With just 50 days to go until TRNSMT 2019 opens its gates for the third year, the countdown is officially on for Scotland’s biggest music festival as some of the hottest acts on the planet prepare to descend on Glasgow Green. Set to attract thousands of music fans over the 12th – 14th July, this year’s festival will feature one of its most eclectic line- ups to date – from Main Stage heavyweights Stormzy, Catfish & the Bottlemen, George Ezra, Gerry Cinnamon and Snow Patrol to BRIT nominees Years & Years, Jess Glynneand Mabel plus exciting breakthrough artists like Fontaines D.C, Gus Dapperton, The Snuts, The Dunts, whenyoung, Kobi Onyame, Retro Video Club and more.

In order to mark the 50 days to go milestone, TRNSMT are showcasing a tantalising taster of what’s to come from the massive three-day event. Here’s a rundown of 50 essential facts you need to know about Scotland’s biggest music festival and its historic location in Glasgow Green.

1. After this year’s event, TRNSMT will have welcomed over 500,000 people since 2017 – that’s more than the population of Edinburgh!

2. TRNSMT takes place in Glasgow’s oldest park. Established in the 15thcentury, the park is also the oldest public space in the whole of the UK and welcomes around 2 million visitors a year

3. Music is rooted in the history of Glasgow Green. As well as TRNSMT Festival, BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend, Download Festival, Gig on the Green, Big Day Out, Mayfest, the World Pipe Band Championships and the legendary Big Day concert of 1990 have all made legendary memories on the Green

4. To this day, the Big Day Out concert of 1990 remains the biggest free concert that’s ever been staged in Scotland. The same year that Glasgow was crowned European City of Culture, 250,000 people descended on Glasgow Green to see a spectacular line-up that included hometown favourites Texas, Big Country, Wet Wet Wet, Deacon Blue and more

5. A wealth of iconic acts have made legendary appearances in the park including Oasis, Nina Simone, Iggy & the Stooges, Green Day, REM, Coldplay, Paolo Nutini, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Katy Perry, Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age, The White Stripes and more. The Stone Roses played what is widely regarded as one of their best ever shows on the Green in 1990. The band returned in June 2013 for another massive sell-out gig following their reformation

6. Over three days, 150,000 revellers will descend on “the heart of old Glasgow” – that is more than the population of Scotland’s fourth largest city Dundee

7.This year’s line-up holds a total of 111 major music awards between them. That includes 2 Grammys and 9 Brit Awards

8.The festival takes place in one of the most popular cities in the world right now. Earlier this year, Glasgow ranked in the Top 10 of Time Out’s best cities in the world for 2019 – beating off competition from bucket-list destinations like Tokyo, Barcelona and Washington DC. The magazine cited the city’s welcoming warmth and wit, making it the ideal destination for music fans this summer

9.Since his TRNSMT debut in 2017 on the King Tut’s Stage Powered By Utilita Energy, Gerry Cinnamon has played venues all over Glasgow; Saint Luke’s, The Barrowlands,  O2 Academy, The SSE Hydro and the TRNSMTMain Stage. That means that in the past two years alone, around 80,000 people have seen the local hero perform in his hometown. This summer will mark his third appearance at the festival and is sure to attract one of the biggest crowds of the weekend

10. Backed by an army of diehard fans, those who have voiced their support for Gerry Cinnamon include none other than Liam Gallagher, Martin Compston and Liam Fray. The local Line of Duty star has described his fellow Scot as “one of the best singer-songwriters of the decade”

11. Dedicated to showcasing the nation’s finest talent, TRNSMT has established itself as an excellent platform for emerging Scottish artists in recent years. The likes of Lewis Capaldi, Be Charlotte, The Snuts, Vistas, The Van T’s, Gerry Cinnamon, Neon Waltz and The Ninth Wave have all been thrust into the limelight following appearances at the festival

12. Proving that TRNSMT is a certified breeding ground for new talent, this year will feature seven acts who have made the leap from the King Tut’s Stage Powered by Utilita Energy to the Main Stage since the festival’s inception – Gerry Cinnamon, Sundara Karma, Sigrid, Sam Fender, The Snuts, Tom Grennan and The Amazons

13.Over three days, music fans will bear witness to around 35 hours of live music

