INVITES TO T!

The likes of The Charlatans and Zwan join headliners REM and Coldplay...

The line-up for T IN THE PARK was unveiled in

GLASGOW last night (March 4), with Streets, THE CHARLATANS, Music

and The Datsuns among the acts joining previously-announced

headliners REM and COLDPLAY.

The festival, held on July 12 and 13 at Balado, near

Kinross, will also see performances from Billy

Corgan’s Zwan and [a][/a].

The line-up so far announced is:

Saturday, July 12

REM

The Music

Supergrass

The Datsuns

The Polyphonic Spree

John Squire

Dave Clarke

Biffy Clyro

Speedway

H Foundation

Sunday, July 13

Coldplay

The Charlatans

Zwan

The Coral

Underworld

The Streets

Echo & The Bunnymen

Lemon Jelly

Slam DJs

Damien Rice

Grim Northern Social

Darren Price

Weekend tickets cost £65 until April 13 and £70 after. Day tickets cost £38.50.

Speaking to NME.COM at the launch party on

Renfrew Ferry – which saw live sets from Scots acts

Speedway and Grim Northern Social, who

were signed to One Little Indian after playing the

T Break stage at last year’s festival – promoter

Geoff Ellis said he hopes this year’s festival, the 10th,

will pull the biggest crowd yet: “We had 52,500 people last year and

hopefully there will be a slight increase this year,” he said.

And he added that after the riots at the end of last year’s Leeds

Festival, during which £250,000 damage was caused with toilet

blocks being set on fire, for which several Scottish people were convicted

recently, T In The Park organisers were aware of the need

to constantly review security.

“We are always re-assessing security, but I think that we are able to

avoid the sort of scenes at Leeds by, for example, having

monitors at the queues for the toilet blocks. And our campsite has really

developed year on year. We started with around 1,000 people and had our head

of security from King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut

(Glasgow venue owned by DF Concerts) in

charge of it all, and we could literally manage it with that. Last year we

had 35,000 people camping and now have a really experienced site management

team in there.”

He added that the festival will continue to pursue a “no crowd-surfing”

policy as encouraged in previous years, but denied that this year’s bill was

specifically chosen to avoid potential crowd problems. “Last year, with

Foo Fighters, Green Day and

Oasis, we had a secondary security barrier put in place for

the first time, but this year we’ve looked at the audience profile and don’t

think it’s warranted. We are always conscious of things like that, and it

could be that we have barriers put up in the tents. But we’ve never looked

at ‘dumbing down’ our line-up, we have booked the bands that are

available.”