A sequence of open-air live shows at Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Bandstand this summer season have been referred to as off as a result of uncertainty over when social distancing restrictions will likely be lifted in Scotland.
Primal Scream, Van Morrison, Edwyn Collins, Altered Photos, The Jesus and Mary Chain and Rick Astley had been all as a result of carry out sold-out exhibits on the venue this July and August.
Nonetheless organisers have postponed the whole Summer time Nights sequence till subsequent summer season, admitting that this yr’s exhibits wouldn’t have been capable of go forward with restrictions in place.
Followers had additionally been hoping to see King Creosote, Suzanne Vega, Richard Hawley, Belinda Carlisle and Rufus Wainwright on the 2500-capacity open-air venue.
The 11 exhibits which had been as a result of go forward this yr had already been postponed for 12 months as a result of coronavirus pandemic.
The most recent information in regards to the Kelvingrove gigs emerged shortly after the Scottish Authorities confirmed that live performance venues, theatres and comedy golf equipment would have the ability to reopen with social distancing in place from 17 Could.
Beneath the Scottish Authorities’s newest tips for the occasions trade, out of doors exhibits for as much as 2000 individuals will likely be allowed from the tip of June. Nonetheless these are anticipated to must adjust to social distancing restrictions.
Nonetheless the federal government has not indicated when social distancing measures will have the ability to be lifted fully – in distinction with England, the place a provisional finish date of 21 June has been set.
An announcement from promoters Common Music stated: “It’s with a heavy coronary heart that, as a result of bodily distancing measures which are nonetheless prone to be in place in July, we’ve taken the choice to postpone this yr’s Summer time Nights on the Bandstand till 2022.
“The pageant has a deserved fame for being a really particular expertise for each viewers and
“For the viewers, it’s seeing their favorite artists up shut, the good environment, mixing with mates and singing together with the gang.
“For the artists, it’s connecting with the viewers in such an intimate setting and feeling the vitality from an area filled with excited followers.
“As a lot as we’d dearly love to have the ability to return this summer season, it is not going to be attainable to go forward with the pageant with restrictions in place or to ensure the expertise that everybody has come to count on.
“Even in Stage 0, the bottom stage of restrictions, social distancing and different restrictions will nonetheless possible be required at out of doors occasions this July.
“We’ve determined it will be greatest for all to postpone the pageant till subsequent yr.
“We’re grateful to all the artists for rescheduling their exhibits and delighted to substantiate that we’re capable of maintain the identical line-up in place for 2022.”
A sequence of out of doors live shows are nonetheless as a result of go forward in Princes Road Gardens in Edinburgh in August.
Sir Tom Jones, Anne-Marie, DMA’s, Michael Kiwanuka, Travis and Easy Minds are all as a result of carry out as a part of the Edinburgh Summer time Classes.
The exhibits are as a result of coincide with the staging of the Edinburgh Worldwide Pageant, the Fringe and the Tattoo.