Traditionally the music at the annual T in the Park festival finishes at around midnight each night but for the 2014 event it will run one hour later.
Music revelers will get to see their favourite musicians perform until 1am each night across the weekend – though the campsite will stop operating at 2am as usual.
Organisers of the festival were granted the permission to run later in 2014 by Perth and Kinross council to enable them to attract bigger name stars to the weekend long festival.
T in the Park 2014 will run from July 11th to July 13th 2014 at Balado, Kinross (Scotland) and the Arctic Monkeys were the first band to be announced as headliners on the Friday night.
Event manager Colin Rodger spoke with The Herald and said:
“This change does not alter the overall operational times of the event as a whole with the campsite entertainment times remaining the same by concluding at 2am.”
“We have the opportunity to bring two international headliner artists to the T in the Park line-up in a co-headliner format.”
Rodgers continued: “To achieve this both acts would need to perform in darkness which is why we have requested this extension of the operating times.”
“In 2013 we were a few thousand short of selling out and bringing these two acts to the line-up we will significantly increase the demand for tickets and hopefully get back to full capacity.”
“As a result,” he continued, “The local economic impact will be increased by the several thousand additional customers each day and should see a lift from 2013 which I see as a very tangible benefit to the local communities businesses and residents.”
“Following robust discussions and planning with the local community it can be expected that there will be little impact to local residents.”
Last year The Killers and Rihanna (pictured above) were just two of the headliners featured but we can’t help but wonder who these headliners could be? Any ideas?
Watch below as Chase & Status perform ‘Blind Faith’ at ‘T20’ – the 20th anniversary of the T in the Park festival.