Belfast Telegraph

First tickets sold for new TRNSMT summer festival on Glasgow Green

The first tickets have been sold for Scotland's new music festival, TRNSMT.

Radiohead, Kasabian and Biffy Clyro are headlining the event in Glasgow Green between July 7 and 9 this year.

Staged by DF Concerts, the non-camping TRNSMT festival was created after it was announced that T in the Park was to ''take a break'' in 2017 as organisers look to resolve issues around its recent move to a new site in Perthshire.

Geoff Ellis, head of DF Concerts, said the new Glasgow festival is not a replacement for T in the Park and both events could be staged next year.

TRNSMT will have two stages, with other acts on the line-up including The 1975, Catfish and the Bottlemen, and Belle & Sebastian.

The first tickets went on sale on Wednesday morning to fans who had signed up to a mailing list, with the general sale opening on Friday.

Mr Ellis said: "We're incredibly pleased to be bringing such a fresh, new festival to Scotland.

"TRNSMT will bring together the best in live music, from global acts to the best cutting-edge artists on the King Tut's Stage, powered by Utilita - against the iconic skyline of Glasgow.

"Over the next few weeks, we'll be announcing the rest of the line-up, as well as all the additional experiences that TRNSMT will have to offer."

Glasgow City Council leader Frank McAveety said: "Glasgow lives and breathes live music. Our city has venues, events and - most importantly - crowds to match anywhere in the world.

"TRNSMT is already shaping up to be an exciting event that will add to that global reputation - and become a big date in the city's summer calendar."


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