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Tramlines Festival Honors Founder Sarah Nulty

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SHEFFIELD, U.K. (CelebrityAccess) Sarah Nulty, the co-founder of the Tramlines festival who died earlier this month at the age of 36, was honored by performers and the patrons at the Sheffield, England, event this past weekend.

Nulty, who helped launch the festival in 2009, died after a short illness in early July. She became festival director in 2013. This year’s July 20-22 event featured Stereophonics, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds and Craig David’s TS5.

This year, artists, staff and patrons wore “Be More Nulty” T-shirts in her honor and Craig David gave had the audience sing a song passage in her honor.

Meanwhile, Nulty is expected to be honored with a permanent memorial on Devnshire Green, in Sheffield city center, facing the original Tramlines site, according to IQ.

Co-founder Timm Cleasby 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.”

“It was great to see Sarah come on board with the festival when it was first conceived and develop into the role of director,” adds Richard Eyre, Sheffield City Council’s head of major events. “I was personally inspired by her passion and her vision. She had a fantastic calming influence on everyone and never seemed flustered by the issues that arose in the running of a festival.

“It’s totally fitting that the city pay tribute to Sarah’s work in the local music industry and I look forward to seeing the memorial in place at Devonshire Green.”

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