Smaller TITP Secures One-Year License
The festival organizers around festival director Geoff Ellis and executive producer Melvin Benn had worked to ensure that last year’s mistakes would not be repeated. They completely overhauled the transport system and expanded the festival and campsite areas. Yet one final change had to be made to receive the license, according to a report by the Daily Record.
T in The Park had to reduce its capacity from 85,000 to 70,000. This means 15,000 fewer people will be able to see The Stone Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Calvin Harris this summer.
The execution of TITP 2016 will determine whether the festival can stay at its current site.
Ellis said he was “delighted with the decision” and thanked “our partner agencies – particularly P&K Council, Police Scotland, and Transport Scotland – for their input into the planning to date.”
Benn added: “We’re delighted to have received our license for 2016 and we’ll be happy to be judged on this year’s event. We’ve robustly addressed the shortcomings from 2015, we have a brand new team in place with a huge amount of expertise and the council has recognized the sheer volume of work that has gone into this year’s planning.”