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  1. TRNSMT Festival 2017

    Don't think the landowners ever wanted them to leave! HSE seemed to be the stumbling block in the last few years at Balado. I remember Geoff Ellis made some comments about amount of hoops he had to jump through to get past HSE. We will see. This lad said it was a given it would be back and at Balado. Maybe he was just talking pish but constructing festival sites is his job so maybe not?
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    I did have a few doubts over the T to Balado claim. However had a chat with mate about it this morning. One of his mates, who I have met once, was quite high up at Tennents in marketing until late last year. He had gave us previous info about T including telling us about headliners from last years T before they were revealed, which I stuck on the board. One of the things my mate said he was told was that T signed a 4 year contract with Strathallan when they moved there. Tying it into this lads claims, T did 2 festivals there, didn't do one this year and the site construction lad said it possibly wouldn't be back next year (year 4) which would then free them up to go back to Balado in 2019 as they would be out of contract.
  3. TRNSMT Festival 2017

    Was there Friday/Saturday, my thoughts. Friday was decent. I'm not a Radiohead fan but went with friends who are as I wanted to just have a day out at a festival. I did think the main stage crowd was very "laid back" all day but that was probably in relation to the acts on stage, nothing was really "up tempo". I thought sound was good early on but I did hear a few complaints about it. Spent some time at Smirnoff and was good, JD seemed too small a stage and Tuts was also decent, Be Charlotte probably being highlight of the day for me. Had a good meal in town beforehand so didn't need to eat on site but as OLF said above, seemed to be a lot of cheapy burger stalls. Drink was ok, cider did me and had a few vodkas too. Have to say that on Friday I thought it was doddle getting a drink and there was more than enough loo's, never had to wait. I watched an hour of Radiohead from the left of the sound stage. Got very busy and there was a lot of pushing/shoving/folks wanting to get forward. You always get some of that but this seemed to be constant. Had one incident when some guy trying to get forward was roaring in a lassies face calling her for everything, her boyfriend just stood there no saying a thing. Then a bloke in front of me started on the guy for the way he was behaving towards the lassie, they were going head to head for a good couple of minutes but thankfully never turned physical. Saturday Night and day compared to Friday for toilets and drink. Site seemed totally rammed. The queue at The Pub and the main bar nearest Tuts seemed about 60-90 mins early afternoon as Gerry Cinnamon was coming on. Getting round the site was hard, felt like back to the old days of rammed TITP. We eventually got a drink at bar to left of Cocktail Cocktail and went and sat in the big grass area to left of welfare tent, where big map was. Was a great space as was huge, untrodden grass and only a max of about 15 people max in that area all afternoon. If it hadn't been for that I would have left completely as it was becoming difficult just to move about rest of site. Bar the 25-30 mins queue to get another drink I ended up spending about 3.5 hours there and only headed round to rest of site about 25 mins before Kasabian. Saw them, decent spot on the path to left of Main, busy but no where near as rammed as where I had been for Radiohead the night before. Great set and good crowd round about me. Dont know what the crowd was like numbers wise on Friday compared to sold out Saturday but felt like significant more people there Saturday. Overall enjoyed it both days, being city centre was excellent as could get good food at reasonable prices before going in and was back at hotel in 20 mins after gig. But they have to work out better bar set up or more staff if it's going to be as busy as Saturday in future. One final comment. When having a quiet pint in the afternoon we got talking to a lad who was on the site construction crew. Did TITP too as well as some other festival sites as well as Edinburgh festival. We asked him about T and he said he has been told T will be back and it will be back at Balado, possibly not next year but would be year after if not. Will see if that is the case.
  4. TRNSMT Festival 2017

    I live about 20 mins drive from Balado. I attended every T bar 1 year there and never camped. All I can say is that getting your own (warm and dry) bed at night, a decent nights sleep, getting a warm shower in the morning, fresh and dry clothes if needed, food that doesn't cost £8.40 for a sausage on a roll, use of a normal toilet etc saw me through some very nasty hangovers and attendance most days over that period. Its not very "rock n roll" but its practical as fvck!
  5. TRNSMT Festival 2017

    They are live now on FB video, potential announcement coming.
  6. TRNSMT Festival 2017

    Numbers and letters on the left hand side, there is a 1, 8 and 2 so thats obviously Blink 182. And there is a spare A and 1 there to so thats A1 booked. Who are playing PKD Festival a week later so ties in. The 88 traditionally represents HH/Heil Hitler so possibly a Skrewdriver tribute act in the line up?
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