Do you remember the old Virgin Atlantic safety video? That corny cartoon clip featuring Vic Reeves, a massive-headed child and various clichéd traveler types obeying all of the pre-flight rules in a ‘hilarious’ fashion? Well, since so many flights were getting delayed by emergency ground staff having to attend to passengers laughing their lungs clean out of their body, they’ve replaced it with a hi-tech video of a passenger dreaming his way through various film genres now.
If you miss the old video – or are interested in the new layout of T In The Park – you’ll love their new animated film, released by T today to explain how they plan to combat the issues facing their Strathallan Castle venue by making the site bigger, improving signage, moving stages and improving communication between parking stewards.
In January T2016 faced possible cancellation due to major organisational issues at last year’s event, the first in their new home at Strathallan. Organisers issued an apology for crowd crushes and roadblocks in the wake of last July’s festival and Perth & Kinross Council cited problems with traffic congestion, crowd control and disruption of local residents as reasons they were considering revoking the event's license this year. Having almost had to find a new site last year so as not to disturb Strathallan’s nesting ospreys, the blow of mudbath conditions almost sunk the entire show, so promoters DF Concerts are going all out to reassure both councillor and punter that all teething problems will be fixed in time for July 8.
With the company having announced a raft of new and experienced staff, the new video explains how the site will be expanded to allow more space, how stages will be repositioned to improve the noise issues and reduce bottlenecks, and how car parking stewards will actually know what on earth they’re doing this year, to help avoid a repeat of 2015’s exodus chaos.
"These changes will ensure that watching the wide array of amazing artists at the stages, as well as moving around the main arena, will be much more comfortable and a positive experience for all fans," says festival director Geoff Ellis, "ultimately making T in the Park 2016 a year to remember for all the right reasons – brilliant music and outstanding entertainment enjoyed with your best mates.”
Check out the video below.