T in the Park has given music fans a ‘sneak peek’ at the new site ahead of tickets going on sale at the end of the week.
A limited number of passes will be released on Friday for the festival’s historic first show at Strathallan Castle.
Festival bosses have uploaded a short video on YouTube showing where they plan to position the stages at the new site for next year’s event.
The long-running extravaganza was forced to quit its old home in Balado, near Kinross, after an underground pipeline sparked health and safety fears.
Organisers DF Concerts still need planning permission for the proposed move and a detailed application is expected to be lodged with Perth and Kinross Council early next year.
A public consultation exercise is now being carried out. A survey of locals, taken at a recent public meeting, found that 66% were in favour of having the event at Strathallan with about 20% against.
A spokeswoman for the festival explained why tickets were being sold before planning permission had been secured.
“Tickets for all outdoor events are sold ‘subject to licence’ prior to local authorities granting licences,” she said. “This is the case whether it be a green field site in Glasgow and Edinburgh or in a football stadium.
“There is a recognised licensing process that is followed prior to local authorities granting permission for a concert to go ahead, and this has always been the case for T in the Park in its two previous locations.”
Last week, The Courier revealed that the vast majority of objectors who had signed an online petition against the move were from outside the area, with many signatories from south of the border and overseas.
Up to 70,000 fans are expected to descend on the 1,000 acre site, near Auchterarder, over three days in mid-July.
Tickets and bus packages will go on sale at 9am on Friday.