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T In The Park move confirmed

By | Published on Thursday 26 June 2014

T In The Park

DF Concerts has confirmed that its T In The Park festival will move to a new site following this year’s event.

As previously reported, an article in The Scotsman this week broke the news of the impending move, which it said came after “substantial concern” was raised over a major oil pipeline below the site in Balado, Kinross, where the festival has been held since 1997.

T In The Park yesterday confirmed its new site for 2015 as Strathallan Castle in Perthshire, saying in a statement: “We’ve decided to relocate because there were lots of restrictions at Balado with regard to what parts of the site we can use and this made it difficult for us to plan ahead. Strathallan Castle will provide us with many more options for the layout of the site”.

Speaking to the BBC, T CEO Geoff Ellis said: “We’ve had eighteen tremendous years at Balado, but now we’re moving on to pastures new – this time with a castle overlooking the site. We already loved Strathallan Castle and had been hoping to host an event there for many years. When it became clear we’d need to leave Balado to safeguard the future of the festival, we became very excited about the prospect of Strathallan becoming the new home for T In The Park. We thought it would be perfect, and it is”.

The festival’s website also notes that, while it expects to maintain the same 85,000 capacity in 2015, there will be room for possible expansion at the new site at a later date.

The final T In The Park at the Balado site will take place from 11-13 Jul.