T in the Park organisers have praised the “camaraderie” shown by music fans as more than 85,000 people partied through three days of wet weather at the annual festival.
Rain turned much of the site at Balado, near Kinross into a mud bath as the crowd enjoyed performances from The Stone Roses, Nicki Minaj, Snow Patrol and Calvin Harris, among dozens of other performers.
One venue, the Slam tent, was unable to open as scheduled due to the conditions but festival director Geoff Ellis was pleased with how his team had responded.
He said: "The weather definitely brought some challenges but we were prepared and our team worked extremely hard to keep things on track, which was no mean feat.
"The sense of camaraderie was obvious throughout the day but when the Stone Roses took to the stage it went off the scale. This was the moment that so many people were waiting for and the fans sang their hearts out. It was amazing.
"This year, we had an extremely diverse line-up and there’s been something for everyone, pop, hip-hop, rock, indie, even classical, which has gone down brilliantly. A personal highlight for me has to be seeing the legendary Stone Roses leading the crowd in a mass singalong of their seminal hits."
In all Tayside Police made 30 arrests during the festival and recorded 271 incidents, 208 of those being misuse of drugs offences. Overall, nine out of every ten offences that were reported to the police or identified by officers were detected. Crimes such as theft and possession of offensive weapons were reported to be low.
Event commander, superintendent Rick Dunkerley, said: "It has been another outstanding weekend and, while crimes are up on last year, this is due to the proactive work of our police officers and the stewards working alongside them in engaging with those attending the event, particularly at the point of entrance, which has led to the identification of certain incidents, notably drugs offences.
"Those arrested are a very small minority, the overwhelming majority of people have come to Balado to have a great time and there is little doubt they have succeeded. The weather presented us with some challenges, but I believe that the determination and positive outlook of the organisers, all the agencies, our police officers and, most importantly, the festival-goers has delivered another terrific T in the Park.
"We prepare, plan and ensure we have all contingencies for whatever challenges come our way. That has guaranteed another successful event, but it is the 85,000 people who came to Balado to party who ensured the occasion was fully realised."
On Monday the clean up operation was in full swing with staff working to clear thousands of tents that had been left behind as well as mounds of rubbish.
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