Music fans attending Niall Horan’s gig at the OVO Hydro in Glasgow this week are being warned by venue bosses not to camp out ahead of the show.

Those planning to head to the former One Direction star’s gig on Wednesday are being reminded that queuing and camping overnight at The SEC (Scottish Event Campus) is not permitted.

The SEC includes the OVO Hydro, SEC Armadillo and SEC Centre.

It comes after fans of The 1975 braved freezing temperatures earlier this month to camp out for two nights in an attempt to secure a spot at the front of the stage.

Camping out ahead of major shows has become increasingly popular in recent years.

In May last year, Harry Styles fans camped out for his performance at Murrayfield in Edinburgh.

And in Argentina in November, Taylor Swift fans were reported to have camped out for more than five months ahead of the arrival of The Eras Tour in Buenos Aires.

Taylor Swift fans pose for a photo inside their makeshift tent while lining up with others, some of them camping out for up to five months taking turns, to get a good spot at Swift's show, outside the Estadio Mas Monumental, in Buenos Aires, Argentina November 8, 2023. REUTERS/Tomas Cuesta
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Taylor Swift fans camping out for The Eras tour in Argentina. Pic: Reuters/Tomas Cuesta

Taylor Swift fans sit outside their tent while lining up with others, some of them camping out for up to five months taking turns, to get a good spot at Swift's show, outside the Estadio Mas Monumental, in Buenos Aires, Argentina November 8, 2023. REUTERS/Tomas Cuesta
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Swifties outside the Estadio Mas Monumental in Buenos Aires. Pic: Reuters/Tomas Cuesta

In a Facebook post, a spokesperson for the 14,300-capacity venue wrote: “Visiting the OVO Hydro on Wednesday for Niall Horan’s gig?

“Please remember, early queuing on campus is discouraged – it won’t guarantee a place at the front of the stage.

“Queuing/camping overnight on campus is not permitted. The safety of the public attending events on our campus is our highest priority, especially considering the active nature of our campus with other various events taking place.

“We recommend visitors allow plenty of time to get through our security checks and into the venue, arriving for the doors open time as a general guide – don’t miss out on the action.”

The SEC Armadillo (left) and the OVO Hydro, two of the venues for the Cop26 summit are illuminated, on the first day of the Cop26 summit in Glasgow. Picture date: Monday November 1, 2021.
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The SEC Armadillo, left, and the OVO Hydro, are part of the Scottish Events Campus (SEC)

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Horan has hit the road following the release of his third solo studio album, The Show.

After Glasgow, the Irish singer will perform in London, Cardiff and Manchester, before jetting off to Europe as part of his world tour.

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