FOR bands, a music festival is all about taking opportunity. Before an audience of fans, many of whom listening to their tunes for the first, it is crucial to deliver.

And with 18 months of gigs cancelled or postponed for so many emerging bands, it is thrilling to see so many grab their chance with both hands under the overcast skies of Glasgow Green. They simply delivered and once again showcased the wealth of talent within the Scottish music scene.

It may well have had the big stage – and the big artists – but there was so much more to TRNSMT. The focus so often glows upon the headliners, but the festival would have been nothing without the emerging Scottish talent that populated the King Tut's Stage and the River Stage.

Shambolics, One Nine, Gallus, VLURE, Walt Disco, The Ninth Wave, Mike McKenzie, Voodoos, Retro Video Club, Dylan John Thomas, Declan Welsh & The Decadent West, Theo Bleak, Spyres, Lucia and the Best Boys, Tamzene, Sara 'N' Junbug, swim school, Daytime TV, Aaron Smith, Joesef, Rianne Downey and SAINT PHNX – remember the names.

The likes of TAAHLIAH, K4cie, Hayley Zalassi, Dan South and Rebecca Vasmant and others had the Boogie Bar bouncing all weekend.

There were also the likes of The Lathums, Red Rum Club, The Murder Capital, The Mysertines, Another Sky and The Hara – all of whom enriching the occasion for all those eager music fans who ventured past the Wok's Up stand.

Of course, that is not say the headliners don't play their part in a major festival – of course they do. Without those big names, the crowds wouldn't materialise in the same way. But those music fans who actively use the occasion to seek out new bands, whether Scottish or not, are crucial to the vitality of the scene.

Thousands took in sights and sounds of the other stages. They came for Sam Fender and found so much more. They bought their ticket for The Chemical Brothers and would have left with a dozen or so bands to check out in the coming weeks.

TRNSMT has already announced a fairly eye-catching line-up for July, 2022. Returning son Paolo Nutini, Lewis Capaldi and The Snuts are already on board, along with The Strokes, Jimmy Eat World, Foals, Fontaines D.C., Wolf Alice and beabadoobee. Those interesting in attending would do well to purchase early. Those who buy a ticket would do well to cast an eye and ear over the other stages across the weekend – it is there they will find the next Main Stage acts.