Tramlines 2016 comes to Leopold Square 

Friday 22nd - Sunday 24th July 

From Friday 22nd until Sunday 24th July the highly anticipated Tramlines Festival will be returning to the city of Sheffield and, this year, Leopold Square is delighted to be named as one of the music festival's official fringe venues.

Throughout the weekend the upmarket leisure venue will be presenting nine outstanding local musicians and bands all with a range of superb sounds including jazz, funk, soul and swing.

On Friday 22nd July the afternoon will commence from 1pm when Sheffield singer/songwriter Julian Jones fills The Square with his stunning vocals and expressive lyrics.

Following Julian's calming performance, Bongo and Soul Jar will be livening up Leopold Square as they entertain visitors with their original funk, flamboyant songs and energetic stage performance. Last but certainly not least, Leopold regulars, Octofunk, will be returning to The Square from 7pm until 9pm to offer music lovers a unique neo-soul funk experience.

As the festival glides into Saturday, so does Leopold Square's eclectic line-up! On 23rd July from 1pm jazz pioneers Dizzy Club will be reminding visitors of the true sound of jazz as they perform a range of infectious and passionate melodies.

Following an early afternoon of dancing and swinging, The Square will be welcoming the mellowing sound of Nicola Farnon. From 4pm Nicola's captivating vocals and deep double bass will have festival goers in awe as she performs classics from the 1930s to the 1970s.

Visitors are then able to wrap up the second day with blues phenomenon Velocity Brown and the Hotrods. Straight from a gospel, blues and R&B lineage, Velocity Brown offers audiences a meteoric experience they're unlikely to forget.

Good things come to those who wait as Leopold Square's line-up on Sunday 24th July is sure to excite all music lovers in Sheffield. First up Ryan Taylor Hammond Trio will be bringing the funky vibes to the festival from 1pm as the band, made up of Ryan Taylor, Phil Johnson and Chris Walker, will be performing a wonderful mix of rare groove, blue note, Latin and swing.

Up next is the ever talented, ever groovy, Montuno. With their authentic sound of original jazz, this 7-piece band will be exhilarating the eardrums of every audience member from 4pm. Finally, Papa Soul will be concluding Leopold Square's Tramlines line-up perfectly as they rock the best jazz and funk tunes around until 9pm.

Nick Yates, from Leopold Square, commented:

"We are delighted to be named as one of Tramlines Festival's official fringe venues as it offers us a fantastic opportunity to show local music lovers the type of performers we regularly showcase. Our line-up is packed full with wonderfully talented musicians who perfectly complement Leopold Square's cosmopolitan ambience."

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