Nottingham’s tram network will come alive to the sound of music this weekend in the lead up to a high profile event.
Bands and musicians will be performing live on board trams this Saturday as they prepare for the Branch Out Festival on Sunday, October 28.
They’ll also be staging impromptu performances at tram stops across the city to help promote an event aimed at showcasing Nottingham’s vibrant music scene.
Florian Le Loroux, Marketing Manager at NET explained: “We’re delighted to welcome the musicians aboard our trams and help them reach a wider audience.
“At the same time, they’ll help create a unique atmosphere on the tram and provide some great entertainment for anyone travelling into the city on Saturday afternoon.”
Backed by local promoters, music professionals, the BBC and the City Council, the festival features around 50 artists on the verge of making a break into the big time. Styles vary from grunge to soul and folk to hip hop.
They’ll be performing at venues across the city, most of them easily accessible by tram.
Rock City Basement, Rescue Rooms, Stealth and Malt Cross are all only a few minutes walk away from the Royal Centre stop and there are also trams to Lace Market, close to two other festival venues - Broadway and Nottingham Contemporary.
Further information about Branch Out is available by visiting the festival website at www.branchoutfestival.com.