TRNSMT Festival announce Emeli Sandé joins the bill following the news that Jess Glynne is unable to perform at this year’s festival. Emeli Sandé will now join the likes of George Ezra, Lewis Capaldi, The Kooks, The Wombats, Tom Grennan and more on Sunday 14th July 2019. Although Sunday 14th July day tickets are sold out, fans can still snap up ticket options which include access to this day from www.TRNSMTfest.com.
A household name, with one of the most recognisable voices in pop, soul and R&B, Emeli Sandé is a welcome addition to the TRNSMT Festival line-up.
With over 340 million video views, 19 million singles sold including 3 Number One UK singles and over 6 million albums, Emeli Sandé has dominated the music industry and captured the heart of the nation. Her debut album ‘Our Version of Events’ released in 2012 was the biggest selling album of that year and the second biggest of 2013. The album broke the chart record for the most consecutive weeks inside the UK Top 10, breaking the 50-year record previously held by The Beatles. The Aberdonian has won numerous accolades including 4 Brit Awards (Critics Choice, Best Album and Female Solo twice, most recently in 2017 for her second album, ‘Long Live the Angels) and in 2018 was awarded an MBE for services to Music.
Having initially made her mark as a songwriter in the UK urban scene via acts such as Wiley, Wretch 32 and Chipmunk, the multi-instrumentalist’s solo success saw her became a highly sought-after writer for an array of international acts. Emeli Sandé wrote and co-wrote tracks for everyone from Alicia Keys, Rihanna (alongside her friend, the producer Naughty Boy) and Katy Perry. She also performed at both the opening and closing ceremonies of the London Olympics and at the White House for Barack Obama.
Festival Director Geoff Ellis comments: “We are pleased to reveal that the incredible Emeli Sandé will join the Sunday bill for TRNSMT. She is an outstanding live performer and we’re looking forward to seeing her back on stage - perhaps with a preview of her forthcoming album Real Life.”