T In The Park boss speaks about booking The Stone Roses for this year’s festival

Geoff Ellis also opens up about his plans for 2013

T In The Park festival organiser Geoff Ellis has spoken about this year’s event and said that securing The Stone Roses is something of a dream come true.

The festival takes place in Balado near Kinross this weekend and will be headlined by Kasabian, Snow Patrol and the reunited Manchester band, who, Ellis has told NME, were his top priority.

Asked how he felt about securing Ian Brown and co, Ellis said: “Getting The Stone Roses is great. They were the first thing we were after and I can’t wait to see them on the main stage.”

Then asked for his thoughts on the rest of the year’s bill, Ellis said he was particularly pleased to get Swedish House Mafia and Nicki Minaj as they were both real exclusives.

Asked who else he was most pleased to have secured, Ellis said: “Swedish House Mafia turned down a lot of offers, so we’re really pleased they wanted to do T, especially as it’s their last ever tour. Nicki Minaj too, we’ve got her only Scottish date, so we’re really happy with that. We’ve got Florence And The Machine, The Vaccines, Noel Gallagher, a lot of great acts.”

Then asked if he was already thinking about 2013’s festival, Ellis said that he was indeed, but had not made any approaches as yet.

Asked about his plans for 2013, he said: “You’re always thinking ahead, seeing who is around. You don’t want to be too one dimensional with the bill. I’m talking to people already. I’ve not made any offers yet, but we’ll start picking that up in the next few weeks. There’s a few people who’ve said to me that they want to play in 2013, but you don’t want to lock up the bill too early.”

Ellis also said he was looking to get “The Stone Roses mark two next year” as they appeal to every bit of the festival’s target audience.

He added: “It’s our 20th year next year and I think the expectations of the fans are quite high that we’re going to do something with the line-up. You can’t get a band like The Stone Roses to reform every year, a band that’s liked by 18 to 25-year-olds now, as well as people who were into them in the 1990s. We’d love to get The Stone Roses mark two next year, whoever they are.”

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The line-up for T In The Park 2012 so far is as follows:

Snow Patrol
The Stone Roses
Nicki Minaj
Tinie Tempah
New Order
Florence + The Machine
Kaiser Chiefs
The Temper Trap
The Darkness
Miike Snow
Rita Ora
Pulled Apart By Horses
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
David Guetta
Calvin Harris
Jessie J
The Vaccines
The Blackout
We Were Promised Jetpacks
St Lucia
Broken Hands
James Levy and the Blood Red Rose
Two Door Cinema Club
Emeli Sande
Ben Howard
Amy MacDonald
The Courteeners
The Maccabees
Enter Shikari
Rizzle Kicks
The Wailers
Alabama Shakes
Chase And Status
Happy Mondays
Simian Mobile Disco
James Morrison
Frank Turner
The Enemy
Bombay Bicycle Club
J Cole
Shed Seven
The Subways
Childish Gambino
Cover Drive
We Are Augustines
Django Django
Cher Lloyd
The Jezabels
Reverend And The Makers
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Benjamin Francis Leftwich
Zulu Winter
The Milk
The Cribs
DJ Yoda
Paul Kalkbrenner
Gary Beck
Hans Bouffmyhre
Miles Kane
The Wanted
Hilltop Hoods
King Charles
The Parlotones
Dog Is Dead
Blood Red Shoes
Ren Harvieu
Mull Historical Society
Here We Go Magic
The Minutes
Lonsdale Boys Club
Maverick Sabre
Twin Atlantic
The Horrors
Christina Perri
Little Roy
Band Of Skulls
Anderson McGinty
Webster Ward and Fisher
Bacchanal Party
Blank Canvas
Brown Bear & The Bandits
Chris Devotion and the Expectations
Davey Horne
Nevada Base
Open Swimmer
Randolphs Leap
Roman Nose
The Machine Room
The Mirror Trap
Willy Moon
Bwani Junction
Organs of Love
Bo Bruce
The Chevin
The Original Rudeboys
The Beautiful Word