Boy, now that’s how you do a festival! TRNSMT rocketed into Glasgow Green at the weekend (7-9 July) with an entourage of famous faces for music fans across Scotland. Replacing T in the Park was always going to be a big ask, but that didn’t seem to faze TRNSMT. Nope, it just spurred the festival on to be the best city event out there.
Glitter, sunshine (well on Saturday anyway), chart topping musicians, and fancy dress, TRNSMT you’ve done Glasgow proud. Here are the highlights from across the weekend.
Rag ‘n’ Bone Man
The male version of Adele, Rag ‘n’ Bone Man STOLE THE SHOW with his performance of Skin. Performing almost a capella, there is no denying that Rag ‘n’ Bone Man is a musician like no other.
3 minutes 37 seconds in to this video is our genuine reaction to the performance.
Way back in 2004, The Kooks took teens by storm with their catchy singalong tunes before fading off into the darkness of indie bands of years gone by. Somehow, somewhere The Kooks have had a resurrection like no other and made sure the TRNSMT crowd knew they were back.
One thing is for sure, Kasabian know how to do gigs properly. Full gig chanting, bringing out the new tunes and the old favourites, dancing and lightshows – Kasabian were worthy Saturday night headliners. The main question we have about this performance – why is Serge wearing three watches?
Manchester quartet The 1975 didn’t let the rain dampen their spirits. Taking the stage before Biffy Clyro’s hometown headline slot, The 1975 wowed the crowd. There was a fantastic mixture of old and new during the set that the band threw there all into.
Mon the Biff indeed. Closing the night with Stinging Belle filled with bagpipes and guitar riffs and fireworks that would alert the space station – Biffy showed why there are headline act material.
Donning yellow dungarees and singing about wearing the same jeans for four days now, we can’t have a Scottish festival list without mentioning, The View. Bringing out the big guns with a View classic, the Dundee band wowed the crowd with their rendition of Same Jeans. The View, The View, The View are on fire.