Tramlines Is Go

Build it and they shall come. They did. In their thousands. Cripes, how good was yesterday?
Tramlines 2010 kicked off in fine style courtesy of Tiffany Page, who was followed by a host of top names on the main stage – with particular praise going to the likes of Skepta, The Wanted and headline act Tinchy Stryder. We popped backstage to say howdy to the wee man who was in fine fettle posing for pics and chatting to fans (word to the wise though, he doesn’t like to be touched… unless you’re a lady, which is fine). The weather behaved itself, for the most part – whilst down at the Exposed New Music Stage intense sets by the likes of The Twilight Sad and Blood Red Shoes had folks hankering for more. The latter had flown straight from a festival in Portugal to headline proceedings. “We’ve played Sheffield a couple of times now so it’s great to be back,” said Steve, 50% of the duo. “Normally we jet straight off somewhere but we’re stopping over to enjoy the vibe of Tramlines. It’s a great event.”
The festival closes tonight courtesy of headliners Mystery Jets and Echo & The Bunnymen. It’ll be a year ‘til the next one. Make the most of it, troopers.

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