Tramlines Festival 2015

2015 was the year that Tramlines really hit the mark. It felt well organised, diverse and ‘official’.

Rather than heading to the main stage, I stuck to fringe events for the weekend because I’m not a fan of big crowds. Sheffield Cathedral was the venue for quite a few acts – it was a beautiful setting to listen to live music in!

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The first act we saw was Seven Tors. They’re a five piece made of up Dave, Jen, Tracy, Emily and Nicola.

Their music is best described with one word: happy! Have a quick listen to their track ‘Dancing Feet’ below and you’ll see what I mean.



Sheffield Cathedral is very beautiful inside


Next, we listened to Jim Ghedi who plays instrumental guitar. He introduced us to each song by telling us the story behind it – a born storyteller, using both words and his guitar! His music was so beautiful, I could have happily listened to it for hours.

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In the afternoon I popped to Couch to see my friend Sarah play in her band Yellowcake. I’ve seen Sarah and Ian play a few times now so I know many of their songs well. They play so differently to each other alone, but so well together! I love watching Sarah perform – she just loves music and you can really see this when she’s on stage.

I don’t know if I’m right here, but I felt like there was a greater number of acts on at Tramlines this year – I felt spoilt for choice, which I think is a good thing at a music festival.

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By the evening I was well and truly knackered – I don’t know if you find this, but now that I’m in my late twenties my energy reserves seem to deplete much quicker than they used to. I was determined to make the most of my Tramlines weekend though, so I went to another gig at the Millennium Gallery with some friends I hadn’t seen in a while. This turned into going to a DJ set at the University, and I rolled into bed very early on Sunday – I was a mere shadow of my true self the next day!

Have you ever been to Tramlines Festival? What festivals did you enjoy over the summer?