A new festival launching in Glasgow this summer will fill the void left by T in the Park, with a huge first lineup already marking TRNSMT out as one of the biggest festivals that Scotland has to offer. Headlined by Radiohead, Kasabian and Biffy Clyro across the three days, the festival at Glasgow Green will bring the best names in UK music to the city between Friday 7th and Sunday 9th June, with upcoming bands like Cabbage and long-established acts like The Kooks recruited in equal measure.
T in the Park was revered before organisers announced it wouldn’t be returning in 2017, so it’s a good thing that they’ve pulled a rabbit out of the hat with new project TRNSMT. Not intended to be a direct replacement, TRNSMT has nonetheless caught the attention with its sterling inaugural lineup, which has the magnificent Radiohead as its focal point. Now re-releasing their 3rd studio album OK Computer to mark its twentieth anniversary, Thom Yorke’s band of mad musical scientists have reached deity status thanks to decades spent pushing the boundaries across multiple genres, and are one of the most elusive and in-demand bands you’ll find anywhere. Joined on the Friday by Belle and Sebastian, London Grammar and Rag’n’Bone Man among other tantalising talents, they’ll receive a packed out crowd of loyal devotees as they take to the main stage.
Few guitar rock bands are better suited to arena shows than Kasabian, and the Leicester lads will be happy to lead a bill that includes Catfish and the Bottlemen, George Ezra, The Kooks and Stormzy on the Friday. Also playing host to Manchester post-punks Cabbage, the main stage will maintain high quality throughout, with Scottish favourites Biffy Clyro, special guests The 1975 and Two Door Cinema Club also serving up a stormy evening to close up on Sunday. Further tunes will be provided by Twin Atlantic, Blossoms, The View and The Strypes, with further lineup announcements still to come for the festival’s smaller stages.
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