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  2. Tramlines: 'There's a sense of euphoria and celebration'

    Oli Constable

    BBC Yorkshire Live

    There's a sense of euphoria and celebration, even before the music has started at Tramlines.

    For most people here this is the first event they've been to since the start of 2020.

    People at Tramlines 2021

    With an hour to go before the first band takes to the main stage, thousands of people are already here. They're laughing and joking with their friends, drinking together and hugging each other.

    Many have told me how excited they've been leading up to today, with people travelling to Sheffield from Leeds, Wakefield and Glasgow.

    One young group said today marked a turning point in the pandemic for them, where they felt it was "the start of living again".

    Nigel and Matthew Hall

    Nigel Hall, 54, from Doncaster, (above left) has come to the festival with his son Matthew, 18.

    He told me he was "glad to be back" and was so far feeling "comfortable" being at an event like this.

    "It's outside, you can always stop at the back so already I feel more comfortable just being here," he said.

    "It's definitely the first step towards normality. It's a real breakthrough moment for me."

    Natasha Boulton and Tiger Reid

    Natasha Boulton (above left), 20, from Leeds, said she was "excited" to be able to meet up with friends at the festival but was taking time to adjust to the lack of restrictions.

    "It's been hard not seeing anyone in so long," she said.

    "In the back of my mind I still feel like I should be wearing a mask. It's hard to get used to it."

  3. Tramlines: Festival kicks off with tighter restrictions

    Thousands of people are heading to Sheffield today for the Tramlines festival at Hillsborough Park.

    Tramlines 2019

    The three-day music festival, which was postponed in 2020, will operate at full-capacity as part of the government's Events Research Programme.

    Gates open at midday with festival-goers either needing to provide proof of having had both doses of the vaccine or show a recent negative lateral flow test.

    Royal Blood, Supergrass and The Streets are among the acts set to perform over the weekend.