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T in the Park Festival
An assortment of photographs from the 2013 festival
Genre Rock, Alternative rock, Indie rock, Hard rock, Punk rock, Techno, House, Electronic, Ceilidh, Jazz, Acoustic music, Pop
Dates Second weekend of July (3 days)
Location(s) Strathclyde Park, Lanarkshire (1994-1996)
Balado, Kinross-shire, Scotland (1997-2014)
Strathallan, Perthshire, Scotland (2015- )
Years active 1994 - present

T in the Park Festival is a major Scottish music festival that has been held annually since 1994. It is named after its main sponsor, the brewing company Tennents. The event was originally held at Strathclyde Park, Lanarkshire but since 1997 has been held at the disused Balado airfield, Kinross-shire. From 2015 onwards the festival will be held at Strathallan Castle, Strathallan, Perthshire. Originally a two-day event, the festival became a three-day event in 2007. Promoted by DF Concerts, the event attracts up to 85,000 people each day, along with 70,000 campers.


The festival was founded in 1994 as part of a joint venture between DF Concerts and Tennent's Lager with some help from Irish promotions company MCD Productions.[1] Current festival director Geoff Ellis was involved from the start. Ellis came to Scotland in 1992 to manage King Tut's Wah Wah Hut in Glasgow. He organised the first T in the Park festival in 1994 with a smattering of bands playing to 17,000 people at its original site at Strathclyde Park, Lanarkshire.[2] The festival was held here for three years until 1997, where it has been held at the disused Balado airfield, Kinross-shire. After moving to Balado the festival grew larger and by 2003, the festival was attracting 55,000 each day; 110,000 over the weekend.[1]

The festival was originally a two-day event until 2007, when the Friday became a mainstay event for live music. However, the 2007 festival was sullied by many festival-goers who missed acts on the Friday due to huge traffic jams of 10 miles on the A91 and A977 leading to Kinross.[3] To prevent a repeat of the traffic chaos, in 2008 organisers allowed a limited number of campers to pitch up on the Thursday in order to cut the number of cars on the roads on the Friday.[4] By extending the festival over a full three days, it began to grow rapidly becoming the second-largest greenfield festival in the United Kingdom, and the fifth largest in the world in terms of attendance, with over 85,000 people on site everyday.[5]

As of 2013, it attracts up to 250,000 people over three days, drawing fans from across Britain and Europe.[2] According to DF Concerts, 20% of the crowd is made up of visitors from outside Scotland, with about 2% attending from overseas.[6] In recent years, the festival has shared much of its line-up with Oxegen, a festival that takes place on the same weekend in County Kildare, Ireland. Acts usually play T in the Park one day and Oxegen the next, or vice versa. In an attempt to boost ticket sales, the 2014 festival will see an extension of the acts' duration on stage. On the Friday, the acts are due to start around lunchtime as oppose to 5pm; and the Saturday headliners will finish at 1am.[7] The 2014 festival will be the last to take place at the current site. This is because of concerns over the Forties Pipeline, which runs directly underneath the former Balado airfield.[8]

The festival will move will move 20 miles to the Strathallan Castle Estate in the neighbouring county of Perthshire.[9]


Tennents Lager is brewed just 36 hours before T in the Park at the Wellpark Brewery, 44 miles from Balado. Nearly all the lager is brewed specifically for the weekend. More than 3 million pints of lager have been consumed at the festival since 1994.[6]

An innovative bar-cup recycling scheme was introduced in 2006 paying a 10p deposit on every empty pint container brought back to a designated recycling point.[6]

Anti-social behaviour[edit]

It has been said that T in the Park attracts a considerable volume of "neds":[a] young males who are associated with hooliganism, casual sports clothing and stupidity[16] (although organiser Geoff Ellis regards a ned as being anyone who engages in anti-social behaviour, regardless of presentation).[17] Other reporters have spoken about the ubiquity of Buckfast:[18][19][20] a fortified wine linked to ned culture[21][22] and criminality.[22][23] As well as journalists, performers,[b] revellers,[28][29] and celebrity attendees[30][31][32] have witnessed anti-social behaviour. The lobbing of drinks containers – often with urine replacing the beverage – is said to be common,[c] and fire-setting has been reported.[34][35]

