Tramlines Nightlife 2019: our Top Picks
Each year come July, Sheffield’s party scene snaps out of its mid-summer slumber as promoters and venues of all guises celebrate Tramlines festival with their own programme of fringe events. Read on for our top picks from this year’s nightlife schedule.
On Saturday the 20th, Peddler bring legendary tastemaker Gilles Peterson to their warehouse venue for a highly anticipated day/evening session. An eclectic selector long before it became fashionable, the Radio 6/Worldwide FM presenter and Brownswood boss has been at the forefront of international club and radio culture for over 30 years. Expect a set that flows effortlessly through jazz, soul, disco, house and brazilian to name a few. Peddler have done a great job enlisting support too, with the fitting return of Banana Hill. Sheff stalwarts Nice Like Rice and rising stars Apricot Ballroom complete the bill.
20.07.19 / 16:00-12:00 / Tickets
Saturday is shaping up nicely for those into the jazzy, soulful end of club culture - after Gilles Peterson you can mosey into town and catch rising selector Mafalda, alongside Rhythm Section DJ and Producer - Contours. Originally from Porto, Mafalda moved to London in 2014, drawn to the capital’s open-minded party scene and burgeoning jazz movement. Fast forward 5 years and she is a sought-after DJ, known for her deep crates and joyous, uplifting sets. With the highly-talented, percussionist and producer Contours also on the bill, plus free entry the whole night, you’d be silly not to stop by.
20.07.19 / 23:00-03:00 / Free Entry
Another Tramlines, another post-festival tear-up down at everyone’s favourite basement club. This year, the TNK team has linked up with Dimensions to host the Sheffield leg of their International Series. The Finnish, Glasgow-based DJ and promoter, Ida, makes the trip to Sheffield off the strength of her Acid Flash night, which has made waves across the Scottish club circuit with its refreshing celebration of 80s Chicago acid house. Elsewhere, Rinse FM resident and Neighbourhood label head, Tasha, is set to bring her signature brand of techno, whilst trusted TNK residents ES-Q and Ste Roberts handle warm up and closing duties.
20.07.19 / 12:00-06:00 / Tickets
Hailing from Auckland, New Zealand, but finding a home in south-East London as part of the Rhythm Section family, brothers Ben and Louis have made a name for themselves over the last few years with a varied set of house releases. Their DJ sets tend to be on the heavier side, differing quite a bit from the often- jazzy, chilled production work they’ve become known for. Another top-drawer free event from Bungalows here.
19.07.19 / 23:00-03:00 / Free Entry
Without a doubt one of Sheffield’s most-loved crews, Off Me Nut have been flying the flag for bassline around the city’s warehouses for nearly 10 years. With a penchant for a high-energy, raucous party, Off Me Nut are certainly not for the faint hearted or to everyone’s taste. Nonetheless, they’re woven into the fabric of the city in such a fundamental way that Tramlines weekend would be amiss without them. Free entry all night, with residents and regulars Phatworld, Ben Suff Donk, Pelikan and many more on the 1s and 2s.
20.07.2019 / 14:00-20:00 / Free Entry
The best-named fringe event returns for another year with a 3-day programme that promises to host some of the finest DIY bands from the UK and beyond.
18.07.19 - 21.07.2019 / Free Entry
For the second year on the bounce, London’s foremost Disco revivalists Horse Meat Disco bring their eclectic sound to Tramlines fringe, this time playing the Peddler Warehouse. Local legends Winston Hazel and Dan J are on support duties.
21.07.19 / 16:00-12:00 / Tickets
More events happening this Tramlines weekend:
19.07.19 / 23.50-05.00 / Tickets
20.07.19 / 23:00-04:00 / Tickets
By: Arthur Dickinson