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Popular Sheffield And Manchester Festival Line Ups Confirmed

Matt Crisp January 24, 2024

The line-ups for two popular summer music festivals in the north of England have been confirmed, including the Parklife Festival at Heaton Park in Manchester and the Tramlines Festival in Sheffield. Tickets are now on sale for both events, but are sure to be snapped up quickly. Here’s the details of who you can catch at these great northern gigs this summer.

Parklife Festival, Heaton Park, Manchester 8-9th June

Heaton Park is a huge 600-acre park five miles north of the city centre, and it makes the ideal setting for outdoor events. It’s already a popular visitor destination, with an 18-hole golf course, a boating lake, an adventure playground and a tramway museum.

It has seen hundreds of open air events since it opened in 1902, from the earliest gramophone concerts, visits by the Pope, and the best of Manchester’s vibrant modern music scene, including Happy Mondays, 808 State, De La Soul, The Stone Roses, and Oasis.

The Parklife Festival was first hosted at Heaton Park in 2012, and has established itself as a leading event on the UK musical calendar. It is known for its diverse line up, which includes a range of musical genres from hip hop to rock, pop, dance, grime and house. Over the years it has hosted global stars such as Wu Tang Clan, Snoop Dog, and the 1975.

This year’s line up has just been announced, with the American rapper and singer Doja Cat making her UK festival debut at Heaton Park. Other top names in the lineup include Disclosure, J Hus, the Sugababes, Becky Hill, and Kaytranada. The festival organisers promise a brand new main stage and supercharged production for 2024.

General tickets go on sale on 26 January, with the chance to buy coach hire packages, single day tickets and full weekend tickets. 

Tramlines Festival, Sheffield, July 26 to 28

The Tramlines Festival will be returning to Hillsborough Park in Sheffield in July. The organisers have just announced the lineup, which includes headliners Paolo Nutini, Jaime T and Snow Patrol. There will also be local bands featuring prominently on the bill, including The Human League, Everly Pregnant Bros, Coco, Otis Mensah, and more. 

​​Operations Director of Tramlines Festival, Timm Cleasby said: “I’m delighted to release the first wave of acts for Tramlines 2024. There are some great bands on the line up.”

He added: “Securing headliners like Paolo Nutini, Jamie T and Snow Patrol is a fantastic testament to the reputation of Tramlines – and the hard work of our booking team – and, as always, they’re joined by top Sheffield talent including The Human League, Everly Pregnant Bros, Coco, and Otis Mensah, with many more to follow.”

Further popular acts announced include The Charlatans, Soft Play, Sophie Ellis Bextor, and Miles Kane.