T In The Park bosses speak out over bird flu fears

The discovery of the virus in Scotland has caused concern

T In The Park organisers have insisted that there is “no threat” of this year’s bash being cancelled over bird flu fears.

Last week a dead swan found to have the HN51 strain of avian flu was found in Fife, a neighbouring county to T In The Park’s Perthshire base. This has led to speculation that the 2006 event may have to be axed.

However, a spokesperson for the event said: “As Avian Influenza is a disease of birds and not humans, we can confirm that there is no threat of T In The Park being cancelled or moved. Any safety measures being put in place by the Scottish executive related to Avian Influenza are to limit movement of birds and not people in accordance with the EC agreed measures.

“However, like all other major entertainment and sporting events and gatherings, T In The Park is monitoring the situation and is liaising with the relevant agricultural and governmental authorities for advice.”

Meanwhile, new additions to the line-up for this year’s T In The Park include Dirty Pretty Things, The Futureheads and We Are Scientists.

The full line-up to date across all stages is:

SATURDAY JULY 8

Main Stage

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Franz Ferdinand

Kaiser Chiefs

Placebo

Maximo Park

Manu Chao

El Presidente

Radio1/NME Stage

Paul Weller

Goldfrapp

Pharrell Williams

The Kooks

The Feeling

Wolfmother

King Tut’s Tent

The Charlatans

The Ordinary Boys

Damian Marley

Greg Dulli

Pet Sounds Arena

Sigur Ros

Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

Corrinne Bailey Rae

Slam Tent

The Orb

Laurent Garnier

My Robot Friend

Damian Lazarus

SUNDAY JULY 9

Main Stage

The Who

The Strokes

Arctic Monkeys

Hard-Fi

The Magic Numbers

The Proclaimers

The Subways

Radio1/NME Stage

Richard Ashcroft

Editors

Feeder

Dirty Pretty Things

We Are Scientists

Delays

King Tut’s Tent

Primal Scream

The Go! Team

The Futureheads

Pet Sounds Arena

Deathcab For Cutie

Jose Gonzales

Eels

Animal Collective

Regina Spektor

Slam Tent

Felix Da Housecat

Slam

Rob Da Bank