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Tramlines festival returns to Sheffield for fourth year

Roots Manuva
Image caption Roots Manuva will headline Sheffield's Tramlines festival in July

A free music festival is to return to South Yorkshire in July for the fourth year running.

The Tramlines festival attracted 150,000 people to the centre of Sheffield in 2011.

Headlining the festival will be UK hip-hop act Roots Manuva, while Ms Dynamite and Frankie & the Heartstrings are among other acts taking part.

Sarah Nulty, festival director, said she was "really proud" of this year's line-up.

'Favourite artists'

The festival, which its organisers describe as one of the biggest of its kind in Europe, will see acts performing in about 70 venues across Sheffield.

The three-day event will feature several musical genres including indie, electronica, blues, folk and world music, organisers said.

Other acts signed up to play on the main stage include We Are Scientists, Field Music, Beth Jeans Houghton and Clock Opera.

Ms Nulty said: "Tramlines really is a festival like no other. We give music fans a chance to see their favourite artists absolutely free."

Last year's Tramlines event won the award for Best Metropolitan Festival at the UK Festival Awards.

The festival will take place between 20 July and 22 July.

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