Glasgow’s TRNSMT festival to go ahead in September


DF Concerts’ boss Geoff Ellis has confirmed that theTRNSMT festival will go ahead on 10 – 12 September on Glasgow Green with 50,000 people and no social distancing following Nicola Sturgeon confirming the lifting of most restrictions in Scotland from the 9th August.

Normally, up to 150,000 people would attend the three-day event, which was was moved from its traditional July slot to September and has not been held since 2019, with the 2020 event cancelled in April last year..

Geoff Ellis told the BBC’s Good Morning Scotland programme, “We’re so excited, we can’t wait to welcome 50,000 people at Glasgow Green non-socially distanced and with a great line-up.”

He said that it was “logical” to assume that fans would be required to take a lateral flow test and provide evidence of a negative result before being allowed into the festival, and that following talks with the Scottish government, he said he did not believe vaccination would be a requirement to attend events or clubs because of the legal ramifications despite health Secretary Humza Yousaf refusing to rule out introducing vaccine passports in Scotland.

He said, “I don’t think the Scottish government will insist on vaccination for clubs because I don’t think they believe in that.

“But I think they want to encourage as many people as possible to get vaccinated and I would say the same. I’ve even suggested to the Scottish government if they want to put a vaccination bus into TRNSMT we’d be happy to host that, it’s on the table.

“But I don’t think it’ll become a condition of entry in Scotland. It’s fraught with legal conditions.”

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