Bloxx were the first act of the day for Forge Press at T’Other Stage. You could feel the on-stage chemistry between the band members who performed their latest single ‘Headspace’ and indie-rock anthem ‘You’.
Sheffield band Graces rocked out at the Leadmill Stage and T’Other stage tent was completely full of The Rifles fans ready for their set which included their popular songs ‘Local Boy’ and ‘The Great Escape’.
Crowds gathered to sing along to Lewis Capaldi’s moving, power hits ‘Someone You Loved’ and ‘Hold Me While You Wait.’ He continued the digs at Noel Gallagher by introducing himself as ‘Chewbacca’ which Noel called Lewis in an interview earlier this month and he had the audience in stitches with his stage patter between songs.
Tom Grennan, meanwhile, really knows how to put on a show! His set included a gospel choir and a brass trio as he performed ‘Something in the Water’, ‘Barbed Wire’, ‘Royal Highness’ and many more hits from his 2018 album Lighting Matches. He told the crowd that Tramlines is one of his favourite festivals and that “Sheffield has his heart.”
Nile Rogers and Chic were the perfect way to end an amazing weekend: a non-stop bop to 80s classics that Nile produced including hits by Madonna, Bowie and Duran Duran. The crowd was blown away as Kimberly Davis boasted her powerful vocals to a cover of Daft Punk’s ‘Get Lucky’ and Nile dedicated a moment to say “I feel like the luckiest man alive” after talking about his career and his triumph over his cancer battle. Then the crowd got back into the dancing groove for an encore of Chic classics ‘Le Freak’ and ‘Good Times’.