TRNSMT chief Geoff Ellis is "confident" the festival will go ahead this year, despite other events having to pull the plug recently.

The three-day event at Glasgow Green is scheduled for September 10-12, a little later in the year than normal.

It is anticipated that Scotland will "re-open" on August 9, without the majority of current Covid-19 restrictions.

Last week, Party at the Palace and Party at the Park announced they would not run in 2021, following ongoing friction between government officials at national and local levels.

However, the TRNSMT festival director is confident they will be able to ensure this year's event goes ahead safely.

Speaking with Clyde 1, Ellis, who is also chief executive of DF Concerts, said: "We fully expect that we will be sticking to the re-opening date of August 9 in Scotland.

"With TRNSMT being an outdoor event, after August 9, we are very confident it will be going ahead as planned."

He added: "Obviously, it's disappointing to see some other festivals having to cancel, particularly those that were due to happen in July and early August."

TRNSMT is gearing up to welcome back festival crowds to Glasgow, having taken the decision to move the event to September.

At the time, Ellis said: "We had initially hoped for the festival to take place in July as planned, but a combination of the timetable to exit lockdown and the preparation time needed to put on an event of TRNSMT’s scale means this wasn’t possible.

"September gives us the opportunity to put on the best festival we can for our fans after such a long time without any live music, and we will, of course, work with all relevant authorities to ensure we follow any guidelines that may be in place in September.”

Courteeners, Liam Gallagher and The Chemical Brothers will headline this year's event, with Snow Patrol, Sam Fender, Blossoms and Inhaler also on the bill.

There are also dozens of established and emerging Scottish acts set to perform, including Amy Macdonald, Vistas, Luke La Volpe, Shambolics, Lucia and the Best Boys, VUKOVI, Aaron Smith, Dylan John Thomas, Spyres, Voodoos, Saint Phnx, Sara'n'Junbug, The Ninth Wave, Walt Disco, VLURE, Gallus and more.

In total, more than 70 acts will appear across the Main Stage, King Tut’s Stage and the River Stage.

Event organisers say they are committed to following government and local council guidance which may be in place at the time of the event to ensure the safety of all festival goers, artists and staff.

cinch presents TRNSMT have hygiene measures in place as standard and these will be increased to the appropriate requirements in response to conditions in September.  

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