Music Gear News
Heaven 17 headline Tramlines
Heaven 17 closed the first day of the Tramlines festival last night (22.07.11).
The 'Temptation' synth pop group played a nostalgic set, packed with their hits in the main square of their home city in Northern England.
Despite a little light drizzle over the open-air Nokia stage, spirits were high as Martyn Ware and Glenn Gregory took to the stage.
Addressing the crowd singer Glenn said: "Keep smiling and the weather will start shining, thank you for coming out, sorry we're a little bit late, this is 'Fascist Groove Thing'."
After the track, he said: "That song was written in Sheffield in 1980. This is where these songs live."
A little later in the set Glenn further reminisced about how the city has played a major part in the electronic group's history.
He told the crowd: "It's great to be playing in our home town, and it's in the building next to the stage that we saw so many of our heroes; Marc Bolan, David Bowie, we saw everybody there.
"So it's a real honour to be playing to be playing here in front of the city hall for you tonight."
The set was hit with a slight technical hitch, as the band had a false start going into 'Let's Make A Bomb', instead of 'Come Live With Me', but they continued, building up to their biggest hit, 'Temptation'.
After the band's set DJs and MCs kept the party going in the Nokia Unannounced Tent until the early morning. The tent is due to see a number of prolific artists from the city join together for a series of collaborations of the course of the next two days of the festival.
Other acts to play at the Tramlines festival – which is free to the public – include Ash, The Duke Spirit, Nerina Pallot and Ms Dynamite.Posted on 23 Jul 2011 09:45 to category : Band / Celebrity News
Related Music News
Laying the foundations for generations of artists to follow, the legendary musician Leonard Cohen has passed away from unspecified causes.
Stating it as more of a necessity for the band, M. Shadows highlights the importance of not stagnating and keeping things exciting
Cancelling his remaining shows in December due to ill health, fears arise over the guitar legends health
Verified by the guitarist himself, Slash's B.C Rich played a pivotal role in Guns N' Roses rise to fame
Featuring a number of tracks by their favourite artists, the Stone's latest effort is set for release December 2nd
Speaking to friend and radio host Eddie Trunk Frehley stated that he would rejoin the band if the offer came his way
Recent Music News
For those who want to emulate the massive tone of one of the contemporary music scene's biggest percussive heroes, the 'Spooky' signature drum is this winters must have addition to your kit
Some formats of compressed MP3 have been linked with negatively effecting individuals emotional state due to their inherent tonal characteristics
Once again Cubase continue to pave the path of innovation with Cubase Pro 9
Changing colour from its previous grey to a sleek black, the Launch Control XL's appearance has been re imagined to keep it inline with its Launch key and Launchpad counterparts.
Designed to simulate various classic amp tones, Supro's Tremolo Pedal introduces the new school to the old school
A premium belt-drive turntable that features wireless streaming, the BT-500 has been designed to extract every musical detail of your record collection