Glasgow's Summer Nights at the Bandstand festival has become the latest major music event to be cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Regular Music announced today that the 13-date festival at Kelvingrove Bandstand, which was almost completely sold-out, will not be going ahead in July and August.

However, the event organisers said it was "remarkable" that 12 out of 13 artists who were due to appear have already committed to playing next year's event.

It is understood a delay in announcing the cancellation was due to the organisers confirming which artists would be able to perform in Summer 2021.

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The line-up will feature; Primal Scream, The Jesus & Mary Chain, Suzanne Vega, Belinda Carlistle, Richard Hawley, Van Morrison, Rufus Wainwright, KT Tunstall, Rick Astley King Creosote, Edwyn Collins and Altered Images.

HeraldScotland:

Regular said it was confident of also securing Cat Steven's for next years's festival but would keep tickeholders updated.

Refunds including booking fees are available from the point of purchase for those no longer able to attend while tickets for this year’s concerts are valid for the rescheduled shows in 2021.

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Mark Mackie, director of Regular Music said: "‘Ever since it became apparent that we would not be able to stage our annual Summer Nights concert series at Kelvingrove Bandstand, we have been working away to reschedule the concerts.

"Amazingly, all of the artists want to come next year and most have already been able to confirm their shows, with only one still working on their schedule to be with us.

"The new shows will all be on their equivalent dates next summer. 

HeraldScotland:

"We’re grateful to both the artists, many of whom went out of their way to make this possible, and to the ticketholders for their patience while we did so.

"We’re confident that we’ll have Yusuf/Cat Stevens as part of the line-up for next year. 

"We haven’t been able to confirm the show 100% quite yet and will be in touch with ticket holders with news as soon as we can."

The Summer Nights festival has become a firm favourite with music fans and artists alike with performers including Tom Jones, The National and Primal Scream praising the unique atmostphere.

The festival scooped the Unesco City of Music Best Live Event at the Scottish Music Awards in 2017 and has consistenly sold-out since it was launched.

Tickets for the concerts are available from Ticketmaster. www.ticketmaster.co.uk/summernights or 0844 844 0444 and from all usual outlets