TRNSMT Festival 2021: Seven important rules fans should know this weekend

By Sophie Law

TRNSMT is finally here and thousands of fans are gearing up to enjoy a three-day weekend of fun.

Around 50,000 people are expected to descend on Glasgow Green over Friday, Saturday and Sunday to see acts including Liam Gallagher and The Chemical Brothers.

Scotland's biggest music festival was cancelled last year due to coronavirus restrictions and it will be the first time the live event has been held since 2019.

Before you head off to TRNSMT, there are some important things you should remember to make your festival experience go as smoothly as possible.

Here are seven things fans need to know about TRNSMT Festival 2021 :

1. Lateral Flow Tests

You must provide proof of a negative lateral flow test (TRNSMT)

All attendees for the 2021 festival are being instructed that they must provide proof of a negative lateral flow test to get access into festival, and failure to provide this can result in refusal of entry.

Tests must be registered on the Government website so fans are able to show their confirmation email or text showing their name, date of birth and date of test on arrival at the festival.

If attendees are going to multiple days of the festival, they will be required to provide a second lateral flow test 48 hours after their first test.

For example, if someone takes a lateral flow test on Friday morning, they will need to take another on Sunday before gaining entry to the festival.

Fans are urged to log their lateral flow test results here, in order to then get a confirmation email or text showing their negative result.

2. Masks

Revellers arrive at TRNSMT Festival 2021 at Glasgow Green in Glasgow (PA Wire)

TRNSMT organisers are recommending fans to wear masks when:

  • On public transport

  • While queuing for food and drink

  • Queuing to enter or leave the site

  • Queuing for the toilets

  • While using a toilet

3. No cash

TRNSMT is going cashless on site this year so no cash will be accepted at the bars, food vendors, merchandise stalls, etc.

Everything must be paid for using your bank card or contactless - so leave notes and coins at home.

4. Start and finish times

Box offices open at 10am and gates open at 11am. (PA Wire)

You should definitely arrive well before the first act you want to see is on stage. Box offices open at 10am and gates open at 11am.

The festival curfew is 11pm each night, so the festival closes around then.

Bear in mind the Box Office will close at 9pm each night.

As always, make sure you have proof of a negative lateral flow test taken within 48 hours of coming on site to show security when you arrive along with your ticket.

5. Travel warning

There will be some travel disruption over the weekend which will impact routes on Sunday - with no trains in operation by the time the festival ends in the evening.

Due to strike actions and engineering works, there will be a 'very limited' number of trains on Sunday.

Fans should also be aware that the last trains will depart before - or shortly after - the event ends on Friday and Saturday evening.

Some customers may have to use replacement buses to get to Glasgow Green over the weekend which will result in longer journey times.

To find out more about the routes impacted over the weekend, click here.

6. You can't leave and come back

There are no pass outs at TRNSMT, so you will not be allowed to come back through the gates if you leave the site on the day you are attending.

For all the legendary three-day ticket holders, you can go home at the end of each day and come back the next day - just make sure you look after your ticket as you will need this for the rest of the weekend.

If you find yourself needing to take a break away from the crowds, you can head over to the welfare tent where you can take time to chill out.

7. Banned items

Friday 10/9/21 - Cinch presents TRNSMT..... Glasgow Green. Super excited revellers arrive at Glasgow Green. They all have their covid text and get searched on the way in. Victoria Stewart Reach PLC (Reach PLC)

CCTV and Search Dogs will be in use and you will be removed from the site if found with flares, smoke canisters or drugs (you will also risk being arrested)

Please be prepared for delays on entry for bag searches and ticket checks.

Ticketholders are not allowed to bring these items into the festival:

  • Chairs
  • Professional cameras

  • Drugs (you’ll get charged by the police)

  • Flares (you’ll get charged by the police)

  • Glass or metal/hard plastic bottles

  • Smoke canisters (you’ll get charged by the police)

  • Flags

  • Selfie sticks,

  • Umbrellas

  • Weapons

  • Frisbees/boomerangs

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