Satisfaction Glasgow occasion to return in August – BBC Information

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Organisers mentioned greater than 12,000 individuals took half in final yr’s Satisfaction march in Glasgow

The Satisfaction Glasgow occasion which was hit by ticketing issues final yr is to be staged once more in August.

A march via town will kick off the pageant which can be held on the concourse of the Riverside Museum on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 August.

Final yr’s occasion was criticised after individuals with tickets have been locked out when it reached capability.

Organisers mentioned they’d since invested in a brand new crew to “ship, evaluation governance, insurance policies and finance”.

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Satisfaction organisers apologise over ticket chaos

Christopher Lang, chair of Satisfaction Glasgow, mentioned: “It is truthful to say we have had a tough journey since final yr’s occasion.

“Nonetheless, we have listened, taken skilled recommendation and we’re assured that we’ve a extremely glorious occasion for the LGBTQI+ neighborhood in Glasgow and additional afield.

“There’s something for everybody as all the time and we’re utilizing our creativity to make sure there are many picture alternatives which can be enjoyable, however we’re additionally planning the security and circulate of the occasion to make sure a clean working of the weekend.”

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Final yr’s occasion reached capability whereas individuals have been nonetheless queuing exterior

Individuals who had legitimate tickets and wristbands for final yr’s occasion at Kelvingrove Park have been denied entrance after it was oversold.

The organisers had initiated a system whereby e-tickets purchased on-line needed to be transformed into wristbands on the field workplace – which was closed.

Tons of of individuals have been refused entrance whatever the type of ticket or wristband they’d. This included VIP tickets bought at the next tariff.

Organisers apologised “unreservedly” for the issues, shortly after final yr’s occasion.

They mentioned individuals who have been promised VIP tickets final yr can have first refusal this time round, freed from cost.

Glasgow may also host a free Mardi Gla Satisfaction Weekender pageant in July.

Its march will begin at Kelvingrove Park on Saturday 20 July and end at George Sq..

Organisers have mentioned there can be two days of occasions within the Service provider Metropolis space over the Saturday and Sunday.

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