Following a week or speculation, it has been confirmed that this July’s T in the Park will be the last to be held at Balado before a move in 2015 to Strathallan Castle, near Gleneagles.
THe Health and Safety Executive have long since expressed concerns about the BP Forties crude oil pipeline which lies underneath the festival site en route to Grangemouth, but their complaints seem to have come to the forefront just weeks before the 21st incarnation of Scotland’s biggest music festival gets under way.
New locations as diverse as Stirling, Irvine and Loch Lomond had been tipped as potential new locations, although Inveraray Castle, which hosted DF Concerts’ ’boutique’ festival Connect for two years, and Strathclyde Park near Motherwell, home to the first three Ts, apparently ruled out.
So, the final Balado T, featuring Biffy Clyro, Calvin Harris and Fat Goth, will take place between July 11 and July 13. Tickets are still available from the T in the Park website via Toutmaster