Tramlines festival organisers aim to reduce queues

Tramlines last year
Tramlines last year

Organisers of the Tramlines music festival in Sheffield hope improvements this year will reduce queues.

There will be extra security staff at the entry points to the main stage at Ponderosa Park, Upperthorpe and there will be more stalls serving food and drinks in a bid to reduce queuing times.

The number of toilets at the festival has also been doubled.

The festival moved to Ponderosa Park last year to allow more music lovers to attend.

A Tramlines spokesman said: "As with anything new, there were one or two teething issues and festival organisers have addressed these.

"All the elements of ticketing and entry have been improved. Firstly there’s more choice when purchasing festival tickets. In addition to buying a ticket for a specific day, you can also buy day or night only tickets so that the early birds and night owls only pay for the areas they want to attend.

"Tramlines have also added the option to buy a VIP access ticket that includes queue jump at the main stage and Devonshire Green, private bar access and posh toilets.

"The e-ticketing system has been improved so that anyone who loses his or her ticket will still get in. There will also be more wristband exchange points so that you can swap your ticket for a wristband at the most convenient location for you."