Green Day have cancelled their Independence Day gig at Glasgow’s Bellahouston Park.
The US pop-punk legends were scheduled for a special July 4th open-air event, but promoters PCL tweeted to call the event off, citing adverse rainyconditions.
However, with fans tweeting in reply that weather conditions were nothing unusual, it was suggested that PA and rig problems had left organisers with too little time to get the show ready on time.
The show was much-awaited by fans as the band last played live in Scotland in 2010. They also performed a show at Gig On The Green in 2001, pulling the now-familiar burning drumkit stunt as well as drawing a young fan from the audience to play guitar.
Guests on this year’s bill were to have included Rancid, Slaves and Scottish punk legends The Skids, who provided Green Day with their biggest UK hit single, the #2 collaboration with U2 in ‘The Saints Are Coming’.
The news of the cancellation became public not long before gates were set to open with many fans already arriving, having taken time off work for the event, and leading to angry responses to the news, as past examples of shows taking place in truly adverse conditions were cited.
Promoter PCL Presents tweeted: “We are sorry to inform you that due to adverse weather conditions it is no longer safe for the bands to perform on stage and unfortunately today’s show will be cancelled. Tickets will be refunded from point of purchase within ten working days.”