Sheffield's Tramlines festival 2021 hangs in balance after new Government delay to lockdown easing

Organisers of Sheffield’s Tramlines festival – planned for just after the new lockdown easing date – say they will need a ‘few days’ to digest fresh Government guidance before announcing how it will affect this year’s event.

Wednesday, 16th June 2021, 2:09 pm
Tramlines is set to return to Sheffield this July but will it be impacted by the delay in lockdown? Picture: Dean Atkins.

Tramlines 2021 is booked for July 23-25 at Hillsborough Park after being cancelled last year.

As announced on Monday, so called ‘Freedom Day’ has been delayed from June 21 until July 19.

Organisers said in a statement online: “Our team will need a few days to digest the guidance to see how it affects our plans. Rest assured, we will let you know how the announcement impacts this year's event as soon as we possibly can.

“As always, our main priority is the safety of our festival-goers, artists and staff. We’ll be working with the local authorities and following all the latest government guidance.

“If we aren’t able to go ahead, all ticket holders will be able to rollover to Tramlines 2022 or given the opportunity to claim a refund.⁣

"Thank you once again for your continued support, it definitely doesn’t go unnoticed!”