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Busker line

All aboard the Busker Line!

 

21 July 2010

 

 

Gig-goers at this year's Tramlines festival now have even more reason to look forward to this weekend’s offerings as Travel South Yorkshire lays on a free bus service, complete with a variety of great bands performing onboard.

 

Aptly named the Busker Line, the branded bus will form the festival’s most unique stage ever when it showcases top class performances from a whole host of local bands. What’s more, it is completely free for anyone wanting to travel around the festival’s Sheffield venues over the course of the weekend (24 and 25 July).

 

Calling at nine specially signposted bus stops around Sheffield city centre, the Busker Line will run a 20 minute circular route from 1.00pm through 11.00pm on both days. Established local band and Busker Line curators Bromheads will kick off proceedings at lunch time on Saturday when they jump on board and perform live.

 

Lead singer, Tim Hampton, said: "We are really excited to be getting involved with the Busker Line. There are some great performers lined up to get involved and it’s fantastic to be able to provide a platform for talented, local bands. It’s not every day you get away with making so much noise on the bus – we’re really looking forward to it! Three cheers for Travel South Yorkshire for putting this on!"

 

Other acts performing on board include Jon Windle (formerly of Little Man Tate), Scrim, Alvarez Kings, Jubby Taylor and ukulele tribute band, Everley Pregnant Brothers, which features local comedian Toby Foster and artist Pete McKee.

 

Set times and secret guests for the Busker Line will be announced via Travel South Yorkshire's Facebook page (facebook.com/travelsouthyorkshire). Stay tuned!

 

For a full map of the Busker Line route, visit travelsouthyorkshire.com/tramlines and grab your chance to win an Apple iPad!