Glasgow’s newest and biggest music festival TRNSMT launched in an unforgettable way yesterday, as music fans took to a sun-drenched Glasgow Green to enjoy sets from some of the world’s biggest acts. The first ever act to play the Main Stage at TRNSMT was JP Cooper who opened proceedings early on with a soulful performance.
Everything Everything played their hits to the Main Stage and a huge Glasgow crowd with new tune ‘Can’t Do’ and finisher ‘Distant Past’ delighting the TRNSMT revelers.
Around 35,000 music fans enjoyed mass sing-a-longs with hit-maker Rag ‘N’ Bone Man whose smash single ‘Human’ echoed around the Glasgow Green site.
Rag’n’Bone Man: Hello Glasgow! I love coming back to this place!
An atmospheric set by London Grammar became a transfixing highlight of day one as the crowd enjoyed an awe-inspiring performance on the Main Stage. London Grammar sang hits from their new record, including a stunning acapella version of ‘Rooting For You’ as the sun broke through the clouds and cheers erupted around Glasgow Green.
Meanwhile on the King Tut’s Powered by Utilita Stage, local bands The Vegan Leather and Be Charlotte got the party started early on. Louis Berry was fresh from performing at the Test Transmission gig in King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut on Thursday night.
Louis Berry: I love it up here! I played King Tut’s last night and they took me out after it. I tell you what, I am absolutely hanging… but this is class!
As the fans continued to sweep into the new TRNSMT site, they were able to enjoy The Jack Rocks Stage featuring some incredible acts including local talent Moonlight Zoo and rockers The Phantoms. #SmirnoffHouse curated by Mixmag saw a sea of fans surround the DJs who played to the crowd with the sun beating down on the TRNSMT revelers. VIP ticket holders were able to enjoy the exclusive VIP area, which also hosted bands including Carly Connor and The Imagineers.
Stuart Murdoch, Belle & Sebastian: Well this is alright Glasgow! I wish you were up here with me! Welcome to Glasgow Green!
Summer well and truly landed in Glasgow as the evening sun split the sky for indie heroes Belle and Sebastian who performed their biggest ever-Scottish show tonight on the Main Stage. A huge crowd enjoyed Belle and Sebastian classics including ‘Boy With the Arab Strap’ and in true Belles fashion, the band invited festival-goers on stage for the tradiotional stage invasion. As fans danced in glee around the band in front of thousands of music fans, only one thing remained…
The two and a half hour set from Radiohead was the talk of the town and as the band emerged onstage the crowd went wild.
Front man Thom Yorke had the crowd in the palm of his hand, welcoming the Glasgow audience with a fixating smile. As the sun began to set on Glasgow Green and as the sky turned beautiful shades of pink behind the clouds, Radiohead pulled out all the stops playing an outstanding setlist of hits and classics including ‘Lucky’, ‘Everything in its Right Place’, ‘Reckoner’, ‘No Surprises’ and ‘ Fake Plastic Trees’.
As ‘Karma Police’ roared out into the TRNSMT festival crowd, huge sing-alongs from the Glasgow crowd bellowed around the Green with fans carrying the chorus into a euphoric state. A
A joyous and relaxed vibe swept the Glasgow Green site last night making it an successful first showing for Scotland’s newest and biggest festival.
TRNSMT Festival Director, Geoff Ellis: “It’s been an incredible first day at TRNSMT, the crowd have been amazing. It’s been a truly brilliant atmosphere with every act knocking it out the park, especially London Grammar, Rag ‘N’ Bone Man and Belle & Sebastian. And as the beautiful sun set over Glasgow as Radiohead played, it was truly phenomenal and so well received by the crowd. We can’t wait to see everyone tomorrow for day two.”
For all stage times for days 2 and 3 of the festival plus a handy timetable tool download the FREE TRNSMT app (available via Apple and Android) which allows fans to select the acts they want to see and sends reminders before each set begins.
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 this year’s festival.
TRNSMT 2017 LINE-UP
SATURDAY 8TH JULY: Kasabian, Catfish and the Bottlemen, George Ezra, The Kooks, Stormzy, Circa Waves and 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
UTILITA POWERTREE: Paul Njie, Pretty Ugly (Lynne Johnston), Stray Cats (Dan South)
RUSTY’S PIANO BAR (VIP): Rusty, Ali Robertson, Dylan Thomas, The Miss’s, Ryan Burns, Kitty
SUNDAY 9TH JULY: Biffy Clyro, The 1975, Two Door Cinema Club, Twin Atlantic, Blossoms, The View and 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, Anteros, BlackWaters, Foggy City Orphan
SMIRNOFF HOUSE CURATED BY MIXMAG: Jasper James, The Menendez Brothers, Silicone Soul, Sean Claude
UTILITA POWERTREE: Fantastic Man (David Weaver), Stray Cats (Dan South), Paul Njie,
RUSTY’S PIANO BAR (VIP): Rusty, Baylis & Malloch, Lewis & Farmer, Old Bohemia, Unoma Okudo , The Bar Dogs, The River 68’s
TRNSMT 2017 TICKETS (SATURDAY DAY TICKETS HAVE SOLD OUT)
Standard (excl booking fee)
1 Day – £59.50
2 Days – £110
VIP (excl booking fee)
1 Day – £99
2 Days – £185
TRNSMT AFTERPARTY INFORMATION
8th July – Cabbage (midnight show) King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut
£5 ticket available via link emailed to TRNSMT ticket holders, or as an add on when you buy a ticket for TRNSMT from Ticketmaster
8th July – Circa Waves (DJ Set) + Catholic Action (Live) at ABC
£9 / £5 with TRNSMT ticket.
9th July – END Transmission – Twin Atlantic (DJ Set) at ABC
£8 / £5 with TRNSMT ticket.