Mid-Scotland and Fife MSP, Murdo Fraser, believes that the BBC’s Biggest Weekend which is coming to Scone in May could be just as profitable to the local economy as the T and the Park Festival which was previously held in the area.
In May, the BBC is set to stage their most ambitious music event ever with concerts taking place in Scone, Belfast, Swansea and Coventry. Around 175,000 reasonably priced tickets have been made available across the four sites.
So far Noel Gallagher, Billy Ocean and indy-rockers Snow Patrol have been confirmed for the main stage in Scone.
In anticipation of the event Murdo has submitted a parliamentary motion calling on fellow MSPs to give it their backing.
Commenting Murdo Fraser MSP said;
“I am delighted that the BBC has chosen Scone as a destination for one of their most ambitious music festival ever.
“The prospect of thousands of music fans coming to the area will be good news for the local economy and I believe it could provide a bigger economic boost than T and the Park.
“Perth and Kinross is forging a great reputation as a destination for big events and the hosting of the Biggest Weekend in addition to the Lionel Ritchie tour stop can only improve our standing as a hub for culture.
“Making a big event like this successful requires planning and political support and I am calling on fellow MSPs to back the Biggest Weekend in Scone.”