T in the Park organisers are set to clampdown on the sale of ‘legal high’ drugs such as mephedrone at this year’s event.
The news comes in the wake of reports earlier this month that a Government review had been ordered, following the deaths of two teenagers who were thought to have taken the drug.
“Drugs are no more acceptable at T in the Park than they are anywhere else and the same risks and penalties apply,” a statement from DF Concerts read. “Our ongoing instruction to vendors is the same as in previous years – these substances are not permitted for sale at T in the Park.”
They added: “If any ticket holder is found to have these substances in their possession during random bag searches, they will be confiscated.”
As well as taking a hard line on those selling the ‘legal highs’, organisers have also revealed they will have drug amnesty bins at the entrance of the site for those wanting to dispose of any substances before they enter the festival.
Taking place on July 9-11 in Balado near Kinross, this year’s bash will see Eminem, Muse and Kasabian headline the event.