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State Aid Ad Hoc Registration - SA.42690

FUNDING ASSISTANCE: T IN THE PARK – STATE AID

Support for

T in the Park delivered by DF Concerts has received one-off grant funding support of £150,000 from the Scottish Government to help ensure the successful transition of this iconic music festival to their new temporary site at Strathallan in Perthshire.

The outcomes of the grant aid are to:-

  • Support the objectives of Scotland’s National Events Strategy and enhance Scotland's major events portfolio;

  • Boost the events, tourism and national economies;

  • Achieve the successful transition of the T in the Park event from Balado to Strathallan.

Legal Basis

This grant award has been made under section 23 of the National Heritage (Scotland) Act 1985.

GBER Provisions

This grant funding award is compliant with Section 11 Aid for Culture and Heritage Conservation, Article 53 sections (2a), (2d) and (5d) of the State Aid General Block Exemption Regulations, which state:-

2. The aid shall be granted for the following cultural purposes and activities:-

a) museums, archives, libraries, artistic and cultural centres or spaces, theatres, opera houses, concert halls, other live performance organisations, film heritage institutions and other similar artistic and cultural infrastructures, organisations and institutions;

d) art or cultural events and performances, festivals, exhibitions and other similar cultural activities

5. For operating aid, the eligible costs shall be the following:-

d) operating costs directly relating to the cultural project or activity, such as rent or lease of real estate and cultural venues, travel expenses, materials and supplies directly related to the cultural project or activity, architectural structures for exhibitions and stage sets, loan, lease and depreciation of tools, software and equipment, costs for access rights to copyright works and other related intellectual property rights protected contents, costs for promotion and costs incurred directly as a result of the project or activity; depreciation charges and the costs of financing are only eligible if they have not been covered by investment aid.