Shetland Arts and MAC Scotland announced today that the decision had been made to cancel the ‘AB/CD: A tribute to AC/DC’ concert, due to take place in Mareel on Monday 27 December. Unfortunately, due to the ongoing shortage of SIA certified door staff in the isles, and across the wider entertainment industry in the UK, and despite the best efforts of the arts agency and the promoter it did not prove possible to secure sufficient certified staff to safely run a standing gig of this size.

“I would like to apologise to everyone impacted by this cancellation, it is a really difficult situation that we are in now with regards to having sufficient SIA licenced door staff to be able to safely run a large standing event. We are working with local partners on developing a solution to this issue and hope to be able to resume normal service in the future” (Graeme Howell, Chief Executive, Shetland Arts Development Agency.)

Customers will receive automatic refunds; these will be processed over the next couple of days and should appear in their bank account within 5-7 working days. If tickets were booked with cash, please contact the Shetland Arts Box Office on 01595 745500 to arrange a refund.