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TRNSMT Reveals Further Details

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With summer fast approaching and TRNSMT taking over Glasgow next month, festival organisers have today revealed an exclusive festival meet and greet competition with headliners Biffy Clyro, along with plans for Smirnoff House and street food to get fans really excited for three days of festival fever over 7th-9th July 2017.

In celebration of their only Scottish show this year, Biffy Clyro are offering TRNSMT fans a chance to meet the band at the festival in Glasgow Green on 9th July. The exclusive competition will allow one lucky fan and a friend to meet and greet the band before they take to the stage for their headline show. Everyone who purchases a TRNSMT ticket which includes attendance on the Sunday before Monday 5th June at 11:59 PM will be automatically entered. Those who have already purchased a TRNSMT ticket which includes attendance on the Sunday will also be automatically entered into the draw.

Across the three days of TRNSMT, Biffy Clyro are joined by fellow headliners Radiohead and Kasabian, and supported by an award-winning line-up including The 1975, Catfish and the Bottlemen, London Grammar, Two Door Cinema Club, Blossoms, Rag‘n’Bone Man, George Ezra, The Kooks, Stormzy and more.

Fans can get a glimpse of the festival site for the first time with the release of the map of the new TRNSMT site. Set to takeover one of Glasgow’s much-loved parks, TRNSMT’s Glasgow Green home will feature brilliant stages of music and thousands of fans over three days this summer. Download high res map here 

And as if that wasn’t enough, fans can now download the TRNSMT festival app on Apple and Android to help plan your festival in advance. The app is a hub of information at your finger tips, regularly updated with everything you need to know about this year’s festival. You can download the app via Apple and Android links.

Hotel Packages

TRNSMT have a number of accommodation packages available so no need to worry about where you rest your weary head after the gig. There are some amazing deals on offer from affordable rooms at the Glasgow School of Art (working out at £44 per night when buying a three night package) and University of Glasgow, to 4-star luxury rooms in the heart of the city. BIG GREEN COACH £35 DEAL

Those travelling from the north of England can take advantage of £35 bus ticket deals from the festival’s official transport partner, Big Green Coach. Return journeys from Newcastle, Middlesbrough and Sunderland offer the delights of Glasgow and TRNSMT, in just over 3 hours travel time.


FRIDAY 7TH JULY: Radiohead, Belle & Sebastian, London Grammar, Rag’n’Bone Man, Everything Everything and JP Cooper

KING TUT’S STAGE POWERED BY UTILITA: Honne, Louis Berry, Saint Motel, Be Charlotte, Wuh Oh, The Vegan Leather

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, Clean Cut Kid, Fickle Friends, Gerry Cinnamon, The Vryll Society, The Van Ts, Vistas

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, The Amazons, Declan McKenna, Vukovi, JR Green + more TBA


Standard (excl booking fee)

1 Day - £59.50

2 Days - £110

3 Days - £155


VIP (excl booking fee)

1 Day - £99

2 Days - £185

3 Days - £235


Tall Ships, King Tut's, Glasgow

  • Published in Live

This is the third time I have witnessed the Tall Ships live show, and it's undoubtedly the best. 

The first time was on what I can only assume was the Everything Touching release tour in October 2012, which featured the band's early material heavily; the second time in July 2014 was something of a transitional time with a lot of new material in the set, and I sadly can't remember which of those tracks made the cut for the new record; and this time seems like a celebration of the band's rebirth as a formidable alt-rock machine. 

Gone are the obvious quirks, and in their place are the sweeping soundscapes and powerful emotions which were only laced through the band's original material. Keep a look out from my upcoming review of new record Impressions (out March 31st), in which I plan to cover that evolution in depth, so I won't preempt myself here. 

The show itself was essentially transcendent. Swells in music and perfectly timed combinations of smoke and light helped to elevated the atmosphere to euphoric. The room wasn't quite at bursting, and I don't believe it was sold out, but everyone in attendance was treated to a heck of a show. 

There were three obvious gears throughout the night, with 'Ode to Ancestors' providing the slowest one, with a solo vocal and keys opening, building into an endearing yet undeniably geeky love song, and one of the band's most charming creations. The second was the progressive mode, characterised by new tracks 'Home' and 'Day By Day', in which the band command the evening with the dynamics of a post-rock performance, perfectly balancing the loud and quiet. Finally, there's the party mode, which inspired a powerful rendition of the classic 'T=0' as well as an aggressive performance of recent single 'Meditations On Loss', in which strong vocals descended into hair-raising and impassioned shouts. 

A hard decision between 'Vessels' and 'Plate Tectonics' for a closer was abruptly smashed when defiant shouts of "One more tune!" ensured the curfew was stretched far enough to accommodate both. In recent weeks I've been infatuated with <em>Impressions</em>, but following this performance my musical heart has been reminded of Tall Ships' greater beauty and talent. 

They are truly wonderful, and you should listen to them if you haven't before, and don't delay. 

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