‘A Celebration of Tramlines’ took place last weekend (Fri 31st July - Sun 2nd Aug) on what would have been the dates for the 2020 festival. Although the festival in Hillsborough Park could not go ahead as planned, Tramlines Festival hosted a series of online events including, ‘Rev’s Pub Quiz’, exclusive artist performances and an online ‘Club Tropicana’ disco with Sheffield venue, The Leadmill. Tramlines Festival also used the opportunity to raise money for local causes through a number of ways. The ‘Big Fat Charity Raffle’ included a huge array of prizes such as a lifetime festival pass, record bundles and even a Playstation 4, with all money raised going to charity. They also raised money from the sale of their Limited Edition ‘Chari-Tees’ which are still on sale now and include bespoke designs from Sheffield artist, Tom J Newell and the Tramlines team. In addition to this, Thornbridge brewery created, ‘In The Park’, a session IPA which is also still on sale via the Thornbridge website with 10% of all proceeds going to the chosen charities.
Tramlines Festival is very proud to reveal that £19,600 has been raised so far, a staggering amount that shows the Tramlines spirit is still going strong in these uncertain times. This huge (and ever growing) amount brings the total raised for charity since moving to Hillsborough Park to an amazing £73,500!
If you missed any of the online activities from the weekend you can catch up on everything at the official Tramlines website.
Helen Mower, Fundraising and Communications Manager of Roundabout said;
‘At a time when fundraising has been hit so hard, this donation will make such a difference to Roundabout, supporting young people at risk of homelessness. Our prevention service which relies so heavily on fundraised income is more important than ever. At a time when young people are adjusting to so many changes personally and socially, being there to listen and offer independent advice and personalised support can be a lifeline. We’re so grateful to Tramlines for taking on the challenge to raise important funds to support local charities, while dealing with the disappointment of a cancelled festival, and thank everyone who has been involved in raising these amazing funds.’
In yet more positive news, Tramlines have announced the dates for the 2021 event. Tramlines Festival 2021 will take place from 23rd to 25th July. For all updates, stay connected to the social sites listed below and keep checking the official website.