TRNSMT Festival 2018: the complete guide
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TRNSMT Festival fast facts
Lineup highlights: Arctic Monkeys, Queen + Adam Lambert, The Killers, Liam Gallagher, Stereophonics, The Script, CHVURCHES, Franz Ferdinand, The Darkness, Texas, Courteeners, Jessie Ware...
Location: Glasgow Green (Glasgow)
Date: June 29-July 1, July 6 & 8
Attendees: 250,000 approx.
Who’s playing on the TRNSMT lineup 2018?
Let’s just get right to the good stuff, eh?
The TRNSMT Festival lineup is arguably one of the most talked about of 2018 - and not just because it’s the only one to include Arctic Monkeys.
Here’s a little rundown of who’s playing at TRNSMT Festival this year...
Arctic Monkeys (Sunday, July 1)
Yep, the Sheffield foursome are confirmed as a headliner for TRNSMT this year, and the Internet properly wet itself when it found out.
With a sixth studio album on the way and a lot of buzz surrounding their own tour, Arctic Monkeys' appearance at TRNSMT is set to be one of the year's highlights.
Queen + Adam Lambert (Friday, July 6)
Does it get any bigger than this? Legendary rockers Queen are back with Adam Lambert on vocals - and their new show is getting rave reviews.
There's even talk of a brand new Queen album coming out this year - and it's possible TRNSMT ticket holders will get a sneak peek of the material before anyone else.
Liam Gallagher (Saturday, June 30)
Another one of the pleasant surprises for the UK live music scene in 2018 was Liam Gallagher’s solo tour and series of festival appearances.
The Mancunian rock star dropped a stellar debut album in 2017, prompting fans to go ballistic for tickets to one of his several UK concerts - and you can catch him at TRNSMT.
The Killers (Sunday, July 8)
Festival favourites The Killers will be gracing a number of festivals around the world in 2018, but TRNSMT is one of only three in the UK where you can catch the Las Vegas rockers.
With an awesome new album ‘Wonderful Wonderful’ - which spawned hit single ‘The Man’ in 2017 - The Killers are… well, they’re killing it right now.
Stereophonics (Friday, June 29)
Welsh rockers Stereophonics are back with their 10th studio album ‘Scream Above The Sounds’ - and fans are going nuts for it.
The band make an awesome addition to the TRNSMT lineup and are set to guarantee everybody at the festival will Have a Nice Day.
The rest of the TRNSMT lineup
There are plenty of other acts to get excited about at TRNSMT 2018, such as Wolf Alice, Franz Ferdinand, CHVRCHES, Friendly Fires, JHUS, Jessie Ware, Courteeners, Interpol, The Script, James Bay, Jessie J…
Stay tuned for even more TRNSMT Festival lineup updates...
Here’s the full TRNSMT lineup 2018 in one handy A-Z list:
- Arctic Monkeys
- Confidence Man
- The Darkness
- Declan McKenna
- Dermot Kennedy
- Franz Ferdinand
- Friendly Fires
- Gang of Youths
- Gerry Cinnamon
- Hudson Taylor
- J Hus
- James Bay
- Jane Weaver
- Jessie J
- Jessie Ware
- Juanita Stein
- Kind No-one
- The Killers
- Krept X Konan
- Kyle Falconer (full band)
- Lewis Capaldi
- Liam Gallagher
- The Magic Gang
- Miles Kane
- Nina Nesbit
- The Ninth Wave
- Nothing But Thieves
- Pale Waves
- Picture This
- Sam Fender
- The Script
- Shed Seven
- The Sherlocks
- The Snuts
- Tom Grennan
- Tom Walker
- Walking On Cars
- Wolf Alice
When is TRNSMT Festival 2018?
For the second year in a row, TRNSMT Festival will take place around the end of June/beginning of July. The two-weekend (five-day) event takes place around the same time that T In The Park was held before the long-running Scottish festival announced it wouldn’t take place in 2017 or 2018.
TRNSMT Festival is generally considered a replacement for T In The Park.
The dates for TRNSMT Festival 2018 are:
- Friday, June 29 (Stereophonics)
- Saturday, June 30 (Liam Gallagher)
- Sunday, July 1 (Arctic Monkeys)
- Friday, July 6 (Queen + Adam Lambert)
- Sunday, July 8 (The Killers)
Where is TRNSMT Festival 2018?
Glasgow Green will be home to the festival for the second year in a row. It’s one of Glasgow’s oldest city parks and boasts 136 acres.
It’s an interesting venue for a festival as it’s smack dab in the middle of the city (well, it’s in the east end, but easily walking distance from the centre).
Being a city festival, there’s no camping at TRNSMT so you’ll have to book a hotel, AirBNB or just make some Glaswegian friends with a comfy sofa. But at least it’s super easy to get there and you can jump in a taxi after the festival's over.
How do you get tickets for TRNSMT 2018?
Tickets are available from the TRNSMT website.
You can buy one-day tickets, two-day tickets, three-day tickets and five-day tickets, all of which can be upgraded to VIP (more below).
If you’re struggling to get hold of a ticket, try StubHub to connect with fans looking to sell extra tickets.
What do you get with a VIP ticket to TRNSMT?
With a VIP TRNSMT ticket, you get to strut about the place like Liam Gallagher himself (in terms of the confident walk; you can’t get into his dressing room or anything).
You’ll also get access to the VIP area (and posh bars therein), as well as live acoustic sets, DJs, nice food and… (*drum roll*) flushing toilets!
Stay tuned to LineUp for the latest TRSNMT Festival lineup news, as well as all the up-to-date info you need to know.