LIVE music is set to return to Bishobriggs this weekend in a safe, coronavirus-friendly environment. 

Raintown and Katee Kross will perform sets at a drive-in gig hailed as a "victotory for the little guy".

The two bands have collaborated with independent promoters to set up the show – without the help of any formal industry support.

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The sold-out concert takes place at the Bishopbriggs Music School at 2pm on Sunday with full measures in place, including one-way systems for the toilets.

Peter O’Neill, one of those organising the gig, said: “This will be a victory for the little guy – too often the focus can be on what bigger promoters are doing, but here we are putting on a show on our own for dozens of folk.

“We know it can’t be helped, and safety must come first, but of course everyone has been frustrated that live shows have been side-lined for the past few months.

“I’ve lost count of how many gigs we have seen postponed or cancelled and so we thought we’d do it ourselves.

“We’ve done all the hard work and we’ve made everything safe and secure. All that’s left is for the performers to take to the stage.”

Katee Kross will be performing in support of her fourth album Show Your Hand, which was released only a few weeks before lockdown.

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She said: “We have been determined to make something work during lockdown – we’ve missed playing live like every other artist has.

“We started knocking around ideas and we could see that a drive-in gig such as this really could work. The infrastructure was all there, and everything fell into place for us.

“To be able to perform a gig like this at this time is amazing – but being able to do it in my hometown is something special.

“We can’t wait to see everyone singing along with us again. It really has been too long.”

Also playing on the afternoon is Glasgow’s Raintown, who have teamed up with Kross in the past for a number of sold-out shows all over Scotland.

The band’s Paul Bain said: “This will be something else. We love gigging with Katee – our two acts complement each other so well."