TRNSMT Festival 2021 was forced to close its King Tut’s stage because of large crowds which resulted in one member of the audience being stretchered away over the weekend.
Fans were told to stay away from the area on Glasgow Green during Becky Hill‘s headline performance on Saturday (September 11), while screens displayed a message saying that the stage was “full and closed”.
Crowds of people flocked to the popular stage, crammed together to see Becky Hill’s show. A picture from the Daily Record on the scene shows people standing above the crowd by the side of the stage, while others jostle for position.
The singer’s set was said to be delayed by 15 minutes due to crowds descending towards the stage. A TRSMT spokesperson told the Daily Record that medics arrived on the scene to attend to a person who needed help and they had to be stretched away though the injuries weren’t incredibly serious.
The spokesperson said “our first aid team was made aware of an audience member who needed assistance at the King Tut’s Tent. As a precautionary measure, they were transferred by stretcher to the onsite medical area and given time to recover.”
The Scottish festival was rescheduled from July due to concerns around the coronavirus pandemic and was headlined by Liam Gallagher, Courteeners, and The Chemical Brothers. The three-day event also featured performances from Sam Fender, AJ Tracey, Little Simz and Declan McKenna among others.
This year’s festival ran up to its full capacity (50,000 people) after the recent easing of COVID restrictions in Scotland. Although attendees at the festival still had to complete a Lateral Flow Test before arriving at the event despite proof of vaccination not being a condition of entry.