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FESTIVAL NEWS: WITH JUST ONE WEEK TO GO UNTIL SCOTLAND’S BIGGEST FESTIVAL OPENS THE GATES TO THOUSANDS OF MUSIC FANS, HERE’S YOUR ULTIMATE TRNSMT THROWBACK THURSDAY!

WITH JUST ONE WEEK TO GO UNTIL SCOTLAND’S BIGGEST FESTIVAL OPENS THE GATES TO THOUSANDS OF MUSIC FANS, HERE’S YOUR ULTIMATE TRNSMT THROWBACK THURSDAY!

TICKETS ON-SALE NOW
www.TRNSMTfest.com

It’s only one week to go until Scotland’s biggest music festival TRNSMT gets the party started in Glasgow with an array of incredible acts including Stormzy, Catfish and the Bottlemen, George Ezra, Gerry Cinnamon and Lewis Capaldi. Although Sunday 14th July day tickets are sold out, fans can still snap up ticket options which include access to this day from www.TRNSMTfest.com.

Using the official TRNSMT app, fans can start planning their ultimate TRNSMTweekend personalised to them, well in advance. By downloading the official TRNSMT app, fans can ‘star’ the acts they want to see and receive push notifications 10 minutes before they come on stage so they never miss a moment, as well as check out where to get their favourite Smirnoff cocktail, or plan their trips to the King Tut’s Stage Powered by Utilita Energy or Queen Tut’s Stage to discover their new favourite band.
 

To celebrate just one week to go until the gates open, we take a look back at just some of the historical performances from the last two years of the festival as we get ready for 2019 with the ultimate TRNSMT THROWBACK THURSDAY!

Since its inception in 2017, TRNSMT has delivered some iconic moments in Scotland’s music history. From Gerry Cinnamon’s famous Main Stage set, The Killers’ fan Tony’s unforgettable drum solo and Lewis Capaldi’s ascent from the King Tut’s Stage Powered by Utilita Energy to the Main StageTRNSMT has had it all. Here’s just some of the best moments so far:

 
TRNSMT LOVES GERRY CINNAMON (2017, 2018 + 2019 INCOMING)
 
Making his TRNSMT debut in 2017, Gerry Cinnamon played a storming set on the King Tut’s Stage Powered by Utilita Energy and became one of the acts to take a leap to the Main Stage. With tunes ‘Belter’, ‘Sometimes’ and the new instant fan favourite ‘Canter’ sure to be played at this year’s festival, Gerry Cinnamon has a connection with his fans that is unrivalled. He has quite simply become one of the biggest stars in the UK’s music scene. His return in 2018 was one of the biggest moments of the weekend, with his anthemic tracks capturing the imagination and hearts of audiences up and down the country. An appearance in his hometown of Glasgow on 12th July 2019 is sure to be unmatched! Get tickets now www.TRNSMTfest.com.
 

STORMZY ‘STORMS’ THE MAIN STAGE

 Performing on TRNSMT’s opening day on Friday 12th July is one of the biggest grime stars in the world – Stormzy. Fresh from a historic Glastonbury headline set which saw him praised by fans and media around the world, the rapper returns to TRNSMT after making his festival debut in 2017 on the sunny Saturday afternoon. Playing with different genres in soul, gospel and grime, the rapper seamlessly blends swagger, soulfulness and storytelling in his songwriting.Get tickets to see Stormzy here – www.TRNSMTfest.com.
 
R KID
 
With the fastest selling album of 2019 in his possession, The Official Chart Company revealed the biggest songs of 2019 so far this week and Lewis’s smash hit ‘Someone You Loved’ was at the top spot. The rise of Lewis Capaldi over the past two years has been nothing short of phenomenal. After making his TRNSMT debut on the King Tut’s Stage Powered by Utilita Energy in 2017, the Bathgate singer returned last year for a performance that will go down as one of the festival’s biggest moments. Taking to the Main Stage early on a Sunday afternoon, he got a massive response from the home crowd, setting him up for an incredible 12 months. Lewis Capaldi returns to TRNSMT Festival on Sunday 14th July, day tickets are sold-out but fans can purchase two day or weekend tickets at www.TRNSMTfest.com.

 

AND YOU PICK ME UP ON SAUCHIEHALL STREET

 One of the best live acts around the circuit right now are without a doubt, Catfish and the Bottlemen. The band took to the Main Stage in the early evening during their 2017 stint and played to swarms of fans. Belting out tunes from their first two albums, the band created one of the most epic singalongs of the weekend during ‘Glasgow’, as the crowd sang back every word. That TRNSMT performance remains on frontman Van McCann’s Instagram – as one of only three posts. We’re expecting a heroes welcome from the Glasgow crowd, who’ll be treated to the band’s boundless energy and spirit plus big tunes from their three smash records.
 
