by Alexandra Pollard Contributor | Photos by WENN

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T In The Park received £150,000 government funding

The state aid was to 'ensure successful transition to the new site'

 

T In The Park received government funding of 150,000 pounds Photo: WENN

T In The Park received £150,000 state funding from the Scottish Government prior to this year's event, it has been revealed.

The festival took place this year at Strathallan Castle in Perthshire, after moving from Balado in Kinross-shire, which had been its host since 1997.

With the move came several complications surrounding complaints over the location's environmental suitability. These were compounded when it came to light that protected ospreys had nested at the site.

It's now been revealed on the Scottish Government's website that DF concerts received a one-off grant of £150,000 "to ensure the successful transition of this iconic music festival to their new temporary site at Strathallan in Perthshire."

According to eFestivals, the festival generated more than £15 million for the Scottish economy in 2014. The state funding it received this year was not made public at the time. 

Unfortunately, organisers for this year's T in the Park were forced to apologise following criticism that poor signage, stewardship and traffic routes caused major delays and safety concerns.

Festival-goers were forced to wait through the night in their attempts to leave the new Strathallan Castle site, after the pick-up points were plunged into mayhem when buses, taxis and pedestrian vehicles were all directed to use the same ring country road.

T was also struck by tragedy when a man was found dead in the camp site, and when a video of a man being attacked with a glass bottle went viral

Below: The beautiful people of T In The Park 2015


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