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TRNSMT Festival is back as 50,000 fans celebrate

TRNSMT is Scotland’s Biggest Music Festival and got underway on Friday 10th September through to Sunday 13th of September 2021

Many Live Music Fans attend Glasgow Green for Cinch presents TRNSMT festival returning after two years away .

Sunday Headliners – The Chemical Brothers – Photo Credit: Martin Bone

As the fans flocked through the gates you could see that they were all in full party mood and ready for three days of music and entertainment. Those who were attending had to prove they were negative for COVID and taken a lateral flow test prior to attending this certainly didn’t dampen the mood or put anyone off from attending as its been such a long 18 months since anyone attended an outdoor event and a feeling of being deprived of music gigs and festival for so long this was going to be one big party.

Headlining the festival over the three days were The Courteeners, Liam Gallagher, and The Chemical Brothers other sets included Primal Scream, Keane, Twin Atlantic, and KSI, and many more.

The weather was predicted to be wet and muddy, however, it was the opposite and as the Sun shone on the main stage where Bono of U2 son Elijah Hewson with the Inhalers performed on the main stage and joy to all the revelers.

Many stages were mapped around the park with having plenty of bars to purchase drinks and food stalls dotted around for plenty for everyone to grab a Beer or a Pizza or Fish n Chips (Yes they were tasted and one of the best Fish n Chips tasted in a long time)

SAINT PHNX HEADLINE SUNDAY RIVER STAGE – PHOTO CREDIT: MARTIN BONE

And additional River Stage saw many acts over the three days with One Nine, The Mysterines, Another Sky , Gallus, Vlure, Walt Disco, The Ninth Wave, Theo Bleak, Spyres, The Hara, Charlote Jane, Chubby and the Gang, Baby Queen, Lucia &the Best Boys, Sara ‘N’ Junbug, Lucy Blue, Swim School, Daytime TV, Aaron Smith , Rianne Downey, Saint PHNX.

For those who like a good dance and chill tie the place to be was The Boogie Bar, Friday was with Bruce Glenny, TAAHLIAH, Dija, Dan South, Nightwave. Saturday it was the turn of Rebecca Vasmant, Elisha, Beth, and ending the night We Should Hang out More.

The last day on Sunday saw Bruce Glenny entertaining for a second time, then K4cie, Hayley Zalassi, Testpress ending the night at the Boogie Bar.

Glasgow, Scotland, TRNSMT Festival 2021 Saturday 11 September 2021- Fans of Keane Photography Credit: Martin Bone

King Tut’s Stage was a very popular venue where at times it was that busy the security had to stop revelers entering the areas for their safety. It was busy mostly when ‘Becky Hill was about to perform.

Becky Hill is certainly going to be the Main Stage on the next occasion along with GRIFF who was outstanding and mentioned that it was her first-ever live performance in Scotland. Both Griff and Becky Hill having new music and new albums they are certainly up for awards this year. To grace the stage over the 3 days were: Shambolics, Red Rum Club, Berwyn, Holly Humberstone, The Lathums, Griff, Joy Crookes, and headliner for Friday Little Simz

Saturday started with Mike McKenzie, Voodoo’s, Retro Video Club, Miraa May, The Murder Capital, Dylan John Thomas who was very popular with the music fans, Declan Welsh &The Decadent West, then there was a delay for Becky Hill, due to a medical emergency before her performance on stage.

Sunday at the King Tut’s Stage and the final day, weather was still dry and some periods of sun shone as the fans turned out to watch their favourite acts and starting Sunday was, Tamzene, and then Kyle Falconer followed by Kawala, Ms Banks who was a little late in getting on stage, next up was Ryan McMullan and then Ash who mentioned that it was their first-ever TRNMST but had performed at many T-in the Park festival, next on stage was Joesef who is a good friend for Lewis Capilidi who was also seen at the festival obviously supporting his friend as he performed on stage.

At the end of the night on a grand piano was Tom Odell who always likes to throw his seat away and then really becomes active on stage, this was very popular with the revelers as you could hear their screams of joy and a great end to three days of music on the King Tut’s stage.

On the main stage this year the crowds were set to separate left and right which was very well organised with lots of room for safety officials and security to act quickly if required, this also enabled more interactions with the fans who had a great view of the acts on the main stage.

Friday started with Sports Team, then followed by House Gospel Choir, Ysng Bane, and music fans favourite AJ TRACEY , Inhaler, Blossoms, Sam Fender, and closing the day’s music is The Courteeners with a piper and closing the day’s music from many old favourite songs to delight the TRNSMT crowd.

Saturday begins with former Postman and TIKTOK fame Nathan Evans, then Vistas, Sea Girls, Picture This, and KSI who at the start of his set had Lorraine Kelly projected on a large screen and she introduced him and then got the crowd to chant ‘Here we Fucking Go” – It was then the turn for the Hometown boys Twin Atlantic grace the stage with their current song ‘Bang on the Gong’, fans go wild as they as frontman Sam McTrusty performs.

PHOTO CREDIT: MARTIN BONE

Keane was next on stage and as they came on stage so did the sun and they also were very popular with the TRSNMT crowds. As the night got darker veterans Primal Scream grace the stage as frontman Bobby Gillespie perform’s all their hit songs ‘ Movin on Up ‘, Come Together, Higher than the Sun, and Loaded. It was then time for AS YOU WERE ‘ great end to a great day Liam Gallagher and his former Oasis band member ‘Bonehead’on stage with him. Liam sang a string of his hit songs and Oasis classic’s ‘Rock N Roll Star’, ‘Stand By Me’, What’s the Story Morning Story ‘ as well as his solo tracks, Wall of Glass and Halo a great performance and memory to hold on to as day two ends He tells the TRSNMT crowd that he has missed Glasgow Scotland and been sitting at home watching Loose Woman and eating Pot Noddles sitting at home having a staring competition with the cats.

On to Sunday the final day of TRNSMT 2021 and again the sun was shining for the festival on the main stage to start proceedings was Lyra , Ella Eyer, JAY-1, Declan McKenna , Amy MacDonald who in fact said it was 16 years since she performed at T-IN THE PARK , Dermot Kennedy with is own stage on a stage , and the Gary Goodfellow comes on stage , Snow Patrol and then  As the weekend drew to a close, it was finally time for The Chemical Brothers to make their cinch presents TRNSMT debut. for the final day of the festival, the duo playing their festival anthem ‘Hey Boy Hey Girl’, and with tunes like ‘Galvanize’ and ‘Go’ in the setlist, this was a great Sunday night’s headline . and the end to a great weekend of festival entertainment .

The dates are already set for next year 2022 

TRNSMT Festival 2022 – Dates – 8th, 9th 10th JULY 

Lorraine Kelly introduces KSI and shouts Here we Fucking GO! – Glasgow, Scotland , TRSNMT Festival 2021 Saturday 11 September 2021 Olajide Olayinka Williams “JJ” Olatunji, better known as KSI, is a British YouTuber and rapper. In 2019, Photography Credit: Martin Bone

Image from BBC video still Liam Gallagher TRNSMT 2021

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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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