If you're planning a trip to Sheffield this July, you're in for a treat -- Sheffield summers are packed with content for all ages, attracting visitors from all over the UK and Europe. Take a look at the top 5 events that are happening in the Sheffield area this July:
1. Tramlines Festival, 22-24 July 2016
Over the years, the annual Tramlines Festival has grown to become a Sheffield trademark. Inspired by the city's tram network and marked by a distinctively local feel, the festival occupies and transforms various venues and public spaces throughout the city. In addition to its fantastic headliners, the festival draws tens of thousands of visitors because of its unique atmosphere that enlivens the entire city. Declared the "Best Metropolitan Festival" in 2011, Tramlines is one of those events that you definitely shouldn't be missing this July. This year's headliners are some of the best yet: hip-hop singer/songwriter Dizzee Rascal, British indie rock band Catfish and the Bottlemen, as well as the famous funk and soul ensemble George Clinton & The Parliament Funkadelic will be performing on stages throughout the city centre. Read more about Tramlines here.
2. Sheffield Pride, 30 July 2016
Since it was first held in 2008, Sheffield Pride has drawn thousands of members of the LGBT community and their allies, gradually becoming the largest Pride festival in Yorkshire. Unlike some other Pride events throughout the country which take the form of a parade, Sheffield Pride is a one-day festival boasting a number of music stages, a market place, karaoke, as well as other activities celebrating diversity and freedom of expression. This year's festival will be held at Encliffe Park, is free of charge and will feature over 20 musical performances and numerous other activities and happenings.
3. Sheffield Vegan Festival, 23 July 2016
Vegan festivals held in cities throughout the UK have become increasingly popular. The organisers' aim has been to merge a rock'n'roll festival atmosphere with veganism and the concept has successfully drawn thousands to each event. The Sheffield Vegan Festival in particular has always had a huge turnout attracting vegans, vegetarians and meat-eaters curious about veagan cuisine. If you're interested in trying some delicious vegan food, learning more about cruelty-free products or simply soaking up the festival atmosphere, don't miss the Sheffield Vegan Festival on 23 July. Find out more about Sheffield Vegan Festival here.
4. Last Laugh Comedy Club, every Friday and Saturday
If you're in Sheffield this July and looking for a laugh with some of the finest stand-up comedians, look no further -- Last Laugh Comedy Club is hosting several events a week at Sheffield City Hall. Last Laugh Comedy combines the comedic talent of Barry Dodds, Jeff Innocent, Jojo Smith and Christian Reilly with a musical and dinner program that will give you an entire evening's worth of entertainment.
5. Sharrow Festival, 16 July 2016
If you happen to miss the other festivals happening in the Sheffield area this July, make sure you make it to the Sharrow Community Festival. This is an event with a 20-year-long history that is entirely organised and funded by the community, and features a music stage, a community stage and a marketplace where you can purchase products from local businesses. If you'd like to experience a truly local atmosphere with your family, this is the best occasion.
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