SUN, SETS & ROCK N ROLL AT TRNSMT DAY TWO
The sun continued to shine down on Glasgow Green as the second day of the TRNSMT festival was kicked off by local heroes, The LaFontaines.
The first sell-out day of the event will see 50,000 music fans arrive to watch Liam Gallagher headline the Main Stage, as well as sets from Gerry Cinnamon, Wolf Alice and Courteeners.
Says Festival Director, Geoff Ellis:
“This has been a brilliant event so far. Yesterday set the scene with some outstanding performances and today’s atmosphere is already electric. Fans have been enjoying the sunshine and from start to finish, today’s line-up is, in the words of Gerry Cinnamon – a belter!”
“There’s also been excellent partnership working between organisers and Police Scotland to make sure the gate searches are strong and there’s zero tolerance towards anyone trying to enter with illegal or prohibited items.”
Superintendent David Pettigrew, Police Scotland continued:
“This has been an extremely positive event so far. Fans have been in great spirits and have come here to enjoy the music with their friends, giving us no cause for concern.”
“We’ve arrested eight people for minor disorder offences since opening on Friday and because of positive police searches at the gates and on-site partnership working with event organisers, we’ve detected and deterred 34 people from entering the site with drugs.”
“Our message continues to be – know what you can and cannot bring on-site. Drugs are illegal and you will be arrested if we find them on your possession. Don’t take the risk.”
Says Alan McWilliam, onsite medical manager:
“It’s been a really well-natured festival so far and the majority of people we’re seeing is due to the weather or pre-existing conditions.”
“If you’re drinking alcohol please do it responsibly – pace yourself and make sure you also eat and stay hydrated. We encourage everyone to keep using sun cream as the weather continues to be hot. Look after yourselves and your friends – and if you do feel unwell or need any assistance, we’re here to help.”