Sunday 22 July 2012

Tramlines 2012

I have to say that we have thoroughly enjoyed this weekends events here in Sheffield.  The Tramlines Music Festival is a totally free to attend event held in the heart of the city.  There is something for everyone, and with this weekends fabulous weather the crowds were out enjoying themselves.

 The festival had a wonderful atmosphere.  Every where you went there were families, couples, groups - young and old having a great time.  There is so much to see and do over the 3 days.
 The Jazz in Leopold square was perfect for a Sunday afternoon.  With "Out of Town" Shopping malls etc killing off our city centres, I think this is a great way to entice people in their thousands back into the heart of the city.  The bars and restaurants were full to bursting.  The atmosphere was amazing.  Sitting in Leopold Square in the blazing sunshine we felt as if we were somewhere in France.

 And the rock music in the Peace Gardens kept my hubby very happy.
Its not only music, they had fun fairs, and the most gorgeous of food stalls.  They had a couple of Ale and Cider festivals running along side too.  The street entertainers were great.  This chap was juggling with knives whilst balancing on a ladder.
 And these ladies really made me smile - check out some of their videos on Granny Tourismo
 Think Hinge & Brackett but with funky music and very sexy moves!
 The highlight of the weekend for us though was the much anticipated Everly Pregnant Brothers 1st session.  They recreated the Beatles playing on the roof at Abbey Road studios - but on the toilet block roof at the Fat Cat pub in Kelham Island.  Genius and they didn't disappoint, singing their hilarious old numbers and a few really funny new ones too.
I don't have to tell you that Sheffield totally rocks!


Lyn said...

and the sun came out for it....looks like great fun!

diane b said...

Sounds like a fun filled visit. Nice weather too. It is great to get people back into cities to play.

Lx @ Twelve said...

It looks like you had a fab time...
You always manage to find the good stuff in Shefffield!


Little Blue Mouse said...

It sounds great! Granny Tourismo look really funny; I tried watching their video but it wouldn't work.

I spotted a couple of people I know in your photos too.

Mister D said...

looked a brilliant event and what a hot day - all we were short of was a beach ! - thanks for the comment btw

Rosie said...

Looks like there was something for everyone - glad you had a great time in this wonderful sunshine:)

Lisa said...

I think our City could take a few tips from yours. Such a wonderful event and free!
Lisa x