News - April 14, 2015

T In The Park festival remains in danger due to nesting ospreys
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by John hmv Dublin, Bio established in 1981... Editor, Ireland & Northern Ireland

T In The Park festival remains in danger due to nesting ospreys

The Scottish festival is still awaiting clearance for its proposed new site at Strathallan Castle in Perthshire after the recent arrival of a flock of nesting ospreys threated to derail the long-running festival.

The ospreys, which are protected animals, have chosen the site to nest and the Scottish Wildlife Trust has moved to initiate a 2,500 feet buffer zone around the site to prevent noise pollution from disturbing the birds – and this would make the proposed festival site almost unworkable.

T In The Park is Scotland’s largest music festival, attracting 80,000 punters each year and was moved to Strathallan Castle this year after concers over an oil pipeline which ran underneath their previous home at Balado.

A public consultation on the matter will take place on April 24th, with a decision soon after. Geoff Ellis of DF Concerts, who operate the festival, has claimed that if the festival is cancelled this year it could be the end of T In The Park.

Tickets are still on sale, however, for the event which is slated to be headlined by The Libertines, Kasabian and, somewhat coincidentally, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds.

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