For those unaware: The city of Sheffield holds an annual free summer weekend festival called Tramlines. Over the past three years it’s grown from a main stage with participating bars and venues to a large scaled city attraction with over 70 venues taking part last year alone. This years a bit special though as local promoters and the like have come together to organise their own events as a collective as well as individually.
The collaborative efforts of The Sheffield Techno Institute, Box Jams, Small Ideas, Thirsty Ear, No Uniform and Key Music especially. They felt that Electronic Music wasn’t getting it’s fair share of stage time and recognition among the more established, commercial and accessible sights and sounds. This year they hope to remedy that with Electronic Music’s own forum to showcase some of the most forward thinking musicians and visual artists around, the discussion and dialog of electronic music history and it’s future; and the exposure of local and new electronic musicians and producers under the guise of SIGNALS.
On Tramlines Saturday, Yellow Arch Studios will host an all day event with over 40 live acts, DJ’s and visual artists in four rooms, plus courtyard -and panel discussions with Elijah from Butterz, The Wire Magazine, Bleep.com & Jamie Groovement of Groovement.co.uk -all mapped out to an evening of projections from visual artists.
All this for FREE from 12:00PM – 4:00AM on Saturday July 21st (Tramlines Saturday) with the promise of “the finest cocktail of burgeoning electronica Tramlines has ever seen”