Radiohead, Kasabian and Biffy Clyro may have taken the top billing at Glasgow’s TRNSMT festival, however, the emerging bands on secondary stages, King Tuts and Jack Rocks, certainly made an impression. As the scheduling allowed us to see more bands than we could possibly round up, we’ve listed some of our favourite sets below.

Jack Rocks Stage in partnership with This Feeling

Jack Rocks and Britain’s biggest rock’n’roll night, This Feeling, curated a line up packed with some of the best in new music throughout the UK, shining a light on the headliners of tomorrow.

The Wholls

Bedford alt-rock four piece The Wholls are future headliners in the making. Their energy, passionately delivered lyrics, grungy guitars and thunderous drums, packed out the Jack Rocks tent.

Where to catch them? The Wholls play Reading Festival (25th– 27th August) as part of the Jack Rocks tour. More tour dates.

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Black Honey

Brighton four-piece Black Honey sucked in the Jack Rocks crowd with an intense, high-octane performance. Front woman Izzy Baxter, has a coaxing delivery similar to Lana Del Rey, leaving the audience in the palm of her hand for the duration of the show.

Where to catch them? Black Honey play Reading Festival (25th -27th August) as part of the Jack Rocks tour. More dates.

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The Blinders

The Manchester-based band gave everything they had in a thrilling, frenzied performance. With their intense energy and loud, politically charged punk rock, The Blinders showed why they’re one of the UK’s most exciting new bands.

Where to catch them? O2 ABC2 Glasgow, Oct 6th. More dates (link).

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The indie rock four piece from London delivered huge anthemic songs with exceptional energy.

Where to catch them? Judas play Reading Festival (25th– 27th August) as part of the Jack Rocks tour. More tour dates.

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It was a full house in the Jack Rocks tent for London-based four piece Anteros. Their perfectly crafted hook-laden indie pop songs instantly feel familiar.

Where to catch them? Anteros play Tenement TV’s Tenement Trail in Glasgow on the 30th September.

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The Phantoms

The West Lothian band delivered their anthemic tracks with a high energy performance which sounded phenomenal in the intimate Jack Rocks tent.

Where to catch them? Party at the Palace, Linlithgow on 13th August.

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Moonlight Zoo

The Jack Rocks tent was rammed for the Dunfermline four piece. Moonlight Zoo’s uplifting set was bursting with upbeat rhythms and catchy lyrics throughout.

Where to catch them? St Luke’s All-Dayer, Glasgow on Sunday 6th August.

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Paves produced one of the finest performances of the weekend. The London four piece are top class musicians with a vintage rock’n’roll sound.

Where to see them? Tramlines Festival, Sheffield Sat 22nd July.

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The King Tuts Stage Powered by Utilita Energy

The King Tut’s Stage powered by Utilita Energy played host to some of the country’s favourite new artists, just as the iconic King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut has done for the past 25 years.

As the sets for the King Tuts stage are available via the BBC, we have linked up a few of our favourite performances over the weekend. Give them a watch, you may discover your new favourite artist.

Be Charlotte - Machines That Breathe

Lewis Capaldi - Lost On You

Sundara Karma - Explore

Vistas - Feel Alive

Vukovi - Animal

Yonaka - Ignorance

Check out our TRNSMT Vlogs of the King Tuts and Jack Rocks Stages.

We also have photographs of Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3 of the festival.


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