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T In The Park will not take place in 2017

By | Published on Friday 25 November 2016

T In The Park

DF Concerts has confirmed that the T In The Park festival will be take next year off, following rumours that the promoter is working on an alternative event in Glasgow to take place around the usual T weekend next summer

In a statement, organisers said: “For over 23 years, T In The Park has been at the heart of Scotland’s music scene – with you, by our side. But for now, sadly, we need to take a break”.

There have been numerous issues for the event in recent years, mainly as a result of being forced to move from its old site at Balado in Kinross to Strathallan Castle in 2015. Those issues contributed to a 42% drop in profits for DF last year.

In its statement, the promoter goes on: “Against our will, and despite a prolonged fight, we were forced to move from Balado, Kinross in 2015. 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”.

“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”, it concluded.