A city festival boss has expressed his shock over how quickly tickets have sold this year. 

As TRNSMT is set to kick off on Friday, Geoff Ellis told the Glasgow Times that 2024 has seen a record year in the speed of sales.

His comment comes after Glasgow's concert calendar proved to be jam-packed this year with huge outdoor shows at Hampden Park from Pink and Foo Fighters last month while TRNSMT Friday headliner Liam Gallagher performed two sold-out shows at the Hydo in June. 

(Image: Geoff Ellis, images taken by Gordon Terris, Newsquest)

Ahead of the three-day festival, Geoff said: "It's our record year for the speed of sales which is great particularly because it's tough out there financially for people and there's lots of other acts that have been here lately.

"To do this level of business in a busy calendar is something we're really pleased with." 

(Image: Images taken by Gordon Terris, Newsquest)

Thousands of festival goers will flock to Glasgow Green this weekend as TRNSMT 2024 officially kicks off on Friday.

Revellers will be able to celebrate some of the finest names in music with sets from the likes of Rick Astley, Sugababes, and The Vaccines - as well as headliner performances from Calvin Harris, Gerry Cinnamon, and Liam Gallagher. 

Geoff said: "To have Liam Gallagher will be biblical as well as Gerry Cinnamon who played on the King Tut's stage in the first year of TRNSMT and is now headlining on Saturday - that will really be a moment. 

"Calvin Harris will be making his debut as well and I can't think of a better way to close a festival than with him. It will be magnificent." 

(Image: Katt Lingard, captured by Gordon Terris, Newsquest)

Big names aside, Katt Lingard, head of event operations, said the festival will offer great entertainment from a range of up-and-coming artists like Wasia Project and Sprinters. 

She added: "As a promoter our job is to really encourage that grassroot talent as far and wide as we can from King Tut's through to the main stage here. It's really exciting and satisfying for us to see talented artists coming through." 

(Image: Images taken by Gordon Terris, Newsquest)

(Image: Images taken by Gordon Terris, Newsquest)

As always fans can see music across the main stage, King Tut's stage, and river stage, as well as sets at the Boogie Bar. 

Dozens of food trucks and bars will ensure revellers don't go hungry while the festival will offer a range of amusement rides - like the big wheel alongside a non-alcoholic booze truck for the first time ever. 

(Image: Images taken by Gordon Terris, Newsquest)

(Image: Images taken by Gordon Terris, Newsquest)

Also for the first time will be a Bongos Bingo event which will take place once a day, as well as new additional spaces like The Hangout, Sunset Strip and the Secret Garden - all of which will offer a space for revellers to relax, eat and drink. 

Talking on the new offerings this year, Katt said she encourages attendees to go and explore during this year's TRNSMT Festival.

(Image: Images taken by Gordon Terris, Newsquest)

The festival is completely sold out except for a handful of tickets left for Friday.

For more information on TRNSM 2024, click HERE