The headliners at Glasgow’s newest music festival TRNSMT, which takes over Glasgow Green this weekend, are heavily rock and pop-focused. But given that the muddy field is the raver’s spiritual home, and with the communal sense of bonhomie and camaraderie that engulfs any festival crowd thrown in, music fans of all stripes will find much to enjoy here.

The action actually kicks off uptown from the festival site, in one of the city’s most celebrated venues. King Tut’s is where it all began for Oasis back in 1993, and the St Vincent Street sweatbox is the setting for tonight’s “Test Transmission” – the official pre-party for festival ticket holders. Liverpool singer-songwriter Louis Berry’s rich croon and the powerful howl of precocious Bathgate Nutini-soundalike Lewis Capaldi await those lucky enough to get their mitts on the party’s free tickets.

Tomorrow, the festival begins proper. Rag’n’Bone Man’s hip-hop blues marries sweet melancholy with soulful sampling – see his enormo-hit Human as a prime example – and London Grammar’s electropop carries elements of trip-hop and electronica. They’re followed by Belle and Sebastian – not the most raucous band ever to come from Glasgow, but no strangers to a disco-inflected pop hook – and Radiohead, the alt-rock veterans who turned in a bewilderingly brilliant Glastonbury headline set a fortnight ago. Afterwards, it’s back to the ABC afterparty. Given their weirdo, electronic inclinations, the critically-acclaimed indie trio Everything Everything’s DJ set at there should be a veritable procession of bangers.

After a pedestrian start, Saturday looks like it should get going in earnest when Stormzy – who it would be fair to describe as the coolest man in Britain right now – takes to the main stage. The towering, tracksuited, Corbyn-supporting south London rapper is officially in the midst of a moment: his ascent to the top has been rapid and relentless, and if his sold-out gig at the Academy in April is anything to go by, there should be a huge turnout for his afternoon set. Saturday headliners Kasabian have psychedelic moments in their catalogue of beat-driven indie, but the Circa Waves DJ set at the late-night ABC afterparty might be your next chance to boogie properly.

With their polished, upbeat pop-rock, Blossoms are the band most likely to get the Sunday crowd shuffling, before The 1975 – with their funk-laced tunes redolent of the decade following the one that gave them their name – get things warmed up for festival closers Biffy Clyro. After that it’s back up to Sauchiehall Street and one final “End Transmission” blowout, with local rockers Twin Atlantic DJing.

There are pre-parties on at St Luke’s each day of the festival, with unofficial afterparties at The Garage, where you’ll get in free tomorrow night and at a discounted rate on Saturday with your festival wristband.

• TRNSMT Pre-party, tonight, King Tut’s, 8.30pm – late, free

• TRNSMT Festival, tomorrow, Saturday, Sunday, Glasgow Green, 12pm – 11pm, from £59.50

• Afterparties, tomorrow, Saturday, Sunday, O2 ABC, 11pm – 3am, £9/£5

Mike Servito

For Number’s latest Sub Club session, the Detroit tastemaker Mike Servito flies in from picturesque Puglia to headline what should be a pretty special party. A resident at Brooklyn’s The Bunker and his hometown’s No Way Back, Servito is an old-fashioned DJ’s DJ. Using vinyl only, his deep, deep mixing skills hark back to a simpler time: a time when the Motor City was world techno’s freshwater spring, and Chicago ruled the roost when it came to house music. The world has moved on, but this incredibly well-respected mixer retains an authority and it’s hard to put it better than the promoters when they describe him as “basically an exceptionally good DJ who has the records and that certain secret knowledge required to elevate a party.” Support comes from Numbers resident Spencer, who knows a thing or two about getting people dancing himself.

• Numbers with Mike Servito, tomorrow, Sub Club, 11pm – 3am, £12

Late Nite Tuff Guy

Late Nite Tuff Guy’s groove-driven disco edits are the stuff of legend. The Aussie producer was the absolute king of his homeland’s underground house and techno scene in a past life, before a chronic fear of flying led to an extended break from the spotlight. He’s since overcome his phobia, thank goodness, and it means that we get to enjoy him live and in person at We Should Hang Out More, which takes over The Berkeley Suite on Saturday night. Support comes from the suitably soulful Shahaa Tops and Peter Panther.

• We Should Hang Out More with Late Nite Tuff Guy, Saturday, The Berkeley Suite, 11pm – 3am, £10

Unicorns Vs Dragons

I have no shame in nailing my colours to the mast and letting you know that I am a Brony. If you’re not yet familiar with the Brony subculture, pull up a chair. We are adult male fans of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic – a cartoon for little girls – and we have no shame in dressing up as cartoon ponies and giving ourselves names like “Starspangle” or “Princess Curley Cutester.” You can tell that we’re becoming more accepted because on Saturday night, The Garage has this Unicorns Vs Dragons-themed night, which encourages punters to pick sides between these two mythical creatures (pony friendship is magic, sure, but inter-species relations leave a lot to be desired). With its fluffy cloud and candyfloss vibes the club’s main hall will be the “Magical Unicorn Wonderland,” while dragonheads will find basement club G2 transformed into a more homely “Dragon Lair”. Of course, I won’t be setting foot in it because I'm #TeamUnicorn all the way. See you on the dancefloor, fellow Bronies.

• Unicorns Vs Dragons, Saturday, The Garage, 11pm – 3am, £tbc