Tramlines Festival: Youth Music Poster Design

Poster illustration for Sheffield Tramlines Festival featuring a mountain of speakers, instruments and cables. The Tramlines logo appears over the sun and two birds fly in the sky.
Sheffield Tramlines Festival 2011: Youth Music Poster Illustration

Poster design for Tramlines Festival Youth Stage 2011

Tramlines Festival is an annual Music event which takes place in Sheffield, UK every summer.

The name of the festival is inspired by the city’s tram network.

In 2011, around 175,000 music fans attended events across over 70 venues and 4 main stages.

Over 200 live acts performed a variety of genres spanning everything from rock to reggae and featured dance-offs between rival dance troops and a break dance competition.

I was commissioned to design a poster for Tramlines Festival Youth Stage which took part in Sheffield’s Peace Gardens.

The success of Tramlines Festival 2011 led to the event winning ‘Best Metropolitan Festival’ at the UK Festival Awards.

Acts in the main festival included:

Ash, Olly Murs, Pixie Lott, The Futureheads, Heaven 17, Dananananaykroyd, David Rodigan, Dry The River, Michael Prophet, Frankie & The Heartstrings, Los Campesinos!, Rolo Tomassi, Dead Sons, Skint & Demoralised, The Crookes and Sheffield’s own Toddla T.

The festival was sponsored by Nokia and LifeSkills.

Tramlines Festival Youth Stage showcased over 30 up and coming young artists, dance troops and break dancers which included:

Charlie Jobson, The Roses,  FrankieThe GazellesFresh FX , The Response, Jerrard, Resume, Emily Stancer Folk On FireJahfringlish Blood SportChelsea Alice Scott, Ellie Kerrigan & Emily Westray, Cyno Sparx, L Real & Friends, Hudlum & Little Shorty, Gabriella Papa, Nitro, The Majestix Crew, Creature, Royalle, The Citizenz, Vocal Dojo, The RetrospectivesBloodbareFrancis & The Funky PresidentsHarley Likes MusicYKIMS and Kaos.
Dope and Mean hosted national break dance battle finals, featuring Dj Wispa & the horn section of Renegade Brass Band.
Photo of Tramlines Youth Music Festival audience in Sheffield Peace Gardens Photo of Renegade Brass Band at Tramlines Festival Youth StageDope n Mean Present the break dance competition at Tramlines Festival Youth Dancers perform on stage at Tramlines Youth Festival A break dancer spins on his head at Tramlines Festival Dope n Mean CompetitionTramlines Youth Music Festival Poster Illustration

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