Sarah Nulty, festival director for Tramlines Festival, sadly passed away this weekend, aged 36.

Nulty was instrumental in the launch of Tramlines in 2009, and took 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.

In a statement sent out this morning, Tramlines said: “Nulty 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.

Nulty pictured with Flava Flav in 2014

“Her tenacity, vision and unbreakable work ethic are the reasons that the festival can celebrate its tenth anniversary. Sarah turned her hand to every aspect of running the event over the years – she was the life and soul of Tramlines and no job was too small, but no responsibility too great.

We would like to celebrate Sarah’s huge talent and the profound impact that she has had on the lives of so many people over the years.”

On a personal note, Access featured Sarah as a columnist recently, and was bowled over by her creativity and expertise. RIP.

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