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TRNSMT 2022: Four performers to look out for this weekend


TRNSMT 2022 as officially kicked off on the 8th with the likes of Bebadoobee, Dead Pony and Sam Fender. Now, with the weekend just here, these are just four acts to keep an eye out for. 

Years & Years (Cancelled due to illness)

Years & Years make their return to TRNSMT this weekend. Originally formed as a band, Years & Years is now the solo project of Olly Alexander, who has enjoyed a whirlwind few years in both his music and acting careers, from his portrayal of Ritchie in Channel 4’s It’s A Sin, to bringing in the bells on BBC One’s New Year’s Eve Concert.

 Years & Years have become regulars in the UK Charts with a unique brand of electropop, which mixes R&B and 90s house elements. You can catch Years & Years on the Main Stage on Saturday 9th July. 

Self Esteem 

Rebecca Lucy Taylor – better known as Self Esteem – has built a solo career characterised by challenging society’s expectations of women. She calls her latest album, Prioritise Pleasure a feminist work, marked by her signature frank and unapologetic lyrics.

 It’s been a summer of successes for Self Esteem with her musical work featuring on BBC series Everything I Know About Love and Prima Facie starring Jodie Comer and her recent performance at Glastonbury. You can find her on cinch presents TRNSMT’s King Tuts Stage on Saturday 9th July


Ciara Mary-Alice Thompson – or CMAT for short – is an Irish pop star who has been singing since she was a teenager. Growing up feeling different, she says the only place she ever felt accepted for being her true self was in gay bars.  

 With the recent release of CMAT’s debut album If My Wife Knew I’d Be Dead, the folk singer is festival ready with a set list of songs about drinking, dancing, and humour. Grateful to be gigging again, CMAT will be playing the River Stage on Saturday 9th July for her TRNSMT debut. 


Irish rising star Luz, aged 21, has released her first four singles during lockdowns, now they have been streamed collectively over 40 million times, but she has also received praise from some big names in the industry, including others on the cinch presents TRNSMT bill such as chart-topper Sigrid

Luz plays the River Stage on Sunday 10th July.

After the gigs fans can continue the celebrations at one of three Official TRNSMT After-Show Parties. Taking place across the weekend at AXM Glasgow – Scotland’s largest LGBTQ+ nightclub.

For more information visit: trnsmtfest.com/

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