TRNSMT 2024 – Line-up, headliners and TV schedule

By Jonathan Geddes, BBC Scotland News

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TRNSMT – Scotland’s largest music festival – will take over Glasgow this weekend.

The music festival runs from 12-14 July at Glasgow Green, its seventh outing since its first event in 2017.

Liam Gallagher, Gerry Cinnamon and Calvin Harris are headlining, with a mixed bag of offerings from a mass of other acts including Garbage, Sugababes, Example, Courteneers, Rick Astley, The Vaccines, Chase & Status and Tom Grennan.

If you don’t have a ticket, you can follow all the action on BBC television, radio, iPlayer and BBC Sounds – head to our TRNSMT page to find all the best content.

To help you plan, here is all the information you will need to enjoy TRNSMT 2024.

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Who are TRNSMT’s headliners?

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Lian Gallagher recently sold out two nights at Glasgow’s OVO Hydro venue

Former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher will swagger his way onto the festival’s main stage on Friday night.

It’s not the first time he’s topped the bill at TRNSMT, having previously headlined in 2018 and 2021.

This time around he’s promising to play Oasis debut album Definitely Maybe in its entirety, along with a few other classics from his old band and his successful solo career.

Homegrown talent will then take the festival’s other headline slots. On Saturday night Castlemilk’s own Gerry Cinnamon will wrap up the night, while Calvin Harris closes the weekend bash on Sunday night.

Neither has headlined TRNSMT before, but both are familiar with massive gigs, having each headlined shows at Hampden Park in the past.

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Gerry Cinnamon’s last Scottish gigs saw him headline Hampden Park

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Calvin Harris now one of the richest musicians in the world

Cinnamon – real name Gerry Crosbie – has worked his way up from small stage appearances at TRNSMT predecessor T In The Park to become one of the country’s most popular acts.

Armed only with his guitar and a variety of loop pedals, he’ll deliver a set of material from his two mega selling albums so far, but fans will be keen to see if he drops any new material, with four years having passed since the release of his chart-topping sophomore album The Bonny.

Harris – real name Adam Wiles – was one of the headliners at the final T In The Park back in 2016.

A relentless hitmaker, the Dumfries-born DJ landed yet another chart-topper last year with his Ellie Goulding trance team-up Miracle – his 11th No 1 in a wildly successful career.

Whether any of his collaborators – like pop royalty Dua Lipa and Sam Smith – will drop by Glasgow Green remains to be seen.

What’s the rest of the line up?

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The Sugababes are expected to draw a large crowd at TRNSMT

A plethora of acts are booked to appear over the weekend, with soul singer Jalen Ngonda opening up the main stage on Friday.

Among other highlights on Friday are Garbage, fronted by Scottish rock queen Shirley Manson, Linlithgow indie band the Snuts and fast-rising art-rock quintet the Last Dinner Party. The London group nabbed a No 1 album earlier this year with their debut release Prelude to Ecstasy.

Look out for pop icons Sugababes, who play the Main Stage – the trio’s recent Glastonbury set saw their section of the field closed off due to demand being so high. Lesser known names include post-punk singer Heartworms and songstress Nieve Ella.

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Rick Astley has enjoyed a career revival in recent years

Saturday’s line-up boasts the anthemic sing-a-longs of the Courteeners, a band long adored in Scotland. They’ll be joined by Rick Astley, currently enjoying a career renaissance and guaranteed to spark a massive sing-a-long to Never Gonna Give You Up, along with Natasha Bedingfield’s pop hits and the bawdy folk of the Mary Wallopers.

Sunday brings drum n’ bass duo Chase N Status to the main stage, while Alison Goldfrapp’s dancefloor filling pop should brighten up the afternoon.

Rising Irish singer CMAT will add a touch of country to the festival, and alt-pop songstress Rachel Chinouriri has already made a name for herself on TikTok.

How many stages are at TRNSMT and how to get there?

Rock band the Last Dinner Party

The Last Dinner Party will perform on the King Tut’s stage this year

There are three stages at TRNSMT – the Main Stage, the King Tut’s Stage and the River Stage.

The Main Stage is devoted to the festival’s big hitters, King Tut’s brings together a mix of established names and emerging talent, and the River stage is focused on new and emerging talent, mostly Scottish.

There’s also the Boogie Bar, with a variety of DJ’s performing all weekend.

The festival has a West Entrance via the city’s Saltmarket, and an East entrance off Templeton Street.

Gates should open at noon each day, last entry to the site is 21.30 and curfew each night is at 23:00.

What’s the weather forecast for TRNSMT?

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Will it be ponchos or parasols for TRNSMT weekend?

BBC Weather presenter Christopher Blanchett breaks the all-important weather news.

Thankfully there should be no repeat of last year’s thunderstorm warnings.

“The forecast for TRNSMT looks mostly cloudy with occasional showers. and a little light rain for Sunday,” he says.

Here’s the breakdown:

Friday – Early sunny spells with variable cloud. The cloud will thicken during the day before breaking again into the end of the afternoon and early evening, to reveal some sunny spells. Generally dry, bar the odd shower. Light winds and highs of 19C.

Saturday – Cloudy with showers late afternoon. Light winds and highs of 17C.

Sunday – A cloudy day with a chance of showers or even some light rain during the day. Drying up by evening. Highs of 18C.

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It may not be a scorcher, but it’s not looking too bad for the weekend.

How to watch TRNSMT on TV

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Shereen Cutkelvin will front the BBC highlights coverage of TRNSMT

Scottish broadcaster Shereen Cutkelvin will present BBC Scotland’s coverage of TRNSMT.

Shereen will be taking over from Edith Bowman, who has presented TRNSMT since 2017.

Speaking about her new presenting role, Shereen said: “I’m so excited to be presenting BBC Scotland’s TRNSMT coverage this year. We’re gearing up for a cracking few days of live music.

“There’s an amazing line up, exclusive performances and we’ll be catching up with the artists backstage. It’s going to be a weekend to remember!”

Coverage runs on BBC Scotland from 22:00 on Friday and Saturday and 21:00 on Sunday, with highlights also airing on BBC One throughout the weekend.

When did TRNSMT start?

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The 1975 were one of the headliners at the 2023 event

This is the seventh instalment of TRNSMT, having taken place every year since 2017, with the exception of the covid-affected 2020.

The event is run by DF Concerts, and filled the gap left when T In The Park ended following a controversial 2016 event that saw two people die on site and complaints over a host of transport problems.

Unlike T In The Park, the event is centred in a major city, with the first year headlined by Radiohead, Kasabian and Biffy Clyro.

However, the festival has been criticised for a lack of female acts – in eight years it has still never booked a female headliner.

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