REVIEW: TRNSMT - Sunday | Music Festival at Glasgow Green
"TRNSMT was an absolute belter!"
As the sun shone on day three of cinch presents TRNSMT Festival for the final time this weekend - fans from across the country descended on Glasgow Green to catch the likes of Lewis Capaldi and his glorious hometown set on the Main Stage, Wolf Alice and their coy, indie rock swagger, to Norwegian pop sensation Sigrid and her awe inspiring set, fine tuned for stunning festival moments.
As the festival weekend began to wind down, it was finally time for Glasgow’s own Lewis Capaldi to make his TRNSMT Festival return. Walking out to Faithless’ ‘Insomnia’ the beat drove right into the heart of the crowd. The perfect choice to close Scotland’s biggest festival as the sun set across Glasgow Green with Scottish Saltires flying high he said, “Alright Glasgow let’s hear it!”. Swaggering across the stage before launching into an encore of ‘Before You Go’ and ‘Somebody You Love’, and, holding back tears as he sang, Capaldi looked across the Green before sitting on the centre of the stage, taking it all in, awestruck.
It was a day for national and international talent alike as Wolf Alice stormed the Main Stage, opening with the moody anthem ‘Smile’, offering a smorgasbord of glittery indie pop and hard rock anthems. Sydney, Australia’s DMA'S made a welcome return to TRNSMT, “It’s good to be back” said frontman Tommy O’Dell over chants of ‘No Scotland, No Party!”, Mimi Webb kept the crowd on their toes, saying “I wanna try something, let me hear this side!” gesturing to the left of the audience, “right side, where you at?!” she screamed. Nina Nesbitt completed the stellar Main Stage bill for the festival’s final day, was clearly ecstatic she said “Scot girl summer is here, how we doing everyone?” before leading the crowd in an iconic sing along of Britney Spears ‘Toxic’. Sigrid said, “On our way here we passed a venue called Saint Luke’s, I wrote this song about my experience there” - leading into the stellar anthem ‘Sucker Punch’.
Over on the King Tut’s Stage, “We are the CRAWLERS, let’s beat the hangover with this!” adorned all in black, the goth rock group stunned on track ‘Feminist Radical’ as their lead singer blew kisses to the crowd. Mae Muller amazed the lucky crowd with her feisty pop display, exclaiming fondly, “Oh Glasgow, you’re naughty! I knew I was gonna like you!” before performing a sizzlin’ hot mash up of ‘Gimme Gimme Gimme’ and ‘Hung Up’.
The River Stage is renowned for featuring the best up and coming artists, tipping the next big stars who are one day destined to appear on the Main Stage and this year was no exception. With performances from the likes of Luz Corrigan, Dylan Fraser, Alex Amor and Bonnie Kemplay Music. Connor Fyfe made his TRNSMT debut, and at just 15 years old he is the youngest act to ever grace the festival bill.
It was another incredible TRNSMT at the Green, with festival fans coming together once again, discovering new incredible acts over at the River Stage and King Tut’s Stage, dancing the night away at The Boogie Bar, and singing along to old favourites at The Main Stage. From homegrown heroes like Paolo Nutini, SAINT PHNX, Nina Nesbitt, Lewis Capaldi, Callum Beattie, Dylan John Thomas and Connor Fyfe to the UK’s most celebrated acts like Sam Fender, Ella Henderson, Example, Wolf Alice and Tom Grennan - TRNSMT was an absolute belter!
In a country already renowned for having the best audiences in the world, TRNSMT Festival, set within the City’s Glasgow Green, shows artists from around the world that there’s nothing better than a Scottish crowd. TRNSMT is a 3 day non-camping festival with 4 stages – Main stage, King Tut’s Stage, River Stage and the Boogie Bar, and boasts gold standard for accessibility, over 50 food traders, 20 bars and a variety of funfair rides.