Music lovers in a party mood as Trnsmt festival gets underway in Glasgow

Thousands of revelers gathered at Glasgow Green on Friday for the annual Trnsmt festival, including a man celebrating his 18th birthday and a 61-year-old woman who claims she is the oldest person to attend.

His festival has been underway since noon and has returned to the summer venue for the first time since 2019 in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Trnsmt has been postponed until September 2021 following restrictions on lifting live events.

Despite concerns about rising rates of Covid infection, festival goers don’t seem worried, the crowd isn’t worried about it – especially Louise Wilson, 61.

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Festivalgoers arrive on the first day of Trnsmt festival in Glasgow (Jane Barlow/PA)

“I think I’m the oldest here!”

This is Ms. Wilson’s first time at the festival, which has taken place since 2017 in place of T in the Park, which takes place on the second weekend in July, and has been going on since 1994.

Ms. Wilson said: “I’m a frontline worker, I understand very well, it’s okay.

“I don’t care how old people are, I’m just here to see Paolo (Nutini).”

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Alex Moore, lead singer of The Lathums, performs on the main stage on the first day of the Trnsmt festival (Jane Barlow/PA)

Another person looking forward to the event is James Foster from Hillington, Glasgow, who is celebrating his 18th birthday.

Mr. Foster said: “It’s great to be at Trnsmt. We’ve got tickets, we’re in. “

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Earlier this week, ScotRail issued a warning to Trnsmt attendees that there would be very few trains once the scandalous acts ended.

Phil Campbell, Head of Customer Operations at ScotRail, said: “Customers arriving in Trnsmt on Sunday should note that there will be no trains after the event, so please check your entire itinerary. and know what alternative means of transport are available.

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Festivalgoers arrive on the first day of the Trnsmt festival (Jane Barlow/PA)

On Friday, Paisley singer Paolo Nutini will headline the festival after he releases his fourth studio album on July 1 after an eight-year hiatus.

Indie band The Strokes will make headlines on Saturday night, with Bathgate’s Lewis Capaldi wrapping up the show on Sunday night.

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