THE NINTH WAVE star Millie Kidd has praised Glasgow’s TRNSMT festival for giving youngsters a chance to experience live music.

The West End based bassist, 21, will be playing the Glasgow Green event this summer alongside the band’s singer Hayden Park-Patterson, 24.

She said: “It is really nice that TRNSMT is central in Glasgow because it opens up for a wider audience.

“I grew up going to T in the Park and I was obviously gutted when that fell through.”

She added: “But I wasn’t able to go to T in the Park until I was 16.

“TRNSMT gives a nice opportunity to the younger crowd to go and experience music.

“The festival is also good at displaying Glasgow’s talent and there are so many good local bands that are really important for the younger generation to discover because it gives them something to aspire to.”

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The Ninth Wave is made of childhood friends Millie and Hayden who play alongside musicians Kyalo Searle-nbullu and Calum Stewart.

The band will next play an intimate show at Oran Mor on Wednesday, March 25.

But the focus will be on TRNSMT, which they last played two years ago but will return with a headlining slot on Friday, July 10.

Millie laughed: “I can’t really believe it. It is very strange seeing your name headline a stage.

“I am like we don’t belong there we should be at the bottom.”

She added: “It’s a nice compliment. I always say things like this give you more confidence rather than make you nervous.”

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The headlining slot, however, should come as no surprise to The Ninth Wave.

For they have recently revelled in the success of their LP Infancy, played at US musical festival SXSW and even supported fellow Glaswegians CHVRCHES during their last Hydro show.

Millie said: “The CHVRCHES have been so supportive to us.

“They didn’t need to get us on the Hydro gig. They already had support.

“But they gave us that opportunity.

“That gave us a confidence boost that people were willing to go to such lengths to help us.”

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