Latest Travel Advice For T In The Park

Acts including The View, Ella Eyre and James Bay have wowed thousands of fans on the final day of T in the Park.

Revellers braved the mud at Strathallan Castle estate in Perthshire for more music from some of the country's best known artists.

Paloma Faith and the Stereophonics are still to come on the main stage, with headliner Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds bringing the three-day event to a close.

A crowd of about 85,000 was expected on Saturday and Sunday, and Police Scotland advised day trippers to plan ahead and follow event signs to avoid travel delays.

Festival organisers have apologised to those affected by traffic delays coming in and out of the drop-off points on Saturday night.

They said they've been working hard to fix what went wrong. Festival organiser Geoff Ellis said: "A few things contributed to the delays and we are working hard to rectify them for tonight because this is obviously not the way we want to end what has otherwise been a positive experience for music fans.

"It's a brand new site and the weather wasn't kind to us yesterday which led to a lot of people having to be towed from the west car park slowing us down because we don't have the benefit of 18 years of infrastructure that we did at Balado.

"We have continuously advised that there are no suitable pedestrian walkways in or out of the venue but over the last two nights, a high volume of people have done this anyway.

"This meant that the traffic coming in to the pick-up points could not access the event, causing tailbacks and increasing the numbers walking as they tried to meet their pick-ups further along the road.

"We do apologise and we know that things should have been better than they were. We thank fans for their patience and it's our priority to improve this for tonight. We have put in place extra measures for people coming to the venue to pick up as well as fans heading to the exits.''

Organisers urged those picking up people this evening to check the Traffic Scotland website, and to follow event signage and the direction of event stewards to official drop-off and pick-up points.

For fans leaving the venue, they issued a plea not to "rush for the exits as soon as the music finishes''.

Those attending the festival are urged to wait at the designated drop-off and not risk walking along the roads.

On Saturday night, fans enjoyed performances from headline act Avicii, and other big names including Jessie J, The Script and Twin Atlantic.

Sunday's line-up also features The Prodigy, Idlewild and Clean Bandit.

Speaking just before taking to the main stage, James Bay said: "I'm burning, I'm ready to get out there, I'm ready to just play.

"We had a great time last year and it's been a mad year in between and here we are at T in the Park again, I can't wait.''

He added: "Scottish crowds are some of the best. And I'm not just saying it, I know everyone thinks oh he's just saying it, but I've played around the world and had a great time in front of a lot of crowds, but some stand out and Scotland is one of them.''

Meanwhile, Police Scotland have reported 40 arrests over the event and there have been 500 visits to the hospital tent - 185 fewer than the same time last year.

Superintendent Colin Brown: "The majority of fans have behaved well and have enjoyed themselves. We've dealt with a small number of people who have chosen to misbehave and arrested 40 people.

"As the festival draws to a close, we hope fans continue to have a good time safely and responsibly. We want to remind people that Scotland has a new drink drive limit.

"If you are driving tonight or tomorrow, our advice is not to drink at all and to make sure you are well rested before setting off on your journey home.''

 

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