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Tramlines director dies aged 36 after short battle with illness

Director of Sheffield’s Tramlines Festival Sarah Nulty has tragically died aged just 36 following a short battle with cancer.

She was the co-founder of the award winning metropolitan festival and one of the instrumental figures in the Steel City’s music scene. Her colleague Alex Deadman paid this tribute to her in a statement: “It is with great sadness that Tramlines Festival must announce that our festival director, Sarah Nulty, has passed away at the age of 36 following a brief illness”.

He added: “Sarah was instrumental in the launch of Tramlines in 2009, taking on the role of festival director in 2013. She came to Sheffield as a student in 1999 and worked at Gatecrasher and Bed nightclub, going on to manage various venues and live events around the city.”

He continued: “Sarah dedicated her whole working career to the Sheffield music industry. After nearly two-decades, this work has led to massive benefits for the city and she has been the driving force of Tramlines for many years. Her tenacity, vision and unbreakable work ethic are the reasons that the festival can celebrate its tenth anniversary.

Jon McClure from Reverend and The Makers paid his tribute to Sarah tweeting
“Sheffield has lost a good’un. Sending love and best wishes to her family and friends.”