A music festival which was set to make it’s Perthshire debut this summer has been pushed back until September.
MugStock had been set to move to its new home at Strathallan Castle as it expanded after five years in East Dunbartonshire, following in the footsteps of T in the Park, who made the castle’s grounds home for its final two years.
The event had been pencilled in from July 31 to August 3, but will now run from September 18-21.
With a 1,500 capacity, MugStock will be 2% the size of T in the Park but hopes to utilise on the infrastructure left behind after the 2016 swansong festival which was headlined by The Stone Roses, Calvin Harris and Red Hot Chili Peppers.
A spokesperson said: “We think it’s important to all have something to look forward to, and this decision greatly increases our chances of getting a wee shindig on the go before the summer’s end.
“All tickets sold have been automatically transferred to the new date, and in the event that we still can’t proceed in September, will roll over to 2021.
“If anyone can’t make September, they can choose to roll over their ticket to next year, or request a refund. We have emailed all ticket buyers with full details.
“We would like to give enormous thanks to Strathallan Castle and Perth and Kinross Council for being so flexible, supportive and understanding, to our dream team of volunteers, our fabulous staff, and our utterly integral donors and supporters, without whom we would be far less able to weather this storm.”
Party at the Park, a festival also set to make its debut in Perth this summer, has also been cancelled and will be held next summer instead.