Dig out the pac a mac and pull up a portable camping stool – TRNSMT Festival comes to Glasgow Green in a week, and there’s plenty going on to please everyone and their rock dads. This years’ festival main stage will play host to some of the most ubiquitous names in rock today, as the King Tut’s stage showcases the nation’s brightest up-and-comers in celebration of one of Glasgow’s finest small venues. As if that wasn’t enough, more acts will make an appearance on the Jack Rocks stage, and the DJs of the Mixmag-curated Smirnoff House will keep the tunes coming till the last trains home. With so much to see over the weekend, here’s just a few highlights:
Friday 7th July
- Radiohead (Mainstage) – Fresh from their career-spanning Glastonbury performance, there’s sure to be some solid gold hits and more than a few surprises. Who knows, they may even play more from The King of Limbs this time.
- Wuh Oh (King Tut’s Stage) – Glaswegian producer and multi-instrumentalist serves up some warped-by-sunshine synths sure to frantically animate the most hardened dad rocker.
Saturday 8th July
- Stormzy (Mainstage) – Grime’s boy wonder and general man of the hour makes an appearance, bizarrely sandwiched between Circa Waves and The Kooks. Regardless, if his latest album is any indication, his set’s going to outshine both.
- The Van T’s (King Tut’s Stage) – Look forward to one of Glasgow’s coolest young rock bands doling out their gloomy surf rock. Greased-back hair and cobweb neck tattoos optional but recommended.
Sunday 9th July
- The 1975 (Mainstage) – Yes, they’re INXS for post-2002 teens. Yes, they’re a bit too keen to resuscitate 80s soft rock. But see how it all comes together live and try not to find it delightful.
- VUKOVI (King Tut’s) – Scottish Album of the Year Award longlist nominees have been chipping away at their pop punk sound for years. Expect Paramore-esque buoyancy and plenty of neon.