ORGANISERS of Scotland’s MugStock Festival have said that they still need a “significant spike” in ticket sales to ensure that the event can be a success this year.

We previously told how the team behind the festival warned it would need to be cancelled if they could not sell hundreds more tickets.

So, what is the latest update and is the festival going ahead?

What is MugStock Festival?

The festival is due to be held at Strathallan Castle near Auchterarder in Perthshire over the first weekend in August.

It is due to be the fifth time it has been held, and the first in its new location.

Scottish rockers Idlewild were due to headline with funk DJ Craig Charles, beatboxer Beardyman and electronic duo Utah Saints also topping the bill.

What is the latest update?

In a statement, the team said: “The festival still needs a significant spike in ticket sales by the end of Friday July 21 in order to give confidence that it can be a success this year.”

Specifically, it said that around 600 new orders would be needed and anybody thinking of going was being encouraged to buy their ticket on Friday.

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The team also encouraged those unable to make it to share the latest message on social media in a bid to drum up ticket sales.

Why is this happening?

The festival cited a number of reasons as to why it still needs to sell tickets, including Brexit and the impact of Covid.

Specifically the team said that the costs of putting on the event “have skyrocketed”.

They added: “Since Covid and Brexit suppliers typically want more or all of their fees upfront.

“Since Covid and Brexit, and the cancellation of other Scottish festivals, ticket buyers have a tendency to buy their tickets later.”

The statement added that it had only received one grant which amounted to just under £10,000.

How can I buy tickets?

Tickets are available HERE for a slightly discounted price.

Organisers have guaranteed that if the festival is unable to go ahead then all current ticket holders will be entitled to a full refund.