Amplifier, Anathema, Pineapple Thief, I Like Trains & Maybeshewill On The Tramlines Festival


Teaming up with City Hall for Sheffield’s finest festival, Tramlines, we’re bringing something different to the party this year. Tramlines has always catered for the more progressive side of music with home-grown acts like 65daysofstatic and Rolo Tomassi regularly gracing the bill; 2013′s event, however, will see a whole stage dedicated almost entirely to such musical endeavours. These grandiose sounds will always benefit from appropriate surroundings, so we’re taking over Sheffield City Hall’s 800 capacity ballroom venue for the whole of Saturday 20th July.

Our headliners AMPLIFIER will make the short trip from Manchester to display their expansive array of influences, melded into a huge sound that will bring a dizzying end to proceedings. The “supporting cast”, if they can respectfully called that, touch many of the bases of modern progressive rock: Liverpool’s ANATHEMA play their special acoustic set that has been bewitching fans across Europe; Kscope label mates THE PINEAPPLE THIEF will ramp up the energy with the varied dynamics of their progressive heavy rock; Leeds represents via I LIKE TRAINS and their sombre and intelligent murder-ballads; Leicester’s MAYBESHEWILL combine instrumental rock and electronica to fantastic effect.

With day tickets priced at just £6, you can hardly complain about getting your money’s worth – but just to put the icing on the cake, we’re making sure that bands get decent set lengths, right from the off. To get involved, just head over to and purchase a ‘Saturday day ticket’ – this will give you access to our stage at City Hall along with multiple stages across the city.

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Nikola Savić is a prog enthusiast, blogger and author, in addition to being the founder of Prog Sphere, Progify, ProgLyrics and the ongoing Progstravaganza compilation series.

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