THE boss of Glasgow's TRNSMT is “virtually certain” festivals will be in full flow by the end of the summer.

Geoff Ellis believes moving the city showpiece from July to September has given organisers "full confidence" it will go ahead as planned.

However, he says the Scottish Government can play a big part in stopping major events fall off the calendar by naming the indicative dates when we can expect social distancing to be a thing of the past.

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Ellis told the Daily Record: “Moving TRNSMT September has given us the full confidence that everyone needs to be virtually certain it will take place, barring some unforeseen disaster.

“Boris Johnson laying down June 21 as a nominal date to get back to gigs without social distancing was hugely helpful. Nicola Sturgeon has not committed to that yet but there have been suggestions that there won’t be more than a couple of weeks difference.

“But it would be good to get it out there and formalised so we know where we are and everyone can start laying down concrete plans that they have the highest level of confidence in."

Ticket sales for TRNSMT, with the Chemical Brothers joining Liam Gallagher and other big names, boomed after the dates were shifted.

Ellis added: ”There is a lot to be happy about right now and the industry will hopefully start to breathe a sigh of relief.

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“I would just like more clarity on where we are heading and what numbers we need to see, in public health terms, to make all these big steps back to normal times.

“The furlough has been a lifesaver for a lot of firms but it hasn’t been available to everyone and I think that smaller companies, in particular, could be doing with some of the detail in the Scottish Government’s thinking to be published to help them get through this crisis and still be trading next year.”

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A Scottish Government spokesman told the paper: “The Scottish Government is working with the sector, including through the Events Industry Advisory Group, to develop a safe route back for all events.

“This work is ongoing and guidance will be updated as further details are confirmed.”