Punishable offences reported at the event range from typical crimes like assault,[d] drug-related crime,[e] breach of the peace[37][44] and vandalism,[37] to more reprehensible acts such as attempted murder[53][54] and sexual assault.[54][55][56] A Perth sheriff said in 2013 that T in the Park has a "serious problem" with substances;[57] a reveller died from an overdose in 2006,[58] and £25,000 worth of drugs were seized at the 2012 festival.[59] Hundreds of offences are typically recorded at the event, with the majority related to theft, substance abuse and assault.[54] Tayside Police have claimed that criminal activity at the festival is no more common than it would be in any Scottish city.[54]

Defenders against ned allegations[edit]

Ellis is aware of the threat of neds, and has stressed that they are "not welcome" at the event.[17] Still, some commentators have suggested that their impact on the festival has been exaggerated. BBC Radio 1 DJ Edith Bowman dismissed the notion that neds dominate the event as "rubbish" and an "awful preconception", adding: "Speak to any band who has played T [in the Park] and they will fall over themselves to come back. Scots fans just want to have a good time."[13] In a Scotsman article, Andrew Eaton admitted that the event is "not sensible, or polite, or restrained", but condemned "the many snooty remarks you often hear about it being a festival for drunken neds."[60]

Paul English in the Daily Record concurred with sentiments expressed by a contributor to the Scotland documentary film We Are Northern Lights, who argued that T in the Park is too readily dismissed as an event for neds and is in fact a national cultural experience. English allowed: "Of course, there's a minority of menaces. But it's the population of Paisley in a field drinking beer, not a candle-lit procession."[61] BBC Radio 5 Live presenter and journalist Robin McKelvie penned an editorial on the festival in which he stated: "If you've never been to T in the Park before forget all the naysayers who dismiss it as 'full of neds'. Today it attracts as real a cross section of Scotland as any concert or festival".[62]

1994 festival[edit]

The first T in the Park was held on Saturday 30 July - Sunday 31 July 1994 at Strathclyde Country park. The site had a capacity for 17,000 people on each of the two days, with just 2000 choosing to camp.[63]

The Caledonia Stage, was introduced to showcase up and coming new bands. A band called Glass Onion played over the weekend who would later be better known as Travis.

Main stage[edit]

Saturday 30 July Sunday 31 July
  • Rage Against the Machine
  • Bjork
  • Levellers
  • Cypress Hill
  • Crash Test Dummies
  • Chumbawamba
  • Yothu Yindi
  • Consolidated
  • Honky
  • DJ Paul Oakenfold
  • Blur
  • Manic Street Preachers
  • Pulp
  • James Taylor Quartet
  • Smash
  • Headswim
  • The Grid
  • Kerbdog
  • Primal Scream

King Tut's Tent[edit]

Saturday 30 July Sunday 31 July
  • Del Amitri
  • Oasis
  • Crowded House
  • Teenage Fanclub
  • The Saw Doctors
  • Gun
  • Mike Peters
  • Grant Lee Buffalo
  • Baby Chaos
  • D:Ream
  • House of Pain
  • One Dove
  • Whiteout
  • Aimee Mann
  • Thrum
  • Tiny Monroe

1995 festival[edit]

Was held on Saturday 5 August - Sunday 6 August 1995 at Strathclyde Country park. This was the first year that we had a sell out on one of the days. Noel Gallagher joined Paul Weller on stage, while Kermit from the Black Grapes' broken his ankle earlier in the day but refused to go to hospital instead performed with the rest of the band whilst sitting down on the stage.

The Dance Tent was introduced this year, but no official line was used, it became the Slam Tent in 1997.

