T In The Park kicks off

The first bands get underway at Kinross

T In The Park has kicked off this afternoon (June 8) with the first bands taking to the event’s stages.

With the annual bash boasting its biggest ever crowd of 75,000 per day, up and coming bands including Mumm-Ra and Director have entertained the fans who arrived early.

With changable weather that has seen the site bathed in both sunshine and rain – often at the same time – groups like Wolfmother and The Cribs, both playing the NME / Radio 1 Stage, have ensured the that the festival spirit has prevailed.

T In The Park is now looking forward to the likes of Kaiser Chiefs, Franz Ferdinand and headliners the Red Hot Chili Peppers, who are all set to play later.

The festival will also witness a world record attempt on the Main Stage this afternoon which aims to raise awareness for Christian Aid’s The Beat Goes On campaign.

The stunt will involve Lord Of The Rings actor Billy Boyd and El Presidente drummer Dawn Zhu encouraging the entire festival site to drum along with them on anything they have to hand.

NME.COM will be bringing you the news and views straight from the T In The Park site all weekend, so keep your browser pointing here, plus check out our blog which can be found at NME.COM/FESTIVALS.

We will also be bringing you coverage from Ireland’s Oxegen Festival this weekend, where the likes of The Who, The Strokes, Primal Scream and The Automatic are playing today.