Friday 23 June 2017

T in the Park final day under way

Beyonce performs at T in the Park
Beyonce performs at T in the Park

Tens of thousands of music fans are enjoying the final day at Scotland's biggest music festival.

To date, 35 arrests have been made over drugs-related offences as well as theft and breach of the peace at T in the Park in Balado, Kinross-shire.

Tayside Police confirmed two men aged 25 and 23, both foreign nationals, had been arrested in Kinross as part of an intelligence-led operation. The pair are due to appear at Perth Sheriff Court on Monday to face theft charges.

Chief Superintendent Craig Suttie, event commander, said: "I am delighted with the way the event has gone so far.

"True to form, the T in the Park crowd has been magnificent as they continue to enjoy the event and the terrific atmosphere at Balado.

"At this stage, crime at the venue is down on 2010 and that is testament to the community policing style of our officers, the excellent work of the stewards and the professionalism of everyone involved in staging this event."

Geoff Ellis, festival director, described this year's T in the Park as the "best ever" with performances so far from Beyonce, Coldplay, Sir Tom Jones and Arctic Monkeys.

He also praised the crowds of up to 85,000 each day for the "self-policing" in keeping crime to a low.

He said: "It's been absolutely fantastic, it's been my favourite T to date. The performances have been out of this world. Beyonce was fabulous, (as were) Coldplay, The Script, Swedish House Mafia and Slash.

"Beyonce fitted into the event like a hand in a glove, really. She came, got on with her job. She was totally professional and very relaxed and the audience loved what she did. I think it's been the best one we've had so far. It's the best one in 18 years. For some people reaching 18 is a coming of age and T in the Park seems to be going from strength to strength."

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