No T In The Park this year? Not to worry!!

As “summer” has just arrived (not like we would notice with the weather) we begin to look forward to the array of festivals that this time of year provides! Sadly due to unfortunate circumstances last year, Scotland’s biggest and most iconic festival T in the Park has taken a rain check and has decided to have a break in its commendable 23-year run. However, the team who provided us with T in the Park haven’t completely left us in the shit!!

This year our friends at TITP bring us the first year of TRNSMT festival to Glasgow Green. A three-day event taking place from 7th-9th July that will host some of the music industry’s biggest names including Scottish icons Biffy Clyro who headline on Sunday night. The only downside, or upside for many, is that there will be no onsite camping for punters attending the event. However, a range of hotels in and around the city can be found at affordable prices so no excuses!!! The last of the advance tickets for this event are on sale HERE. Best be quick as there’s not as many up for grabs as there has been in previous years.

The festival provides us with big names bands that will be recognised by most including Radiohead who headline proceedings on Friday night followed by Kasabian & Catfish and The Bottlemen on Saturday.

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The main event of the weekend, however, has to be Biffy Clyro and that isn’t just because they are Scottish (sometimes we are a bit biased to Scottish folk but quite rightly so eh?). Having played their first T in the Park back in 1999 on the ‘T Break’ stage and headlining on a number of occasions thereafter, Biffy are well known to almost every Glaswegian and will, without a doubt, have the Green rocking on the 9th July. The trio has brought us albums and tunes galore that we can always rely on being top notch so do not expect anything less from them at TRNSMT this summer!

TRNSMT festival provides a good alternative to TITP and means we don’t need to hold our breath until our favourite festival returns. Here at GlasgowLiving, we are big fans of TITP so are gutted to not see the festival running this year. I’m sure most of you are the same so we have compiled a few aspects of the festival that will be greatly missed along with some iconic moments that will live long in the memory!!

Originating waaaaaaaay back in 1994 at Strathclyde Park with just 2,000 campers, I can almost guarantee nobody would have thought the festival would have risen to the size it got too. As you look at the actual name of the festival, it would have to be a Scottish festival that had the name of it’s national lager in the title!

THE CAMPSITE

Whether it is you and three of your mates squashed into a 20 quid two man tent bought from Argos the day before the festival starts, or a 10 man penthouse, the T in the Park campsite is where it all happens. There’s no better feeling than finding your perfect spot (if there are any left) and creating that crucial circle of camping chairs. As the rubbish piles up over the days, friendships are made with fellow campers and many heartfelt mad wae it stories shared among mates. This is most definitely an aspect of TITP we will miss although the constant and distinct smell of urine throughout is maybe something we won’t!

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MAIN ARENA

Bands that play TITP often relate it to one of the best festivals across the world and we can see why with crowds packing across different stages and tents giving it 110%! The hardcore faithful that stays on their feet all day just to see their favourite artists have to be applauded. No to mention the crazy amount of jumping around and pyrotechnics that come into play in recent years! Here’s a short clip of Courteeners when they played the mainstage in 2016!

THE TOILETS

Now this aspect of T In The Park is always one that comes up in conversation. Whether you are one of these people who can do the toilet anywhere or refuse to do so unless, in pristine condition, the images of TITP toilets by the Sunday night are going to give you the fear! In a way, it is almost guaranteed you are going to have to empty your bowels at some point over the full weekend, albeit with the amount of drink and burger van food consumed. Luckily for campers, a ‘REFRESH’ station was introduced where clean toilets and showers could be accessed for an additional fee that many grudged to pay. So two options, fork out the £25 for a refreshing band or keep the money for alcohol and gub a few Imodium!

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SLAM TENT

Now for many, this was one of, if not, the main attraction to TITP. Providing us with house and techno music for nearly two decades, the Slam tent generates an atmosphere that is hard to put into words. Electric? Pulsating? SLAMming? Right enough, too far but still none of those does it justice! Springing into life in its first year in 1997, the Slam tent hosted a variety of high-end DJs such as Carl Cox, Laurent Garnier and of course Slam themselves. Year after year the Slam tent induced punters and created a vibe completely different from any other area of the festival. Almost consistently rammed throughout the day and into the early hours of the morning, the Slam Tent at TITP is something that will be sorely missed. RIP Slam Tent (for now)!

Last but not least, the thing we will miss the most. YOU!. Come rain,sun, hail, rain or rain, the TITP crowd are renowned for partying regardless of the conditions.

Not that we really need to tell you but friendly, kind hearted nature makes the festival what it is/was. Something we hope can be brought to Glasgow Green this summer.

IMAGE: TITP 2014 Caught In The Act Pictures

Here’s a wee short message from the people at TITP to say thanks, try not to cry!

“To the best fans in the world, T in the Park is having to take a break. THANK YOU for all the incredible memories so far, until next time…”

We hope this is just a see you later TITP and not a goodbye!!

HERE’S WHAT’S LINED UP FOR GLASGOW GREEN…

FRIDAY 7 JULY ~ Radiohead ~ TRNSMT Festival
Radiohead | Belle and Sebastian | London Grammar
Rag’n’Bone Man | Everything Everything | JP Cooper

King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut Stage powered by Utilita Energy
HONNE | Louis Berry | SAINT MOTEL
Be Charlotte | Wuh Oh | The Vegan Leather

#JackRocks Stage
Black Honey, The Wholls, The Sundowners, The Phantoms, Sahara , Moonlight Zoo, BANG BANG ROMEO, Carousel

#SmirnoffHouse curated by Mixmag
Monki – DJ, Syreeta, Jaguar, Feel Good Smalls
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SATURDAY 8 JULY ~ Kasabian ~ TRNSMT Festival
Kasabian | Catfish and the Bottlemen | George Ezra
The Kooks | Stormzy | Circa Waves | CABBAGE

King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut Stage powered by Utilita Energy
The LaFontaines | Sundara Karma | Gerry Cinnamon
Fickle Friends | The Vryll Society | The Van T’s | Vistas

#JackRocks Stage
The Wytches, Neon Waltz, Medicine Men, Vida, JUDAS, Paves, The Assist , Sugarmen, Heavy Rapids

#SmirnoffHouse curated by Mixmag
Coldcut (DJ Set), Nightwave, Rebecca Vasmant, Mosteph
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SUNDAY 9 JULY ~ Biffy Clyro ~ TRNSMT Festival
Biffy Clyro | Special Guests: The 1975 | Two Door Cinema Club | Twin Atlantic | Blossoms | The View | The Strypes

King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut Stage powered by Utilita Energy
Tom Grennan | Clean Cut Kid | The Amazons
Declan McKenna | Lewis Capaldi | VUKOVI | JR Green

#JackRocks Stage
Superfood, The Shimmer Band, RedFaces , Tijuana Bibles, The Blinders, White Room, Strange Bones, BlackWaters, Foggy City Orphan

#SmirnoffHouse curated by Mixmag
Jasper James, The Menendez Brothers, Silicone Soul, Sean Claude
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PLUS
#JackRocks 7 ~ Cocktail Bars ~ Tasty Street Food
+ MORE STAGES TO BE ANNOUNCED

Full INFO ~ trnsmt.co/home

Age restrictions ~ Under 16s must be accompanied by an over 21.

***Words By Josh Kane***