Main stage[edit]

Saturday 5 August Sunday 6 August
  • Paul Weller
  • Therapy?
  • Terrorvision
  • The Prodigy
  • Black Grape
  • Gene
  • Dodgy
  • The Wildhearts
  • Skunk Anansie
  • M People
  • The Beautiful South
  • Kylie Minogue
  • Tricky
  • The Charlatans
  • Shed Seven
  • Marion
  • The Boo Radleys
  • Sleeper

King Tut's Tent[edit]

Saturday 5 August Sunday 6 August
  • Elastica
  • Supergrass
  • Echobelly
  • Menswear
  • The Bluetones
  • Ash
  • Powder
  • Corduroy
  • Cast
  • Salad
  • The Verve
  • Deus
  • The Shaman
  • Underworld
  • Dreadzone
  • Fluke
  • Republica

1996 festival[edit]

Was held on Saturday 13 July - Sunday 14 July 1996, and was the last time at Strathclyde Country park. The Saturday was a sell out for the first time in advance. Radiohead closed the Main Stage on Saturday night and Pulp closing on the Sunday. This was also the year that Keanu Reeves arrived on a shuttle bus to play the festival with his band Dogstar, and Joe Strummer busked in the campsite

Caledonia Stage was renamed the T Break, where unsigned acts from across Scotland are given a platform to showcase their music at T in the Park. Each year, a panel made up of music industry experts hand-picked 16 artists from over a thousand entries to platform.[64]

Main stage[edit]

Saturday 13 July Sunday 14 July
  • Radiohead
  • Alanis Morissette
  • Prodigy
  • Foo Fighters
  • Space
  • The Jesus Lizard
  • Honeycrack
  • The Supernaturals
  • Cecil
  • Pulp
  • Black Grape
  • Cast
  • Manic Street Preachers
  • Ricky Ross
  • Saw Doctors
  • Barenaked Ladies
  • Shakespear's Sister
  • Bobbie Bluebell
  • Whipping Boy
  • Placebo

NME Stage[edit]

Saturday 13 July Sunday 14 July
  • Bluetones
  • Beck
  • Frank Black
  • Mazzy Star
  • The Gyres
  • Northern Uproar
  • 60 Ft Dolls
  • Gorky's Zygotic Mynci
  • Geneva
  • Cocteau Twins
  • Teenage Fanclub
  • Dogstar
  • Bis
  • The Wannadies
  • Mansun
  • Super Furry Animals
  • Fluffy
  • Urusei Yatsura

Dance Tent[edit]

Saturday 13 July Sunday 14 July
  • Leftfield
  • DJ: David Holmes
  • Chemical Brothers
  • Dave Clarke
  • The Aloof
  • Definition Of Sound
  • Rub-A-Dub DJ's Wilba & Martin
  • Lamb
  • DJ: Harri
  • Audioweb
  • DJ: Scott Gibson
  • 4th Dimension
  • DJ's: Tony Kean & Murray Scott
  • LTI Bukem
  • Goldie
  • Lionrock
  • Paul Oakenfold
  • BT
  • Nicolette
  • Earthling
  • DJ: KMC
  • Suga Bullit
  • DJ: KMC
  • J-Pac

King Tut's Tent[edit]

Saturday 13 July Sunday 14 July
  • The Divine Comedy
  • The Cardigans
  • Lush
  • Heavy Stereo
  • Drugstore
  • Rare
  • Compulsion
  • Crazy Gods Of Endless Noise
  • Mundy
  • The Daisies
  • Afghan Whigs
  • Dubstar
  • Longpigs
  • Ian Mcnabb & The Afterlife
  • Nowaysis
  • No Doubt
  • Kula Shaker
  • Octopus
  • Nut
  • Nilon Bombers

1997 festival[edit]

In 1997, T in the Park moved from Strathclyde Park to its current home Balado near Kinross, on a disused Airfield, and was held on Saturday 12 July – Sunday 13 July 1997. This was The Slam Tent’s first year, while The campsite grown to over 25,0000.

