Adult only T to return in 2018 (No under 18’s in campsite)

Scotland's favourite festival is set to return after a year off as organisers announce plans for an over-18's only campsite.

The 22-year-old festival took a year off this year after being widely criticised over the last few years with many loyal fans feeling it had went gradually went downhill over the last decade coming to a head the last two years as organisational issues, mostly caused by moving from Balados to Strathallan Castle in Perth, meant havoc for fans travelling to and from the 4-day-concert.

Happier times? Fans enjoy the campsite in all weathers

One of the other main criticisms was that the much-younger crowd mixed with more dance acts as headliners had turned it into a bit of a ned-fest.

So now it seems organisers DF Concerts have reacted by sounding out plans for an over-18's only return to Perth in 2018.

Two teenagers sadly passed away on the first night of the concert last year- Megan Bell and Peter McCallum were both 17 years old when they were found dead in the campsite on Friday 9th July 2016.

Tragic: Seventeen year old Megan Bell sadly passed away in 2016

The festival has long been Scotland's favourite weekend and a few tears were shed late last year when they announced they would be taking the year off for the first time since 1994.

Many people were doubtful that it would ever be returning after the issues of the last few years but now at looks a compromise will be reached that will mean the campsite is for over 18's and any under 18s in the main arena would need to be accompanied by an adult.

Although it has to noted that purely blaming the 15,16 and 17 year old's for any trouble, drug taking, fighting or sickness is just a tad simplistic- and anyway all the 16 and 17 year old's that were there last year will be old enough to go again next year.


It might be a step in the right direction but the main issues they need to sort out is the lay-out and set up of the whole thing. Last year a bit of rain meant getting home was a nightmare and hundreds who tried to get home on Sunday were left stranded until Monday afternoon.

There will be at least some solace for music fans this year with the debut of the TRNSMT festival at Glasgow Green headlined by Radiohead, Biffy Clyro and Kasabian.


No TITP this year but music fans can look forward to TRNSMT


The three-day gig from 07-09 July will be day only however and of course NO campsite. And any regular to T in the Park knows the real experience is had in the campsite.

So it's hard to see any new festival really replace T in the Park in the hearts of the nation and any return in 2018 will be welcomed with open arms.

Do you think it's right to blame the under 18's for any past issues at T in the Park ? And will it make the experience any difference if it is over 18's only but still the same set up and headline acts ?

Let us know in the comments.

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