GIG ON THE GREEN IS A SUCCESS!

And that's before sets from The Strokes, Feeder and Pulp...

An estimated 25,000 music fans turned out to GLASGOW’s GIG ON THE GREEN over the weekend with soaring temperatures helping to boost ticket sales.

The festival’s organisers were forced to cut the capacity of the two-day event in the city centre by more than half last week after low ticket sales. The licence application originally for 35,000 was reduced to 15,000 on Friday.

A spokesperson for the event said that they were nevertheless “delighted” at the turn-out.

They said: “We got close to capacity yesterday and today’s door figures have been even better. We’ve got a great line-up, the weather has been stunning and there’s been a great atmosphere all weekend with no trouble. Everyone’s enjoying themselves and it’s been a great success.”

The organisers refuted claims in the Scottish press last week that they are looking for a new site outside the city next year, to get more of a “festival vibe”, dismissing it as “pure speculation”.

Yesterday, Raging Speedhorn were forced to cancel their set due to problems with their tour bus, while fans flocked to support The Shining, who are a big attraction in Scotland. Other highlights included Slipknot, Polyphonic Spree and Spiritualized.

Main Stage headliners The Prodigy drew by far the biggest crowd of the weekend so far, leaving no doubt that their Scottish fans were delighted to have them back after a lengthy absence.

This afternoon, Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell made an impromptu DJ set in the Dance Tent.

The festival closes this evening, with performances from The Strokes, Pulp, Feeder and The White Stripes.