Sheffield’s biggest music party started with a bounce as star acts wowed stages across the city on the opening night of Tramlines.
Hundreds of revellers packed into venues like the Fat Cat in Kelham Island – where city ukulele favourites the Everly Pregnant Brothers played their own versions of classics such as Common People by Pulp – as the city began to throb with life.
Crowds held their hands in the air, sang along and hugged strangers at the re quest of singer Shaun Doane – who praised the ‘phenomenal’ crowds on Friday.
This year, the band dressed in red cloaks and sang from a stage rather than the pub roof.
Andy Turner, aged 48 , of Meersbrook, Sheffield, said: “We love them because they are so quintessentially Yorkshire. The whole of Sheffield is buzzing for Tramlines.”
At the main stage, on Devonshire Green, former High Storrs School pupil Toddla T whipped the crowds into a frenzy as a drone camera captured the action, before headliner Katy B took to the stage.
Fan Hannah Postles, of Parson Cross, said: “She was electric. It was so great to have her in Sheffield.”