Talk of the Town: TRNSMT takeover on BBC Scotland

Franz Ferdinand at TRNSMT (Ryan Johnston)

TRNSMT festival highlights including some of the best performances from previous years will be broadcast for one night only on BBC Scotland and iPlayer, during what should have been the weekend of TRNSMT 2020. 

Edith Bowman will present highlights from TRNSMT’s recent star-studded history as fans tune in for performances from all three years of the festival, including Biffy Clyro, Lewis Capaldi and Radiohead.


The TRNSMT TAKEOVER will air from 9pm on Saturday 11th July as BBC Scotland feature some of the top TRNSMT sets ahead of the festival’s return in 2021 with acts including Courteeners, Liam Gallagher, Lewis Capaldi, Ian Brown, Foals, Snow Patrol and more all set to ensure next year’s festival is worth waiting for.

TRNSMT 2021 tickets are on sale here.

Twin Atlantic at TRNSMT PIc: Cameron Brisbane

Edith Bowman, who has covered all three years of BBC Scotland’s festival coverage says: “TRNSMT is one of the highlights of my year and I’m looking forward to reliving some of the many music moments from the last three years on the BBC Scotland channel.

“Like so many other festival goers, I’m going to miss being in Glasgow Green for this year’s TRNSMT but this TV takeover is the next best thing. TRNSMT always has a great atmosphere – there’s something really unique about a city festival. So no matter where you are in the country, sit down, tune in and enjoy the TRNSMT takeover with me.”


Recognising that tens of thousands of 2020 ticket holders were looking forward to seeing this year’s line-up, TRNSMT festival organisers worked quickly to secure the artists festivals goers wanted to see this year, rebooking most of the acts from 2020’s event for 2021.

Gerry Cinnamon at TRNSMT (Bazza Mills)

The full list of acts announced for TRNSMT 2021 are:

Friday 9th July features Courteeners, Ian Brown, Sam Fender, Blossoms, Yxng Bane, Inhaler, House Gospel Choir and Sports Team on the Main Stage while Little Simz, Joy Crookes, The Lathums, The Regrettes, Red Rum Club and Shambolics play the King Tut’s Stage. Playing the River Stage are The Ninth Wave, Voodoos, Gallus, Another Sky, The Mysterines, and One Nine.

Taking to the Main Stage on Saturday 10th July is Liam Gallagher, Foals, Keane, AJ Tracey, Twin Atlantic, Beabadoobee, Picture This and Vistas, and on the King Tut’s Stage is Jimmy Eat World, Declan Welsh & The Decadent West, Dylan John Thomas, The Murder Capital, Georgia, Miraa May and Mike McKenzie. Onthe River Stage; Orla Gartland, Rascalton, Pip Blom, The Hara, Vukovi, Spyres, and St Martiins.

Bringing the festival to a close on Sunday 11th July, the Main Stage line-up includes Lewis Capaldi, Snow Patrol, Rita Ora, Amy Macdonald, Declan McKenna, Jay1 and Sea Girls, while the King Tut’s Stage will feature Loyle Carner, Joesef, Ash, Ryan McMullan, Ms Banks, Kawala, Lyra and Tamzene. Playing the River Stage are Saint PHNX, Chloe Moriondo, Aaron Smith, Charlotte, David Keenan, Luke La Volpe and Sara ‘N’ Junbug.