Tramlines Festival has been given the green light, making it the biggest music event in Europe since coronavirus.
Music lovers are set to flock to the event in Sheffield which takes place at Hillsborough Park from July 23 to 25.
The Streets, Royal Blood and Richard Ashcroft will headline a world-class lineup of music and culture in a landmark weekend for the city.
It will join the third phase of the Government’s Events Research Programme, allowing the sold-out festival to take place at full capacity.
It means the festival can go ahead independently of national reopening dates and fans will be able to enjoy the event without social distancing or masks.
Tramlines operations director Timm Cleasby: “We are absolutely delighted to be able to confirm that Tramlines 2021 is going ahead.
“Huge ticket sales across the sector show how keen fans are to come to our events and we want to help reassure them that we can welcome them back safely.”
Sefton Park and Download festivals have also taken part in the scheme.
Getting into Tramlines Festival
Ticket holders, except children under 11, will be asked for either:
Proof of a negative Covid result from a lateral flow test taken with the past 48 hours
Two vaccine doses, with the second received at least 14 days before
Sheffield director of Public Health Greg Fell said: “Helping cultural events to be staged safely is an essential part of our return to life where we can freely enjoy the things we love, and the findings so far have shown positive outcomes that allow us to take these next steps towards normality.”
Public Health are working closely with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport to support the event.
In the lead up, ticket holders are advised to get vaccinated and follow Covid guidelines.
Culture Minister Caroline Dinenage said: “I know how desperately people want to get back to festivals, which is why they’re a hugely important part of our Events Research Programme.
“As we continue to work towards live events reopening fully on July 19th, this year’s Tramlines festival will provide more vital scientific evidence and allow us to trial Covid certification, building on what we’ve learnt from our successful Sefton Park and Download events.”
All ticket holders will be contacted by Tramlines’ event ticketing partner Gigantic via email by Thursday July 1 with further details.
Ahead of the festival, ticket holders will also be emailed to provide contact information for themselves and anyone they have bought tickets for.
Anyone who has purchased a ticket but does not wish to take part will be able to roll over their ticket to Tramlines 2022 at no extra cost or receive a refund for the face value of their ticket.