Music lovers will get the chance to camp out at this summer’s Carnival 56 festival, at a campsite almost 15 miles away.
The two-day music extravaganza set for August in will see up to 15,000 fans descend on Dundee’s Camperdown Park, and festival organisers have teamed up with a Perthshire outdoor company offering a campsite for hardy festival-goers at the former RAF airstrip in Errol.
Campsite ticket holders will have transport to and from the Camperdown arena included in the cover price, as well as the option to go “glamping” in a luxury eight-person bell tent.
Campers will also be able to take advantage of parking, a secured campsite, access to toilets and showers and a number of beverage vans.
There will be no camping facilities available at Camperdown over the August event, but music fans from as far away as Germany are expected to attend.
The site is based at a campsite owned by Perthshire-family-run company Field Day Events, who also run an outdoor activity and recreational hub at Errol Airfield.
Carnival 56 director Craig Blyth said: “We’re happy to help share these new camping opportunities by Field Day Events, the family-run Perthshire company behind the successful outdoor accommodation and recreational hub based at Errol Airfield near Dundee.
“There is no camping at Carnival Fifty Six but fans travelling to Dundee for the weekend now have the opportunity to enjoy the festival experience through Field Day’s camping offering.”
A host of big name acts will perform at the festival, which will run over August 12 and 13.
It will be largest open-air music event in Dundee since Radio 1’s Big Weekend in 2006, which saw tens of thousands of music fans in Dundee over the two day festival.
Tickets went on sale at the end of February after 2,000 pre- registration briefs were snapped up on Friday February 24.
They cost £49.50 per day and £95 for the weekend. VIP packages are available.
Errol Airfield, which was used by the RAF during the Second World War, has become home of the popular Muddy Colour run, which raises funds for the PKAVS charity in Perth.