NO T FOR OASIS JUST YET

But there's still a chance the Gallagher brothers will be joining the likes of the Chemical Brothers and Foo Fighters at the event...

Oasis‘s name was conspicuous by its absence at today’s (March 6) announcement of the line-up for this year’s T IN THE PARK festival – despite rampant speculation that they will headline.

However, the headlining slot for which Oasis have been tipped, on the July 13 opening day, has been left unfilled.

Chemical Brothers, Foo Fighters, Ian Brown, Badly Drawn Boy, Gomez, No Doubt, Hives and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club were amongst those unveiled to play the festival (on July 13/14).

This year’s T In The Park will be the ninth annual event. NME will sponsor the second stage, which for the first time ever will be moved from a tent to the outdoors, boosting the capacity of the festival from 45,000 to 50,000 a day.

NME.COM revealed last Friday (March 1), that Oasis were favourites to close day one. The Scottish Sun then reported they stood to make a £500,000 fee for the show. At a launch party in Glasgow’s King Tut’s today, event promoter Geoff Ellis told NME.COM “speculation like that [about Oasis appearing] could damage negotiations.”

Of the reported £500,000 fee for Oasis, Ellis said: “Some festivals might pay that kind of money but there are different parameters here.”

While the Chemical Brothers and Foo Fighters will co-headline the second day of the Main Stage, and Ian Brown and Badly Drawn Boy will close the King Tut’s stage on the first and second day respectively, just where other performers will appear has not been announced. Others announced today are Beta Band, Joe Strummer, Mull Historical Society, Tricky, A and Haven.

The full line-up will be announced by the end of April. Tickets go on sale on Saturday (March 9) at £37.50 for a day ticket and £62.50 for the weekend.