Outbreak fears threatens Scottish music festival

SCOTLAND’S biggest music festival could be caught up in the bird flu scare.

T In The Park is held in Balado, Kinross, next door to a large poultry farm containing thousands of chickens.

The site is about 56 kilometres from the spot where a bird infected with the disease was found in Cellardyke, Fife, and there are concerns that future government restrictions might see the festival cancelled or moved.

But a Scottish Executive spokesperson said: “At present there are no implications for T In The Park. Obviously it is something we are monitoring but it is a long way off yet.”

A T In The Park spokesperson insisted that there was currently no threat to the event.

Around 138,000 fans are expected to descend on Balado for the two-day event on July 8 and 9.

The sell-out show features a line-up including The Who, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Strokes and Franz Ferdinand.

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