As well as all the music, for the first time this year the festival site will feature a comedy stage, hosted by the Leadmill and headlined by Sheffield's funniest singer-organist John Shuttleworth, and Bethany Black, who describes herself as "Britain's only goth, lesbian, transsexual stand-up comedian.”
The family-friendly Into the Trees area is expanding for 2018, with a pop-up cinema, arts activities, woodland workshops, and a circus tent where kids can learn how to talk the tight wire or juggle. By night, the area will host party DJs for the older crowd. Head down on Friday for Club Tropicana, an 80s pop disco complete with flower garlands, confetti canons and flamingos. Saturday night is the turn of the Cool Beans Roadshow Mega DJ Party, who'll be hosting an energetic, interactive and amusing hour of power (– "think Vic and Bob with decks and a mixer"!) and on Sunday, the Fruit N Juice collective take charge with a focus on celebrating women and queerness with sounds spanning from RnB to Kylie.
You don't need to worry about going hungry at the festival either, as some of the best street food traders around will be wheeling their trucks into the park. There'll be lots of vegan offerings from the likes of Wholesome Junkies, with their take on KFC (Kentucky Fried Cauliflower), and Herbivorous with California-inspired plant-based food. The much-loved Wrap a Yorky Pudding will be there, handily dishing up Sunday dinners in a Yorkshire pudding wrap. The Rickshaw Club, meanwhile, will bring their Indian and Pakistani street food truck down from famous Bradford curry house Kebabeesh. There'll also be treats in the form of milkshakes, donuts, and tons more. Wash it all down with a Tramlines Session IPA, made by Sheffield's brilliant Abbeydale Brewery specially for the festival's tenth birthday.
Once the festival site closes, carry on the fun at one of the official after-parties (tickets sold separately). On Friday, The Tuesday Club present a bass heavy lineup at o2 Academy featuring the likes of Friction, Dimension, DJ Hazard, DJ Champion, DJ Q, and more. On Saturday, take your pick between UK garage with Bluewave at o2 Academy, with a classic lineup featuring The Artful Dodger, DJ Luck & MC Neat and So Solid Crew, or head to Foundry where new club night Le Freak hosts a disco, funk and soul special with Horse Meat Disco taking over Room 1 at the Foundry with help from Dan J, while Plump DJs host a funk and disco set in Room 2 with support from Bungle.
On top of all the fun in Hillsborough Park, there's also a whole host of fringe events to get involved with.
You might want to keep Monday 23rd July free to recover!