Thousands of music fans are gearing up to descend upon Glasgow Green over the weekend for Scotland’s biggest music festival.
The eagerly-awaited fifth instalment of the weekend extravaganza begins on Friday, after the 2021 festival welcomed more than 120,000 to the city centre venue.
TRNSMT replaced popular music festival T in the Park in 2017, debuting with headliners Radiohead, Kasabian and Queen + Adam Lambert.
What can attendees expect?
Scottish powerhouse Paolo Nutini will make his TRNSMT debut on Friday, following an eight-year absence from the spotlight.
The day one headliner is expected to perform some of his greatest hits, coupled with tracks from his latest album Last Night in the Bittersweet. He will be joined on the line up by chart toppers Sam Fender and Ella Henderson, among others.
Headlining day two on Saturday are international icons The Strokes, who will be joined by Foals, The Snuts, Fontaines D.C and Jimmy Eat World as well as this year’s Brit Rising Star Award winner, Griff.
Topping the bill on the final day and closing off the festival will be Glaswegian singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi, joined on the line up by Sigrid, Sigala, Nina Nesbitt and others.
Timing and tickets
TRNSMT is a no-camping festival, with gates opening from noon each day and revellers expected to head home at 11pm every night – however VIP ticket-holders will be allowed to party on till midnight.
Friday tickets sold out early on, and two and three-day tickets were taken off the shelves last week, however last-minute buyers can still purchase individual tickets for Saturday and Sunday.
Sunshine and blue skies?
The Met Office forecasts overcast conditions on Friday, with temperatures reaching 18C and a 20% chance of rain around 1pm.
Saturday is expected to be much of the same, with cloudy skies, temperatures of 19C predicted and a 10% chance of rain throughout the day.
Similarly, grey skies are expected on Sunday coupled with 18C temperatures and very little chance of rain.
The journey to Glasgow Green
Entry and ticket checking will begin at 12pm, and those attending should plan ahead of time to avoid any unnecessary delays.
Happy Bus are operating coaches from eight locations across Scotland to take revellers to and from the festival. The coaches will leave from Glasgow Green 45 minutes after gates close, and the company has advised travellers to avoid the cloakroom to prevent missing their transport home.
Those taking the subway can travel to Buchanan Street, St Enoch Centre, and Bridge Street stations, which are closest to the venue, followed by a 20 to 30 minute walk to the Green, but can expect services to be much busier than usual over the weekend.
Organisers have advised attendees against depending on trains to bring them home amid numerous ScotRail disruptions in recent weeks, requesting that they either “look at alternative travel options” or “leave the event early to catch the last available train.”
ScotRail also announced that limited services would be running over Friday and Saturday nights, with the last trains leaving soon after 11pm on both days.
The last trains from Glasgow Central will leave long before the end of Lewis Capaldi’s set on the mainstage on Sunday night.
STV visited Glasgow Green on Wednesday for a sneak peek at final preparations ahead of the festival, noting the return of the Boogie Bar by popular demand, as well as a host of food and drink vendors.
The festival has also gone completely cashless, so revellers have been asked by organisers to keep this in mind when planning out their visits.
The TRNSMT app has been made live again, giving users access to stage times, maps, and details of the full line-ups.
One glance at the site map confirms the return of the Boogie Bar, the giant Ferris wheel and an enhanced VIP area.
Attendees can bring a bag to TRNSMT, but it’s recommended to only bring one if necessary and only if it is smaller than an A3 sheet of paper.
No weapons of any kind will be permitted, nor will drugs, smoke canisters or boomerangs and frisbees. Chairs are also forbidden, but festival-goers can bring blankets.
Attendees can also bring cameras, but professional cameras will not be allowed and neither will selfie sticks.
Other banned items include umbrellas, glass or metal bottles and flags. Food and drink will also not be permitted into the event.