Change to T in the Park layout will give fans more space

T in the Park bosses have changed the layout of the festival arena to avoid bottlenecks and increased security as part of a major redesign.

T in the Park main stage last year.

The size of the main arena this year will increase by a third and all of the biggest music stages, including the main stage, Radio 1 stage, King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut tent and the slam tent, will be relocated to new, improved areas.

The King Tut’s tent will have open sides to allow more festivalgoers to watch performances.

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Festival organisers said the new design will ensure there is no congestion or bottlenecks and will give fans significantly more space.

There will also be more stewards across the site, overseen by new zone managers who will be directly linked by radio to festival management.

Clearer signs and directions throughout the arena and more easily-identifiable help teams are also part of the changes.

Announcements on changes to the campsite and transport are expected to be made in the next fortnight.

At last year’s festival, the first at the new site at Strathallan, Perthshire, fans faced lengthy delays and traffic queues.

Festival director Geoff Ellis said: “Our fans are our number one priority and we’ve listened to all of their feedback from last year and now we’re putting that into action.”