Main stage[edit]

Saturday 12 July Sunday 13 July
  • The Charlatans
  • Kula Shaker
  • Dodgy
  • Reef
  • G.U.N.
  • The Divine Comedy
  • Republica
  • Apollo 440
  • Paul Weller
  • Ocean Colour Scene
  • Texas
  • Bush
  • Echobelly
  • Bjorn Again
  • Fun Lovin' Criminals
  • Neneh Cherry
  • The Sirenes

NME Stage[edit]

Saturday 12 July Sunday 13 July
  • Shed Seven
  • Placebo
  • Longpigs
  • Geneva
  • Sneaker Pimps
  • Travis
  • Jimi Tenor
  • Superstar
  • Arab Strap
  • Feeder
  • The Sea Horses
  • Mansun
  • Gene
  • Dreadzone
  • The Supernaturals
  • Catatonia
  • Hurricane # 1
  • Toaster
  • Rachel Stamp
  • Cake Like

Slam Muzik Tent[edit]

Saturday 12 July Sunday 13 July
  • Laurent Garnier
  • Daft Punk
  • DJ Sneak
  • Slam (Live)
  • Andrew Weatherall
  • Nightmares On Wax
  • Paul Cawley
  • Olive
  • Jon Carter
  • Carl Cox
  • Bandulu
  • Slam DJ's: Stuart McMillan & Orde Meikle
  • Green Velvet
  • DJ Deep
  • Death In Vegas
  • Global Communications
  • Gilles Peterson

Radio 1 Eve Sesh[edit]

Saturday 12 July Sunday 13 July
  • The Delgados
  • Symposium
  • Monaco
  • Gorky's Zygotic Mynci
  • Subcircus
  • Stereophonics
  • Grass - Show
  • Mogwai
  • Arnold
  • Radish
  • Beth Orton
  • Spearhead
  • Urusei Yatsura
  • Embrace
  • Kenickie
  • AC Acoustics
  • Speedy
  • Bennet
  • Hardbody
  • Snug
  • Delta

1998 festival[edit]

T In The Park 1998 was held on Saturday 11 July 1998 – Sunday 12 July 1998. Large television screens were used to all football fans to watch the 1998 World cup final.

Line up included;

Main stage[edit]

Saturday 11 July Sunday 12 July
  • Prodigy
  • The Seahorses
  • Robbie Williams
  • Space
  • Travis
  • Catatonia
  • JTQ
  • Headswim
  • Martyn Bennett
  • Pulp
  • Beastie Boys
  • Garbage
  • Finley Quaye
  • James
  • Stereophonics
  • Chumbawamba
  • Alabama 3

NME Stage[edit]

Saturday 11 July Sunday 12 July
  • Ash
  • Spritualized
  • Super Furry Animals
  • Audioweb
  • Ultrasound
  • Rialto
  • Theaudience
  • Young Offenders
  • Annie Christian
  • Portishead
  • Ian Brown
  • Natalie Imbruglia
  • Bernard Butler
  • The Aloof
  • Asian Dub Foundation
  • The Smiles
  • Scott 4
  • Medal

Slam Tent[edit]

Saturday 11 July Sunday 12 July
  • Darren Emerson
  • Plastikman
  • Slam DJ's
  • Laurent Garnier (Live)
  • Harri
  • Carl Craig's
  • Innerzone Orchestra
  • DJ Crush
  • DJ Q
  • A Tribe Called Quest
  • Fabio & Grooverider
  • Propellerheads
  • DJ Touche
  • Red Snapper
  • Monkey Mafia
  • Phar Out DJ's
  • Invisible Armies

Radio 1 Eve Sesh[edit]

