Tramlines Festival is moving to Hillsborough for 2018

Organisers say it has ‘outgrown’ the city centre

Sheffield's Tramlines Festival has had a license for a huge new main stage at Hillsborough Park approved for next summer.

This means that the new main stage will be at the Park, which has a capacity of 40,000, and is accessible from the city centre via the tram.

Richard Eyre, the head of Sheffield City Council's major events team, commented:

"The main festival will be at Hillsborough, but we're still 100 per cent committed to keeping the fringe festival in the city centre, free for Sheffield people and businesses.

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The Libertines performed at the festival last year

"People can still dip in and out of the free city centre events".

Sarah Nulty, director of Tramlines Festival, said, "We can now put our plans into practice as we celebrate the 10th anniversary with the biggest and best Tramlines to date."

It is thought that Tramlines attracts over 100,000 people to Sheffield every year. The festival has grown in size year on year, bringing The Libertines and Metronomy to Ponderosa Park last year.

The Festival has been going since 2009, when it started as a free admission event taking place across the city.

The first line up announcement can be expected early next year.