Festival season is getting longer than ever and your calendar will be fresh on your wall by the time Outlines Festival comes to Sheffield next year. The one-day festival will have its inaugural celebration on Saturday 27th February in multiple venues across the city. In a saturated market, this new festival is already proving its worth following its first line-up announcement.

Here are five things we've learnt about Outlines Festival:


Roots Manuva has just been announced as a headliner

Outlines festival has given the headline slot to Roots Manuva, shortly after the release of his new album Bleeds. Known for his pioneering take on hip-hop, his latest album is arguably his strongest to date and boasts production from Four Tet, Adrian Sherwood and more.


It's from the people who brought you Tramlines

Sheffield's newest festival comes from the makers of the city's most well-known festival - Tramlines. Each year, Tramlines attracts 150,000 people to Sheffield over the weekend and, over the years, has played host to a variety of acts including; alt-j, Public Enemy, Gold Panda, Basement Jaxx and Evian Christ.


It's taking place at some of Sheffield's best venues

Tramlines has a reputation for putting on gigs at some amazing venues and Outlines is following suit. The festival will take place at some of Sheffield's bigger and better-known venues like Plug, O2 Academy and The Harley, and will also shine a light on some of the city's more unique venues like Queens Social Club and its local roller rink.


It's going to support emerging talent

Inner-city festivals are the perfect way to bring fans and new talent together and Outlines Festival has promised its bill will reflect emerging and leftfield talent. Festival director Kate Hewett says, "The lineup will feature many of the new artists that we've had on heavy rotation in the office."


There's some seriously great acts on the bill

The party doesn't stop with Roots Manuva - the rest of the bill is already looking full of must-see sets. South London's Loyle Carner will make the trip up north. Hotly tipped as one of 2016's 'ones to watch', the rapper's insightful and honest take on hip-hop has seen him winning fans up and down the country. Domino records signing Georgia, who played drums for Kwes and Kate Tempest before finding her own fame, will play material from her debut album that's a mishmash of 00's grime, post-punk and hip-hop. Also announced are PINS, The Big Moon, Hey Sholay, Nimmo, Thee Mightees, Oscar and Kagoule.


The first Outlines Festival will take place on 27th February. Advanced weekend tickets are £25. You can follow Outlines on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.