NOKIA PRESENTS 'LUMIA LIVE @TRAMLINES'
This summer Nokia will be opening the main stage of Tramlines, the free-for-all music festival, for the first time ever on Friday night with the Nokia ‘Lumia Live’ showcase. Nokia will bring Sheffield elite artist, Reverend and the Makers, to their hometown after a two-year hiatus, followed by DJ collective True Tiger who will provide the soundtrack to a Nokia light show.
Jon McClure is one of Sheffield’s most adored sons and Tramlines will see the artists return to their hometown to perform brand new material from their new album, @Reverend_Makers, on the Nokia Lumia Live stage to 8,000 festival-goers in a unique celebration of the city’s rich musical heritage.
True Tiger end the night with one of their epic DJ sets, transforming the Nokia Lumia stage into a dance haven and setting Sheffield up for the weekend ahead. True Tiger are one of the most exciting producer/DJ collectives in the UK right now, having produced & remixed for the likes of Ed Sheeran, Snoop Dogg and Dizzee Rascal. The DJs will close Friday night’s events to the backdrop of a light show illuminating Devonshire Green main stage.
Additionally, Nokia Lumia Live will host a series of gigs on each day of the festival at intimate venues The Harley, Plug-Neutral and finally DQ. A host of artists will be playing including Becoming Real, Aluna George, and a special appearance from Ibiza Rocks resident Nicola Bear as well as a set form legendary house and UK garage producer/DJ, MJ Cole.
John Nichols, Head of Marketing, Nokia UK, said “Building on the success of Nokia at Tramlines 2011, we wanted to return with something new and exciting. Lumia means light so opening the main stage on Friday night for the first time with a light show and homegrown talent is the perfect way to do this. This is another great example of Nokia’s commitment to local events and communities.”
Festival Director, Sarah Nulty, commented: “We are delighted to be opening this year's festival with some true Sheffield talent, and for the first time ever, opening the main stage on Friday night. Reverend and the Makers played our very first year and we are really pleased to have them back. We think this year will be bigger and better than before.”
Fans will be able to relive all the amazing moments following the festival by watching the opening show at Nokia’s UK Facebook page: facebook.com/nokia.uk
Nokia Lumia is bringing a weekend of incredible live music to Sheffield for everyone to enjoy for free, creating the most exciting Tramlines Festival to date.
Nokia Lumia owners can also get a ‘Sheffield Showcase’ playlist on Nokia Mix Radio- the free music service, featuring the best music from the famous music city.