Radiohead to headline the new three-day Glasgow festival?

happening in gap left by T in the Park

By Scott Williams | Published: Mon 28th Nov 2016


Friday 8th to Sunday 10th July 2016
Strathallan Castle, Kinross, Perth & Kinross, PH3 1JX, Scotland MAP
£205 full weekend with camping
Daily capacity: 70,000
Last updated: Wed 29th Jun 2016

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 Daily Record, (here), are reporting the event, which has yet to reveal it's name will host Radiohead, who the newspaper reports have been given the go-ahead to headline on the opening Friday.

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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