Saturday 11 July Sunday 12 July
  • Bentley Rhythm Ace
  • Lo Fidelity Allstars
  • Warm Jets
  • Arab Strap
  • Montrose Ave
  • Idlewild
  • Campag Velocet
  • Dandys
  • Cornershop
  • Fatboy Slim
  • Symposium
  • Unbelievable Truth
  • Money Mark
  • 60 ft Dolls
  • Gomez
  • Carrie
  • Regular Fries

1999 festival[edit]

It was held on Saturday 10 July 1999 and Sunday 11 July 1999, with 50,000 people per day. Two days before, It was revealed few tickets were still available for the Sunday performances.[65]

Main stage[edit]

Saturday 9 July Sunday 10 July
  • Blur
  • Stereophonics
  • The Beautiful South
  • Fun Lovin' Criminals
  • Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros
  • Faithless
  • 3 Colours Red
  • The Amphetameanies
  • Manic Street Preachers
  • Massive Attack
  • James
  • Placebo
  • Reef
  • Barenaked Ladies
  • Eagle Eye Cherry
  • Remy Zero

Stage 2[edit]

Saturday 9 July Sunday 10 July
  • Gomez
  • Shed Seven
  • Travis
  • Rae & Christian
  • Lamb
  • Regular Fries
  • Ooberman
  • The Jengaheads (DJ's)
  • Boom Boom Mancini
  • Happy Mondays
  • Bjorn Again
  • Gay Dad
  • Everlast
  • The Saw Doctors
  • Dot Allison
  • Younger Younger 28's
  • Muse
  • Merz

Slam Tent[edit]

Saturday 9 July Sunday 10 July
  • Jeff Mills
  • Richie Hawtin Aka Plastikman (Dex, Fx And A 909)
  • Luke Slater (Live)
  • Slam's "Pressure Funk"
  • Basement Jaxx
  • DJ Sneak
  • Stuart Mcmillan & Orde Meikle
  • Silicone Soul
  • Fat Boy Slim (DJ)
  • Carl Cox
  • Green Velvet (Live)
  • Cassius (Mix)
  • Marco Carola
  • Ian Pooley (Live)
  • Harri
  • Roots
  • Freddy Fresh
  • Paul Cawley (Fenetik)

King Tut's Tent[edit]

Saturday 9 July Sunday 10 July
  • Mogwai
  • Death In Vegas
  • Bis
  • The High Fidelity
  • Chicks
  • Surreal Madrid
  • Doves
  • Rico
  • Witness
  • Mercury Rev
  • Idlewild
  • Delgados
  • Deus
  • Darkstar
  • Indian Ropeman
  • Stroke
  • Bellatrix
  • One Lady Owner

2000 festival[edit]

This was held on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 July 2000, with 50,000 people attending. It was Travis' first appearance, as an unsigned band closed the Main Stage. It was All Saints' last Scottish appearance.

A week prior to the event an accident happened at Roskilde Festival where nine people died. Following the incident security arrangements were reviewed while making sure the relevant safety procedures were in place to ensure a failsafe.[66]

The line up included:

Main stage[edit]

Saturday 8 July Sunday 9 July
  • Moby
  • Ocean Colour Scene
  • Fun Lovin' Criminals
  • Gomez
  • The Blue Tones
  • All Saints
  • Feeder
  • Lynden David Hall
  • David Gray
  • Travis
  • Macy Gray
  • Supergrass
  • Iggy Pop
  • Idlewild
  • Lulu
  • Bootleg Beatles
  • The Clint Boon Experience

Stage 2[edit]

Saturday 8 July Sunday 9 July
  • Beth Orton
  • Morcheeba
  • The Wannadies
  • Doves
  • My Vitriol
  • At the Drive In
  • Aereogramme
  • LSK
  • David Holmes (DJ)
  • Embrace
  • Muse
  • Groove Armada
  • Dark Star
  • JJ72
  • Day One
  • Manchild
  • Dara

Slam Tent[edit]

