TRNSMT 2018 has one of the busiest festival lineups in the country, so with only one week to go until the festival brings international stars to Glasgow Green – here is your essential guide to this year’s festival.
AFTER THE PARTY COMES THE AFTERPARTY!
Kicking off the official TRNSMT afterparties are Irish chart-toppers The Academic on Friday 29th June, followed by the incredible Fatherson, making their return to the much-loved King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut on Saturday 30th June. The Temperance Movement will continue their festival high following their Main Stage performance ahead of headliners Queen + Adam Lambert by popping in for an intimate party on 6th July!
These exclusive midnight shows are open to TRNSMT ticket buyer from 10am tomorrow (Friday 22nd June) ahead of general on sale at 10am on Monday 25th June.
AN OPENING WEEKEND OF INCREDIBLE MUSIC!
Fresh from a huge UK stadium tour, Welsh icons Stereophonics claim the headline slot on the opening day of the festival on Friday 29th June for what is set to be another phenomenal performance. With album sales hitting platinum 17 times, Stereophonics have the huge hits to back up their effortless quality and will undoubtedly show their class and talent at TRNSMT this year.
Nothing quite beats being in a field with your mates hearing your favourite song played live and TRNSMT’s opening day will have no shortage of memorable moments to last a lifetime. From Irish rockers The Script, to James Bay, Jessie J and Tom Walker over on the King Tut’s Powered by Utilita Stage, Friday 29th June will be an opening day to remember with the incredible TRNSMT audience.
Saturday 30th June is all about the Rock ‘n’ Roll stars and leading the way is TRNSMT headliner Liam Gallagher. This sold out show is set to be a special one for the rock superstar, returning to the city where he was first spotted and signed by local label boss Alan McGee. Expect the atmosphere to be electric when Courteeners make their debut performance at TRNSMT Festival, whilst Wolf Alice and seasoned indie rockers Shed Seven also appear on the Main Stage on Saturday 30th June, a day that is sure to go down in TRNSMT history.
Sunday 1st July sees one of the biggest bands in the world return to Scotland after four years, armed with a groundbreaking new album. Arctic Monkeys make their only UK festival appearance this summer heading the Main Stage to ask TRNSMT if they look good on the dancefloor. Alex Turner and co will be joined by the mighty Interpol, having reformed and returned to the studio over the last two years while Sunday’s line-up also features Blossoms, Nothing But Thieves, Miles Kane and Tom Grennan who’ll provide the ultimate party atmosphere against the amazing backdrop of Glasgow Green.
MUSIC ICONS COMES TO SCOTLAND!
TRNSMT’s second weekend is sure to get off to a singalong start as Friday 6th July sees Queen + Adam Lambert bring one of rock’s most iconic acts to Glasgow Green, alongside Scottish heroes Texas and The Temperance Movement, glam rockers The Darkness and Alabama 3. Playing their first ever Scottish festival date, Queen + Adam Lambert will showcase one of the biggest rock attractions in the world right now with a show that will prove why they are still the champions.
Closing the festival two days later are The Killers, one of the most consistently incredible live bands on the planet. It’s been a full World Cup since the band last played an outdoor show in Glasgow and we’re sure that once again, Brandon and co will have Scotland well and truly looking on the bright side. There’s also no shortage of Scottish homegrown talent taking to the Main Stage on the closing day of TRNSMT, as CHVRCHES and Franz Ferdinand bring the party to their ever-energetic home crowd in Glasgow.
FESTIVAL HEADLINERS OF THE FUTURE!
As the launchpad for acts such as Gerry Cinnamon and Lewis Capaldi, who find themselves stepping up and onto the Main Stage this year, the King Tut’s Powered by Utilita Stage is the place to be for fans looking to discover some of the hotly-tipped headliners of the future. Over two weekends, the stage boasts a wealth of new talent including headliners Tom Walker, The Sherlocks, Sigrid, GUN, Nina Nesbitt plus hot homegrown acts including Fatherson, The XCERTS, Kyle Falconer, The Ninth Wave, Catholic Action and LUCIA.
After Stormzy’s HUGE Main Stage performance at TRNSMT’s opening year, the festival has once more strengthened the showing of the hottest names in rap and grime. BAS, IAMDDB and Ramz play the King Tut’s Powered by Utilita Stage, whilst taking to the Main Stage is J HUS and Krept & Konan.
Looking for a change of scene? #SmirnoffHouse and Utilita Power Tree have you covered. Dance fans can look forward to an outstanding line-up, from local and global DJs, including sets from the likes of Sean Claude and Pretty Ugly getting the TRNSMT party started on Friday 29th June. Harri & Domenic bring their iconic Subculture party to the stage on 30th June, with Manchester legends Madam X bringing the #SmirnoffHouse party to a triumphant end with a unique blend of funk, garage and grime. For banging tunes and DJ sets, plus some out of this world cocktails – head straight to #SmirnoffHouse.
Joining the new and improved Utilita Power Tree line-up for 2018 are some of Glasgow’s favourite DJs and club nights including MILK, Stray Cats Glasgow, Gerry Lyons. Fantastic Man, Magic Nostalgia and Lusthouse will ensure there is truly something for everyone at TRNSMT, whether it’s rock, pop, indie, R&B or dance.
NEW FOR 2018…
Hotels.com will provide a chill out area in their hotel lobby with the Hotels.com Sessions and Lounge. Rusty’s Piano Bar will be playing the tunes with some acoustic acts, down by the river. More info coming soon on trnsmtfest.com.
This year, fans are treated to a new hangout, The Lock Up on the first weekend. The perfect spot for party prep and post party chill, The Lock Up is the ultimate destination for festival-goers! Get festival ready at Headliners Salon, offering free haircuts and beard trims, glitter and braids, pose for a photo in the Black Light Photo Booth, with free UV face painting. Fans can also take in amazing views of the festival from the rooftop platform featuring live DJs, bar and more.
When it’s time to make a pit stop from all the buzz of the music, TRNSMT fans will not be disappointed with the food and drinks on offer! Some of Glasgow’s favourite street food vendors will head down from PLATFORM at the site of Glasgow’s Argyle Street Arches and park up on Glasgow Green for their PLATFORM ON TOUR gastronomic feast. From pizza to seafood to hearty vegan and vegetarian meals, this is sure to be a huge part of everyone’s weekend at TRNSMT, and not something you can afford to miss – no matter how good the music is!
When the temperatures are looking hot, McFlurry ice cream will pop-up within the Main Arena on the first weekend giving fans access to delicious cool ice cream treats and 360 degree photobooth. Fans can also be in with a chance to win free samples and goodies.
TURN YOUR PHONE INTO A HANDY SET TIME HUB!
For vital festival info, set times plus live notifications over the weekend, download the FREE TRNSMT app (available via http://oneevent-oneapp.com/trnsmt-2018/).
As always, fans’ safety and enjoyment is the top priority for festival organisers and we encourage all fans to take a look at the festival’s info page for all the latest travel, timings and event safety rules before making their way to TRNSMT 2018.