After months of waiting it was finally time to jump on the train and head up North to Sheffield for Tramlines Festival.

We emerged into the wonderful steel city to be welcomed by the ‘large urinal’ outside the station and promptly woke up the rest of the gang who were nursing a few headaches in the hotel after Friday night at Tramlines.

Sheffield City Station

Our first stop was to finally meet the beautiful, giggly Esme, our 6month old new addition to the gang.

New Addition

We basked in the Sunshine at Cafe Rouge by the Peace Gardens and reminisced about our Uni days, the depressing thought that we’ve been out longer than we were there!

Next up was a trip to BB’s for an early dinner via a quick pint on the steps of City Hall. I’d recommend going for a trip to BB’s BYO pizzeria on Division Street if you are visiting the city.

BB's Sheffield

Unfortunately we stayed a little long so missed getting in to see Public Enemy at Devonshire Green, instead we listened from outside.

Tramlines Festival

There was only one place to carry on with tradition, Apple Sours at Bar One and a few ciders in the sun.

Apple Sours Sheffield University

This made for one sleepy group so it was back to Jury’s Inn for a quick change before continuing with the Festival.

Bar One, Sheffield University

I took half the group to see Annie play in her band Screaming Maldini at The Harley, which unfortunately didn’t go too smoothly due to technical issues.

After a very short set it was off to The Octagon for Gold Panda and for real reminiscing times it was down to The Tuesday Club in Fusion & Foundry for Simian Mobile Disco until the early hours. The place really brings back memories, especially TTC as it was then nearly 5 years ago that Lawrence and I became an item!

Tramlines Festival

I wasn’t quite as hardcore as some of the others and skipped out on HopeWorks the warehouse rave down at Kelham Island. Alice and I popped into Aslan’s on the way back for some cheesy chips and some interesting sites on the street!

Tramlines Festival

Sunday was a day of chilling at The Peace Gardens in the sunshine and remembering what a great city Sheffield is and what an even better time we all had at Sheffield Uni – wouldn’t have changed anything.

City Hall, Tramlines