Author: Thomas Durkan
The last weekend in July means only one thing in the city of Sheffield and that is Tramlines. Since it started in 2009 the festival has grown year on year, attracting acts as big as The Charlatans, Basement Jaxx, The Cribs and Echo and The Bunnymen. With near enough every pub/bar/club hosting events all weekend, we are going to be telling you the 5 venues you will not want to miss.
Bungalows & Bears
Right in the heart of Division Street, a stones throw from the stage on Devonshire Green, lies Bungalows & Bears. Known for having a mixture of good beer, great food and live music, Bungalows has a line up for the weekend that promises to thrill. Expect chilled out acoustic shows in the day time and sweaty DJ sets in the evening.
Check out: Adult Jazz, Chloe Martini, James Ewan-Tait.
The Harley, the birthplace of the festival, is your one stop shop for massive DJ sets over the weekend. It’s on the way to the main stage at The Ponderosa and the party will be going on until 4 am every night. They are also showcasing a number of bands in the early evening. And why not stop by in the day time to enjoy some food from the Twisted Burger Company.
Check out: Andy H, RedFaces, NAO UK.
Sick of town and fancy a good pint? Well just outside of the city centre, situated in Kelham Island is The Riverside. Known for its real ale and beautiful beer garden which looks on to the River Don, The Riverside will be showcasing live bands for all tastes. The weather is supposed to be nice on Saturday so get down there early if you want a spot outside. And the pubs profits go to charity, supporting local arts and creative projects, so that’ll make you feel good whilst you’re sipping your beer and taking the music in.
Check out: CryBabyCry, The Ratells, Josh Kemp
Wondering where to go for some late night mischief after the likes of The Buzzcocks and Billy Bragg have finished their sets? Well where better than DQ? Round the corner from Devonshire green, DQ will be bringing you the best in electronic music, including a set from the one and only Craig Charles.
Check out: Craig Charles, XXXY, Matty Russell
The Wick at Both Ends
Some would argue that The Wick at Both Ends is probably West Streets finest establishment (not forgetting West Street Live and all its glory). According to their Facebook page, the bar will be hosting ‘bands all day, DJs all night and drinks all the time.’ To me that sounds like heaven. With the music running until the early hours, grab yourself a cocktail and dance until your heart is content.
Check out: Kiziah and the Kings, Jack Athey, The Ruby Blues