Tramlines director Sarah Nulty dead aged 36 – musicians pay tribute to her ‘tenacity, vision and unbreakable work ethic’

Tramlines 2017

Tramlines 2017

Tramlines’ Sarah Nulty has died aged 36, Getintothis’ Lauren Wise reports as tributes pour in for the festival director.

A number of tributes have been posted on social media following the death of Tramlines co-founder and director, Sarah Nulty.

Sarah died aged 36 following a brief illness, her colleague, Alex Deadman, revealed in a statement.

He said: “Her tenacity, vision and unbreakable work ethic are the reasons that the festival can celebrate its tenth anniversary. Sarah turned her hand to every aspect of the running the event over the years, she was the life and soul of Tramlines and no job was too small, but no responsibility too great.”

He added: “We would like to celebrate Sarah’s huge talent and the profound impact that she has had on the lives of so many people over the years.”

Sarah helped launch Tramlines in 2009 and became a director in 2013.

Before Tramlines, Sarah managed a number of live events around the city, where she stayed after moving to study.

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Among the first to pay tribute on social media were Reverend and the Makers, who are due to pay this year’s Tramlines festival, writing: “Sheffield has lost a good un”.

Other tributes flooded in from artists who had played Tramlines, including Tom J Newell and Liberty Ship.

Tributes also came from other figures on the festival circuit, as well as figures prominent in and around Sheffield.

This year’s Tramlines festival will take place on July 20-22 at the new location of Hillsborough Park in Sheffield, making a move away from the city centre.

Performing at this year’s event will be Stereophonics, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Blossoms, Genghar, The Big Moon and Black Honey.




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