 and will be a real celebration of Sheffield’s rich musical community.

Whilst up to 35,000 people per day will visit Tramlines at Hillsborough Park, the city centre will also be alive with music from Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th July. In addition to free outdoor stages at Devonshire Green and The Peace Gardens, events to suit all tastes will be hosted around the city.

The free printed programme with comprehensive event listings is out now and can be found at venues across the city or on the Exposed website and for the first time a full timetable of events can be found on a free app. Download the app by visiting

The Main Fringe Stage is located at Devonshire Green and features live bands and DJs programmed by Papa Al. Saturday headliners Jungle Lion are a frenetic 10-piece ska band with a long history of performances during the Tramlines weekend.

Whilst Sunday at Devonshire Green is headlined by Highway Child (soul, blues and funk classics) and the magnificent Sheffield Beatles Project who are a supergroup of local musicians playing music from The Beatles. Other highlights at Devonshire Green include Romani dance troupe Romano Jilo and Neighbourhood Voices - a 60 strong all female choir. 

The Peace Gardens features a range of DJs with highlights including Sile Sibanda of BBC Radio Sheffield who will host and DJ, Dorian Cox of The Long Blondes and Henry from The Orielles playing an Indie Rock set. There’s also DJS playing reggae, electro and dance music of many varieties.

The official ‘Fringe at Tramlines’ venues include hundreds of artists showcasing the vast homegrown musical talent and also includes high calibre acts from out of town. Heist Brew Co will host ‘Beerlines’ over the weekend with sets from Otis Mensah (former Sheffield Poet Laureate and superstar rapper) and live punk brass sets from Dat Brass. Yellow Arch Studios will be hosting a special instalment of their event, ‘For The Record’ playing everything from funk to ska to rock’n’roll.

Vegan restaurant and bar, Church - Temple of Fun will feature Bass Bar on Saturday an allday bass driven event on Saturday headlined by dancehall legend Parly B and featuring sets from Junglist Alliance, Andy H, Eazy-D, Unitone, Riddimtion and many more.

Jazz in the Square will return to Leopold Square with some of the best jazz, folk, swing and blues including Sheffield’s ‘King of Swing’, John Naylor and his Dizzy Club band. Late night entertainment is also on offer including TEKKERS at Hope Works on Sat night featuring bassline, garage and DnB.

With so much musical entertainment being hosted across the city, Sheffield City Council have partnered with app developers Woov to create a brand new mobile app that will include a comprehensive guide to everything that’s taking place over the weekend. The free app can be downloaded for both Android and Apple devices using the link

The Welcome to Sheffield webpage also features dedicated ‘The Fringe at Tramlines’ pages and is a great source of general information about Sheffield. It has suggestions for discovering areas around the city to eat, drink and hang out over the whole weekend.