Agenda item

Tramlines Festival Update Report

Report of the Executive Director - City Futures


Report to Follow



The committee considered a report by the Executive Director of City Futures providing a briefing to the Economic Development and Skills Policy Committee regarding the Tramlines Festival. This included the issues encountered in 2023 at Hillsborough Park, a summary of the debrief and learnings so far from Tramlines 2023 and confirmation of arrangements for Tramlines 2024.




A member asked a question about a recent article in The Guardian that discussed fees paid to a local authority for a festival of a comparable size. They asked if the Council agreed that the fee paid by Tramlines secured best value for the people of Sheffield. The Director of Parks, Leisure and Libraries offered to provide a response in writing.




Members discussed the impact of the event on the local community, the contribution it makes to the economy, the need to learn lessons from this year’s event, the free fringe events available during the festival and the work needed to win back the confidence of local residents.




RESOLVED UNANIMOUSLY: That Economic Development and Skills Policy Committee:-


1. Note the contents of the report.

2. Note that further updates and decisions (where required) on events and the Tramlines Festival will be taken to the appropriate Committee as required.



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