A CONCERT that was moved out of a city park to allow the council to carry out works to replace damage to the grounds will return to that same venue next year.

Bellahouston Park will now host the Hella Mega Tour featuring US rockers Green Day, Fall Out Boy and Weezer on June 28.

We reported in January that promoters moved the show to the Glasgow Green to allow for improvement works at Bellahouston Park. The show was expected to take place on June 24 this year but has been rescheduled because of the current coronavirus pandemic.

Back then, the local authority promised that the works would be finished in time for the Glasgow Summer Sessions which were expected to take place in August before the city's gig calendar came to a halt.

A council spokesman has told The Glasgow Times that work to improve the ground in the green space is still going ahead and is expected to be finished in time for the 2021show.

The Glasgow Times understands that work to organise the repairs will be up and running following lockdown.

The decision to carry out repairs in the South Side park was taken following the wettest August on record in 2019.

The part of Bellahouston Park used for events was closed off to the public due to flooding and damage to the ground.

A spokesman for the council previously explained: “Our plans for Bellahouston Park will significantly improve the ground conditions within the park.

"The natural landscape within the park creates a bowl-effect where water can collect.

"But our investigations also identified high levels of clay and silt just under the surface, which affects the speed at which rain water can drain away.

“It is intended that the improvements will channel rain water away from the previously affected area.

"The interventions will help to ensure the impact of any events within the park is greatly minimised, which will improve its amenity for park users.

"But it will also provide confidence that the park will remain as an attractive and reliable events space."