Now some of you may have read my Tramlines post from last year (thank you to those who did), but it’s yet again time to write about a good old knees up in my second home of Sheffield. This year was a little more food orientated as well as an awesome music lineup for the weekend.
We headed up a day earlier than normal and managed to relive our uni haunts starting with a walk up Division Street, with constant ‘ohhh that’s new’ and ended in The Cavendish.
Those who are ex Sheffield alumni may remember the cheap deals on burgers and a pint that the cav did. Ordering food and drinks for two and it coming to £12, takes your breathe away after London prices!
For the rest of the day we unfortunately ended up sticking to our seats and continuing with the drinks orders until the rest of the gang arrived from work. Then it was time to head back to our rooms to get ready for the night ahead. We did have to take a detour into one of the many vintage clothing shops to grab us some cheap jumpers as it’s cold up north!!
Not quite content with finishing there we headed to the venue formally known as Plug for Erol Alkan. It was perfectly situated for a quick walk across the street then back in our beds at the reasonably priced Jury’s Inn.
Waking up with sore heads there was only one thing for it – food. We decided to try somewhere new and close to the hotel, so headed to Tamper Coffee a New Zealand cafe which had an incredible menu.
Unfortunately it’s not for those in a rush as you are forewarned it’s about a 45 minute wait for the food.
It is worth it and I chowed down the mince on toast topped with a poached egg. Beautiful dish and reminded me of being young in NZ with the family.
We spent our day chilling in the sunshine at the MainStage watching Renegade Brass Band then a subsequent snooze.
After hare of the dog in Fusion and Foundry we tucked into a carb filled meal at BB’s. It’s a rather well known small Italian restaurant for those in Sheffield, mainly because of the friendly staff and of course it’s main draw is it’s a BYO.
It was onto the MainStage for my highlight of the music that weekend, Basement Jaxx. They were incredible and put on quite the show, getting up close to the front was amazing to be in among the crowds for all their classics. Would recommend if you get chance to see them, go forth and enjoy!
After a chilled day it was time to up the pace and we finished our tramlines partying with a night in the Union at Bar One and then the Octagon, it’d be rude not to.
I was introduced to James Holden in the Octagon who had an eery, mythical feel about his music but it was a great set, give him a listen.
It was yet another wonderful weekend with the girls and I shall forever hold a place for Sheffield in my heart.