LIVE REVIEW: TRAMLINES FESTIVAL, SHEFFIELD by Roseanna Hanson

Sheffield’s biggest festival returned on a beautiful sunny weekend, featuring a huge range of music and other events across the city, including plenty of bands from Barnsley such as Mynas, The Glavins, Hitomi, Shermer, Yellow Elevators and a whole load more. I didn’t get the chance to check out everything I wanted due to my Saturday being cut short because I felt a bit under the weather, however I got round as many places as I felt up to and had an enjoyable time just wandering around the city seeing what was happening.

My favourite acts of the weekend included instrumental band Maybeshewill whose performance in the city hall’s Ballroom enraptured the audience with emotive strings, melodic guitars and crescendos into powerful, bassy pieces. You could almost imagine their music fitting to an epic film soundtrack, which brings me along to another favourite act of the weekend, Sheffield’s own electronic instrumental experts 65daysofstatic. Their audio-visual installation Sleepwalk City was exhibited in the Millennium Gallery featuring live performances across the weekend and was really moving to see live.
I hope everyone else who went had a fantastic time, and well done to all the Barnsley artists making the line up. If you haven’t been before, check it out next year for a mere £15 for a weekend ticket you’re definitely spoiled for choice on acts to see, but even if you are feeling cheap there’s still plenty of free venues across the city.

Find out more about Tramlines by visiting www.tramlines.org.uk
You can contact Roseanna and view more of her work by visiting www.roseannahanson.com

The queue outside City Hall waiting for first act of the day, Maybeshewill

The queue outside City Hall waiting for first act of the day, Maybeshewill


Maybeshewill at City Hall

Maybeshewill at City Hall


Maybeshewill at City Hall

Maybeshewill at City Hall


Maybeshewill at City Hall

Maybeshewill at City Hall


Maybeshewill at City Hall

Maybeshewill at City Hall


Maybeshewill at City Hall

Maybeshewill at City Hall


Maybeshewill at City Hall

Maybeshewill at City Hall


The Ballroom bar

The Ballroom bar


The International Peace Garden’s stage

The International Peace Garden’s stage


Belly dancers performing inside the Winter Gardens

Belly dancers performing inside the Winter Gardens


Stepping back in time briefly

Stepping back in time briefly


My very own t-shirt design The Yorkshireman in Balance’s shop window, making me proud!

My very own t-shirt design The Yorkshireman in Balance’s shop window, making me proud!


The crowd dancing around at the Devonshire Green stage

The crowd dancing around at the Devonshire Green stage


Ty interacting with the crowd at the start of the set

Ty interacting with the crowd at the start of the set


Devonshire Green crowd

Devonshire Green crowd


Ty on the main stage at Devonshire Green

Ty on the main stage at Devonshire Green


Ty on the main stage at Devonshire Green

Ty on the main stage at Devonshire Green


Buskers on Devonshire Street

Buskers on Devonshire Street


Some great street art on the side of The Great Gatsby

Some great street art on the side of The Great Gatsby


An unusual looking character leading a progression of Morris dancers

An unusual looking character leading a progression of Morris dancers


More crazy outfits from street entertainers

More crazy outfits from street entertainers


Grannies from “Gran Turismo” riding around on trollies blasting out music

Grannies from “Gran Turismo” riding around on trollies blasting out music


Grannies from “Gran Turismo” riding around on trollies blasting out music

Grannies from “Gran Turismo” riding around on trollies blasting out music


Sleepwalk City audio-visual installation by 65daysofstatic at the Millennium Gallery

Sleepwalk City audio-visual installation by 65daysofstatic at the Millennium Gallery


The crowd enjoying 65daysofstatic’s performance of Sleepwalk City

The crowd enjoying 65daysofstatic’s performance of Sleepwalk City


Sleepwalk City audio-visual installation by 65daysofstatic at the Millennium Gallery

Sleepwalk City audio-visual installation by 65daysofstatic at the Millennium Gallery

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