14. TRNSMT artists can count 14 UK No 1 singles between them, 7 of which belong to Sunday star Jess Glynne

15. There’s also 13 UK No 1 albums to enjoy at TRNSMT including Bastille’s‘Bad Blood’, Years & Years’ ‘Communion’, Jess Glynne’s ‘Always in Between’ and Catfish & the Bottlemen’s ‘The Ride’

16. A total of nine nationalities will be represented at this year’s TRNSMT –  Scottish, English, Ghanaian, Irish, Canadian, American , Northern Irish, Norwegian and Australian

17. With a vast array of genres on show, this year’s line- up will be one of the most eclectic to date with fans of grime, indie-rock, pop-punk, R&B, pop, dance, hip-hop, folk, country and rap all catered for

18. There are sixteen acts making their TRNSMT debut at this year’s festival including Snow Patrol, Richard Ashcroft, Example and The Hunna

19. With famous fans that include Taylor Swift, Louis Theroux, Katy Perry, Ed Sheeran and Adele, Stormzy’s ‘Gang Signs & Prayer’ was the UK’s first grime album to reach Number 1

20. Earlier this year, TRNSMT’s Friday night headliner Stormzy beat off stiff competition from Taylor Swift to score his first No.1 in the UK singles charts with ‘Vossi Bop’

21. TRNSMT headliners Catfish & the Bottlemen also played Glasgow Green back in 2014, on the BBC Introducing Stage at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend as well as the Main Stage at TRNSMT in 2017

22. Backed by one of the most fervently enthusiastic fanbases in the country, Catfish & the Bottlemen have been selling out gigs in Glasgow since they appeared at Broadcast on Sauchiehall Street in 2013

23. Featuring his first ever UK Number 1 single and sound of the summer ‘Shotgun’, George Ezra’s second album ‘Staying at Tamara’s was the UK’s biggest selling album released in 2018

24. Also known for his abilities as a raconteur, George Ezra has interviewed massive stars such as Nile Rodgers, Ellie Goulding, Ed Sheeran, Sigrid, Elton John and fellow TRNSMT act Years & Years on his hugely popular podcast ‘George Ezra and Friends’

25. Boasting one of the most treasured back catalogues in UK music, Snow Patrol launched their career in Glasgow on Scotland’s most successful student-run label Electric Honey

26. Snow Patrol have won more major music awards than any other act on the line – up with a massive 25 prizes to their name. That includes a Grammy for ‘Best Rock Song’ for their globally renowned anthem ‘Chasing Cars’, which is sure to go down well with the Glasgow Green crowd

27. Britpop hero Richard Ashcroft was at the helm of one of the most celebrated albums in UK history. The Verve’s ‘Urban Hymns’ has sold over 10 million copies worldwide and its influence continues to reverberate today. We can’t wait to hear ‘Bitter Sweet Symphony’ ring out over the blaze of the green

28. Set to take over the Main Stage on Sunday 14th July, Jess Glynne made history last year and set a new Official Chart record when she became the first British female solo artist to achieve 7 UK Number 1s

29. Opening the Main Stage on Saturday 13th July, Sam Fender was the winner of this year’s highly sought-after BRITS Critics Choice Award, beating off competition from Scotland’s very own Lewis Capaldi who is set to play TWO headline shows at Summer Sessions in Edinburgh in August

30. The King Tut’s Stage Powered By Utilita Energy is a goldmine of exciting new talent. Much like previous years which have featured the likes of Tom Grennan, Declan McKenna, Lewis Capaldi, Tom Walker and Pale Waves, this is the best place to find your new favourite artist before they make it to the big time

31. Three of this year’s artists are related to some very recognisable faces. American punk rock band SWMRS have Joey Armstrong on drums, otherwise known as the son of Green Day frontman Billy Joe Armstrong

32. Meanwhile, Dublin rock band Inhaler are fronted by 19-year old Elijah Hewson, son of Bono

33. To say that music runs in Mabel’s veins would be an understatement – the globe-trotting star comes from a musical dynasty. Her father is Cameron McVey, otherwise known as the producer of Massive Attack, while her mother is the Swedish singer and rapper Neneh Cherry

34. Rising country star Catherine McGrath also enjoys a famous connection. She was discovered by Elton John as he searched for new music for his Beats 1 radio show. Now a regular feature on his playlist, she has also signed to his management company

