T in the Park 2012 - Glamping it up

Luxury accomodation options at Scotland's biggest music festival

T in the Park - glamping it up

You’ve done one too many feral festival sleepovers in your time, and crave something more luxurious these days . .

Alhough many won’t be intending to do much sleeping at this year’s T in the Park, there are plenty of places to hit the hay, catering to all budgets and tastes, should you hit a wall of tiredness. While you can pitch your own tent, Tangerine Fields will also be at the event with pre-pitched tents, saving you hours of frustration that can only be paralleled by building self-assembly furniture. It’s sold out for this year’s festival, but something to be aware of in years to come (and be jealous of this year).

Even more opulent than Tangerine Fields is The Residence, which has its own exclusive bar for those who purchase an accommodation package, as well as reserved car parking, eliminating some of the most aggravating aspects of the festival.

The rooms also take convenience to the next level – upmarket tents will be set up for you and taken away once your stay is over. For example, £1476 can get a luxury Turkic yurt for two that looks sturdier than most people’s homes. The interior can only be described as Central Asian chic; deep fur rugs are scattered across the floor and the beds and tables are rustic yet minimalist.

If that still strikes you as roughing it, The Residence also has a Podule Pop-up hotel, advertised as a ‘boutique hotel’ for the ‘festival field’. Indeed, with an en suite ‘wetroom’, ‘bespoke toiletries’ and ‘thermal and sound insulation’, some people probably won’t want to leave the Podule. From the outside it looks like a stencilled caravan, but on the inside you would be forgiven for thinking it’s a showroom for a new luxury apartment development. Unfortunately for our inner divas, the £2650 per room pop-up hotel is sold out for 2012. Maybe next year?

T in the Park

From relatively humble beginnings, T in the Park has become the acknowledged behemoth of the Scottish festival scene and one of the UK's largest events. In 2015 the festival moved from its longstanding Balado location to the new grounds of Strathallan Castle in Perthshire. Bands appearing in 2016 include The Stone…


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