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On 27/01/2017 at 2:21 PM, eFestivals said:

I'm no fan of their records, but live they're one of the more-impressive acts.

I thought their first album was very good but they hardly play any of that live. Once Chris Karloff left, they kinda went a bit, meh, with diminishing returns. 

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From the BBC news website today....

T in the Park organiser Geoff Ellis has said it is "not looking likely" the music festival will take place in 2018.

However, Mr Ellis told BBC Scotland no decision about the long-term future of the event had been taken.

He said T in the Park could return as an "evolved" festival for over-18s that was more focused on rock bands than electronic dance music (EDM).

 

He said he was not ready to make any firm announcements about T in the Park, but added that a 2018 festival was "not looking likely".

"We've not formulated any decisions on the future of T in the Park - it's still too early.

"We want to focus on TRNSMT, the Glasgow Summer Sessions and all the other concerts we've got. As soon as we are ready to make decisions and let people know about the future, we'll tell people," he said.

"The planning constraints are just so complex and costly at Strathallan that we're just not in a position to say yes we'll continue."

 

 

T in the Park had been going for 23 years before it took a break this year and Mr Ellis insisted he would be happy for it to continue alongside an urban music festival.

"I've always said a major camping festival and something like TRNSMT can co-exist and they definitely can because they are two different types of event. There are two different needs in the market," he said.

But any future camping event is likely to be geared towards an older audience in an attempt to avoid some of safety issues seen in recent years, Mr Ellis told the BBC.

"There are definitely two tribes now - there's people who like guitar music and people who like EDM music among the under-25s," he said.

"So when we come back with a camping event it probably won't feature EDM and it'll probably be pitched at an older market."

 

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I thought T in the park was called off due to low sales and tennants pulling out? I enjoyed TRNSMT this year and would be up for going again but I'm not sure I'd camp at a festival with a similar line up unless there were a few more stages and more diverse line up. 

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11 hours ago, Threestripes said:

Opinions on Faithless headlining???

 

Never going to happen. Struggled to sell out their last Glasgow gig and don't exactly have massive appeal any more.

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On 7/13/2017 at 0:41 PM, Colfaedee said:

From the BBC news website today....

T in the Park organiser Geoff Ellis has said it is "not looking likely" the music festival will take place in 2018.

However, Mr Ellis told BBC Scotland no decision about the long-term future of the event had been taken.

He said T in the Park could return as an "evolved" festival for over-18s that was more focused on rock bands than electronic dance music (EDM).

 

He said he was not ready to make any firm announcements about T in the Park, but added that a 2018 festival was "not looking likely".

"We've not formulated any decisions on the future of T in the Park - it's still too early.

"We want to focus on TRNSMT, the Glasgow Summer Sessions and all the other concerts we've got. As soon as we are ready to make decisions and let people know about the future, we'll tell people," he said.

"The planning constraints are just so complex and costly at Strathallan that we're just not in a position to say yes we'll continue."

 

 

T in the Park had been going for 23 years before it took a break this year and Mr Ellis insisted he would be happy for it to continue alongside an urban music festival.

"I've always said a major camping festival and something like TRNSMT can co-exist and they definitely can because they are two different types of event. There are two different needs in the market," he said.

But any future camping event is likely to be geared towards an older audience in an attempt to avoid some of safety issues seen in recent years, Mr Ellis told the BBC.

"There are definitely two tribes now - there's people who like guitar music and people who like EDM music among the under-25s," he said.

"So when we come back with a camping event it probably won't feature EDM and it'll probably be pitched at an older market."

 

Have to question if we have a big enough population to pull off T in the Park, TRNSMT and Glasgow Summer Sessions within a few months of each other. 

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Went on Friday. Thought Belle and Sebastian and Radiohead were excellent. Beer q moved fast at the bar nearest the front entrance as did the toilets. Walked straight in at the back entrance after lunch and beers in the merchant city. Thought Jacks tent was to wee and preferred king tuts stage. Sound better than expected and good friendly crowd.

Watched Radiohead in the pit and everyone was having a brilliant time. 

Very enjoyable day out. Will do it again next year I reckon. Fair points made already about commercialism but it is what it is.

 

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Aye, I was in the pit for Radiohead too and the atmosphere was outstanding. 2+2=5 was utterly mental.

Probably the happiest I've been after a gig. The whole vibe was great. Including Belle and Sebastian which was great feel good summer stuff.

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On 7/13/2017 at 0:41 PM, Colfaedee said:

From the BBC news website today....

T in the Park organiser Geoff Ellis has said it is "not looking likely" the music festival will take place in 2018.

However, Mr Ellis told BBC Scotland no decision about the long-term future of the event had been taken.

He said T in the Park could return as an "evolved" festival for over-18s that was more focused on rock bands than electronic dance music (EDM).

 

He said he was not ready to make any firm announcements about T in the Park, but added that a 2018 festival was "not looking likely".

"We've not formulated any decisions on the future of T in the Park - it's still too early.

"We want to focus on TRNSMT, the Glasgow Summer Sessions and all the other concerts we've got. As soon as we are ready to make decisions and let people know about the future, we'll tell people," he said.

"The planning constraints are just so complex and costly at Strathallan that we're just not in a position to say yes we'll continue."

 

 

T in the Park had been going for 23 years before it took a break this year and Mr Ellis insisted he would be happy for it to continue alongside an urban music festival.

"I've always said a major camping festival and something like TRNSMT can co-exist and they definitely can because they are two different types of event. There are two different needs in the market," he said.

But any future camping event is likely to be geared towards an older audience in an attempt to avoid some of safety issues seen in recent years, Mr Ellis told the BBC.

"There are definitely two tribes now - there's people who like guitar music and people who like EDM music among the under-25s," he said.

"So when we come back with a camping event it probably won't feature EDM and it'll probably be pitched at an older market."

 

Aw man if there was a gloat emoticon I'd fill a page full of it. :) If only they'd listened to me in 2012 then T would still be going but no, apparently music had moved on and I hadn't and it was all about the numbers. Eh @eFestivals? :P The flaw in the plan to return T to what it was is that all the people Ellis fucked off have all gone to other festivals instead of T and found that the grass is indeed greener on the other side. T would have to put on an amazing line up now to get me back.

 

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A 2011 level lineup would have me back in a heartbeat.

EDIT: That said, 2014 was solid as fuck from top to bottom I thought. Wasn't stand out amazing or anything but I'd have struggled for any dead time.

Edited by DomDom1984

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1 hour ago, DomDom1984 said:

A 2011 level lineup would have me back in a heartbeat.

Damn straight.

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2011 was next level stuff. Headliners everywhere. 

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