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Ironworks in Inverness to host first live show since before Covid-19 coronavirus lockdown in March; fan favourites Torridon are to play the Highland music venue


By Philip Murray

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Michael John Macmillan and Kenny Smith from Torridon at the New Year Red Hot Highland Fling 2019-2020. Picture: James MacKenzie.
Michael John Macmillan and Kenny Smith from Torridon at the New Year Red Hot Highland Fling 2019-2020. Picture: James MacKenzie.

FANS of the Ironworks and live music are set to enjoy the venue's first show since before the Covid-19 pandemic struck – after it announced plans for a gig with local favourites Torridon.

The gig, which is set to take place on Saturday, November 21, is the first show the venue has been able to stage since March.

And up to 100 music fans will get the chance to snap up tickets for the Torridon gig when they go on sale tomorrow (Friday).

Announcing the gig, the Ironworks said: "Live music is back!

"We are delighted to announce that our first show since March is happening next Saturday, November 21. And who better to grace our stage than local favourites Torridon!

"There will be a few changes from when you last visited the venue, but in line with Scottish Government and industry guidelines, we are putting a number of safety measures in place so that you can relax and enjoy events at Ironworks.

"We are currently in Tier 1, which allows us to have small, indoor, seated events up to 100 capacity, with two metre distancing.

"To make this safe for everyone, we have created individual zones for groups of six, four, two and one.

"Further details on Covid-19 terms and conditions, visit our website: www.ironworksvenue.com/coronavirus

"See you next Saturday! Tickets on sale Friday, November 13 at 5pm via Ticketweb www.ironworksvenue.com/event/torridon-5."

The Ironworks in Inverness. Picture: Gary Anthony.
The Ironworks in Inverness. Picture: Gary Anthony.

Commenting on the news, Torridon's Kenny Smith said: “We are delighted to be supporting our biggest local music venue in their fight for survival in the current climate, and we look forward to welcoming a moderate crowd to safely enjoy a night of music together.
"Whether we can remember how to play or not is a different story, but we know the venue has gone to great lengths to ensure compliance with social distancing and event safety in line with the Tier 1 regulations. Even our dressing rooms have space allocated to ensure we all comply."

The tickets for the concert, which are priced at £20, are only available via bookings online.

Doors will open on the night at 7pm. Fans who have Covid-like symptoms are being told not to attend.



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