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Tramlines, the UK’s Best Metropolitan Festival has been another fantastic success in this, its fourth year.
Early estimates indicate up to 150,000 festival attendees over the weekend, across an ever expanding festival site that now stretches as far a Kelham Island and Endcliffe Park and included four new areas in this year.
The atmosphere was fantastic and although wet at first, the weather didn’t dampen spirits with the sun making an appearance on Saturday and Sunday. No major incidents relating to the festival were reported.
Fans flocked to the steel city to enjoy over 900 performances including Alt J, Roots Manuva, We Are Scientists, 65 days of Static, Aluna George, Toddla T Sound, James Yorkston, Reverend and The Makers and many many more.
Festival highlights included Friday Night’s Nokia Lumia Live showcase with Reverend & the Makers, and an amazing light show with thousands of illuminated wristbands lighting up Devonshire Green. Miss Dynamite took to the stage on Saturday night and 65 Days of Static closed the Nandos New Music Stage to rapturous applause on Sunday.
Sarah Nulty Festival Director said:
“Literally hundreds of people have worked ridiculously hard to make Tramlines happen – working stupid hours for little or no money. Behind the scenes an army of people have been working for months to make this happen and a lot of local artists have put their time in for free.
We couldn’t put Tramlines on if it wasn’t for everyone’s tireless dedication and I personally want to thank; our amazing volunteers, everyone at the Council, our sponsors, everyone who has performed over the weekend an of course everyone who came.
The Sheffield music scene is fantastic and Tramlines really showcases what the city has to offer. We know that this year we had a lot more people from outside of the city visiting Sheffield especially for Tramlines. We want those people, and others, to come back for the other 51 weeks of the year too.”