35. Proof that Glasgow has a special place in their heart, Catfish and the Bottlemen wrote a song especially for the city – ‘Glasgow’ reminisces about a night out on the city’s famous Sauchiehall Street

36. Acts across the weekend will play around 420 songs, all ready to be bellowed back by the best crowds in the world

37. Glasgow’s secret tunnel network is a treasure trove of history that runs all the way to Glasgow Green. The now defunct Glasgow Central Railway was opened in 1894 and connected Maryhill to the Clyde’s docks. After its closure in 1964, it left behind the remains of stations, bridges and a network of underground tunnels that run throughout the city

38. Glasgow Green is home to four of Scotland’s most treasured Category A listed landmarks – Nelson’s Monument, St. Andrew’s Suspension Bridge, Doulton Fountain and the People’s Palace

39. Glasgow Green can be accessed from five Rail Stations all within a fifteen-minute walk – Glasgow Central Station, Queen Street Station, High Street Station, Argyle Street Station and Bridgeton Station. It can also be accessed by subway – Buchanan Street Station and St Enoch Station

40. Doors will open to the festival at 12pm each day so make sure you get down early to see the first acts hit the stage and make the most of the music on offer

41. Uber is TRNSMT’s transport partner which means getting to the festival couldn’t be easier. Download the app, type Glasgow Green into the ‘Where to?’ section and your ride will be with you in minutes. No cash needed

42. With coaches running up and down the country, TRNSMT’s official coach provider is Citylink. Reduce your carbon footprint (and costs) and book in advance

43. Grab yourself a memory of TRNSMT by taking home your very own piece of bespoke merchandise

44. Book with TRNSMT’s official accommodation partner for discounts, rewards and more

45. Sigrid was born and raised in Norway in a small town called Ålesünd which consists of five islands, right in the middle of the ocean. After signing to an independent label in Norway at the age of 16, she was catapulted into the limelight and won the BBC Sound of 2018. Earlier this year she justified all the hype when she released her highly anticipated debut album ‘Sucker Punch’ through Island Records.

46. TRNSMT is about far more than the music. Glasgow crowds are known to be the best in the world so soak up the atmosphere of the many different areas onsite; whether it’s chilling out in VIP, feasting at the bustling food trucks or partying at the DJ decks

47. Back for a third year, the Smirnoff House returns with more bespoke cocktails and a brilliant line up of DJs

48. TRNSMT will offer festival goers different tastes from all over the world at our mouth-watering food trucks. Find out more about TRNSMT’s food options soon…

49. Festival sponsors Utilita are one of Britain’s fastest growing independent energy suppliers. This year there will be a new and upgraded Utilita Power Tree in its own area. It will offer FREE phone charging all day and night to all attendees while you enjoy the best dance classics from the Utilita DJs

50. Around 50 of Scotland’s famous HWFG chants will ring around the arena throughout the weekend….approximately!

We can’t wait! TRNSMT 2019 tickets are on sale NOW and available from WWW.TRNSMTFEST.COM 
Stormzy | Gerry Cinnamon | Years & Years | AJ Tracey | Fredo | Aminé | Mabel | Gus DappertonKING TUT’S STAGE POWERED BY UTILITA ENERGY
Example | Mist | Mahalia | Jimothy | The Big Moon | Cassia | Inhaler |  Kobi OnyameSATURDAY 13TH JULY 
Catfish and the Bottlemen | Bastille | Richard Ashcroft | DMA’s | Sigrid | Sundara Karma | The Snuts | Sam FenderKING TUT’S STAGE POWERED BY UTILITA ENERGY
The Hunna | Steve Mason | Jade Bird | Fontaines D.C. | Cavetown | The Dunts | Arkells | Skinny Lister

George Ezra | Snow Patrol | Jess Glynne | The Kooks | The Wombats | Tom Grennan | The Amazons

Circa Waves | Mystery Jets | SWMRS | Catherine McGrath | Sea Girls | Retro Video Club | Whenyoung


GENERAL – £59.50 + BF, VIP – £109.00 + BF


GENERAL – £105.00 + BF, VIP – 205.00  + BF


GENERAL – £155.00 + BF, VIP – 270.00 + BF


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