As Tramlines Festival’s celebratory ten-year event (20th – 22nd July at Hillsborough Park in Sheffield) is fast approaching, the festival has revealed details of the mouth-watering food that’s on offer over the weekend. With everything from on trend vegan fast food to portable Sunday dinners and award-winning pies and burgers, visitors will be spoilt for choice.
The much larger new site at Hillsborough Park will offer more food and drink traders than ever before, all carefully selected for quality and diversity. Festival-goers can enjoy food from across the globe whilst grooving to headliners Stereophonics, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds and Craig David’s TS5, plus Clean Bandit, Blossoms, De La Soul, Milburn, Jake Bugg, Everything Everything, Tom Grennan and loads more.
Tramlines is firmly on trend with vegan fast food options aplenty. Back in the 70’s at the birth of the festival movement, meat-free options were much more abundant on festival fields than on your average high-street. Fast-forward to 2018 and veganism is more widely practiced for many reasons including ethical choices and health and sustainability of the planet. Tramlines Festival are proud to present cutting edge vegan food from stalls such as Wholesome Junkies who offer their take on KFC (Kentucky Fried Cauliflower), Buffalo mac ‘n’ cheese and doner kebabs. Also on the vegan tip are Herbivorous who offer plant based food inspired by the vegan food of California.
There is also a distinctly Yorkshire flavour to the Tramlines food offer including the now famous Yorkshire Pudding Wraps – an entire Sunday roast presented in a portable and easy to eat, Yorkshire pudding wrap. Fillings include slow roast beef and pork, with all ingredients locally sourced from Yorkshire suppliers.
For those wanting more spice in their lives, Indian and Pakistani street food comes direct from The Rickshaw Club, an outdoor offshoot of the famous Bradford curry house, Kebabeesh. Their menu is influenced by the Punjab areas of India and Pakistan with echoes of the Mughal Empire! Also on a spicy tip is The Kebab Cartel who specialise in home made breads filled with delicious and fresh lamb, chicken and beef shawarmas, complemented by homemade sauces and condiments.
Award-winning bites are on offer, including Flying Cows – creators of the High Flyer burger which won Best Burger in the 2017 British Street Food Awards. Tramlines are also committed to providing plenty of ‘free from’ options with another award-winning dish on offer from Pieminster, the Bristolian masters of all things pie. Their gluten free Heidi Burger was selected as the best Free From pie at the 2016 British Pie Awards, beating over 800 other entrants.
For people looking for sweet treats, Tramlines has plenty on offer. There’s homemade donuts from Festival Donuts and traditional confectionary from Gordon’s Sweets, alongside homemade milkshakes from Flying Cows.
Tramlines will not let anyone go thirsty. There will be plenty of bars on site including the Magners Cider Garden which will feature live music, and details of an official Tramlines Ale, created exclusively by a local brewer will be released next week.
Tickets for the 10th Tramlines Festival have been selling fast. They’re now on their sixth release costing £79 plus booking fee for a weekend ticket, covering all three days and are available from www.tramlines.org.uk.