TRNSMT announce first headliner!
The ultimate destination for world-class music in Scotland this summer, TRNSMT Festival have announced their final 2018 headliners with the addition of one of the most influential and iconic bands of all time, Queen + Adam Lambert, headlining Friday 6th July at Glasgow Green with Texas, The Darkness and The Temperance Movementalso confirmed to join the bill.
Queen + Adam Lambert’s critically-acclaimed creative partnership has proved to be a global phenomenon, having played over 130 shows in all corners of the world. Filling stadiums and festivals, Queen + Adam Lambert’s awe-inspiring touring show has drawn across-the board rave notices, most recently hailed by the UK’s Daily Telegraph as “one of the most entertaining nights of rock and roll to be seen and heard anywhere.” Queen + Adam Lambert’s appearance at TRNSMT is the only show the band are to perform in the UK this summer outside of their three earlier sold out London concerts.
The announcement of Friday 6th July’s unmissable line-up confirms TRNSMT 2018’s headliners as Stereophonics, Liam Gallagher, Arctic Monkeys, Queen + Adam Lambert, and The Killers with acts such as The Script, Courteeners, Interpol, Texas, CHVRCHES, Wolf Alice, Blossoms, Franz Ferdinand and The Darkness also joining the bill. Tickets for Friday 6th July will go on-sale this Friday 9th March 2018 fromTRNSMTfest.com. Day tickets for Friday 29th June, Saturday 30th June, Friday 6th July and Sunday 8th July are available plus two, three and five day ticket options.
One of the greatest and most influential rock bands of all time, British legends Queen + Adam Lambert will take to the TRNSMT stage on Friday 6th July. Having marked the 40th anniversary of seminal album News of The World in 2017, Queen + Adam Lambert are set to bring an incredible festival atmosphere to Glasgow Green, performing timeless anthems such as ‘Radio Gaga’, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody, ‘Another One Bites the Dust’, ‘We Will Rock You’ and ‘We Are The Champions’ as well as delivering a few surprise Queen classics.
The epitome of rock, and 45 years after the release of their self-titled debut album,Queen with Adam Lambert have stunned audiences around the world with their dazzling live performances. Queen have continually made history throughout their career; their pivotal Live Aid performance in 1985 to a worldwide audience of two billion people is largely recognised as one of the greatest live gigs of all time. Queen + Adam Lambert’s 25-date tour of Europe and the UK in late 2017 unveiled their biggest and most ambitious production yet, custom tailored for the band by some of the world’s most cutting-edge creative talent. “The stage production, theatrics, band performance and audience reaction is probably the best that I have ever had the pleasure to witness,” wrote the Daily Express’ music critic. Recent years have certainly marked a new era for one of the biggest and longest lasting bands of all time.
Making their TRNSMT debut and adding the Glasgow Green festival stage to their list of iconic gigs are the incomparable Texas. The pop-rockers released their ninth studio album in 2017, and will play TRNSMT’s Friday 6th July bill in a year which sees them mark over 32 years in the music industry. Proving they can stay the course, Jump On Board saw a band comfortable in their own skin and doing what they do best as iconic frontwoman Sharleen Spiteri and Johnny McElhone showcased their world-class songwriting abilities and a rare kind of longevity in today’s music scene. Their latest album was both a stirring regeneration and emphatic confirmation that Texas write brilliant pop songs and after selling over 40 million records worldwide, their set atTRNSMT will be a true welcome home for the Glasgow legends.
Platinum selling performers and all round rock gods The Darkness join Friday 6th July’s TRNSMT bill, returning to Scotland for a dose of sharp-witted, humorous and flamboyant entertainment. The English four-piece made a welcome return to the music scene in 2017 with the release of their electrifying fifth album Pinewood Smile delivering some of the most brilliant songs of their career, including lead single ‘All The Pretty Girls’. Since bursting on to the scene in 2000, the band have won three Brit Awards, an Ivor Novello Award and opened for the likes of Lady Gaga. Now, revitalised, re-energised and ready to rock once more, The Darkness at TRNSMT will be a true party.
Following a sold-out show at Glasgow’s Barrowlands at the weekend, The Temperance Movement are celebrating immense chart success with latest record ‘A Deeper Cut’ which charted at No.6 in the UK Album Charts. The band’s third studio album also ranked in the top No.1 spot in in Rock and Indie charts. Following a headline slot at Tenement Trail last year, the band will make their TRNSMT Festival debut this summer, bringing their well-crafted rock performance made for the big stage.
TRNSMT 2017 brought the perfect mix of international and local talent to Glasgow Green’s stage and media around the world marvelled at the incredible audience, atmosphere and setting of the brand new festival. TRNSMT fans in 2017 were able to experience first-hand Glasgow’s UNESCO City of Music status as captive music audiences gathered to celebrate in a metropolitan setting. 2018’s edition ensures to be a bigger transmission, with the extension to two weekends and the line-up brings icons such as Queen + Adam Lambert alongside some of the brightest stars in the music industry, like Sigrid, Declan McKenna and Lewis Capaldi. A five day line-up bursting with rock, pop and indie vibes makes TRNSMT the ideal destination for festivalgoers this summer.
Geoff Ellis, Head of DF Concerts said: “We are absolutely delighted to announce the addition of Queen + Adam Lambert to the TRNSMT line-up as the final headliner across the two weekends. As bona fide music legends, Queen + Adam Lambert’s TRNSMT show promises to be a spectacular highlight in Scotland’s music calendar this summer – I’m sure the atmosphere will be electric when they step on stage. Today’s announcement completes the headliners for all five days of TRNSMT Festival, with the rest of the bill being finalised over the coming weeks”.
Media accreditation for TRNSMT 2018 is now open and members of the media can applyhere before Friday 1st June.
TRNSMT 2018 TICKET PACKAGES
1 DAY TICKET OPTION – £59.50 + BF
1 DAY WITH VIP UPGRADE – £99 + BF
2 DAY TICKET OPTION – £115 + BF
2 DAY WITH VIP UPGRADE – £190 + BF
3 DAY TICKET OPTION – £155 + BF
3 DAY WITH VIP UPGRADE – £240 + BF
5 DAY TICKET OPTION – £250 (inclusive of BF)
5 DAY WITH VIP UPGRADE – £399 (inclusive of BF)
TRNSMT 2018 DAY SPLITS + LINE-UP
FRIDAY 29th JUNE 2018 – Stereophonics | The Script | James Bay | Kodaline | Jessie J | Picture This
King Tut’s Stage Powered by Utilita Energy – Tom Walker | Pale Waves | Marmozets |Anteros |Sam Fender | Ninth Wave
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 | Kyle Falconer (full band) | The Snuts | Bas
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 | King No-One | Dermot Kennedy | Confidence Man | The Magic Gang | Island
FRIDAY 6th JULY 2018 – Queen + Adam Lambert | Texas | The Darkness | The Temperance Movement
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 | Gang of Youths | Juanita Stein
For more information, head to www.TRNSMTfest.com
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