TRNSMT 2024 – Lineup, headliners and TV schedule

TRNSMT 2024 – Lineup, headliners and TV schedule

  • Author, Jonathan Geddes
  • Paper, BBC Scotland News

TRNSMT – Scotland’s biggest music festival – is taking place in Glasgow this weekend.

The music festival takes place from 12 to 14 July at Glasgow Green, its seventh edition since the first event in 2017.

Liam Gallagher, Gerry Cinnamon and Calvin Harris are the headliners, with a mix of acts from a range of other artists including Garbage, Sugababes, Example, Courteneers, Rick Astley, The Vaccines, Chase & Status and Tom Grennan.

If you don’t have a ticket, you can catch all the action on BBC television, radio, iPlayer and BBC Sounds – head to our TRNSMT page for the best content.

To help you plan, here is all the information you need to take advantage of TRNSMT 2024.

Image source, Getty Images

Who are the main attractions at TRNSMT?

Image source, Getty Images

Image subtitle, Lian Gallagher recently sold out two nights at the OVO Hydro in Glasgow

Former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher will take to the festival’s main stage in style on Friday night.

This time, he promises to play Oasis’ debut album, Definitely Maybe, in its entirety, along with some other classics from his former band and his successful solo career.

Local talent will then take the festival’s other headline slots. On Saturday night, Castlemilk’s own Gerry Cinnamon will close the night, while Calvin Harris closes the weekend party on Sunday night.

Neither of them have headlined TRNSMT before, but both are no strangers to big shows, having headlined Hampden Park in the past.

Image subtitle, Gerry Cinnamon’s latest Scottish shows have seen him headline Hampden Park

Image source, Getty Images

Image subtitle, Calvin Harris is now one of the richest musicians in the world

Cinnamon – real name Gerry Crosbie – has progressed from small appearances on stage with TRNSMT’s predecessor T In The Park to become one of the country’s most popular acts.

Armed with just his guitar and an array of loop pedals, he will perform a set of material from his two most successful albums to date, but fans will be eager to see if he releases any new material, as it has been four years since the release of his chart-topping second album, The Bonny.

Harris – whose real name is Adam Wiles – was one of the headliners at the T In The Park final in 2016.

A relentless hitmaker, the Dumfries-born DJ scored another chart success last year with his Ellie Goulding-led trance duo Miracle – his 11th No. 1 in a hugely successful career.

It is not yet known whether any of his collaborators – such as pop royalty Dua Lipa and Sam Smith – will appear in Glasgow Green.

What is the rest of the lineup?

Image subtitle, The Sugababes are expected to draw a big crowd at TRNSMT

Several artists are scheduled to perform over the weekend, with soul singer Jalen Ngonda opening the main stage on Friday.

Other headliners on Friday include Garbage, fronted by Scottish rock queen Shirley Manson, Linlithgow indie band Snuts and fast-rising art-rock quintet Last Dinner Party. The London group scored a No. 1 album earlier this year with their debut release Prelude to Ecstasy.

Look out for pop icons Sugababes, who will be playing on the Main Stage – the trio’s recent Glastonbury set saw their section of the field closed due to demand being so high. Lesser-known names include post-punk singer Heartworms and singer Nieve Ella.

Image subtitle, Rick Astley has had a career comeback in recent years

Saturday’s lineup boasts the anthemic sing-a-longs of the Courteeners, a long-loved band from Scotland. They’ll be joined by Rick Astley, currently enjoying a career renaissance and guaranteed to unleash a huge sing-a-long of Never Gonna Give You Up, along with the pop hits of Natasha Bedingfield and the bawdy folk of the Mary Wallopers.

Sunday brings drum n’ bass duo Chase N Status to the main stage, while Alison Goldfrapp’s pop is set to fill the dance floor and liven up the afternoon.

Rising Irish singer CMAT will add a country twist to the festival, and alt-pop singer Rachel Chinouriri has already made a name for herself on TikTok.

How many internships are there at TRNSMT and how to get there?

Image subtitle, The Last Dinner Party will perform on the King Tut stage this year

There are three stages at TRNSMT: the Main Stage, King Tut’s Stage and the River Stage.

The Main Stage is dedicated to the festival’s biggest hits, King Tut’s brings together a mix of established names and emerging talent, and the River Stage focuses on new and emerging talent, mainly from Scotland.

There is also the Boogie Bar, with several DJs performing throughout the weekend.

The festival has a western entrance via the city’s Saltmarket and an eastern entrance via Templeton Street.

Gates must open at noon every day, last entry to the site is 9:30pm and nightly curfew is 11pm.

What is the weather forecast for TRNSMT?

Image subtitle, Will it be ponchos or umbrellas at the TRNSMT weekend?

BBC Weather presenter Christopher Blanchett brings you the latest weather news.

“The forecast for TRNSMT is cloudy weather with occasional showers and some light rain on Sunday,” he says.

Friday – Sunny spells early with variable cloud. Clouds will thicken during the day before clearing again in the late afternoon and early evening, revealing some sunny spells. Generally dry apart from an occasional shower. Light winds and highs of 19°C.

Saturday – Cloudy with showers in the late afternoon. Light winds and highs of 17C.

Sunday – A cloudy day with a chance of showers or even some light rain during the day. Drying out at night. Highs of 18C.

Image subtitle, It may not be scorching hot, but it doesn’t look too bad for the weekend.

How to watch TRNSMT on TV

Image source, Getty Images

Image subtitle, Shereen Cutkelvin will front the BBC’s highlights coverage of TRNSMT

Shereen will replace Edith Bowman, who has presented TRNSMT since 2017.

Speaking about her new presenting role, Shereen said: “I’m really excited to be presenting BBC Scotland’s TRNSMT coverage this year. We’re gearing up for some incredible days of live music.

“There’s an incredible line up, exclusive performances and we’ll be meeting the artists backstage. It’s going to be a weekend to remember!”

Coverage will be broadcast on BBC Scotland from 22:00 on Friday and Saturday and 21:00 on Sunday, with highlights also being shown on BBC One throughout the weekend.

When did TRNSMT start?

Image subtitle, The 1975 was one of the headliners of the 2023 event

This is the seventh edition of TRNSMT, which has taken place every year since 2017, with the exception of 2020, a year affected by Covid.

The event is organised by DF Concerts and filled the gap left by the end of T In The Park, following a controversial event in 2016, which resulted in the deaths of two people on site and complaints about a series of transport issues.

Unlike T In The Park, the event is centered around a major city, with the first year featuring headliners Radiohead, Kasabian and Biffy Clyro.

However, the festival has been criticized for its lack of female headliners: in eight years, the festival has never booked a female headliner.