Scotland's TRNSMT festival an 'immediate hit', say organisers

Scotland's TRNSMT festival an 'immediate hit', say organisers

Organisers of Scotland's TRNSMT festival have declared its first edition "an immediate hit" after attracting 120,000 fans over three days.

The non-camping festival was held on Glasgow Green over the weekend with headliners Radiohead, Kasabian and Biffy Clyro. It filled the void created by the absence of T In The Park from this year's calendar for promoter DF Concerts, although it was not considered a direct replacement.

“The first ever TRNSMT event has been an immediate hit with fans and it’s safe to say our team has delivered an exciting new addition to the festival calendar," said TRNSMT festival director Geoff Ellis (pictured).

“The site-layout worked beautifully and we received positive feedback from music fans, staff and vendors on the overall smooth flow of the event.”

“The multi-agency organisation of TRNSMT has worked exceptionally well and we would like to thank Police Scotland, Glasgow City Council, Ambulance Scotland and Fire Scotland for their support in the lead-up-to and during the festival weekend."

Welcoming more than 100 acts across five stages, TRNSMT also hosted the likes of The 1975, Catfish And The Bottlemen, Belle & Sebastian, Stormzy, London Grammar and Rag'N'Bone Man.

Ellis has maintained that DF could stage both TRNSMT and T In The Park in future years, and sounded confident that the former will return.

“Thank you to our fans for creating the positive energy that we hope will be part of TRNSMT for years to come," he said.

Police Scotland also praised the behaviour of the crowd, reporting 10 arrests in total over the three days of the event. 

Chief inspector Simon Jeacocke, event commander for Police Scotland, said: “We’d like to commend everyone who attended TRNSMT festival for their good spirits this weekend. Our zero tolerance approach to drugs, increased security presence and thorough bag searches were well received by attendees and everyone’s cooperation meant that people got onsite smoothly every day.”

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