|Date||8th -10th July 2016 (Not Conform)|
|Venue||Strathallan Castle, Kinross, Perth & Kinross, PH3 1JX, Scotland|
T in the Park is a prominent music celebration that has been conducted annually in Kinross, Scotland since 1994. TITP was floated when DF Concerts and MCD, two of the UK and Ireland’s popular concert promoters, collaborated with Scotland’s favorite pint Tennent’s Lager, who had fiercely promoted the Scottish live music industry in the late 1980s. DF concerts had been for quite some time acknowledging the upsurge of Scotland’s maiden large scale, multi-stage music event to perform as a great focal point for the music scenario, and Tennent’s were enthusiastic to further consolidate its support of live music.
It was initially held at Strathclyde Park, but from 1997 it is been organized at an abandoned airfield in Balado, in Perth and Kinross, Scotland. T in the Park was conceptualized as a two-day festival but since 2007 has taken place for three days, and introduced in 2008 was the opportunity to revise a weekend camping ticket to enable camping access on the Thursday - the day before any musicians perform. The festival is publicized by Big Day Out. It is organized on the same weekend Oxegen in Ireland and shares a very similar arrangement each year.
In addition to the primary seven stages of music, there are big camping areas to accommodate the majority of festival-goers who stay for the duration of the event. Apart from this several shops and stalls provided, along with various other attractions, like large funfair, complete with Big Wheel.
In past years, the festival has enjoyed much of its arrangements with Oxegen, a festival that is conducted on the same weekend in County Kildare, Ireland. Acts generally play T in the Park one day and Oxegen the next day, or vice versa.
As well astral line-ups, TITP is also seeking continuously new ways to look after festival goers and the environment. The bar-cup recycling system floated in 2006 rapidly expanded and has gone incredibly successful with a 10p deposit added to the price of each pint, which is refundable when the cup is handed into an allocated recycling point.
Other event initiatives coined include ‘Healthy T’ (from 2007), an area allocated to redress the concept that festival food is unhealthy, bore and unappealing. The area offered delights like fruit stalls, juice shops, a sushi restaurant with table service and the finest foods from the land, relishing crepes, sea and air coming from Argyll and Perthshire along with organic lamb, hot salmon rolls, oysters and mussels, beef and even buffalo burgers, Cullen Skink, and stovies and has witnessed live cooking manifestations by celebrity chefs for instance chef Jim Fairlie and Martin Wishart, The Hairy Bikers within some more great Scottish Chefs and food chains. The Healthy T location is now a prominent destination on site, eagerly reached by those who know that great music and mouth watering food are perfectly in sync at T in the Park.
Campers are instructed to car share or take the bus, phosphate free soap’s a must and there are waste bins galore to encourage T in the Parkers to ‘Keep T Clean’.
The area of the event has catapulted over time with the Radio 1/NME Stage, the Futures Stage, the Slam Tent and many other fresh talent and entertainment portion complimenting the Main Stage and popular King Tuts Wah Wah Tent.
TITP is Scotland’s biggest and most sought after outdoor music event, selling out each year since 1996 in spite of now being more than 4 folds bigger its original size when it was initially launched. No other UK festival has witnessed such substantial and continued expansion and publicity, even Balado becomes the 5th largest town in Scotland (and the biggest city centre!) over the course of the weekend, ushering in nearly 85,000 music freaks and putting them at the centre of the finest festival event on the planet.
2011 will be the T in the park’s 18th year of celebration. The festival’s growth has seen it develop into a historical event, conducted not only in the UK, but in Europe and even beyond. Its origin has resulted in the development of a strong and consolidated outdoor live celebrations industry in Scotland with its format inspiring the beginning of other successful UK festivals, for instance V.
With nearly 200 artists performing on 11 stages for over 3 days, TITP continuously boasts the greatest bands, cutting edge DJ’s and best breakthrough acts. As the spearhead of Scotland’s best festival scenario and the nation’sleading live music promoters, DF Concerts along with corporate partner Tennent’s Lager always encouraged the international potential music performers from Kings Of Leon to Lady Gaga, The Who, Green Day, Biffy Clyro, Paolo Nutini, The Killers, Foo Fighters, Red Hot Chili Peppers Oasis, Radiohead,Black Eyed Peas, Muse and Kasabian.
Completely in line with new generation of live music freaks, TITP stands true to nurturing new bands as well as attracting the best established acts to Balado. Tennent’s Lager’s T-Break initiative has displayed some of Scotland’s most popular bands, including Biffy Clyro and The View to name a few. In 2011, TITP will once again display a world class and unparalleled line up to Balado and entertain approximately the 85,000 festival fans present there.