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TRAMLINES, Sheffield’s own ‘urban Glastonbury’, is set to shine again at this year’s UK Festival Awards - but it needs your support, writes Graham Walker.

It scooped the award last year for the Best Metropolitan Festival.

Tramlines'The main stage on Devonshire Green

Tramlines'The main stage on Devonshire Green

Now Tramlines organisers are hoping to keep it on track to win the award all over again.

They are urging music lovers to vote for it online before the deadline on Wednesday, October 31.

Voting is at www.surveymonkey.com/s/ukfa2012.

VIDEO: Press the play button to see highlights of Tramlines 2012.

Europe’s biggest free music festival of its kind, which attracts over 150,000 people, last year won first place beating The Great Escape, Gaymer’s Camden Crawl and Dot to Dot.

Now in its fourth year, Tramlines featured 70 venues around Sheffield this summer, including city centre pubs, with the biggest gatherings on Devonshire Green, in Barker’s Pool and in the Peace Gardens.

It began with a dazzling world first - the Devonshire Green crowd wore illuminated wrist bands which flashed in time the music as Sheffield’s Reverend and the Makers performed on the Nokia Lumia Live main stage.

Other highlights included Roots Manuva, Ms Dynamite, We Are Scientists and DJ Toddla T.

Festival Director Sarah Nulty said: “We were so excited to win Best Metropolitan Festival last year and it would mean the world to us to keep that title for a second year.

“The festival gets bigger and bigger and has become a real success story.”