Glasgow’s TRNSMT festival will go ahead in 2021 after Nicola Sturgeon confirmed Scotland will scrap Covid social distancing rules.
Festival bosses say the event is set to take place in September on Glasgow Green without the need for face masks or social distancing.
Revellers will hear from main stage acts Courteneers, Ian Brown and Sam Fender as well as Liam Gallagher and Primal Scream.
Ms Sturgeon said on Tuesday that large-scale events would be allowed to go ahead, but permission will be required for outdoor events of over 5,000.
It came as she confirmed the country will move beyond the Level 0 coronavirus rules from August 9.
The Glasgow Green festival is able to accommodate 50,000 and permission has already been granted, according to organisers.
Speaking on BBC Good Morning Scotland, TRNSMT organiser Geoff Ellis said: “It’s wonderful news for TRNSMT and for the thousands of fans who are planning to attend.
TRNSMT 2021 given green light
“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.
“We’ve got the permission to go ahead with TRNSMT, which is amazing. It’s going to be so emotional once we open those gates.
“It’s going to be two years, literally, since the last TRNSMT, so people will be raring to go.”
Mr Ellis said he would even welcome a vaccination bus at TRNSMT in order to encourage people to get the jab.
“I think [the Scottish Government] 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 so people can get vaccinated while they’re there.”
He says he will be meeting with the government to discuss entry requirements to the festival, but has suggested those attending may need to have lateral flow tests.
Deputy First Minister John Swinney was also on GMS today, where he admitted that expecting nightclub goers to wear masks would be “tricky”.