Following an incredible weekend of music at Glastonbury, the countdown is now on for Scotland’s music fans with some of the biggest stars set to play Scottish festivals TRNSMT and Summer Sessions including the likes of The Cure, Stormzy, George Ezra, Gerry Cinnamon, Lewis Capaldi, Johnny Marr and more.
JUST LIKE HEAVEN
Glastonbury’s highly anticipated Sunday night headliners, post-punk icons The Cure will make their return to Glasgow after a 27-year absence from the Scottish live scene at Glasgow Summer Sessions, now the only place in the UK for fans to see the legendary band. Bringing down the curtain on their fourth Glastonbury headline slot, the band finished with the timeless ‘Boys Don’t Cry’, a truly iconic moment of the weekend, delighting fans around the world. With 5 star reviews from NME and The Independent, music moguls and fans alike were thrilled with a set which delivered hits like ‘Just Like Heaven’, ‘Pictures of You’ and as Robert Smith stated ‘Sunday I’m in Love’. Set to take to Bellahouston Park for Glasgow Summer Sessions with Mogwai, The Twilight Sad and The Joy Formidable, there is sure to be a few euphoric moments during ‘Friday I’m in Love’ on Friday 16th August.
STORMZY MAKES HISTORY
Hyped as one of the most anticipated, historic headline sets in Glastonbury history, at 25-years-old Stormzy is the second youngest solo act to headline Glastonbury after David Bowie and became the first black solo British headliner of the iconic Worthy Farm festival. From a video of Jay Z giving the young rapper advice, a custom made Bansky vest, a duet with Chris Martin and appearances from Raleigh Ritchie, Dave and fellow TRNSMT act Fredo – Stormzy’s set will rightly go down in the history books. The rapper’s next UK show is TRNSMT’s opening night on Friday 12th July joining acts like Gerry Cinnamon, Years & Years, AJ Tracey, Fredo and more. Delivering a culture-defining performance, the crowd sang every word of Stormzy’s Number One hit ‘Vossi Bop’ and ‘Big For Your Boots’, plus an emotional performance of ‘Blinded By Your Grace, Pt.2’. Stormzy set the stage for a truly epic set in Glasgow Green as fans will witness one of the biggest stars in the world take to the TRNSMT stage.
“WHO’S THIS CAPALDI FELLA“
PRETTY SHINING PEOPLE
George Ezra took to the stage on Friday at Glastonbury, delighting the Pyramid Stage with his toe-tapping tunes, showcasing an array of songs like ‘Barcelona’, ‘Pretty Shining People’ and ‘Budapest’ which was fitting for the hot summer weather that graced Worthy Farm. Surrounded by a glowing sunset sky, the chart-topping singer had fans in the palm of his hands as he finished with his UK Number One ‘Shotgun’ which fans belted out alongside him. George Ezra will perform his festival ready tunes at TRNSMT’s closing night on Sunday 14th July.
THIS CHARMING MAN
Making one of the biggest headlines of the weekend, legendary guitarist and Summer Sessions act Johnny Marr not only played his own heroic set but also joined Saturday night’s headliners The Killers for unforgettable performances of ‘This Charming Man’ and ‘Mr Brightside’. Making a surprise appearance alongside a starstruck Brandon Flowers, Marr brought his effortless and inimitable skills to the Pyramid Stage, delighting thousands of fans. The guitarist will make his Summer Sessions debut in Edinburgh’s Princes Street Gardens on 10th August as he joins fellow rockers Primal Scream at the festival. Get tickets now – www.smmrsessions.com
Fellow Summer Sessions act Courteeners made a serious impression on Glastonbury festival-goers at the weekend too, opening their banger-filled set with ‘Are You In Love With A Notion?’ The band will play a sold-out show in Princes Street Gardens on 16th August, in front of one of the most incredible festival backdrops of Edinburgh Castle.
SIGRID’S BIGGEST FAN
Norwegian pop star Sigrid brought her critically acclaimed, catchy hooks to the Other Stage and she’s set to turn to TRNSMT Festival on Saturday 13th July, following a huge set on the King Tut’s Powered by Utilita Energy Stage in 2018. Sigrid even tweeted about one fan in particular who sang and cried along to every word of her set sending the singing superstar on the hunt for her biggest fan.
Stealing the show on Sunday afternoon, Years & Years left a powerful mark on the Pyramid Stage as lead singer Olly Alexander delivered an emotive speech about LGBTQ+ rights. Olly spoke passionately about the fight for equality and gay rights which was reciprocated by the crowd in loud cheers. Performing smash hits like ‘If You’re Over Me’ from their recent album ‘Palo Santo’, Years & Years brought carefree fun to the last day of the festival. Glasgow can catch a sunshine-y glimpse of Years & Years at TRNSMT 2019 on Friday 12th July.
Fresh off the back of supporting Muse at their show in the Etihad Stadium and touring with fellow Glasgow Summer Sessions act The 1975 around the US earlier this year, Manchester band Pale Waves made their Glastonbury debut over the weekend. Kicking the festival off on the Thursday night with their ‘secret’ gig on the William Green stage, Pale Waves naturally warmed the eager crowds up with their single ‘Eighteen’, spoiling the crowd with an early taster of what was to come in their performance on the John Peel Stage the following evening. Fans can expect a performance of 80’s pop meets rock at The 1975 Glasgow Summer Sessions on 25th August as Pale Waves make their GSS festival debut. Get tickets for that show now here – www.smmrsessions.com
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Dixon Avenue Basement Jams | Rebecca Vasmant | Cal Griffin | Mitch Nunn | Aisha – 90’s Rave Set | Sean Claude
SATURDAY 13TH JULY
Nightwave | IDA | Aisha | Cal Griffin | Rebecca Vasmant | Mitch Nunn
QUEEN TUT’S STAGE
Zoe Graham | CRYSTAL | Sahara | Tongue Trap | Wet Look | Swim School
SUNDAY 14TH JULY
The Eves | Zoee |Tamzene | Stephanie Cheape | Deni Smith | Baby Taylah | Subway winner
K4CIE | Cal Griffin | Rebecca Vasmant | Baillie Jnr (Bossy Love)
UTILITA POWER TREE
Big Miz | Rebecca Vasmant | Austin Ato | Mitch Nunn | Sean Claude | Cal Griffin
TRNSMT TICKET BREAKDOWN
GENERAL – £59.95 + BF, VIP – £109.00 + BF2 DAY PASS:
GENERAL – £105.00 + BF, VIP – £205.00 + BFWEEKEND TICKET:
GENERAL – £155.00 + BF, VIP – £270.00 + BF
13th August 2019 Lewis Capaldi – SOLD OUT
14th August 2019
Lewis Capaldi – SOLD OUT
15th August 2019
James | Fatherson | Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly
16th August 2019
Courteeners – SOLD OUT
18th August 2019
Madness | The Lightning Seeds
GLASGOW SUMMER SESSIONS FESTIVAL LINE UP
FRIDAY 16TH AUGUST 2019
THE CURE + MOGWAI + THE TWILIGHT SAD + THE JOY FORMIDABLE
GENERAL £59.50 + BF, VIP – £95 + BF
SATURDAY 17TH AUGUST 2019
FOO FIGHTERS + SLAVES + FRANK CARTER AND THE RATTLESNAKES + THE VAN T’S + HOT MILK
SUNDAY 25TH AUGUST 2019
THE 1975 + TWIN ATLANTIC + YOU ME AT SIX + PALE WAVES + TEN TONNES + NO ROME
GENERAL – £45, VIP – £70
*all prices + booking fee
Get tickets now – www.smmrsessions.com