TRNSMT Festival organisers DF Concerts are delighted to reveal Stormzy, Catfish and the Bottlemen, George Ezra, Gerry Cinnamon and Snow Patrol, plus many more will play the Main Stage at the 2019 edition of the Glasgow city-centre festival.
TRNSMT and partners Utilita Energy put the announcement of its 2019 line-up in the hands of fans today, as a live Facebook feed teased cryptic song lyrics to allow them to piece together the acts on the bill. The full list of acts confirmed today, playing across two stages and three days this summer are –
Friday 12th July will see Stormzy, Gerry Cinnamon, Years & Years, AJ Tracey, Fredo, Aminé, Mabel and Gus Dapperton on the Main Stage plus Example, Mist, Mahalia, Jimothy, The Big Moon, Cassia and Kobi Onyame on the King Tut’s Powered by Utilita Energy Stage.
Saturday 13th July will feature Catfish and the Bottlemen, Bastille, Richard Ashcroft, DMA’s, Sigrid, Sundara Karma, The Snuts and Sam Fender on the Main Stage plus The Hunna, Steve Mason, Jade Bird, Fontaines D.C., Cavetown, The Dunts, Arkells and Skinny Lister on the King Tut’s Powered by Utilita Energy Stage.
Sunday 14th July closes the 2019 festival in style with George Ezra, Snow Patrol, Jess Glynne, The Kooks, The Wombats, Tom Grennan and The Amazons on the Main Stage and Circa Waves, Mystery Jets, SWMRS, Catherine McGrath, Sea Girls, Retro Video Club and Whenyoung on the King Tut’s Powered by Utilita Energy Stage.
TRNSMT will take place in Glasgow Green from 12-14 July 2019, with tickets on sale from Friday 22nd February at 9AM. Fans are reminded that there is a payment plan available, making their TRNSMT ticket more affordable, spread across three payments throughout the year.
Speaking about this year’s upcoming TRNSMT, Festival Director Geoff Ellis said:
“TRNSMT has amazing fans who have played a huge part in making the festival one of the most popular events on the music calendar, so we’re thrilled to bring so many great acts to Glasgow for them, this July. From Main Stage heavy weights including Stormzy, Catfish and the Bottlemen, George Ezra, Gerry Cinnamon, and Snow Patrol to BRIT nominees Years & Years, Jess Glynne and Mabel, and great local talent such as The Snuts; we’ve put together three great days of music for the best audience in the world.”
Having made his TRNSMT debut in 2017, Stormzy will return to TRNSMT on the opening day of the 2019 extravaganza. With one Ivor Novello, two BRIT awards and six MOBOs under his belt, a Friday night at TRNSMT will now feature on the rapper’s incredible ascent to the top. Already cementing himself as one of the biggest and best on the scene before the release of his debut LP ‘Gang Signs and Prayer’ in 2017, Stormzy has shown no signs of stopping. Playing with different genres in soul, gospel and grime, the rapper seamlessly blends swagger, soulfulness and storytelling in his songwriting. With his captivating live set best displayed at TRNSMT 2017 as he took the 50,000-capacity crowd with him on a thrilling journey of energy they hadn’t seen before, his return will be one to watch. As Stormzy puts the finishing touches on his upcoming second album, his exhilarating set in Glasgow’s city centre on a Friday night will be one for the festival’s history books.
Top of the bill on the Main Stage on Saturday 13th July 2019, TRNSMT Festival are thrilled to welcome back the incredible Catfish and the Bottlemen to Glasgow. This follows their memorable performance in TRNSMT’s opening year and their outstanding headline show at Summer Sessions Festival in Glasgow last summer. Magnetic frontman Van McCann clearly holds a special place for the city and its world-renowned crowds, as demonstrated by penning a song on their last album entitled ‘Glasgow’. Their gold-status 2016 album ‘The Ride’, quickly became a fan favourite for singalong anthems ‘7’, ‘Twice’ and ‘Soundcheck’, alongside debut singles and all-round festival bangers ‘Kathleen’ and ‘Homesick’. Catfish and the Bottlemen have perfected their live set by consistently touring around the world and are simply one of the hottest live bands around.
George Ezra will play the final day of the festival on Sunday 14th July 2019. One of Britain’s favourite singer-songwriters, George Ezra joins the bill, making his return to TRNSMT after a debut slot which went down in the festival’s history in its first year. His album was the biggest selling artist album in the UK in 2019, with number one single ‘Shotgun’ officially the song of the summer according to the OCC and Spotify. The sophomore album was written, created and inspired by his travels, including spells on the Isle of Skye; at a pig farm in Norfolk; a former cornflour shed in Kent; a converted cow shed in north Wales; and an Airbnb in Barcelona owned by the Tamara of the album’s title. The result is a finger-snapping, brass-blaring, wind-in-the-hair album that shines with positivity and encouragement, alongside moments of more subdued reflection, making it no surprise that the singer is nominated for three BRITs in 2019. George Ezra’s festival-ready tunes ‘Shotgun’, ‘Paradise’ and ‘My Girl’ are sure to go down a treat on the TRNSMT Main Stage next summer.
