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Music City festival 'Sheffield at its best' - VIDEOS

ORGANISERS of the first-ever Sheffield Music City festival have hailed it a "phenomenal success".

Sheffield Music City and the associated Tramlines multi-venue event attracted thousands of visitors to the city centre to see bands including Reverend and the Makers, Pixie Lott, Lil Boots, Just Jack and Booty Luv.

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The event, with a big stage at Devonshire Green and smaller stages at pubs and other venues across the city, ran from Wednesday until Sunday.

There was also a 'kids' zone', open air cinema, continental market and 'music village' where festival-goers could learn new skills.

Councillor Paul Scriven, Leader of Sheffield City Council, said: "This really is Sheffield at its best.

"We are proud of the city's talents and proud to show them off in what has been our most significant music event so far.

"Our thanks go out to all the people who have worked so hard to make the festival happen.

"To see people having so much fun and to see local businesses thriving has been a true joy.

"Sheffield has always been on the map for its musical heritage. Now we're on the map for our ability to put on a cracking festival and we've received well-deserved national acclaim."

Dave Healy, one of the key organisers of Tramlines, said: "We are over the moon at how well Tramlines and Sheffield Music City went.

"To fill the city with so many people, so much music, so much good will and so little violence was a real result."

Superintendent Martin Scothern, from South Yorkshire Police said: "Hundreds of people attended the music festival over the weekend and they were all in good spirits and there was a good family atmosphere.

"There were no major policing issues and the event was a success."

Nick Simmonite, from The Frog and Parrot on Division Street, said: "The festival was pretty amazing.

"Everyone in the city pulled together to make it a success, with lots of people pulling out the stops to get things right.

"Everyone had a great time.

"It was good for the city, and good for business."

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