With the launch of Scotland’s newest and biggest festival TRNSMT, we’ve rounded up all you need to know about the massive musical weekend.
Huge international headliners and exciting new bands are all included in the award-winning line up, which has a wide variety to cater to all age groups. Headlining the festival are Radiohead, who play the big opening slot on Friday 7 July, Kasabian then headline the Saturday evening slot followed by Scottish favourites Biffy Clyro on Sunday night.
They’ll be joined over the course of the weekend by The 1975, Rag N’ Bone Man, Twin Atlantic, Belle and Sebastian, Catfish and the Bottlemen, London Grammar, George Ezra, The Van T’s, Two Door Cinema Club, Circa Waves, Blossoms and many more.
Another Scottish band who delighted fans with the announcement of their set at the festival is Dundee indie-rockers The View, who we grabbed for a quick chat about the festival. (In full below)
The bands will feature across the four stages: the TRNSMT main stage where the main headliners will play; the King Tut’s Stage, which will be home to some of the best emerging talent; The Jack Rocks stage, which has a host of hotly tipped artists curated by Jack Daniels in partnership with Britain’s biggest rock ‘n’ roll night, This Feeling; and the Smirnoff House Stage, curated by Mixmag the stage will feature unmissable performances from local and UK DJ’s, there’s also a special cocktail bar.
Aside from all the musical aspects, the festival will also host some of the top street-food vendors in Glasgow. Martha’s will be on hand with their hearty and healthy food, delicious Indian treats will be available from Babu Bombay Street Kitchen, you can sample crème brûlée from the Crema Caravan, try Nomad Glasgow’s authentic wood-fired Italian pizzas and if you’re veggie or vegan opt for Goodness Gracious.
TRNSMT opens at 2pm Friday and closes at 11.55pm, Saturday and Sunday opening times are 12.30pm – 11pm (times subject to change). Tickets are still available from www.trnsmtfest.com/tickets
Hi guys, you’re playing TRNSMT on Sunday 9th July alongside fellow Scots Biffy Clyro and Twin Atlantic! How are you feeling about the gig?
Really looking forward to playing in front of that Scottish festival crowd again, can’t beat it!
What do you think of the line-up considering this is the festival’s debut?
Great to see a new festival pulling such big bands but also love to see up and coming bands too.
Will you be heading down on the Friday and Saturday? Who are you looking forward to seeing?
Yeah I’ll be there all weekend! Can’t wait really looking forward to seeing the blinders.
The festival is right here in the city, what are your fondest memories of gigging in Glasgow?
Glasgows like a second home to The View! But when it comes to memories any of our gigs at the Barra’s will suffice.
You’re no strangers to the festival circuit, what do you love most about playing them?
Well when it’s Scottish festivals it’s the crowd!
Finally, once festival season is over what are your plans? Have you got any new material on the way?
We’ve got a final tour of the year coming up in September then it’s time for a well overdue break.
And to get you in the mood ahead of there Saturday slot on the main stage, here’s a wee classic: