The likes of The Charlatans and Zwan join headliners REM and Coldplay...
The line-up for T IN THE PARK was unveiled in
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
The Polyphonic Spree
Sunday, July 13
Echo & The Bunnymen
Grim Northern Social
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
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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