I don’t think it’s a coincidence that one of the best urban festivals in the country lives right here, in our fair city of Sheffield. Sheffield has stood alongside Manchester and Liverpool as one of the great Northern musical cities, and we get to prove it again and again, every year, with Tramlines.

We all know and love Tramlines, so I’m not going to bother trying to tell you why you should go. Chances are, if you’re reading this article then you’re already going to be there in some shape or form. So without further ado, here is the official schedule as to when all the Alya Records artists will be playing Tramlines.


I Set The Sea On Fire – West Street Live – 9:45PM


Thomas & The Empty Orchestra – Frog & Parrot – 12:30PM

Smiling Ivy – Peace Gardens – 1:10PM

The Homesteads – Tiger Works – 2:30PM

Emily Jane Stancer – The Fat Cat – 3:00PM

I Set The Sea On Fire – The Bath Hotel – 6:00PM

Sarah Sharp – The Red Lion – 6:00PM

Dead Slow Hoot – The Washington – 6:00PM

Soul Fire Saints – Record Junkee – 7:30PM

Fizzy Blood – PRSF Momentum Tent – 8:00PM

Thomas & The Empty Orchestra – Riley’s & Co. – 8:45PM

Velcro Teddy Bears – Maida Vale – 9:00PM

Deadset Dream – Record Junkee – 10:00PM

I Set The Sea On Fire – The Washington – 10:30PM


Air Drawn Dagger – Mulberry Tavern – 9:00PM

Of course, it’s not just our artists that will be bringing Sheffield to life at Tramlines. Here’s a list of artists and stages that we recommend you get down to if you’re a fan of awesome shows. You’re read this far, so we can assume you are.


Sly Antics – Tiger Works – 8:45

LIFE – Frog & Parrot – 21:20PM

Floodhounds – Record Junkee – 10:15PM

Otis Mensah – Crucible Corner – 10:30PM


Scruff Of The Neck Stage – Plug – 1:00PM – 10:30PM

We Recommend – Vultures, In Sulks

Aggressive Management Stage – Crystal Bar – 12:00PM – Midnight

We Recommend – KONG, Allusondrugs, October Drift


English Rain Stage – The Great Gatsby – 2:00PM – 10:00PM

We Recommend – Corella, Brooklin, Demob Happy

Without a doubt, there will be plenty of last minute announcements and by the time next weekend actually comes around this list will only be half as long as it should be. But for now, we can bask in the comfort of knowing that this years Tramlines is going to be pretty damn good. As usual.