SSS relish the opportunity to showcase in their home city

Sheffield band The SSS
Sheffield band The SSS
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After finding their feet at last year’s festival, The SSS are looking to continue their success this year with four gigs across the weekend.

The bands 20-year-old rhythm guitarist Tom Forster, a stainless steel fasteners salesman, from Stannington, has been going to Tramlines since it started in 2009.

He said: “It’s definitely the highlight of the year, especially being bang in the middle of summer.”

Performing their first Tramlines gig at the Lava Lounge, they were a definite hit with festival-goers. Tom said: “When we struck the opening note, nobody was there. By the last note, it was absolutely rammed and they had to stop letting people in.”

Coming back this year, Tom says that the crowds, along with the different venues, gives them an opportunity to showcase themselves, which they do not usually get.

“Now he says they have gained a much bigger fan base, and have “a billion gigs coming in for us”.

He said: “Tramlines gives you huge crowds, which is just amazing. We can really showcase ourselves here, being from Sheffield, and it’s great for the city itself. Gigs are always going to be full.

“As a fan of music, Tramlines has everything. It has music and venues for everyone, with so many genres of music. Personally, I have interests everywhere.”

The SSS will be playing first on Friday, 9pm, at Plug: Saturday at Crystal, 3pm, and Rocking Chair. Sunday they finish at Green Room, 8pm.