George Ezra and Lewis Capaldi to bring TRNSMT 2019 to a close

14th Jul 19 | Entertainment News

Tens of thousands of music fans have enjoyed performances from the likes of Stormzy, Years And Years and Bastille since Friday.

Lewis Capaldi best selling song

George Ezra and Lewis Capaldi are among those performing on the final day of Scotland’s biggest music festival.

Tens of thousands of music fans have enjoyed performances from the likes of Stormzy, Years And Years and Bastille at the TRNSMT festival which opened on Friday at Glasgow Green.

Snow Patrol and Jess Glynne were in the original line-up for Sunday, but were replaced by Capaldi and Emeli Sande after pulling out in the weeks before the festival.

Ezra will headline on the main stage on Sunday evening, while other bands performing during the course of the day include The Kooks, The Wombats and Tom Grennan.

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Around 50,000 people have attended the first two days of TRNSMT (Lesley Martin/PA)

Forecasters said the weather is expected to be dry on the final day of the festival, with highs of up to 23C possible.

Saturday already saw the mercury hit 21C as Catfish and the Bottlemen, Bastille and Richard Ashcroft played the festival in its third year.

Coming out on stage to The Beatles’ Helter Skelter, Welsh rockers Catfish launched into Longshot and continued to please the crowd who had waited through the Glasgow sun.

However the revellers were made to wait for the song Glasgow – which references Sauchiehall Street and the lyric “On the walk back to yours you made me fall in love with Glasgow” – until the final few songs of their set.

Bastille took to the main stage beforehand, playing tracks from their new album Doom Days and Happier – their collaboration with Marshmello.

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Bastille drummer Chris Wood and guitarist Will Farquarson (Douglas Barrie/PA)

In an interview with PA, drummer Chris Wood said: “We’ve been coming here for years now and we’ve never had a bad gig here.

“Everyone’s just showed us so much love and it’s just like the vibe here is just amazing.”

Richard Ashcroft also performed on the main stage with emphatic renditions of A Song For The Lovers and Music Is Power.

He then shifted into slower crowd-pleasers from The Verve including The Drugs Don’t Work and Bittersweet Symphony.

Glasgow Green will welcome another sell-out crowd for the festival which also sold out on Friday as around 50,000 attended on the previous two days.

Police Scotland said that eight people were arrested for alleged disorder and drugs offences in and around the TRNSMT festival on Saturday.

The force said that 23 people had drugs seized from them in and around the festival site on the same day.

Festival event manager Colin Roger said: “After two phenomenal days on Glasgow Green we’re looking forward to the final day of TRNSMT 2019, with more great weather and a sold-out crowd.

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Fans watch The Amazons perform on the main stage (Lesley Martin/PA)

“The incredible TRNSMT audience has been in fine voice over the past two days, and that’s sure to continue right through to our Sunday headliner, George Ezra.

“The safety and enjoyment of everyone on site is our number one priority. Look after yourself and your mates, and if you feel unwell at any point, or need any assistance please visit one of the welfare areas.

“Our multi-agency approach continues to work extremely well in the safe, efficient and successful delivery of TRNSMT, and our partnership with Police Scotland has ensured strong searching and a zero tolerance towards anyone trying to enter the site with illegal or prohibited items.”

© Press Association 2019

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