Tramlines Festival Tramlines Festival has slowly established itself as a major festival in the North and it has also starting to become recognised around the country. One of the main reasons for this is of course it has free music. Back of the net! I mean who doesn't like free music?


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Sharon Van Etten Sharon Van Etten hails from New York and has been a respected, but little known, figure on the music scene since her debut album was released in 2009. However, the release of her acclaimed third album, “Tramp”, has really brought her to the attention of a much wider audience and she has received rave reviews and has been championed on various radio programmes. One of her songs has even covered by Justin Vernon of Bon Iver and Aaron Dessner of The National. So it is great to see her in Birmingham at one of her limited number of UK dates.


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Garbage Tonight’s band were ‘manufactured’. Full stop. Polar opposite to the usual mates or friends of friends coming together to form a band - two producers and a sound engineer thought it would be a rather good idea to form a band. Then they found a wee Scottish lass to front it. And while this particular path may not have been the easiest ‘Vow’ blew everyone away; four albums sold over 17 million albums in a decade - and then they disappeared from view. Tonight they’re back; they’re far from rubbish - they are, indeed, Garbage.


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