T in the Park thank music fans

Low crime on site, and organisers look forward to 2007

This year’s T in the Park has seen a decrease in crime – and organisers have announced that tickets for next year’s event will go on sale this week.

So far this year there were 35 arrests over the first day which is “substantially lower” than 2005.

Chief Superindentent Matt Hamilton said: “Despite the rain yesterday, the spirits of the crowd did not seem to be dampened. So far this has been a fantastic event and there have been few problems for the police. Hopefully the rest of the event will continue in the same manner.”

Medical services said that they dealt mainly with minor injuries. A good number of the people treated were those who attempted to jump the main fence to get into the festival.

Festival boss Geoff Ellis added: “We’d like to praise the fans for making this the best T in the Park so far.”

Tickets for next year’s festival go on sale this Tuesday (July 11) at 9am for a limited time. However no bands are currently confirmed for the event.

Day 2 at Balado by Kinross is now well underway. The main stage has seen performances from Scottish heroes The Proclaimers, Fightstar and Sandi Thom, while later today The Who, The Strokes and Arctic Monkeys all return to Scotland.

It’s bad news for Zero 7 fans though – their set on the Pet Sounds Arena has been cancelled due to travel issues.

Despite heavy showers organisers are hopeful that the persistent rain of yesterday has now passed.

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