30 April 2020
Regular Music today announced that due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this year’s Summer Nights at the Bandstand in Glasgow will not be going ahead this July and August.
Remarkably, however, almost all of the line-up for this year’s concert series have already committed to playing Summer Nights at the Bandstand in 2021 instead with Suzanne Vega, Belinda Carlisle, Rufus Wainwright, Van Morrison, KT Tunstall, Rick Astley, Richard Hawley, Primal Scream, King Creosote, The Jesus & Mary Chain, Edwyn Collins and Altered Images all signing up to perform next year.
Mark Mackie, director of Regular Music said earlier:
"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.
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 artists and rescheduled dates for Summer Nights at the Bandstand in 2021 are:
Thu 29 Jul – Suzanne Vega
Fri 30 Jul – Belinda Carlisle
Sat 31 Jul – Rufus Wainwright
Tue 3 Aug – Van Morrison (sold out)
Wed 4 Aug – Yusuf/Cat Stevens (sold out) tbc
Thu 5 Aug – KT Tunstall
Fri 6 Aug – Rick Astley (sold out)
Sat 7 Aug – Richard Hawley
Tue 10 Aug – Primal Scream (sold out)
Wed 11 Aug – Primal Scream (sold out)
Thu 12 Aug – King Creosote – From Scotland with Love
Fri 13 Aug – The Jesus & Mary Chain (sold out)
Sat 14 Aug – Edwyn Collins and Altered Images (sold out)
Tickets for this year’s concerts are valid for the rescheduled shows in 2021. Refunds including booking fees are available from the point of purchase for those no longer able to attend.
Regular Music’s annual Summer Nights festival, which runs from the end of July into August each year, has become a firm favourite with music fans and scooped the Unesco City of Music Best Live Event at the Scottish Music Awards in 2017.