Here in Sheffield, we hold the best music festival in Britain - because it is FREE! I think that this is the 3rd year that TRAMLINES has run - and this year its bigger and better than ever. The city has hundreds of pop up stages and music venues and every one of them is free. Hubby was in town for a colleagues leaving party straight from work, so I said that the DQ and I would pick him up and take a listen to who ever was playing at one of the many stages that are dotted around the city this weekend. Its a very civilised idea for a music festival - what you save on buying tickets, you can spend on a hotel room instead of camping in a muddy field! I took one look at the many bands playing - and spotted one that I knew!!!! So off we toddled.
We had a nosey in the Millenium Galleries as it was "buzzing". They had a rock band on (they were really loud, and semi clad!). The 2 girls obviously on a hen night made me laugh.
Nothing to do with music, but I snapped away anyway - The Heeley art group have some fantastic art work displayed in the Winter Gardens - these were 2 of my favourites.
and on to our venue - via the front of the town hall where we spotted the latest addition to the Sheffield Hall of fame.
Our target venue was a stage in Barkers Pool - between the city hall and John Lewis. It was a great atmosphere and lovely to see so many people in the city on a Friday evening having a great time.
And then they came on - and I was instantly transported back to the early 80's - and Josephines night club - also in Barkers Pool. (Tucked away in the corner).
Yes the act we had come to see was Heaven 17. And they were Brilliant. One of Sheffields home grown bands.
The festival is on all weekends, and I'm hoping to catch the "Buskers Bus" at some stage as it looks good fun.