Apply to play at Tramlines Festival 2014!

14 May 2014

Sheffield’s inner-city festival Tramlines is calling out for undiscovered bands to take to the stage at this year’s event, which takes place from 25 – 27 July.

This year, headline artists, Tramlines’ booking team, and music industry experts from BBC Introducing will choose the final acts to play at this year’s festival. Hopefuls can apply on Tramline’s Facebook page by clicking the Apply To Play tab. With only a few days left to enter, applicants must get their application in by 1800h GMT on Friday 16 May.

The judging panel will include Christian Carlisle from BBC Introducing Sheffield, Jericho Keys from BBC Introducing York, Michelle Hussey and Natalie Williams from BBC Introducing Manchester, and Alan Raw from BBC Introducing Leeds. Finally, three slots will be chosen by the festival’s booking teams. A variety of “new music experts” will also be selecting another five acts that they think deserve a spot at the festival.

It’s free to enter and there is also an option for the public to request bands that they’d like to see play at the festival. The app also serves as a place for the public to discover new music, thanks to the app’s ‘Explore’ function. Through this, bands signing up are given the opportunity for their music to be exposed to a community of over 30,000 music lovers.

Best known for its diverse music offering, and for giving leg-ups to now established acts such as Alt-J, The xx, Drenge, Toddla T, Catfish and the Bottlemen and many more, Tramlines is a place to discover music from a wide range of genres. This year, unsigned bands can look forward to joining a bill that already includes the likes of Katy B, The Cribs, Public Enemy, Ms Dynamite and many more.

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