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Hallam does Tramlines

Tuesday 28 July 2015

Over 100,000 revellers swarmed into Sheffield for Tramlines last weekend, and Hallam's long-running partnership saw our students interview the acts and volunteer across the festival.

Exclusive backstage videos with the likes of Basement Jaxx, Ghostpoet, and local band Slow Club can be viewed here.

Robert Saubole is in his second year studying events management with arts entertainment at Sheffield Hallam. He helped out this year after volunteering at last year's event which saw Public Enemy, Katy B and The Cribs headline.

He says: "While working at Tramlines I've been able to use what I've learned on my course and apply it to a real life working environment. It’s given me a great insight into what it's like working at a festival and has confirmed for me that this is the career path I want to pursue. It can be long hours and stressful at times but the feeling you get when the weekend is over and it was a success is one of the best feelings I've ever had."

Through the connections he made last year, Robert has managed to land a year-long placement working for Tramlines: "When it came to looking for a placement I decided I didn't want to leave Sheffield. I got in touch with the director of Tramlines and I was lucky enough to be offered a placement working on the events management team.
"I've been to many festivals but never to one like Tramlines - the whole city gets involved and the sense of community is overwhelming… I can't wait to experience it all again this year."

The festival welcomed more than 200 artists to Sheffield, playing hip hop, Britpop and everything in between, for the festival’s seventh annual instalment.

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