Sheffield: Tramlines Festival announces strong line-up for its Folk Forest

The Folk Forest at Tramlines Festival. Picture: Simon Butler
The Folk Forest at Tramlines Festival. Picture: Simon Butler

Tramlines Festival – one of the UK’s biggest inner city festivals - has announced the lineup for its scenic Folk Forest.

The latest additions to the Sheffield-based event include Chicagoan Ezra Furman, Seb Rochford’s Mercury-nominated experimental jazz band Polar Bear and alt-folk outfit This Is The Kit, amongst others.

Other newly announced acts to play the Folk Forest over the weekend of 24th to 26th July are Ivor Novello award-winner Scott Matthews, Sheffield Americana four-piece The Payroll Union, indie-pop duo Meadowlark and new local folk-rock band Eastern Seaboard Radio Station.

The new additions join the likes of GoGo Penguin, Diagrams, Hidden Orchestra and FURS to complete the stage bill.

Weekend tickets for the event are available now from www.tramlines.org.uk for only £30.

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