T in the Park fans can breathe a sigh of relief – the festival will go ahead this weekend.
Social networking sites were awash with rumours that T was going to be cancelled due to the heavy rain Scotland has been experiencing and subsequent safety fears, but boss Geoff Ellis has spoken out to deny this is the case.
He told the Daily Record: “We have had contractors phoning up after hearing that T in the Park has been cancelled wanting to know if it is true.
“It’s understandable that people will be wondering after the cancellation of other events.
“Even if there was a monsoon, we would still be going ahead.”
He added: “We have spent hundreds of thousands of pounds on the infrastructure to help avoid problems due to rain in previous years.
“That includes tracking into the car parks.”
STV’s weather wonder Sean Batty will be bringing you a full weather TITP forecast later today, with updates throughout the week, so stay tuned to stv.tv/tinthepark for the latest, but it does like you’re going to have to dig out your wellies.
Whatever the weather, we’re sure it won’t dampen the spirits of the 85,000 music-lovers heading to the fields of Balado this weekend to see some of the biggest names in music, including Kasabian, The Stone Roses and Snow Patrol, perform at one of the world’s most loved festivals.
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Geoff Ellis talks about this year's lineup in the player above