GLASGOW, Scotland (CelebrityAccess) — DF Concerts CEO Geoff Ellis told Music Week that he expects the company's popular T In The Park festival to return.
The news in January that T In The Park was not returning in 2017 and that DF Presents was staging a new festival, TRNSMT in Glasgow, led to speculation that T In The Park was gone for good.
"The intention [for T In The Park] is definitely to come back; we just needed this year out to get things sorted," Ellis told Music Week. "There are so many constraints from a planning viewpoint that we couldn’t just roll into another year with those huge costs and challenges. We’re taking a year out to sort those things and fully intend to come back with a refreshed camping festival in 2018."
Ellis also noted that he could see a future TRNSMT and T In The Park could co-exist.
We’re hoping to do both in 2018. With T In The Park, it’s definitely taking the year out," Ellis told Music Week "We’re not giving up on doing a camping festival because people who love going to camping festivals might only see TRNSMT as a day offering. Likewise, there are people who wouldn’t go to a camping festival, that are coming to TRNSMT for the three days. They are two different markets, but there’s a big overlap between them in the middle." – Staff Writers