A HUGE techno event planned for North Ayrshire finally looks set to proceed after months left in the lurch.

Hidden Ayrshire, to take place at Bouncestation in Irvine, has been described as "Ayrshire's biggest techno warehouse event since the 90s".

However, since first being confirmed for April 9, 2022, Hidden has encountered numerous stumbling blocks along the road.

In late March, the organisers confirmed the first postponement of the rave, citing "the scale of this warehouse event" as the reason - with additional safety certificates required before it could be approved by North Ayrshire Council and Police Scotland.

Hidden was then re-arranged for September 17, and organisers teased that it would be "worth the wait".

However, August came around and it was more bad news for North Ayrshire's revellers as once again the event was put on ice.

With the election of a new council in May, it also led to new members taking up roles on the licensing committee.

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Described as a "very slow process" by organisers, it meant further delays in receiving the required certification for Hidden.

They said in an announcement in August that "it looked like we will receive these certificates in September" which they said was too close to their already rescheduled date.

It led to yet another postponement, this time until November 19.

And it now appears that it will be third time the charm for the event, following a special licensing committee meeting on October 3.

At this meeting, Bouncestation's application for a public entertainment licence was finally heard, after its continuation from March 28.

Here, the committee unanimously agreed to grant the application for the period of one year, until September 30, 2023.

Bouncestation or Hidden Ayrshire have now confirmed that the event will go ahead, giving revellers a local event to look forward to.