The TRNSMT Festival at Glasgow Green has been cancelled.

Organisers say in light of coronavirus lockdown measures, the Glasgow Green event cannot go ahead this year.

They say they hope to have a similar lineup in 2021. 

Tickets will be valid for next year or fans can request a refund.

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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 April 23, 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."

TRSNMT bosses had been criticised for their decision not to cancel the event sooner, with other major mass gatherings already cancelled.

Lewis Capaldi, Courteeners, Liam Gallagher and Snow Patrol were among those set to perform on July 10-12.

TRNSMT's statement continued: "This 2021 line-up announcement will be made soon and you will be able to either hold on to your ticket and carry it over to next year's festival in order to secure your place well in advance or request a refund.

"Your ticket provider will be in touch so look out for an email coming from them soon.

"Please only get in touch with them if you haven’t been contacted after 14 days as they are very busy at this time.

"We can confirm that next year’s festival will take place on the weekend of 9-11th July 2021.

"Finally, 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!"

Yesterday, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said she "cannot conceive" mass gatherings taking place within the coming months.

She said: "I have been very deliberate in the words I have chosen today because we are not yet in a position to say big events are cancelled until such a date, but i'm saying for a period of months in order to give as much certainty as I can right now.

"I'm looking at everything on a daily basis, I cannot conceive that in the near future we will be going back to having large numbers of people gathering together at large events given the need to keep some kind of social distancing."

Ms Sturgeon also outlined other important reasons - not just transmission - as to why mass gatherings should not go ahead.

She said: "If we're asking someone to sit two metres apart from someone in their office but say it is ok to stand at a concert and be really close to someone, we are undermining that message.

"Also the fact which we made at the outset of mass gatherings, every big gathering potentially is a drain on our emegency services.

"So all of these reasons combine to lead me to say that we are not going to be in a position of mass gatherings taking place for some months to come and that, I hope, is of some certainty for those organising events."


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