Organisers of the TRNSMT music festival say it will not take place this year as social distancing measures look set to continue well into the summer and beyond.
Thousands of music fans were due to descend on Glasgow Green between July 10 and 12 for a weekend of music from the likes of Liam Gallagher, Lewis Capaldi and Courteeners.
But First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced yesterday, while outlining Scotland’s exit strategy from lockdown, that large gatherings would not be able to take place for “some months.”
Festival bosses hope to secure as similar a line-up as possible for the festival next year, on the weekend of July 9 to 11.
— TRNSMT Festival (@TRNSMTfest) April 24, 2020
A statement from organisers said: “We are absolutely gutted to announce that due to the comments made by the First Minister of Scotland during the daily briefing on 23rd April, TRNSMT will be unable to go ahead as planned in July 2020.
“We did not want to take this step but it is unavoidable. The health and safety of our fans, artists, staff and community will always be our top priority.
“We are now working hard with all the artist teams to try to get the 2021 line-up as close to this year’s as we can and will be able to update on this fully over the next two weeks. We’d like to thank the artist teams for their hard work in helping us to try and achieve this.”
An announcement on the 2021 line-up will be made in the coming weeks, and ticket holders have been advised that they will be valid for next year’s event.
Fans unable to make the new festival dates will be able to request a refund.
Ticket providers will be in touch with all who have purchased.
The statement added: “TRNSMT would not be the amazing festival that it is, without YOU – our amazing audience so we thank you for your support.
“Stay at home, practice social distancing and stay safe.
“We will be back next year to celebrate like never before – see you all then!”
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