The Charlatans, Basement Jaxx and Wu Tang Clan have been annoucned as headliners for this summer’s Tramlines Festival in Sheffield.
They join more than 30 acts on the bill, including The Streets frontman Mike Skinner, critically-acclaimed DJ/producer Erol Alkan, The Sugarhill Gang, the Buzzcocks, Melle Mel & Scorpio, Martha Reeves and Billy Bragg.
The Charlatans are set to roll out hits like The Only One I Know and One To Another, alongside material from their recently released album Modern Nature.
Basement Jaxx will bring their colourful, high-energy live show to the stage with hits like Good Luck and Where’s Your Head At.
Wu Tang Clan will perform the likes of C.R.E.A.M. and Gravel Pit with RZA and Method Man at the helm.
The electronic offering at Tramlines 2015, which already features Roman Flugel and Blanck Mass, expands with sets from Mike Skinner, Phantasy Sound founder Erol Alkan, Detroit’s Jimmy Edgar and a man who has been at the forefront of the UK techno scene since 1994, Surgeon.
For those wishing to discover tomorrow’s biggest names in music, Tramlines has a knack for showcasing artists before they hit the big time.
George Ezra, Charli XCX, The xx and Alt-J are amongst those to have performed in previous years.
Appearing this year are BBC Introducing band Aquilo, solo artist Charlotte OC, post-disco-RnB duo Ekkah, who’ve supported Clean Bandit and Jess Glynne, rising stars of the UK jazz scene GoGo Penguin and Glaswegian duo Honeyblood who have toured as part of NME New Breed tour with Superfood and Catfish and the Bottlemen.
Adding further diversity to the line-up are Tramlines regulars Rolo Tomassi, who this year celebrate 10 years as one of UK’s most unique alternative rock bands and, at the other end of the musical scale, Ultimate Painting, formed by James Hoare and Jack Cooper from two of Britain’s best traditionalist indie bands, Mazes and Veronica Falls.
“We knew we had to pull out something special to follow the likes of Public Enemy and Sister Sledge last year, and we think we’ve done it with 2015’s headliners,” sais Sarah Nulty, festival director.
“We’re really excited to welcome some true legends to the Tramlines stages.”
“As ever, there’s a ton of great breaking talent on this year’s bill too, and we can’t wait for people to tell us about discovering their new favourite band.”
Tramlines runs from 24th to 26 July and takes place at venues across the city.
Weekend tickets priced £30 are available now at www.tramlines.or.uk