The Scottish event has been hit with a number of “logistical and financial constraints.”

T in the Park festival has confirmed it will not be going ahead next year.

In a statement posted to the festival website, the organisers said they need to “take stock” and that the two years since the festival was forced to move to Strathallan Castle estate in Perthshire from its long-time home of Balado “have had their challenges.”

The festival was forced to move from Balado, Kinross in 2014 against their will, which was “a mammoth task for the event.” Last summer, it ran into a number of problems and tragedies, including the deaths of two teenagers as well as transport issues for festival-goers getting to and from the site.

The organisers said that the logistical and financial constraints placed upon it by those planning conditions are “simply not workable.”

“We tried our best to work with the pressures placed upon the site by bringing in an additional team and fixing the first year traffic issues,” they added. “But ultimately we’re not in control of the overall site layout and the continued restrictions means that the negative impact on our fans and the limitations placed on their experience is too great.”

The first T in the Park festival was held at Strathclyde Park in the outskirts of Glasgow in 1994.



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