GLASGOW venues will light up in red tonight as part of a nationwide campaign to raise alarm about the future of the live events sector.

Iconic city venues including King Tut’s, SWG3 and the SSE Hydro will join in the LightItRed campaign organised by the Professional Lighting and Sound Association (PLASA) to highlight the difficulties facing the industry, which has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. 

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Peter Heath, CEO of PLASA, said the industry was on its "last legs". He warned that even if live events with mass audiences were allowed to return immediately, long-term planning for events would not return until next year. 

He added: “The live events industry supply chain that contributes to every single event in the UK is set to completely collapse, social distancing prohibits mass events, and even if this stopped now, long-term planning for events won’t enable a return until around March 2021.

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"Now the whole industry is coming together to initiate a Red Alert. We have been campaigning for financial support from the government using #WeMakeEvents because the sector is on its last legs.”