George Ezra: “It was a special moment playing the first ever TRNSMT in 2017, and to be coming back so soon is very exciting. That summer was my first time playing some of the new songs that went on to form my second album ‘Staying At Tamara’s’, and since then I’ve taken these tunes around the world and back. It’s going to be brilliant to return to Glasgow and play to an audience that has now heard the record, and I hope you’re all up for one very big singalong!”
Also on the Main Stage on the closing day of TRNSMT are Snow Patrol. Having formed while studying in Dundee, Snow Patrol have become embedded in the fabric of the Scottish music scene, headlining some of the country’s biggest and most legendary venues including The SSE Hydro, T in the Park, King Tut’s and many more. Winning SSE Artist of the Year at last year’s SSE Scottish Music Awards, the band released their first album in seven years in 2018, which sees them searching for clarity, connection, and meaning, while staying true to the melodic songwriting prowess that brought them to prominence. In what will be their TRNSMT Festival debut, DF Concerts can’t wait to bring the band back to their second home of Glasgow next summer, with singalong anthems like ‘Run’, ‘Chasing Cars’ and ‘Just Say Yes’ sure to be amongst the highlights of the weekend.
Gary Lightbody, Snow Patrol said: “We’re excited to make our TRNSMT debut this summer in Glasgow on the closing day of the festival. Glasgow holds a special place in our hearts having lived and made music in the city for a decade and we can’t wait to play to the TRNSMT crowd.”
TRNSMT Festival are delighted to confirm Gerry Cinnamon for TRNSMT 2019 following his meteoric rise from playing the King Tut’s Powered by Utilita Stage in the opening year in 2017, rising to the Main Stage in 2018, playing to one of the biggest crowds of the weekend. His appearance on the Main Stage in 2019 is sure to be a show that goes down in the TRNSMT history books.
Unsigned, Gerry Cinnamon has become a cult hero and force to be reckoned with. His upcoming UK and Ireland headline tour continues his legacy of selling out shows in minutes. His hugely anticipated self-produced, self-released debut album Erratic Cinematic rocketed to the top of the iTunes album charts on release with little more than a social media post, holding off some of the biggest names the industry has to offer. His anthemic tracks, laced with social commentary, have captured the imagination of audiences up and down the country. Gerry Cinnamon is more than an artist but a phenomenon, paving the way for the next generation of DIY pioneers. The awards, sold out shows and reaction to his critically acclaimed debut album has not only propelled him to the next level but affirmed his place as a writer as well as a live act.
Gerry Cinnamon said: “TRNSMT 2019: Let’s f**kin dance.”
Joining Catfish and the Bottlemen on Saturday 13th July are British chart toppers Bastille who will make their TRNSMT debut on the Main Stage. The biggest band to emerge out of the UK in the last ten years, the BRIT award winners and Grammy-nominated band will bring their massive singalong hits which include ‘Pompeii’, ‘Things We Lost in the Fire’, ‘Good Grief’ and recent global smash, ‘Happier’ to Glasgow’s city centre, a year after their epic headline show at Edinburgh Summer Sessions in 2018.
Bastille said: “We’re so excited to be playing TRNSMT for the first time. We had such a great time playing a couple of gigs in Glasgow last week – the Scottish crowds are always so brilliant – and can’t wait to head back to town to play the festival.”
Fans soaked up a sun-drenched festival at TRNSMT 2018 which featured huge sets from the likes of Stereophonics, Liam Gallagher, Arctic Monkeys, Queen + Adam Lambert and The Killers. Situated in the heart of Glasgow’s city centre, TRNSMT is the perfect addition to your summer plans.
Tickets are on-sale from Friday 22nd February 2019 from www.TRNSMTfest.com
TRNSMT FULL 2019 LINE-UP
FRIDAY 12th JULY 2019
Stormzy | Gerry Cinnamon | Years & Years | AJ Tracey | Fredo | Aminé| Mabel | Gus Dapperton
KING TUT’S STAGE POWERED BY UTILITA ENERGY
Example | Mist | Mahalia | Jimothy | The Big Moon | Cassia | Kobi Onyame
SATURDAY 13th JULY
Catfish and the Bottlemen | Bastille | Richard Ashcroft | DMA’s | Sigrid | Sundara Karma | The Snuts | Sam Fender
KING TUT’S STAGE POWERED BY UTILITA ENERGY
The Hunna | Steve Mason | Jade Bird | Fontaines D.C. | Cavetown | The Dunts | Arkells | Skinny Lister
SUNDAY 14th JULY
George Ezra | Snow Patrol | Jess Glynne | The Kooks | The Wombats | Tom Grennan | The Amazons
KING TUT’S STAGE POWERED BY UTILITA ENERGY
Circa Waves | Mystery Jets | SWMRS | Catherine McGrath | Sea Girls | Retro Video Club | Whenyoung