BUDAPEST < GLASGOW
George Ezra returns in 2019 as Sunday night’s closing act with festival-ready tunes like ‘Budapest’ and ‘Paradise’ up his sleeve. The Number One selling artist’s love affair with TRNSMT started all the way back in 2017 when he took to the Main Stage on a sun-drenched Saturday afternoon. The singer-songwriter has created some of the biggest songs of the past two years and he was clearly feeling the love from the crowd as he tweeted “Why isn’t every gig in Scotland?”. We’re sure 2019 will be no different. You can still grab two-day or weekend tickets to check out George Ezra’s set here – www.TRNSMTfest.com.
 
 
SIGRID SPARKS TEARS OF JOY
 

Set to return to make the leap to TRNSMT’s Main Stage next weekend, Sigrid sparked tears of joy amongst fans with her incredible pop-filled set including the huge hit ‘Don’t Feel Like Crying’ over on the King Tut’s Stage Powered by Utilita Energy in 2018 before she’d even released her debut album. With the sun splitting the sky, Sigrid danced around the stage with a beaming smile as fans embraced friends and ‘Strangers’ alike in the Glasgow sunshine creating one of the most beautiful moments of the 2018 event that was ‘just like in the movies’. You can check out Sigrid in Glasgow at TRNSMT on Saturday 13thJuly by purchasing tickets here – www.TRNSMTfest.com.
 

 
I’LL ALWAYS LOVE THE WAY YOU SAY GLASGOW
 

The King Tut’s Stage Powered by Utilita Energy has been a launchpad for many Scottish acts over the past two years; none more so than West Lothian band The Snuts. Garnering a huge cult following, their fans know every single word to every festival-ready anthem and their mid-afternoon set in 2018 cemented The Snuts as one of the bands to watch for 2019. The fourpiece will support fellow Scottish star Lewis Capaldi on his upcoming tour. One of the best moments of the weekend is sure to come from The Snuts’ Main Stage set on Saturday 13th July when they perform an ode to TRNSMT’s hometown, ‘Glasgow’. Get your tickets to check out The Snuts here – www.TRNSMTfest.com.
 
 
FROM KING TUT’S TO THE BRITS
 
Making a name for himself as 2019’s BRITS Critics’ Choice Award, Sam Fender made his TRNSMT debut back in 2018 on the King Tut’s Stage Powered by Utilita Energy. Embarking on a meteoric rise since 2018, the young singer-songwriter returns in 2019, this time, to the Main Stage on Saturday afternoon playing alongside the likes of Richard Ashcroft, DMAs, Catfish and the Bottlemen and a fellow class of BBC Sounds of 2018, Sigrid. Following up his huge singles ‘Hypersonic Missiles’ and ‘Play God’, Sam Fender just released the supremely catchy, indie rock’n’roll tune ‘Will We Talk?’ A chance to catch one of the best singer-songwriters to come out of the UK in recent years, fans can buy Saturday tickets now at – www.TRNSMTfest.com 
 

 
HOMETOWN HEROES
 

Hometown heroes CHVRCHES made a glorious return home to Glasgow at TRNSMT 2018 as they brought their huge album ‘Love is Dead’ to the city festival, performing hit singles ‘Get Out’ and ‘Miracle’. Fronted by the incomparable Lauren Mayberry, the synth-pop trio brought indie-pop hooks and captivating lyrics to Glasgow Green. They return to Scotland in August this year with a performance at Summer Sessions in Princes Street Gardens, following a massive show at The SSE Hydro at the beginning of the year. 
 

 
THE KILLERS TAKE ON SCOTLAND
 

Las Vegas rockers and festival headlining veterans The Killers brought TRNSMT’s five-day extravaganza to a magnificent end in 2018. Echoing this previous weekend’s Glastonbury performance, The Killers pulled out hit after hit from their extensive back catalogue. A set that proved memorable for many reasons, one of its highlights arrived when the band chose to ingratiate themselves with the Scottish crowds by covering The Waterboys classic ‘The Whole of the Moon’, starting an epic Glasgow Green singalong as the sun set on TRNSMT’s final day. One of the most heart-warming moments of the weekend came when Brandon Flowers invited a fan up on the stage to drum during ‘For Reasons Unknown’, with the crowd thoroughly appreciating fan Tony’s epic beats.
 

 
BIFFY CLYRO CLOSE THE FIRST EVER TRNSMT FESTIVAL
 

In TRNSMT’s inaugural year, proceedings were brought to a fittingly Scottish end as Biffy Clyro had the honour of closing the first ever TRNSMT Festival with an outstanding display of pyrotechnics, confetti canons and everlasting anthems. Charismatic frontman Simon Neil even described the set as “the best show we’ve ever played!” With a hometown advantage, the trio had the crowd in the palm of their hands as they blasted out hits ‘Mountains’, ‘Bubbles’, ‘Many of Horror’ and ended with a rousing ‘Stingin’ Belle’.
 
QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT ARE THE CHAMPIONS
 
 TRNSMT 2018 welcomed an array of international stars, but none more iconic than Queen + Adam Lambert on a Friday night in Glasgow Green. The legendary band delivered hit after hit, performing some of the best songs in the world, accompanied by a tremendous theatrical production featuring disco balls, giant robots, lasers and more. From ‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love’, ‘Under Pressure’, ‘Radio GaGa’, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, the hits were never ending and the band closed the set with the magnificent ‘We Are The Champions’, leaving Glasgow Green in complete agreement with the sentiment.
 
 
OK, GREATNESS
 

TRNSMT Festival got off to an unforgettable start in 2017 with the return of Radiohead. Marking their first appearance in Scotland in almost ten years, their iconic Friday night headline set delivered two and a half hours of incredible music to a devoted audience who were left mesmerised by the iconic band.
 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gN7TvXhwuSw

 
R U MINE, GLASGOW?
Arctic Monkeys made their only UK festival appearance of 2018 at TRNSMT last year. Not long after the release of their incredible sixth album ‘Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino’, Alex Turner and co whipped fans into a frenzy with an unforgettable set that delivered hit after hit in the Sunday sunshine.

 
For more unforgettable memories, iconic music moments and an all round good time in Glasgow Green, buy tickets now at www.TRNSMTfest.com
 
TRNSMT 2019 tickets are on sale NOW and available from WWW.TRNSMTfest.COM 
 

TRNSMT DAY SPLITS AND TICKET BREAKDOWNS

FRIDAY 12TH JULY 2019
MAIN STAGE
Stormzy | Gerry Cinnamon | Years & Years | AJ Tracey | Fredo | Aminé | Mabel | Gus Dapperton
 
KING TUT’S STAGE POWERED BY UTILITA ENERGY
Example | Mist | Mahalia | Jimothy | The Big Moon | Cassia | Inhaler |  Kobi Onyame   
 
QUEEN TUT’S STAGE
Lauren Spiteri | LUNIR | Carly Connor | Cara Rose | Chlobocop | Scarlett Randle

SMIRNOFF BAR
Eclair Fifi | Kousto | Baillie Jnr (Bossy Love) | Arielle Free | Boyoca

UTILITA POWER TREE
Sean Claude | Aisha – 90’s Rave Set | Mitch Nunn | Cal Griffin | Rebecca Vasmant | Dixon Avenue Basement Jams

SATURDAY 13TH JULY 
MAIN STAGE
Catfish and the Bottlemen | Bastille | Richard Ashcroft | DMA’s | Sigrid | Sundara Karma | The Snuts | Sam Fender
KING TUT’S STAGE POWERED BY UTILITA ENERGY
The Hunna | Steve Mason | Jade Bird | Fontaines D.C. | Cavetown | The Dunts | Arkells | Skinny Lister
 
QUEEN TUT’S STAGE
Zoe Graham | CRYSTAL | Sahara | Tongue Trap | Wet Look |  Swim School
 
SMIRNOFF BAR
Rebecca Vasmant | K4CIE | Mitch Nunn | Cal GriffinUTILITA POWER TREE
Mitch Nunn | Rebecca Vasmant | Cal Griffin | Aisha | Ida | Nightwave
 
SUNDAY 14TH JULY 
MAIN STAGE
George Ezra | Lewis Capaldi | The Kooks | The Wombats | Tom Grennan | The Amazons
 
KING TUT’S STAGE POWERED BY UTILITA ENERGY
Circa Waves | Mystery Jets | SWMRS | Catherine McGrath | Sea Girls | Retro Video Club | Whenyoung
 
QUEEN TUT’S STAGE
The Eves | Zoee |Tamzene | Stephanie Cheape | Deni Smith | Baby Taylah | Subway winner
 
SMIRNOFF BAR
K4CIE | Cal Griffin | Rebecca Vasmant | Baillie Jnr (Bossy Love)
 
UTILITA POWER TREE
Cal Griffin | Sean Claude | Mitch Nunn | Austin Ato | Rebecca Vasmant TRNSMT TICKET BREAKDOWN
1 DAY PASS:
GENERAL – £59.95 + BF, VIP – £109.00 + BF
 
2 DAY PASS:
GENERAL – £105.00 + BF, VIP – £205.00  + BF
 
WEEKEND TICKET:
GENERAL – £155.00 + BF, VIP – £270.00 + BF
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Martin Bone - Editor-in-Chief

Martin is a founding member of Patchchord News and is Director & Editor-in-Chief for PCN Magazine / Patchchord News Martin also is a Freelance Photographer and lives in the Scottish Borders Scotland. Martin also specialises in Commercial Photography in Music & Events, Sports and Portrait Photography and Video. Also the Official Photographer for Football Club Maybole Juniors.
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