The ultimate destination for world-class music in Scotland this summer, TRNSMT Festival today announce their full King Tut’s Stage line-up featuring Gun, Fatherson, The Xcerts and Catholic Action amongst the best Scottish artists taking to the stage over two weekends this June and July. Artists also joining the TRNSMT bill include RAMZ, Hunter & The Bear, Mason Hill, Electric Pyramid, The Academic, The Amorettes, The Slydigs, The Night Café and LUCIA.
These acts take to the King Tut’s Stage from June 29 –July 1, plus July 6 and 8, joining TRNSMT headliners Stereophonics, Liam Gallagher, Arctic Monkeys, Queen + Adam Lambert and The Killers at the Scottish five day extravaganza. The festival features Arctic Monkeys’ first UK appearance following the release of their much anticipated album, plus the debut of rising stars like Sigrid, Pale Waves, Marmozets, IAMDDB, Sam Fender, Dermot Kennedy and much more.
Headlining the King Tut’s Stage on Friday July 6 are Glasgow rockers Gun, making a welcome addition to the Glasgow Green festival. Celebrating over 30 years in the music industry, the band have toured with some of the biggest names in music including The Rolling Stones, Def Leppard and Bon Jovi and are always welcomed back to their hometown with thunderous appreciation. The band have an intimate history with King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut in Glasgow, as they sold out three consecutive nights at the venue in 2015, playing sets dedicated entirely to a different album every night. Over their decades-long career, Gun have gathered fans old and new since releasing their debut album Taking on the World in 1989 alongside hit single ‘Better Days’, all of which means their headline set on the King Tut’s Stage on a Friday night in Glasgow will be one for the history books.
Dante Gizzi of Gun said: “After the amazing success of last year’s first TRNSMT, it’s an absolute honour to play it. You can’t beat a Scottish festival crowd and performing a stone’s throw from where you were brought up, it doesn’t get any better than this.”
Kilmarnock trio Fatherson are the latest exciting Scottish addition for the King Tut’s Stage as they join Sigrid, King No-One, Dermot Kennedy, Confidence Man, The Magic Gang and Island on Sunday July 1 at TRNSMT. Since forming in 2010, the band have released two albums which truly resonated with fans, shown clearly at the sold out shows in late 2017 the trio performed at Glasgow’s Art School. Having sold out most of Glasgow’s world-famous venues like King Tut’s and the Barrowlands, it is now the turn of TRNSMT to host a magnificent homecoming for Fatherson.
Fatherson said: “We’re really excited to play this year's TRNSMT festival. We’ve been quietly working on new music for the past year - so to be back playing our first festival in a long time, in our home city should be really special."
Joining the TRNSMT line-up on Friday July 6 are another Scottish success story; The Xcerts. The Aberdonian trio released their much-anticipated and widely-acclaimed album Hold On To Your Heart earlier this year, making their UK Top 40 debut. The band deftly weave heartbreaking lyrics with upbeat rock and the past year has seen them play some of their biggest headline shows to date, including Glasgow’s O2 ABC.
Catholic Action join TRNSMT’s final day, Sunday July 8, as they make their King Tut’s Stage debut in Glasgow Green. The Glasgow four-piece pin classic pop songwriting on glam-rock sensibilities, creating an utterly unique sound ever prevalent on their debut album, released in 2017, In Memory Of. Already achieving credentials to be envied by many other bands of their age, Catholic Action have previously supported The Libertines and now have a debut slot at TRNSMT festival to add to their bursting credentials.
Chris McCrory of Catholic Action said: “I was at TRNSMT for Radiohead last year, and the festival was great - it had a really good atmosphere. We’re looking forward to being a part of that.”
TRNSMT 2018 DAY SPLITS + LINE-UP
FRIDAY 29th JUNE 2018 – Stereophonics | The Script | James Bay | Kodaline | Jessie J | Embrace | Picture This
King Tut’s Stage Powered by Utilita Energy - Tom Walker | Pale Waves | Marmozets |Anteros |Sam Fender | Ninth Wave | The Slydigs
SATURDAY 30th JUNE 2018 – Liam Gallagher | Courteeners | Wolf Alice | J HUS | Krept x Konan |Shed Seven| Gerry Cinnamon
King Tut’s Stage Powered by Utilita Energy - The Sherlocks | IAMDDB | Ramz| Kyle Falconer (full band) | The Snuts | The Academic | Bas | The Night Café
SUNDAY 1st JULY – Arctic Monkeys | Interpol | Blossoms | Nothing But Thieves |Declan McKenna| Miles Kane | Tom Grennan
King Tut’s Stage Powered by Utilita Energy – Sigrid | Fatherson | King No-One | Dermot Kennedy | Confidence Man | The Magic Gang | Island
FRIDAY 6th JULY 2018 – Queen + Adam Lambert | Texas | The Darkness | The Temperance Movement
King Tut’s Stage Powered by Utilita Energy – Gun | The Xcerts | Hunter & The Bear | Mason Hill | Electric Pyramid | The Amorettes
SUNDAY 8th JULY 2018 – The Killers | CHVRCHES | Franz Ferdinand | Friendly Fires | Jessie Ware | Lewis Capaldi | Hudson Taylor
King Tut’s Stage Powered by Utilita Energy - Nina Nesbitt | Walking on Cars | Jane Weaver | Catholic Action | Gang of Youths | Juanita Stein | LUCIA
For more information, head to www.TRNSMTfest.com