Tramlines Festival director Sarah Nulty dies aged 36

Sarah Nulty, the director of Sheffield’s Tramlines Festival, has died at the age of 36.

The sad news was revealed in the following statement from fellow Directors:

It is with great sadness that we must announce that our Festival Director, Sarah Nulty, has passed away at the age of 36 following a brief illness.

Many of you may never have had the pleasure of meeting Tramlines’ very own Wonder Woman, but thousands of you have attended the festival Sarah dedicated her working life to. Tramlines would not exist as the festival we all know and love today without her hard graft, passion, and generosity, and for that we are eternally thankful.

Sarah was our friend, our mentor, our go-to person in time of crisis – nothing would phase her. She was kind and feisty and had such an infectious laugh. At Tramlines, she’d stay out all night at the after parties and then be on litter picking duties on site by 8am – her energy was unfathomable. For all this and so much more, we deeply and sorely miss her.

We want to celebrate everything Sarah did for Tramlines and for the music scene in Sheffield. She will always be our fearless leader. 

Jon McClure, of Sheffield’s Reverend & The Makers, paid tribute saying:

“She was awesome and we were honoured to have worked with her on this year’s festival. “Sheffield has lost a good un. Sending love and best wishes to her family and friends.

Tramlines 2018 takes place at Hillsborough Park from from Friday 20th - Sunday 22nd July.  The line up includes performances from Stereophonics, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Craig David’s TS5, Mabel, Blossoms, De La Soul, Jake Bugg, and Reverend And The Makers.