Free Sheffield bash Tramlines already boasts a great line-up, and now details have emerged about an essential showcase happening as part of the festival.

On Saturday July 21, Signals will collect a varied assortment of forward thinking artists for a day of discussion and live music. From 12.00pm until 4.00am, a sterling collection of acts will be doing their respective things. Objekt will be presenting his precision-engineered brand of techno, and Demdike Stare will no doubt enchant and disconcert with a live AV set. The mighty snd will be making a (typically challenging, we imagine) appearance, as will shapeshifter DMX Krew and the punishing Randomer. Konx-OM Pax will be doing his mildewy thing, and Pye Corner Audio will also be present and correct, as will a host of newer fringe acts (Murder He Wrote, anyone?)

As well as some natty visual art, Signals also boasts a series of intriguing panel discussions, two of which are chaired by regular FACT contributor Angus Finlayson. The programme is as follows:

The effect of the digital revolution on music media, featuring:

HOST: Angus Finlayson – The Quietus/FACT

Raj Chaudhuri – Marketing Executive/NTS Radio/Boiler Room

Jennifer Allan – The Wire’s online editor

Femi Adeyemi – NTS Radio Founder/Boiler Room

Rory Gibb – The Quietus


The effect of geography and location of scenes (Manchester/Glasgow), featuring:

HOST: Angus Finlayson – The Quietus/FACT

James Ernesto Groovement – Founder of The Loop (Manchester)

Alice Muir – Founder of TLG Magazine (Glasgow)

Tom Scholefield – Konx-Om-Pax (Glasgow)


The effect of geography and location of scenes (Sheffield/London), featuring:

HOST: Jack Opus

Elijah – Butterz/Rinse FM

Josh Gregory – Walter Ego/Bad Taste Records

Tramlines runs from July 20-22. For further information about the timetable for the festival and further acts, head to the Tramlines website.




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