T in the Park to have 'boutique' feel

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 14 July 2014
Paolo Nutini

Paolo Nutini

T in the Park is looking to have more of a "boutique" feel and be a "voyage of discovery" when it moves sites next year

T in the Park will be a "voyage of discovery" for festival-goers when it moves site.

The Scottish festival's 18 years in Balado, Kinross, came to an end last night (13.07.14), and event organiser Geoff Ellis wants its new home at Strathallan Castle in Perthshire to be more like Glastonbury, with different atmospheres in different areas of the site.

He told BBC Newsbeat: "It'll have more of a boutique feel I suppose.

"It'll be a little bit like Glastonbury where you can go to Shangri-La and not spend any time anywhere else.

"There are lots of mature trees, a castle, tree lined avenues. It'll be a voyage of discovery for those going.

"We might split the fields so, for example, have one field for leftfield music and the healthy eating area."

Although he is sad to say goodbye to Kinross, Geoff is looking forward to making the move.

He said: "It's with a heavy heart that we have to leave Kinross, we've got a great relationship with the local community.

"The main thing we'll miss is the local community, residents and businesses..

"It's the end of an era but the start of a new chapter and we're looking forward to it."

Meanwhile, Scottish singer Paolo Nutini - who performed on the main stage at the weekend - thinks there will be a "whole new buzz in a whole new setting" when the festival moves.

He added: "As long as the music's good, people will take to it just the same."

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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