TITP Awaits Showdown

All overhauls to Scotland’s T in The Park festival are completed, so now it is up to Perth and Kinross council.

Photo: Courtesy DF Concerts
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After expanding the main festival arena as well as the campsite, TITP’s organizers announced the final changes regarding the transport system, one of last year’s biggest problems.

Executive producer Melvin Benn said he and his team have been spending hours upon hours “poring over the traffic reports, working out traffic flows.”

He added that he was “bringing the guy in who runs all the buses and the bus station at Glastonbury. Steve [Russell-Yarde] runs it like a military operation.”

After last year’s event had turned into a logistical nightmare, DF Concerts was left to convince the council, police, local residents and other interested parties that this year would be different. Concerns about the environmental effects were also addressed in the run-up to TITP 2016, which is set to take place July 8-10 on Strathallan Estate in Perthshire, Scotland.

Geoff Ellis brought Benn on board to help out, saying there “literally isn’t anyone in the world who has more festival experience.”

Benn said “there’s learnings from last year. I’m not tinkering with what happened last year, I’m changing it. It’s really quite different.” Perth and Kinross Council is expected to hold a meeting of the local authority’s licensing board April 29, the Courier reports.

It will decide whether to grant DF Concerts, which is aiming for a three-year license, a permit.