Tramlines – Saturday Highlights

Music / July 21, 2019
by Olivia Mannix

The second day of Tramlines is over and what a day it was! With the sun in the sky, we followed the crowds as they poured into the festival and we set out to see some of our favourite bands. Here are our highlights from Tramlines Day 2.

Saturday’s line up saw some of the biggest names in music coming together to perform for those who had gathered at Hillsborough Park. Arguably one of the biggest bands this year, Courteeners, were headliners on the Main Stage. The crowd was completely animated as we stood and waited for the band to take the stage. Courteeners bounced out and opened the show with ‘Are You In Love With A Notion?’. What an absolute banger! The crowd was soaked with a colourful mist as flares were sparked and held in the air. Other highlights from the show included ‘Modern Love’ and the iconic ‘Not Nineteen Forever’.

Other massive acts included Johnny Marr, Miles Kane and Reverend And The Makers. Johnny Marr is a proper Manc legend and is one of the best guitarists in the world – fact. He played an incredible set which included his latest solo tracks and some of the classics written during his time in The Smiths and Electronic. The audience was in awe as we watched Marr perform ‘How Soon Is Now?’, ‘Hi Hello’ and ‘Get The Message’. The crowd went crazy as he dropped ‘This Charming Man’, a surprise that so many had been waiting years to see.  

We popped to T’Other Stage to watch Annie Mac and Jade Bird. The English singer/songwriter, Jade Bird, has shot to the top of the charts since her debut album was released back in 2017. Her raw vocals are amazing and her songs are very relatable.

At the Library Stage, we saw The Japanese House and Hands Off Gretel. Hands Off Gretel are an alternative rock band that is definitely worth going to see. Their set was unmissable and featured some of our favourite tunes; ‘It’s My Fault’ and ‘My Size’. These guys are ones to watch!

Check out Day 2 here:

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