New Scottish festival is ‘not replacing’ T in the Park


The organiser of a new Scottish music festival, TRNSMT, has told BBC Newsbeat he is “not trying to replace” T in the Park. With both festivals being coordinated by Geoff Ellis, he maintains they can run parallel to each other in a complementary way.

The festival-goer favourite celebrated its 22nd anniversary last year, however 2017 sees T in the Park taking a hiatus.

Instead, TRNSMT will run for its first year in Glasgow Green from 7-9 July. Dubbed as T in the Park’s sister festival, so far the line-up includes acts such as Kasabian, The 1975, Radiohead and Biffy Clyro.




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Speaking to BBC Newsbeat, Ellis said, “I don’t think you can replace T in the Park.”

“TRNSMT is on the same weekend that T in the Park would traditionally have been on, but I think that is where the similarities end. One is an urban, city centre event and the other is a rural camping event.”

“Next year maybe we’ll run a camping festival and have TRNSMT in the city centre as well.”

Geoff Ellis also told Newsbeat he is annoyed with the difficulties T in the Park has experienced, but they are “water under the bridge” now.

The festival that has ran for over two decades has been called off this year after problems with planning permission, transport links and the site at Strathallan Castle.

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