A Scottish singer will be joining music legend Paul Heaton on the main stage at TRNSMT after being announced as a special guest.

Rianne Downey has been trending in Glasgow's music scene for over the last two years making waves with her songs Songbird, Home and Hard.

And now the 21-year-old is set to play the festival on Friday, July 7 with former Beautiful South star Paul Heaton, who is an artist she grew up admiring. 

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She said: “It is all very surreal, to be honest with you.

“But when I found out that I would be playing TRNSMT on the Friday I was made up.

“To be doing it with a hero of mine who I grew up listening to is crazy and something that I still can’t believe.

“Getting to play at something like this is amazing and you do wonder if having an opportunity like this would ever happen across your full career, let alone this early."

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She added: “It really is a dream that has come true getting to do something like this.

“I am so grateful for every person who has bought a ticket, listened to a song or supported me in any way possible.

“This would have not been possible without them."


Glasgow Times: Performing at TRNSMT will be special for RiannePerforming at TRNSMT will be special for Rianne (Image: Rianne Downey)

Glasgow Times: The 21-year old has been enjoying a great run of successThe 21-year old has been enjoying a great run of success (Image: Rianne Downey)

Aside from Heaton, the Bellshill-born singer, who started making her own music two years ago, admitted that it was the late Amy Winehouse who made her fall in love with the industry.

She said: “Music has just been a massive part of my life as I have always loved music.

“Growing up, music helped me in so many ways as I loved listening to my favourite artists.

“I can remember being young and falling in love with Amy Winehouse’s album Back to Black, listening to it constantly.

“If in any way I can make music that allows people to escape for a little while, like what a young Rianne used to do, then that would be perfect for me.

“Everyone back home has supported me from the very beginning and cheered me on, it means a lot to have support in my hometown."

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In preparation for TRNSMT, Rianne recently had the pleasure of joining the Courteeners as a support act for their gig in Glasgow.

She said:  “I am very grateful.

“It has got me excited to be playing more and more gigs, and festivals in the future.

“The Friday at TRNSMT I am up for getting the crowd warmed up for a fantastic weekend of music!”

Rianne will also be touring towards the end of the year with the singer playing in Glasgow's SWG3 on December 9 with the tickets on sale now