T in the Park has been cancelled for 2017
Difficulties caused by a protected bird's nest have called the Scottish festival off
Scotland's beloved T in the Park festival has begrudgingly announced that it will be taking a "gap year" in 2017.
The festival, which has been running annually since 1994, relocated in 2015 and has now been forced to cancel its upcoming edition due to the financial and logistical complications the organizers would have to consider due to the "presence of an unregistered, but protected in law, osprey's nest".
"We tried our best to work with the pressures placed upon the site by bringing in an additional team and fixing the first year traffic issues," a statement reads on the official T in the Park website. "But ultimately we’re not in control of the overall site layout and the continued restrictions means that the negative impact on our fans and the limitations placed on their experience is too great."
However disappointing the news may be for 2017, T in the Park assures fans that they plan to use their year off to reconvene and plan towards the camping festival's eventual return.
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