Sheffield’s Outlines Festival announces great bill for February event
Multi-venue festival comes to Sheffield in February 2016
Influencial post-punk band Gang of Four, electronica artist Shura and psychedelic pop band Pumarosa are among the latest acts to be added the bill for the first Outlines Festival, which will come to Sheffield City Centre on Saturday 27th February 2016.
The new additions join a bill which showcases both established and emerging talent, with a headline set from UK hip-hop pioneer Roots Manuva and a number of exciting new artists including the likes of Georgia, Loyle Carner, NZCA Lines, PINS, Oscar and Kagoule.
The brand-new festival comes from the makers of the critically acclaimed Tramlines Festival, which attracts over 150,000 visitors to Sheffield each year and has hosted shows from artists including alt-j, the xx, AlunaGeorge, Public Enemy, Lianne La Havas, Neneh Cherry, Basement Jaxx, Buzzcocks, Gold Panda, The Gaslamp Killer, Evian Christ, The Selecter and many more.
Like Tramlines, Outlines will be a city-centre event, taking place across a range of indoor venues in Sheffield City Centre. Performance spaces will range from much-loved venues like Plug, Queens Social Club and The Harley to more unusual areas, including the city’s roller rink, where artists will perform while the audience skates.
Widely acclaimed for their ground-breaking debut album Entertainment! and incendiary live performances, Leeds’ Gang of Four have been hugely influential. Since they formed in 1977, the band have created a legacy which can still be heard today, having left their mark on R.E.M. and the Minutemen; Rage Against the Machine, Nirvana and Massive Attack; Franz Ferdinand, Bloc Party and LCD Soundsystem, and many more.
Outlines’ Head of Programming Kate Hewett says:
In Gang of Four, we’re delighted to have added a group of genuine musical masters to the bill. Alongside headliner Roots Manuva, we’re bringing two of the most vital British artists of all time to Outlines.
Elsewhere on the bill, Outlines has released details of its official after-parties, which are available now as a top-up for festival ticket-holders through the festival’s website. Local garage/hip-hop/grime crew Unit 3 will head up The Harley, while Sheffield club promoters Banana Hill will host a takeover at Queens Social Club featuring a global selection of electronica.
Advance weekend tickets are now available for Outlines, priced at £25 plus booking fee.
The first Outlines Festival will take place on Saturday 27th February across various venues in Sheffield City Centre.
The event is being programmed and promoted by the team behind Tramlines, which is one of the UK’s biggest inner-city music festivals.
Venues on the festival circuit include Plug, the o2 Academy, The Harley, Queens Social Club and Skate Central’s roller rink.
Roots Manuva / Gang of Four / The Big Moon / BabeHeaven / Banana Hill / Georgia / Hey Sholay / Kagoule / Loyle Carner / Nimmo / Oscar / PINS / Pumarosa / Saif Mode / Sammartino / Shura / Thee Mightees / Unit 3 / Zuzu