Rock icons Radiohead are tipped to headline a new Scottish music festival which is being put together by the team behind T in the Park.
DF Concerts has teased fans with the online reveal of TRNSMT, its new three-day event in Glasgow.
The show will take place on the second weekend of July – the traditional dates for T in the Park.
But insiders have stressed that the new event does not signal the end for T. The Perthshire festival went on hiatus last year after a series of problems at its new Strathallan Castle home.
A source said organisers were still planning the 23-year-old festival’s return.
“The Glasgow festival is unrelated to T in the Park,” she said.
This summer’s show will have a capacity of around 35,000 – a fraction of the usual 85,000 crowds who flocked to T.
— TRNSMT Festival (@TRNSMTfest) January 25, 2017
The most significant difference is that TRNSMT will have no overnight camping.
Announcing that the event was taking a break in 2017, a DF Concerts spokesman said in November: “We now need to take stock and take a year out to try to resolve the issues so that we can once again deliver the kind of camping festival you are used to and deserve.”
It is understood that Tennent’s will not be sponsoring TRNSMT, but – like T in the Park – highlights could still be shown on BBC TV.
Alongside Radiohead, Biffy Cyro and Kasabian are also expected to headline the Glasgow Green show.
Liam Gallagher has also been rumoured to appear, effectively killing off any hopes of an Oasis reunion in 2017.
TRNSMT is expected to deliver a £10 million boost to the Glasgow economy with hotels and taxis likely to be booked up over the weekend.
Time to take stock
DF Concerts ended speculation when they announced T in the Park was going on a break in November.
Organisers said they wanted to get on top of widespread issues which had plagued the festival since its move to Strathallan three years ago.
The 2015 event was the most complained in the festival’s history, with chaos and confusion on the roads, leading to many revellers walking for miles along country roads.
A new pick-up and drop-off point introduced in 2016 saw a marked improvement, but the show’s success was overshadowed by three drug-related deaths.