With news that next year's T in the Park is cancelled festival organisers DF Concerts are expected to host a separate non-camping music festival from Friday 7th to Sunday 9th July 2017 on Glasgow Green in Glasgow.
The paper speculates that Tennent's could also remain as the sponsor – but their T logo won’t be part of the event's name.
The paper also suggest that organisers have been in talks with Coldplay – though these have not progressed as far yet.
It is believed thew event will be aimed at attracting an older crowd and will avoid the issues which come with on-site camping by not offering any. The newspaper quotes a source as saying, "The line-up fits with the idea of staging a more family-friendly festival. It's obviously been inspired by the success of Radio 1's Big Weekend – but won’t be as young a crowd as that, or have the pop or dance acts. It looks like the idea is maybe to pull on the heartstrings of the older T crowd, people who loved it at Balado and could be tempted back. That sort of crowd has no interest in camping out in a field – they want to get a taxi home or stay in a nice hotel. That’s what this festival will bring and it looks like it should be a huge success."
Additionally the newspaper believes T in the Park intend to return in 2018 and offer a “camping festival” – but suggest the location of the event is still to be decided, adding it won't be in Glasgow.
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