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Major UK music festival rescheduled due to ‘soul destroying’ council delays

PLTFRM FSTVL
PLTFRM FSTVL has been rescheduled for September (Picture: Getty Images)

An electronic music festival in Glasgow, meant to take place next month, has been suddenly rescheduled.

Platform Festival, known as PLTFRM FSTVL, was due to take place under a railway bridge in Tradeston on 29 and 30 June, but has been rescheduled for September.

The organisers have blamed the council for failing to authorise a licence in time for the event to take place.

This year’s event marks the 10th anniversary of the open-air rave and was due to feature house and techno music acts including Bailey Ibbs, Chlär, and Blasha & Allatt.

While the organisers of the event have blamed the council, a Glasgow City Council spokesperson said it did not receive an application for a public entertainment licence until 10 May.

Given the12 weeks it take to process the application, this meant that the festival would not receive a license in time.

A group of partygoers dancing at an open air nightclub being lit up by colourful lasers.
The open air rave is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year (Picture: Getty Images)

A spokesperson for the festival said they were ‘devastated’ to have to delay the event, and assured ticket holders that tickets can either be refunded or kept for the rescheduled dates.

The spokesperson said: ‘Unfortunately last week we were informed that due to limited resources at Glasgow City Council and local authorities, they can’t authorise the final part of our licence in time although we have followed the same procedures for the last 11 years and even provided more documentation this time around.

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Electronic artist Chlär is set to perform at the festival (Picture: chlaer_/Instagram)
Blasha & Allatt
Blasha & Allatt are also set to perform (Picture: blashaallatt/Instagram)

‘We have also had MPs fighting our corner to authorise this in time.

‘To find this out is frustrating, soul destroying and now comes at a huge logistical and financial loss.’

An after-party, called PLTFRM BY NIGHT, will go ahead at The Ferry and Sub Club on the original June dates.

The news comes after a string of other UK festival cancellations this summer, including Towersey Festival, Challenge Festival, and Glasgow’s Riverside Festival.

Riverside Festival Glasgow’s organisers apologised for making the ‘extremely difficult decision’ to cancel after ‘lower-than-expected sales’ as well as increased costs.

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