T in the Park won’t ever be returning, according to festival bosses.
Fans of the iconic Scottish festival will be devastated by the news, revealed in a recent interview on the BBC’s newsbeat by boss, Geoff Ellis.
He said: “It was an amazing festival, but it ran its course.
“Everyone loved T and we all had great fun doing it.”
After over twenty years of success, T in the Park was cancelled indefinitely in 2016, after organisers claimed red tape had made the festival too hard to plan.
At the time, Geoff Ellis said they were “taking a break,” from T in the Park, but have sinced launched Trnsmt in Glasgow.
Fans have long speculated whether Trnsmt, which kicks off today at Glasgow Green, was a replacement for T in the Park, however Mr Ellis refused to comment on this until now.
He said: “It’s all about TRNSMT for us now.
“Things move on and we keep creating.
“The festival scene’s really, really healthy these days and it’s great to still be amongst it.”
Beginning in 1994, T in the Park was first held at at Strathclyde Park, near Hamilton in Lanarkshire before moving to Balado airfield in Perth and Kinross until 2015.
It was named after its main sponsor, Scottish brewing company, Tennents.
In its heyday the festival attracted over 250,000 visitors, alongwith 70,000 campers.
The final T in the Park headliners were The Stone Roses, Calvin Harris and the Red Hot Chilli Peppers and throughout the years the festival has attracted some of the biggest names in the music industry.
But its move from Balado to Strathallan proved fatal for the “iconic” festival.
“Substantial” concerns were raised about an oil pipeline which ran under the Balado site, leading to the move.
Promoters said this led to “continued restrictions” which had a “negative impact” on festival-goers.
Many locals believed that the Strathallan site was never suitable for T in the Park and it should never have moved there, with a debate raging back in 2015 over the site’s suitability due to environmental, logistical and community issues.