T in the Park festival to 'take a break' in 2017

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The T in the Park music festival will not be held in 2017.

The event has been staged at the Strathallan Castle estate in Perthshire for the last two years after it was forced to move from its previous long-term base at nearby Balado.

Tinie Tempah at T In The Park (Jane Barlow/PA)
Tinie Tempah at T In The Park (Jane Barlow/PA)

The move was hit by issues around planning and transport to the site, which organiser DF Concerts has described as "a series of onerous site restrictions".

The festival is now to "take a break" while bosses try to resolve the issues, they said.

In a statement to fans, organisers said: "For over 23 years, T in the Park has been at the heart of Scotland's music scene - with you by our side. But for now, sadly, we need to take a break."