Radiohead and Coldplay to headline new T In The Park replacement festival?

The new event is rumoured to be happening in Glasgow

Radiohead and Coldplay are rumoured to be headlining a new festival to replace T In The Park in Glasgow next year.

Last week, organisers confirmed that T In The Park would be ‘taking a break’ in 2017 – after a series of problems in recent years on site at Strathallan Castle. Then, it was revealed that T organisers were in talks to put on an alternative event on Glasgow Green instead.

Now, The Daily Record report that the non-camping festival will take place on Glasgow Green from 8-10 July and will be headlined by Radiohead. They are also said to be in talks with Coldplay.


“The line-up fits with the idea of staging a more family-friendly festival,” said source. “It’s obviously been inspired by the success of Radio 1’s Big Weekend – but won’t be as young a crowd as that, or have the pop or dance acts. It looks like the idea is maybe to pull on the heartstrings of the older T crowd, people who loved it at Balado and could be tempted back. That sort of crowd has no interest in camping out in a field – they want to get a taxi home or stay in a nice hotel. That’s what this festival will bring and it looks like it should be a huge success.”


Radiohead have a busy tour schedule for next summer, headlining Glastonbury alongside numerous other European festivals. Meanwhile, Coldplay recently confirmed that new music was on the way – as the band will be releasing the ‘Kaleidoscope EP’ in 2017.

Last years event was hit by numerous problems and tragedies – including one festival-goer being found dead, two teenagers dying of drug-related incidents, a cash machine being stolen and more. T In The Park has been one of the major festivals on the circuit since 1994, and has been hosted in Strathclyde Park, Balado airfield and Strathallan Castle over the years. Last year’s headliners included The Stone Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Calvin Harris – while LCD Soundsystem pulled an unjustifiably meagre crowd.