T In The Park festival organiser hints at 'more boutique' feel following site change in 2015

Geoff Ellis says fans can expect 'voyage of discovery' at Strathallan Castle site

T In The Park festival organiser hints at 'more boutique' feel following site change in 2015

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T In The Park festival organiser Geoff Ellis has said that the festival will have a more "boutique" feel when it moves locations in 2015, comparing his vision for the event to the Shangri-La area of Glastonbury.

As reported, T will move from its home in Balado, Kinross to Strathallan Castle in the Perthshire area of Scotland. Although he confirmed that the number of people attending the festival in 2015 will remain the same at 85,000, Ellis told BBC Newsbeat that he plans to introduce a number of changes in line with smaller, more unique festivals.

"It'll have more of a boutique feel I suppose," said Ellis. "It'll be a little bit like Glastonbury where you can go to Shangri-La and not spend any time anywhere else. There are lots of mature trees, a castle, tree lined avenues. It'll be a voyage of discovery for those going."

He added: "We might split the fields so, for example, have one field for leftfield music and the healthy eating area."

T In The Park first took place in 1994 at Strathclyde Country Park near ­Motherwell before moving sites three years later. The move to Strathallan Castle comes following safety concerns about the Forties North Sea oil pipeline, which runs over part of the Balado site.

Calvin Harris, Biffy Clyro and Arctic Monkeys headlined T In The Park 2014 last weekend (July 11-13).

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