One of the highlights on the UK festival calendar, T In The Park has today announced it’ll be taking a break next summer.
In a statement released on the festivals website, the Scottish festival announced that the festival won’t take place in 2017. T In The Park organisers revealed the difficulties they’ve been through since changing location to Balado, Kinross last year, with site restrictions and a full planning permission required by the Scottish government due to an osprey’s nest on the site. The statement went on to say;
“the last couple of years have had their challenges. 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.
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.”
Earlier in the summer, the festival had a mammoth line up, with Red Hot Chili Peppers, Calvin Harris and The Stone Roses all topping the bill back in July.
The festival began back in 1993 and has hosted some of the best bands around over the last 23 years. But due to difficulties over the last couple of years, the organisers have decided it’s time for a break while they try and overcome the challenges they’ve been faced with when setting up the previous two festivals.
You can read the full statement from the T In The Park organisers here.