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Tramlines: Bouncing from the beginning in Sheffield

The Everly Pregnant Brothers play The Fat Cat at Kelham Island. From left, band members Pete McKee and Dave Williamson

The Everly Pregnant Brothers play The Fat Cat at Kelham Island. From left, band members Pete McKee and Dave Williamson

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.”

 

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