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Sam Fender, Kasabian and Madness to headline Tramlines Festival 2022

The Sheffield festival is returning to Hillsborough Park next July

By Emma Kelly

Sam Fender poses for Rolling Stone UK
Sam Fender will headline the Friday night. (Picture: Damon Baker/Rolling Stone UK)

Sam Fender, Kasabian and Madness have been announced as the headliners for Tramlines Festival 2022.

The first wave of acts have been confirmed for the Sheffield festival, which is set to take place from 22-24 July next summer. 

Fresh off the back of his number one album ‘Seventeen Going Under’, Sam Fender will headline the Friday night while Madness will close the festival on Sunday. 

Kasabian have headlining duties on the Saturday night, marking the group’s first big summer festival circuit since the departure of frontman Tom Meighan last year.

Other acts announced for the weekender at Hillsborough Park include James, Declan McKenna, The Vaccines, Sigrid, The Wombats, Becky Hill, Reverend and The Makers, The Coral, Sports Team, Self Esteem, Orla Gartland and Inhaler.

More acts will be announced in the coming months. 

Kasabian pose for a black and white press picture
Kasabian will headline the Saturday night. (Credit: Kasabian)

Tramlines Festival operations Timm Cleasby said: “After the amazing spirit that everyone brought to Tramlines 2021 and how the team delivered an amazing festival in challenging times, we’re all back working hard to make 2022 better than ever. I honestly can’t wait to be back in the park and having a blast with Sheffield again.

“There are so many great bands on the 2022 line-up. Those I’m really looking forward to catching are Sigrid, Kasabian, The Coral, Orla Gartland and James, and there’s some great Sheffield artists that I’ve been looking forward to seeing for a while too, the amazing Self Esteem, the return of Little Man Tate and our friends, Reverend and The Makers to name a few. Then to finish off the party, Madness will be sending everyone dancing back to their house…Tramlines 2022 is gonna go off.”

Day tickets and the final weekend tickets go on sale at 12pm tomorrow (November 12) here

Tramlines returned earlier this year after its 2020 edition was cancelled. The 2021 festival was part of the government’s pilot events research programme. 

Richard Ashcroft had been set to headline the Sunday night but pulled out after learning that the festival would be involved in the scheme.

The former Verve frontman wrote on social media: “Apologies to my fans for any disappointment but the festival was informed over 10 days ago that I wouldn’t be playing once it had become part of a government testing programme. I had informed my agent months ago I wouldn’t be playing concerts with restrictions. The status of the festival was one thing when I signed up for it, but sadly was forced to become something else. It must be an age thing but the words Government Experiment and Festival 😂😂😂#naturalrebel #theydontownme.”

Supergrass replaced the ‘Sonnet’ singer as Sunday headliners.