Tramlines 2021

Date published: 21 July 2021 16:17
Dated: 21 July 2021 17:17:28
This weekend will see Tramlines festival return to Sheffield, welcoming thousands of people to Hillsborough Park for three days of live music.

The city centre will also see the return of The Fringe at Devonshire Green, with stages popping up in the heart of the city.

Last year’s event was cancelled due to Covid-19, but in June 2021 it was announced Tramlines would be part of the government’s Events Research Programme.

Policing operations will be in place across the city and officers are reminding the public that parts of Sheffield will be busier than usual.

Chief Inspector Paul Ferguson, tactical commander for the event, said: “We are as excited as the public to see a slice of normality return to our city, and it is fantastic that Tramlines was selected as a test event.

“We are fully prepared for this weekend, with plans in place to support festival organisers and our partners, to ensure the safety of people heading to Hillsborough Park and travelling into the city centre.

“I’d like to remind people that it’s important to think about personal safety when attending events like Tramlines. I’ll keep it simple; plan how you’re getting home in advance, keep an eye out for each other and drink responsibly.”

Policing operations will be happening throughout the city centre over the weekend, including both high-visibility and covert patrols.

Ch Insp Ferguson added: “We are expecting demand on all emergency services to rise throughout the weekend, so please play your part in ensuring we can respond quickly to the most serious incidents.

“If you’re going to the main event, ensure you’re prepared and have everything required of you in place. It’s really important that you play your part in the event running smoothly.”  

Due to the scale of this year’s event, several road closures will be in place over the weekend.

To ensure the safety of people leaving the event, festival organisers will be managing closures on Penistone Road and Middlewood Road.

Meanwhile, several restrictions will be in place in the city centre, more details can be found via Sheffield City Council. 

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