Organisers of T in the Park at Strathallan Castle in Perthshire over the three days from Friday 8th to Sunday 10th July 2016 are urging festival goers, to start planning their journey now, a full month before the music event.
Organisers are hoping to avoid the teething troubles of last year's event where will avoid the travel congestion was caused when the festival moved to it's new home. The new transport plans include separate roads for buses and cars accessing the site, an improved bus station in a new location, one dedicated pick up and drop off point and new car parks. Each transport hub will have dedicated management teams and facilities, and festival goers are reminded there are no safe walking routes to or from the festival.
To help wotk out the best way to get there a new www.trafficscotland.org/titp webpage has gone live today with the aim of providing accurate and up to date travel information, and bosses are also encouraging festival goers to follow the festival on the @TITPinfo twitter account, which will provide live travel updates.
Back in April a new transport plan was revealed that includes separate roads for buses and cars accessing the site, an improved bus station in a new location, one dedicated pick up and drop off point and new car parks. Fans were also reassured that each transport hub will have dedicated management teams and facilities to ensure their comfort.
Organisers are also reiterating that there are no safe walking routes to or from the festival.
Ian Martin, Transport Manager at T in the Park, said, "We’ve made some major changes to our transport plans and we strongly advise people take the time to plan their journey. Our main message is that bus is best. You’ll be able to relax while the driver gets you to the festival safely, quickly and closest to the site. We are confident in the set-up for 2016 and would remind fans that T in the Park is Scotland’s biggest festival, so an element of patience will always be required, but waiting times will be of a normal level for an event of this scale. Please be respectful of the local community and, if you are driving, leave time for toilet stops at service stations. Remember there is a strict drink-driving limit in Scotland, so don’t risk it."
Travelling by bus is the best option reveal organisers, and gets you closest to the event, whether you are camping or a day tripper. With a dedicated road in and out of the site just for buses, it’s the quickest and easiest way to get to the festival.
Citylink and Big Green Coach are the official providers for TITP. Tickets are available now from www.tinthepark.com.
For those planning to travel with any other bus or coach operator, it is essential you check your provider has registered with the event (Details available on the T in the Park website, under the INFO tab) for access onto the bus route and into to the bus station.
For locals travelling to the festival, Citylink are providing a shuttle bus service that will arrive at a dedicated slot in the bus station and can be booked and paid for in advance to guarantee your seat.
If you decide to drive and park up for the weekend, make sure you check out all traffic information leading to the event. Do not follow your Sat Nav – it will be wrong – instead follow the routes stated below and event signage:
Travelling from Edinburgh - follow the M9 towards Stirling and Dunblane where it joins the A9 sign-posted for Perth. Traffic will then be signed to leave the A9 at Greenloaning. From here, follow event signage.
Travelling from Glasgow - follow the M80, then the M9 towards Stirling and Dunblane where it joins the A9 sign-posted for Perth. Traffic will then be signed to leave the A9 at Greenloaning. From here, follow event signage.
Travelling from Aberdeen/Dundee - from Aberdeen and Dundee follow the A90 towards Perth and continue onto the M90 to Broxden Roundabout. From here, follow event signage.
Travelling from Inverness - follow the A9 towards Perth. From here, follow event signage.
Travelling from Perth - follow the A85 towards Crieff. From here, all traffic should follow event signage.
Travelling from Fife - follow the M90 to Perth, then Broxden Roundabout at the A9. From here, all follow event signage.
Travelling from Crieff - follow the A822 and then all traffic should follow event signage.
Travelling from the west of Crieff - follow the A85 towards Crieff then event signage.
Remember to take a note of the name of the car park you make your final stop in. Think of your vehicle as a car if it is a minibus (i.e. less than 17 seats) and follow the signage accordingly. Any passenger vehicle with 17 or more seats will need to go through coach accreditation. All campervans should follow the above suggested routes and then the signs for campervans.
If you choose to take a lift, there is a new Pick up and Drop Off area, which you will hear referred to as the PUDO. To reach the PUDO you will travel as stated above, and then follow the clearly marked signage for “pick up and drop off”. Once dropped off you will then follow a dedicated path to the site. Arrange a reference letter with whoever is picking you up i.e. 'M' if your surname is McDonald, so you can find them in the right stand within PUDO. If you’re getting a taxi it will drop you off and pick you up at the dedicated taxi rank in the PUDO. Taxis cannot pick up or drop off anywhere else.
Non-festival road users are advised to expect some disruption to their normal journey. The Traffic Scotland website provides relevant up to date information to road users on Scotland's motorway and trunk road network and is available at trafficscotland.org. Refer to the Temporary Traffic Orders and Traffic Management section for details of traffic management which may affect your journey.
From Thursday 7th July to Monday 11th July 2016 the following roads will be busier than normal. Please allow extra time for your journey or set off later or earlier to avoid the festival peak times which are outlined below.
A9(T) from Keir Roundabout to Broxden Roundabout
A90(T) from Friarton Bridge to Broxden Roundabout
M90 South of Craigend Junction 10 to Broxden Roundabout
A9(T) from Broxden Roundabout to A9/A85 Crieff Road
A85(T) Crieff Road from A9/A85 Road Junction to Crieff
M9/A9 Keir Roundabout – Note that there will be restrictions in place at Keir Roundabout on Friday 8th July between 2.30pm and 7pm. This will mean there will be some local diversions in place to access Dunblane and Bridge of Allan, see www.trafficscotland.co.uk/titp for further details.
Bus services may also be affected, please check with your provider.
The festival offers a line-up including The Stone Roses, Calvin Harris, LCD Soundsystem, Chase & Status, Faithless, Bastille, The 1975, Disclosure, Courteeners, Alesso, Jamie xx, James Morrison, Frightened Rabbit, Oliver Heldens, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Hannah Wants, Bear’s Den, Fun Lovin’ Criminals, Krept & Konan, The Coral, The Temperance Movement, Oh Wonder, The Last Shadow Puppets, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Jess Glynne, Kaiser Chiefs, Pete Tong, Wstrn, Travis, Tinie Tempah, Tom Odell, Jack Garratt, Stiff Little Fingers, Shed Seven, Disciples, Rat Boy, Maxi Jazz & The E-Type Boys, Major Lazer, James Bay, Jake Bugg, Frank Turner & the Sleeping Souls, Lightning Seeds, Alessia Cara, Ash, Augustines, Sunset Sons, Borns, DMA's, Vant, The Struts, The Sherlocks, JR Green, Craig David’s TS5, Slaves, Maximo Park, John Grant, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, FIDLAR, Blossoms, and more.
For the line-up details, day and stage splits, as available see the T in the Park line-up page.
A Thursday weekend with camping ticket is priced at £205, a Friday weekend with camping ticket is priced at £194, and a Friday Weekend (No Camping)ticket is priced at £184. Day tickets are priced at £82.50.
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