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T IN THE PARK WILL NOT GO AHEAD IN 2017

Site problems have caused the Scottish festival to pause...

Scottish festival T In The Park will not go ahead next year.

An annual event since 1995, the festival has supported a myriad of genres including dance, rock and pop over its 23 year run, with organisers reportedly forced to take a break next year following complications with the festival site. 

According to a statement from T In The Park, the problems began in 2015 when the event relocated from Balado airfield to Strathallan Castle.

Read the statement from T In The Park organisers below. 

"This move was a mammoth task for the event and one that was compounded by a series of onerous site restrictions placed upon us as preparations for the event in 2015 took place."

"As the build up to the festival was well underway we were informed by Scottish Government Ministers that we would have to apply for full planning permission due to the presence of an unregistered, but protected in law, osprey's nest. The constraints—logistically and financially—that the resulting planning conditions put upon us are simply not workable. 

"We tried our best to work with the pressures placed upon the site by bringing in an additional team and fixing the first year traffic issues, but ultimately we’re not in control of the overall site layout and the continued restrictions means that the negative impact on our fans and the limitations placed on their experience is too great. We now need to take stock and take a year out to try to resolve the issues so that we can once again deliver the kind of camping festival you are used to and deserve." 

Watch the aftermovie for T In The Park 2016 below. T In The Park will return in 2018.  

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