Plans confirmed for permanent memorial to late Tramlines Festival director Sarah Nulty

Plans confirmed for permanent memorial to late Tramlines Festival director Sarah Nulty

Plans have been confirmed for a permanent memorial to Tramlines festival director Sarah Nulty, who died earlier this month aged 36, just weeks before the 10th anniversary event.

A commemorative plaque will be embedded into the wall at the top of Devonshire Green in Sheffield city centre, facing down towards the site where the original main stage of Tramlines was based back in 2009. Nulty will also be posthumously honoured with a Civic Award from Sheffield Mayor Magid Magid.

Tramlines, which took place from July 20-22, saw floods of tributes from artists including Reverend And The Makers, Milburn, Bang Bang Romeo, Universal Tree and headliner Craig David who dedicated the final chorus of I Know You in Nulty's honour.

Timm Cleasby, a founder of the festival and the head of operations, said: “It’s very important that there is a permanent tribute to Sarah in recognition of everything she put into the city. She was a massive fan and supporter of Sheffield’s creativity and independence.

"The positioning of the plaque at Devonshire Green is a poignant and fitting tribute. Sarah’s vibrancy and energy made her seem larger than life and it’s brilliant that she will be remembered for years to come. Hopefully her work will serve to inspire others in the future.”

The 10th edition of Tramlines attracted around 30,000 people to its new site at Sheffield's Hillsborough Park. 

Bands, organisers and attendees also honoured Nulty’s passing at the event, wearing ‘BeMoreNulty’ T-shirts. The T-shirts are on sale via the Drop Dead website with all profits (along with proceeds from ‘Nulty’s’ backstage bar) donated to Weston Park Cancer Charity and Cavendish Cancer Care. Charity donations from the guestlist will be split between Weston Park Cancer Charity, Cavendish Cancer Care and Crohn’s & Colitis UK.

A memorial video, presented by Cleasby, was shown on big screens from the main stage on Sunday evening. 

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