Tramlines Festival director Sarah Nulty has died at the age of 36 following short illness.
Nulty (pictured) was instrumental in the launch of the Sheffield city centre event in 2009 and took on the role of festival director five years ago.
After moving to Sheffield as a student in 1999, Nulty worked at Gatecrasher and Bed nightclub, going on to manage various venues and live events around the city.
"Sarah dedicated her whole working career to the Sheffield music industry," said a statement from Tramlines Festival. "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 10th anniversary.
"Sarah turned her hand to every aspect of the 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."
Tramlines 2018 takes place in Hillsborough Park, Sheffield, from July 20-22, headlined by Stereophonics, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds and Craig David's TS5.
A number of music figures have taken to Twitter to pay tribute, a selection of which can be seen below.
absolutely devastated to hear about the death of Sarah from @tramlines in Sheffield... Sarah was a huge part of the independent spirit of the UK festival scene and a big player in @AIF_UK .... you'll be missed x— Rob da Bank (@RobdaBank) July 3, 2018
We’re all very sad 2hear about the death of Sarah Nulty who ran @tramlines successfully for nearly a decade— Reverend&TheMakers (@Reverend_Makers) July 2, 2018
She was awesome and we were honoured to have worked with her on this years festival
Sheffield has lost a good un. Sending love and best wishes to her family n friends