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Richard Ashcroft Withdraws From Tramlines Festival Line Up

Monday, 05 July 2021 Written by Laura Johnson

Richard Ashcroft is no longer set to appear at this year's Tramlines in Sheffield.

Following its cancellation in 2020 due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the event will return to Hillsborough Park in late July, and more recently was given the definite go ahead when it was confirmed the festival will form part of the government's test programme relating to COVID-19 and large music events.

However, Ashcroft did not seem happy with the latest development and has pulled out of the event as a result. On his Instagram page, he wrote:

"Apologies to my fans for any disappointment but the festival was informed over 10 days ago that I wouldn’t be playing once it had become part of a government testing programme. I had informed my agent months ago I wouldn’t be playing concerts with restrictions The status of the festival was one thing when I signed up for it, but , sadly was forced to become something else. It must be an age thing but the words Government Experiment and Festival 😂😂😂#naturalrebel #theydontownme RA"

With the former Verve frontman out of the running, the remaining headliners are The Streets (pictured) and Royal Blood. Head below for the rest of the line up.

Head below to keep up to date with the latest line up developments.

What? A three-day festival hosting a diverse musical line up, including acts from the world of pop, indie and rock.

Where? Hillsborough Park, Sheffield.

When? July 23-25.

Who? The Streets and Royal Blood will headline the weekend. Elsewhere, there will be sets from The Kooks, DMA's, Pale Waves, Little Simz, The Pigeon Detectives, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Mahalia, Everything Everything, Jake Bugg, Blossoms, The Sherlocks, Dizzee Rascal, Tom Walker, The Fratellis, Sundara Karma and more.

Tickets? Tickets for the cancelled 2020 festival can be transferred to this year — contact your point of purchase. The final batch of weekend and day tickets go on sale at 12pm on April 30. Click here to get your Tramlines tickets through Stereoboard.

Tramlines Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Fri July 23 2021 - SHEFFIELD Hillsborough Park
Sat July 24 2021 - SHEFFIELD Hillsborough Park
Sun July 25 2021 - SHEFFIELD Hillsborough Park

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