Glasgow Green will again play host to what has become Scotland’s premier music festival, Getintothis’ Megan Walder gives you the pick of the acts.
TRNSMT 2018 was arguably one of the most talked about festivals of recent years.
It provided Gerry Cinnamon a platform to explode, the Scot has since catapulted into the forefront of British music and will head out on an unprecendented arena tour later this year.
Arctic Monkeys drew an incredible amount of attention, too, with the festival being their only UK festival of the comeback tour.
These incredible stories and many more that were latched onto by the media and shared across the stratosphere as TRNSMT, originally a replacement for T in The Park, became a household name.
With TRNSMT 2019 on the horizon, surely it is about time we at Getintothis did our top 9.
The Big Moon – Friday – King Tut’s Stage
Two years since they released their incredible debut album Love in The 4th Dimension, The Big Moon‘s presence at this years TRNSMT gives me hope that new music could be on the horizon.
Personal favourites of mine, Cupid and Sucker are certain to be on their set-list, so get listening.
Cassia – Friday – King Tut’s Stage
The perfect soundtrack for a desert island paradise? Basically every Cassia track going. Lets pray fro hot weather and an ice cream van.
They’ve been described as Calypso-Pop and have described themselves as saucy, cheesy and having many layers. They are exactly what any good summer playlist needs.
Inhaler – Friday – King Tut’s Stage
Backed by stars like Anais Gallagher, it seems like there’s more talk than action around this band, so it’s exciting to see that their tour includes such a vast amount of festivals.
Their guitar-heavy tracks like My Honest Face promise a heavy crowd, with the softer vocals of front man Eli allowing you to soak up every word.
Stormzy – Friday – Main Stage
Following his immense set at Glastonbury, Stormzy wasn’t an act I could miss out of this line up. Armed with sharp lyrics, a ridiculous amount of gratitude and acknowledging himself that he has paved the way for up and coming black musicians, Stormzy not only has an undeniable musical talent, he represents more than just himself in an industry that is undeniably dominated by white people.
He proves that no one should be overlooked and that society should never underestimate the minorities they are conditioned to expect less from. Overturning musically and socially corrupt norms.
DMAS – Saturday – Main Stage
Australia’s musical heartthrobs have stolen the hearts of the British music scene. I was lucky enough to catch them at Heaton Park when they supported The Courteeners and they did not disappoint.
Emotive and powerful in their lyrics, the three lads offer a glimpse into the male psyche that is often hidden by twisted social expectations. They’re paving the way for more honest make performances and if their followers go on to produce music as half as good as theirs, we’re in for a treat.
Fontaines D.C. – Saturday – King Tut’s Stage
With a debut album that is up there with my personal favourites ever, never mind this year, Fontaines D.C. bring their Irish charm to Scotland on Saturday.
Now why these guys aren’t on the main stage has dumbfounded me, but I feel sorry for every other act on at the same time as them, because seeing them would be at the top of my priority list for the whole weekend.
Cavetown – Saturday – King Tut’s Stage
Weird, relaxed and gained fame through YouTube, Cavetown aka Robin Skinner gained fame with his ukulele covers of songs like Twenty One Pilots’ The Judge.
How his transition from YouTube to a festival stage will go has me curious but I have high hopes and can’t wait to try and catch him in the future.
Mystery Jets – Sunday – King Tut’s Stage
Once again, I’m absolutely baffled that these guys aren’t on the main stage. With huge tracks like Young Love and Two Doors Down under their belt, they come to TRNSMT with a following that should immediately have them on the main stage.
Aside from this, it does excite me that these guys are touring again after 3 years of no new music and I’m very interested in who they will bring on for Laura Marling‘s vocals when performing Young Love, lets pray it’s her.
Jade Bird – Sunday – King Tut’s Stage
Blowing up after her track Uh Huh was circulated on television, social media and just about every other platform anyone cares about these days, Jade Bird is certainly one of the biggest stars of recent years for me.
Powerful vocals, talented musicianship and a brutal honesty of the world around her, she is a firecracker that will not be held back by what is expected of women in the industry and I adore her for it.