23 Jun TRNSMT Festival Returns!
TRNSMT Festival Returns!
Glasgow is currently brimming with thrilling opportunities to see and hear the most famous, award-winning musical artists. From the SSE Hydro on the edge of the Clyde, which hosts artists from around the globe all year round, to the raw, Indie ambience of the Barrowlands Ballroom in the city’s East End. The time has arrived and the crowd is eagerly waiting for a new music festival to land on Scotland’s bustling metropolis. Enter: TRNSMT.
Based at Glasgow Green, the five-day musical extravaganza sets out from the start to be a little unconventional. Happening over 5 days and on two consecutive weekends, it’s ideal for those who just want a day pass to catch a glimpse of their idols, or you could opt for a weekend ticket and watch a broad variety of artists. Its inaugural year was in 2017 and the event planners definitely know how to throw a party and have shown themselves to be accomplished at attracting a genuinely international set of artists.
Enough raving about how totally amazing this new high point on the Glasgow calendar is – let’s get to the good stuff; who precisely is performing and what can you expect from TRNSMT 2018? Well, headline acts include Stereophonics, Liam Gallagher, The Killers, Arctic Monkeys and Queen + Adam Lambert – phew! If that’s not sufficient to whet your appetite then how about a little CHVRCHES, Texas, Jessie J, Courteeners, The Script and Franz Ferdinand? Besides the big-name stars you’ll find the niche, soulful arrangements of Jessie Ware and local celebrity, Gerry Cinnamon, limbering up the vocal chords to delight the crowds. Cinnamon is sure to set the stage alight with his ardent Glasgow following and the support of his home country behind him! Expect a stirring atmosphere and a good bevvy (also known as a drink – to those from out of town!) to be had by all.
The city is sure to be full to the rafters during the festival dates so be sure to plan ahead and book your accommodation early. The Acorn Hotel is an ideal base; close enough to walk if the weather’s good or take a short train or taxi ride into the city centre if you’re not so lucky with the rain. It’s far enough, too, that you won’t be kept awake by any of the festival goers! We’ve got a variety of comfortable rooms to accommodate your party size and if you’re in the mood for an after-hours drink we couldn’t be better situated, with all the bars, clubs and eateries of the legendary Sauchiehall Street on our doorstep. Better still, we have a 10% off promotion running for all days of the TRNSMT festival! Check out our deal blog and website for more details.
We’d love to welcome you to what’s guaranteed to be some of the most exciting days and nights the city has to offer in 2018, and of course, we will be available to help with your questions and queries on arrival.