TRNSMT Festival

TRNSMT Festival Returns!

Glasgow is well-known for its vibrant music scene and the city regularly attracts superstar names like Rod Stewart, Beyonce and Justin Bieber. Glasgow’s people well and truly get behind musical events too, making the market for burgeoning festivals ripe. It’s no surprise then, that TRSNMT festival was a huge hit in its inaugural year and is back in with more for 2018. 

The line-up is too good for words we reckon, and it’s impossible to choose favourites, so in this blog, we’re going to detail our idea of the perfect weekend at TRSMT, including how to get there, best places to unwind post-festival and the essential sights for any out-of-towners making the trip. 


When Should I Go? 

TRNSMT takes place over two weekends – 29th June until 1st of July, then again on the 6th and 8th of July. Great if you’re a city resident, not so great if you’re coming from elsewhere. Then again, you could make a holiday of it and stay the whole week in between! If you haven’t got that much time to spare, then the choice really is yours. The first weekend sees Indie kings Stereophonics, Liam Gallagher and the Artic Monkeys take the stage, but then again Queen + Adam Lambert and the Killers headline the week after. Each date is supported by the King Tuts smaller stage too, showcasing up and coming new artist from all over. If you’re finding it difficult to make the decision, close your eyes and stick in a pin in the flyer – wherever it lands book that date because with TRNSMT, you’re never going to be disappointed!

TRNSMT Festival Albion Hotel Glasgow

TRNSMT Festival Albion Hotel Glasgow


Where Should I Stay? 

We’ll give you one guess… the Albion hotel, of course! We’re close enough to the city centre to make the commute to Glasgow Green doable, yet far enough away for you to take some serious chill time before and after the party. Getting there is easy; regular bus routes pass our door and our staff are happy to help you plan. 

Any Tips for Sightseeing?

Of course, the main event is the music but by even just turning up you’ll see one famous Glasgow sight: Glasgow Green. A beautiful greenspace set against the backdrop of bustling streets, it’s one we’d recommend visiting on any trip to Glasgow. Plus, our staff can give you a hand planning an interesting walking route to the venue if you’re so inclined; a wander along the Clyde, through the financial district and Merchant City will see you arrive smack-bang where you need to be. If you’re pressed for time and want to see a little more of the city, try Kelvingrove Park and its resident Museum and Art Gallery, just a short walk from our hotel. 

Post-Festival Relaxation?

If you’re making a weekend of it, then splash the cash and book yourself into The Spa at Principal Blythswood Hotel. With a hydrotherapy pool, crystal steam room and a host of luxury treatments on offer, a morning spent here will work out your post-TRNSMT aches and pains (just think how tired your feel will be after all that standing) and serve as a mini-detox after all that merriment.