Over on the King Tut’s Stage, Cromarty singer-songwriter Tamzene was first up, saying “It’s so awesome to be here, I was reminded this is my third consecutive TRNSMT this year”, followed by festival favourite Kyle Falconer, who gave a shout out to Luke La Volpe saying, “I love him, I hope he’s alright!”
After performances from Kawala, Ms Banks, Ryan McMullan and alt-rockers Ash, it was time for one of Glasgow’s very own; soulful sensation Joesef. Growing up just 15 minutes away from the Green in Easterhouse, it was a truly special moment when the singer took to the stage, greeting the elated crowd by saying “Anybody from the East End?!” One of Scotland’s rising comedic stars, Paul Black himself was front row for Joesef’s set, treating fans with ‘Loverboy’ to ‘Limbo’ and ‘The Sun Is Up Forever’, Joesef is surely set to be one of the country’s biggest stars. Rounding off Sunday night on the King Tut’s Stage, Tom Odell treated the crowd to songs from his latest album ‘Monsters’.
cinch presents TRNSMT’s reputation for tipping the next big stars is renowned, providing platforms for artists from Gerry Cinnamon to Sigrid, The Snuts to Lewis Capaldi. 2021 was no different with breakthrough performances at the River Stage from Saint PHNX, Rianne Downey, Swim School and more, with fans who caught their sets sure to see them headlining Main Stages around the country in coming years.
After so long without live music in Scotland, it was an incredible feeling for both fans and festival organisers to come together once again and discover their new favourite act on the King Tut’s and River Stages, dance the night away at The Boogie Bar, or sing along to their favourite songs in the world at the Main Stage.
As the Courteeners left the stage on the festival’s opening day, Liam Fray said, “Well that was life affirming” – we couldn’t agree more Liam!