Saturday 8 July Sunday 9 July
  • DJ Sneak & Gene Farris Vs Roger Sanchez & Junior Sanchez
  • Derrick May
  • Tom Middleton
  • Funk D'Void
  • Rolando (UR)
  • Carl Cox & Jim Masters vs Slam (Stuart McMillan & Orde Meikle)
  • Leftfield
  • Darren Emerson
  • Andrew Weatherall
  • Death In Vegas
  • James Lavelle
  • Universal Principles (feat. Stuart McMillan / Nick Peacock / Glen Gibbons)

King Tut's Tent[edit]

Saturday 8 July Sunday 9 July
  • Moloko
  • Badly Drawn Boy
  • Toploader
  • Dum Dums
  • Looper
  • Crashland
  • Hobotalk
  • King Adora
  • It's Jo and Danny
  • Kevin Saunderson
  • Flaming Lips
  • Les Rythmes
  • Digitales
  • Blackalicious
  • A
  • Coldplay
  • Urusei Yatsura
  • Soulwax
  • Justin Lewis
  • Orchestra
  • The Boho Sub Band

2001 festival[edit]

T in the park 2001 was held between Saturday 7th to Sunday 8 July 2001, with approximately 50,000 people attending.

2002 festival[edit]

The 2002 event attracted approximately 50,000 people on both the Saturday and Sunday.

2003 festival[edit]

The 2003 event attracted approximately 55,000 people on both the Saturday and Sunday, with REM and Coldplay.

2004 festival[edit]

The 2004 edition attracted approximately 60,000 people on both the Saturday and Sunday. The two biggest stages being the Main Stage and the NME Stage, along with four tents which included the Slam Tent and the King Tut's Tent.

2005 festival[edit]

2005 Festival

Tickets for the 2005 event sold out in record time, just four days after going on sale, five months in advance of the festival. The event saw around 69,000 people a day watching more than 170 bands over 10 stages. It was named best festival in that year's UK Festival Awards, beating the Glastonbury Festival for the first time.

2006 festival[edit]

Tickets for the 2006 festival went on sale at 9am on 17 February 2006. The event sold out in under an hour, a record time for the festival.[67] An additional 12,000 day tickets were placed on sale on 3 June 2006, which sold out in ten minutes.[68] Approximately 69,000 tickets were sold for each day.[69] Following the sellout, weekend camping tickets appeared on internet auction sites for as much as £700.[67]

2007 festival[edit]

The 2007 festival took place on the 6, 7 and 8 July 2007 - the first time the festival had been held over three days. The first 35,000 tickets went on sale shortly after the 2006 festival and were sold within 70 minutes. The final batch of tickets, released on 9 March, sold out in less than 20 minutes. The event was overshadowed by traffic chaos on the A91 due to the closure of the main car park following heavy rain.

2008 festival[edit]

The 2008 festival took place on the 11, 12 and 13 July 2008. It was announced that the campsite would open on 10 July 2008 to avoid a repeat of the previous year's traffic problems. The bands headlining the 2008 event were Rage Against the Machine, The Verve and R.E.M. on the Main Stage and The Chemical Brothers, Kaiser Chiefs and The Prodigy on the Radio 1 / NME Stage.

2009 festival[edit]

The 2009 festival took place over three days between the 10 and 12 July, with over 180 acts performing to a crowd of 85,000 people. As with the 2008 festival, the campsite opened on the Thursday evening to prevent traffic queues forming on the Friday. The first batch of "early bird" tickets sold out in ten hours on 15 July 2008 and on 27 February 2009, NME announced that camping tickets for the event had already sold out.[70]

2010 festival[edit]

Main article: T in the Park 2010

Tickets for the 2010 event were made available on 26 February 2010,[71] selling out in 90 minutes.[72] The event was headlined by Muse, Eminem and Kasabian.[73]

2011 festival[edit]

Main article: T in the Park 2011

The 2011 festival took place between 7–11 July 2011. Arctic Monkeys, Coldplay, Foo Fighters and Beyoncé were the headliners for the weekend. It is the eighteenth festival to take place. The Strokes played on the Radio 1 NME stage on the Saturday. Blink-182 cancelled as they were unable to produce their new album in time for their European tour.[74] On 5 May, Beyoncé was added to the line-up, and played on Saturday the 9th.[75] Other artists such as Deadmau5 and Pendulum played at T in the Park 2011.

