The organisers of TRNSMT have finally admitted defeat and announced the postponement of this year’s event.
A statement from the PR office of DF Concerts stated that the festival, slated to take place this July 10th-12th, would instead be postponed until the same weekend in 2021.
Describing themselves as “absolutely gutted”, the organisers stated that “due to the comments made by the First Minister of Scotland during the daily briefing on 23rd April” the three-day show at Glasgow Green, featuring The Courteeners, Liam Gallagher, Lewis Capaldi and Snow Patrol, would unable to go ahead as planned.
The comments referred to included Nicola Sturgeon’s announcement that even if lockdowns in place due to the global coronavirus pandemic were lifted, restrictions could be reimposed “with little notice”, while physical distancing and limited contact with others was likely to continue “for the rest of the year and maybe beyond”.
Last month, TRNSMT festival goers were told that the festival would still go ahead despite the coronavirus pandemic – despite, also in March, Glastonbury confirming that its 50th anniversary event was off.
Ticket holders have been advised that organisers will be working over the next two weeks to organise a lineup as close to this year’s as possible for 2021, adding:
“We will be back next year to celebrate like never before – see you all then!”
— TRNSMT Festival (@TRNSMTfest) April 24, 2020