T in the Park may not carry on if it does not go ahead at the proposed new site at Strathallan Castle in Perthshire
With just three months to go, the local council has yet to make a final decision on whether to allow the festival to go ahead.
The festival is due to take place from Friday 10th until Sunday 12th July 2015 with early entry available on Thursday 9th July.
The organisers announced earlier this year the event was moving location. Strathallan Castle is centrally located in the heart of the Perthshire countryside, approximately one hour away from both Edinburgh and Glasgow. Lying on an estate sprawling a massive 1000 acres, surrounded by woodland
There are groups opposed to the proposed new site on environmental grounds concerning the ancient woodland on the site. Given more weight with recently discovered nesting Ospreys. Ospreys are a protected species that cannot be disturbed while nesting. Festival organisers and RSPB Scotland are pledging to work together to safeguard the birds.
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Councillors will debate the festival’s application at a meeting that is still to be arranged for next month to decide on the future of the event at Perthshire.
Geoff Ellis, of DF Concerts, was asked on BBC Radio’s Good Morning Scotland programme whether the festival would continue if it did not take place at Strathallan.
“I don’t think there is a venue, without going very far north in Scotland, which would be viable for T in the Park, so yes, I don’t think it would carry on if we didn’t host it at Strathallan this year.”
Scotland needs T in the Park”, pointing out that it generated more than £15m for the economy last year.
Due to play this years event, providing it goes ahead are Noel Gallagher, The Libertines, Kasabian, The Prodigy, Sam Smith, Rudimental, Stereophonics, Jamie T, Paloma Faith and many more