Friday at Tramlines 2017

Multiple locations
, 2017

Tickets cost £49.50 for the weekend. After-parties £15.40 per night/£27.50 for the weekend.

Our picks of the opening night lineup.

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For the first time, the main programme for Sheffield’s flagship festival will take place entirely outdoors this year – making the most of the city's abundance of green spaces. Ponderosa will once again be its picture-perfect main stage, leafy Endcliffe Park will become an oasis of calm with The Folk Forest, and the Devonshire Green stage returns to the city centre – where it all began for Tramlines back in 2009. Read on for our Tom's picks from an ace Friday night lineup, topped off with indie icons The Libertines and grime pioneer Kano.

Ms Banks
6:45pm, Momentum Music Fund Tent
Ms Banks is a multi award winning grime artist from South London. Her lyrics fight against negative female stereotypes, encouraging individuality and empowerment. Check out her freestyle on BBC Radio 1 Extra’s Fire in the Booth for a taster of her immense talent.

Mista Silva
8:20pm, Momentum Music Fund Tent
Mista Silva is a British-Ghanaian musician from London who fuses afrobeat, hip-hop and house to create fresh, original, genre-spanning music that has seen him gain high praise from the music press. His hotly anticipated debut album is due this year. Catch him while you can.

The Libertines
8:45pm, Main stage
From the euphoric choruses of Can’t Stand Me Now and Don’t Look Back Into the Sun to the era defining tales of Time For Heroes and I Get Along, The Libertines have always been a group with anthems coming out of their ears. One of the most influential bands of this century, catch them headlining the festival at the Ponderosa.

8:45pm, Devonshire Green
Considered one of the forefathers of grime and as one of the most influential figures in the scene, Kano will headline the newly revamped Devonshire Green stage. Kano's most recent album Made In The Manor was shortlisted for a Mercury Music Prize and won best album at the 2016 MOBO Awards.

When the action outside ends, the after-parties begin. Head to O2 Academy and The Octagon for grime MC Bugzy Malone, a DJ set from Faithless, garage royalty TQD and Artful Dodger, and more.

See the full programme for more.

Image: Kano.

Written by Tom Roper; June 21, 2017