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T in the Park organisers announce campsite overhaul

T in the Park campsite Image copyright PA
Image caption The new festival campsite will have a dedicated on-call management team

T in the Park organisers have announced an overhaul of the festival's campsite that will see it increase in size by a quarter.

Last year's event, the first at Strathallan in Perthshire, was criticised over traffic issues and antisocial behaviour.

DF Concerts said improvements include colour-coded zones, better signage and 24-hour dedicated management teams.

This year's event will take place between 8 July and 10 July.

The Stone Roses, Calvin Harris and Red Hot Chili Peppers will headline the main stage over the three nights.

Last year's T in the Park had a daily attendance of about 85,000 people with an estimated 70,000 of those camping.

DF Concerts has produced an animated video highlighting the new campsite layout.

Image copyright DF Concerts
Image caption The new campsite layout will have additional lighting and improved signage

T in the Park security manager Colin Brown, said: "We have overhauled the campsite layout and management and guarantee there will be well-informed stewards on hand to assist with any questions.

"The layout, clearly marked-out zones and improved signage will make getting about much easier, meaning our campers can concentrate on having a good time."

DF Concerts said the Slam and King Tut's tents would open exclusively for campers on Thursday 7 July.

Last week, the promoter announced that this year's festival arena will increase in size by a third.

It will publish revised transport plans for the event next week.

Campsite entertainment manager Gail MacKenzie said: "We know that the campsite is a huge part of the T in the Park experience and have listened to feedback from last year.

"As a result the entertainment will be enhanced and we're even opening the King Tut's Tent on the Thursday for the first time ever. "

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