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Festival Guide: TRNSMT

Here's all you need to know about Scotland's newest festival.

This weekend sees some of the biggest names in music descend on Glasgow Green for the inaugural TRNSMT Festival. With this being your last chance to get those tickets, here’s everything you need to know about Scotland’s newest and biggest music extravaganza.


The best of British at the top

Having wowed audiences at Glastonbury Festival, and with their highly anticipated Manchester headline show just around the corner, Radiohead will round off their trio of huge performances at TRNSMT Festival. They are joined at the top of the bill by Leicester rockers Kasabian, and veteran festival headliners Biffy Clyro, who will no doubt be treating TSNMT as something of a homecoming.

Here’s what that trio will sound like. Spoiler: It will be brilliant.

 

 

 
Expect everything from massive sing-alongs to heartfelt emotion from this trio of British stardom.


And the rest

As ever, it’s not just about the headliners. Before taking in the huge names, fans can also catch some seriously exciting emerging and established talent. Homegrown heroes Belle & Sebastian will join the likes of London Grammar, Rag’n’Bone Man and Everything Everything on the main stage on Friday 7 July. Catfish & The Bottlemen play alongside George Ezra, The Kooks, Stormzy, Circa Waves and Cabbage on the Saturday. The Sunday also welcomes Twin Atlantic, Two Door Cinema Club and the almighty The 1975.

 


The full line-up

This is what it looks like:

Friday 7 July

Main Stage: Radiohead | Belle & Sebastian | London Grammar | Rag’n’Bone Man | Everything Everything | JP Cooper
King Tut’s Stage Powered By Utilita: Honne | Louis Berry | Saint Motel | Be Charlotte | Wuh Oh | The Vegan Leather
Jack Rocks Stage: Black Honey | The Wholls | The Sundowners | The Phantoms | Sahara | Moonlight Zoo | BANG BANG ROMEO | Carousel
Smirnoff House Curated by Mixmag: Monki | Syreeta | Jaguar | Feel Good Smalls

Saturday 8 July

Main Stage: Kasabian | Catfish and the Bottlemen | George Ezra | The Kooks | Stormzy | Circa Waves | Cabbage
King Tut’s Stage Powered By Utilita: The LaFontaines | Sundara Karma | Fickle Friends | Gerry Cinnamon | The Vryll Society | The Van Ts | Vistas
Jack Rocks Stage: The Wytches | Neon Waltz | Medicine Men | Vida | JUDAS | Paves | The Assist | Sugarmen | Heavy Rapids
Smirnoff House Curated by Mixmag: Coldcut (DJ Set) | Nightwave | Rebecca Vasmant | Mosteph

Sunday 9 July

Main Stage: Biffy Clyro | The 1975 | Two Door Cinema Club | Twin Atlantic | Blossoms | The View | The Strypes
King Tut’s Stage Powered By Utilita: Tom Grennan | Clean Cut Kid | The Amazons | Declan McKenna | Lewis Capaldi | Vukovi | JR Green
Jack Rocks Stage: Superfood | The Shimmer Band | RedFaces | Tijuana Bibles | The Blinders | White Room | Strange Bones | BlackWaters | Foggy City Orphan
Smirnoff House Curated by Mixmag: Coldcut (DJ Set) | Nightwave | Rebecca Vasmant | Mosteph


Party the night away

As well as hosting some of the best in new music on their stage across the festival’s three days, King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut will also be running the official TEST TRANSMISSION pre-party on Thursday 6 July. Louis Berry and Lewis Capaldi will play an intimate show ahead of their TRNSMT sets.

They also host one of four afterparties, which will see some of the bands from the line-up play late night shows and DJ sets across the city.

Festival ticket holders will get cheap entry to all afterparty events, so you can truly party the night away. It’s the best way of bringing the campsite atmosphere to the non-camping event.

7 July: Everything Everything (DJ Set) + The Ninth Wave (Live) @ ABC
8 July: Cabbage (midnight show) @ King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut
8 July: Circa Waves (DJ Set) + Catholic Action (Live) @ ABC
9 July: END Transmission – Twin Atlantic (DJ Set) @ ABC


Food, drink and fun

Away from the stages, fans can enjoy some seriously good food and drink, bringing the city’s favourite street food vendors to Glasgow Green. As well as ice cold beer and cocktails, fans can grab food from Martha’s, Babu Bombay Street Kitche, The Crema Caravans, Nomad Glasgow and more. Veggies and vegans need look no further than Goodness Gracious.


A glimpse of things to come

Check out this video to find out what the site has to offer:


The all-important details

TRNSMT Festival will run from the 7 – 9 July 2017 at Glasgow Green. Travel, security and more general advice can be found here, including bag restrictions to keep fans safe.

It’s a non-camping event, but there are hotel packages available.

It’s never too late. Tickets are still available. Fans can grab one, two and three day tickets, VIP tickets and hotel packages through Ticketmaster.co.uk.

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