2012 festival[edit]

Main article: T in the Park 2012

The 2012 festival took place between 6–8 July 2012. As usual presale tickets went on sale shortly after the conclusion of the 2011 event, on 12 July 2011, with another allocation of "early bird" tickets going on sale to the general public two days later, on 14 July 2011. The Stone Roses were announced as the first headline act on 8 November, three weeks before the second release tickets went on sale.[76] On 30 November, Vodafone customers who were signed up to the "Vodafone VIP" site were granted access to a pre-sale. The next day, T-Lady subscribers and past festival goers were also given access to the pre-sale. The second release tickets, equivalent to half of the venues capacity, went on sale to the general public on 2 December at 9am, hours later allocation was exhausted. [77] Festival director, Geoff Ellis said that he was "delighted by the response from fans" and also noted that he "can’t wait to see everyone at Balado next year."

Later he said: “The response to The Stone Roses announcement has been fantastic and the rest of the bill is shaping up nicely - we can’t wait until February to share it with the best audience in the world.” [78] On 10 December 2011, Geoff Ellis stated that “There will probably be an announcement on the headliners early in the new year.” In an interview by Express.co.uk, he confirmed that there would be an announcement coming soon as they had just managed to increase the festival's first day capacity by 10,000 - which brings Friday inline with the capacity allowed on Saturday and Sunday, he noted this would increase the festivals opportunity to draw a bigger headliner for the Friday night. [79] Early in 2012, it was announced the third and final ticket release would go on sale on 29 February 2012. On 21 February 2012, one week before the final release of tickets, 9 acts were revealed via the T in the Park official Twitter account. The acts announced were: Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Florence + The Machine, The Maccabees, The Horrors, Simple Minds, Miles Kane, The Vaccines, Maverick Sabre, Frank Turner and Two Door Cinema Club.[80] Another announcement on 23 February revealed the remaining two headlining acts, Snow Patrol and Kasabian. Other acts revealed at the same time included Jessie J, David Guetta, The Enemy, Kaiser Chiefs, Amy Macdonald Nicki Minaj, The Darkness, Calvin Harris, Skrillex and Elbow.

2013 'T20' festival[edit]

Main article: T in the Park 2013

The 2013 festival took place between 11–14 July 2013 and was advertised as T20 due to the festival's 20th anniversary. 'Early Bird' tickets went on sale Friday 13 July 2012 at 9am on the Ticketmaster website.[81] The Killers, Rihanna and Mumford and Sons headlined in 2013, alongside other large acts including Emeli Sandé, The Script, Jake Bugg, Alt-J, Of Monsters and Men,Twin Atlantic, Two Door Cinema Club and Azealia Banks. The second batch of tickets went on sale on 7 December at 9am. The final batch went on sale on 22 February at 9 am. On 13 February 2013, German electronic band Kraftwerk were added to the line-up.

2014 festival[edit]

Main article: T in the Park 2014

The 2014 festival took place between 10-13 July 2014. The festival is expected to be the last at the current site due to the Forties pipeline system issue involving gas pipes that run underneath the field.

Sheffield rockers, Arctic Monkeys were announced first as headline act and closed the festival on Sunday, with Scotland's Biffy Clyro and Calvin Harris headlining Friday and Saturday. Other acts on the bill include Pixies, Ed Sheeran, Paolo Nutini, Paul Weller, The Human League, Pharrell Williams, Ellie Goulding, Tinie Tempah, Franz Ferdinand, Elbow and Charlotte OC.

T in the Park was granted a late music license for 2014 which allows the music to continue until 1am instead of 12am like previous years. Music on Friday also started earlier this year, with the arena opening at lunch time instead of the regular 5pm start.



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