TRNSMT Festival have revealed the first names for the 2020 line-up today, with Lewis Capaldi, Liam Gallagher and Courteeners announced as headliners. Ian Brown, Sam Fender, Blossoms, Aitch, Little Simz, Foals, Keane, Twin Atlantic, Snow Patrol and Rita Ora also join the bill.
In the first of many announcements from the festival, TRNSMT will return to Glasgow Green on 10th-12th July and tickets are on-sale from Friday.
The festival was created by organisers DF Concerts in 2017 and in the past has seen acts including Arctic Monkeys, Queen, The Killers, Lewis Capaldi, Radiohead and Biffy Clyro all play huge sets. The King Tut’s Stage has seen acts including Gerry Cinnamon, Sam Fender, Lewis Capaldi and The Snuts graduate to the Main Stage over the years.
Speaking about headlining the festival, Lewis Capaldi said: ““Yaaaaaas! I’ve been lucky enough to play TRNSMT every year since it’s inception and to be a headliner is absolutely wild. Things are about to get chubby and sexy, fast. See you up the road next year!”
Liam Gallagher will return to the festival after a huge set in 2018. He commented: “I love Scotland and it’s an honour to be going back to headline TRNSMT Festival.
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Speaking about TRNSMT 2020, Festival Director Geoff Ellis said: “The response that we’ve had to TRNSMT since we launched in 2017 is amazing to see. The fact that it has become such a pillar of the UK festival scene every year is testament to the incredible music fans that we have here in this country. We’re delighted that TRNSMT 2020 will host the major UK festival headline debuts from global superstar Lewis Capaldi and indie favourites Courteeners, plus the return of the legend that is Mr. Liam Gallagher. With a varied line up and many more acts to be announced in the new year, plus several fun activations as always, along with a wide range of drinks and scrumptious artisan food to suit all tastes, we can’t wait to welcome 50,000 music fans per day to the heart of this cultural capital that is Glasgow.”
Susan Aitken, Leader of Glasgow City Council said: “The world knows of Glasgow’s standing as one of the great music cities and our ability to put on a show.
“In just four short years TRNSMT has cemented its place as a fixture on our events calendar, bringing tens of thousands of visitors and some of the biggest names in popular music to the heart of Glasgow, all generating a major lift for the city’s economy worth millions of pounds.
“2020 is shaping up to be a historic year for Glasgow. Euro 2020 at Hampden and the gathering of world leaders at COP26 will again underscore our international reputation for vitality, vibrancy and hospitality. TRNSMT will no doubt play its part in what will be a memorable 12 months.
“Between now and July the Council will be working closely with organisers DF Concerts, other partner authorities and, of course, the local community to ensure that visitors and Glaswegians alike can enjoy and benefit from TRNSMT.”
Get tickets from www.TRNSMTfest.com.