T in the Park Vs. TRNSMT

I experienced my first music festival at the age of eighteen in a certain Kinross field. It was a weekend lived through beer goggles, and one I look back on through rose-tinted ones. The ticket was the first ‘real’ thing I’d paid for with my own money; my mum had loaned me the initial cost, and I paid her back on a monthly basis out of my meagre part-time wages. I had never held any interest in going on a post-high school beach holiday, but a festival? Count me in.

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Where Are All The Women (and Vowels)?

TRNSMT Line-up Revealed

Late in 2016, it was announced that iconic Scottish music festival T in the Park was set to take a break in 2017 – the festival’s first since its inception in 1994 – instead was being replaced by a non-camping festival scheduled to take place on Glasgow Green. Last week saw the first hint of new festival TRNSMT’s identity, with the revelation of headliners, which include Radiohead, Kasabian and Biffy Clyro. The line-up also boasts popular bands such as Two Door Cinema Club, Catfish and the Bottlemen, and Circa Waves. As great as it is to see less X Factor finalists and more talented rock and indie acts, there’s one important point to be made about the line-up. Where are all the women?

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