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T in the Park is an annual music event that has been held in Scotland since 1994. The T stands for Tennents, the brewing company who are the main sponsor for the festival. Attracting over 85,000 fans across seven stages, the event tends to sell out extremely fast.

Rumours

In a recent interview with DailyRecord, indie rockers Everything Everything revealed their hopes to play the festival stating: "We’ll be back, I don’t say this about all the places. Scotland, and particularly Glasgow, is always good and T in the Park is crazy...More so than anywhere, We always love coming to Scotland, We don’t know yet if we will be playing T in the Park but we will definitely try."

Vibe

A review of the Guardian Online described T in the Park as "a rite of passage for young Scots and a ritual for older ones". With a line-up that often merges recent head-liners, heritage acts and regulars who return year on years, this statement is mostly true.

Despite the gloomy and unpredictable Scottish weather, T in the Park is always a fast sell out, attracting up to 85,000 people across the weekend.

Nothing extremely shocking happens at this festival, and despite the ban on uner 5's, it is a festival suitable for teens, young adults and above.

Line-up

The 2014 line-up includes Biffo Clyro, The Arctic Monkeys, Calvin Harris, Paulo Nutini, The Pixies, Pharrell Williams, Franz Ferdinand, Kaiser Chiefs, Imagine Dragson, and many more. Click here for more.

Stages and other entertainment

T in the park has 8 stages, all with a clear identity of what to expect where.

Main Stage: As with all festivals, the main stage is where you can expect to see the biggest acts. Previous artists who have graced the main stage include Red Hot Chili Peppers and Iggy Pop.

Radio 1/NME Stage: Self-described as "the ultimate of music cool", those who are fans of the music magazine NME or of the BBC radio station Radio One will be familiar with the kinds of acts that appear on this stage, Basement Jaxx, Pendulum, OFWGKTA, Patrick Wolf, Beady Eye, Deadmau5 and Jimmy Eat World are just a few examples.

King Tut's Wah Wah Tent: In this tent a general rule of thumb is that Pop acts appear earlier in the day, with the night rounded off by either a large dance or indie rock act.

Slam Tent: Unlike the previously mentioned stages, the Slam Tent features a predominately electronic, dance and house line-up

Red Bull Bedroom Jam: The live music webcast for up and coming bands is set to return next year, in an on-line interactive take, bands upload their music to the Red Bull Jam website and could win a chance to feature on their stage at various festivals. The bands also get a chance to play alongside other top acts such as Example, Laura Marling and Echo & The Bunnymen.

BBC Introducing Stage: With help from the BBC, this stage is the place to go to support unsigned acts who are sure to hit your music radars soon.

T Break Stage: Known as the "Scotland grass-roots stage", Tennent's Lager invites unsigned acts to send in their demos, with which a panel of industry judges select 16 bands to play the stage.

The Ceildh Tent: Creating a completely different vibe from the rest of the festival, self-described as "foot-stomping, hell-tapping and elbow singing" music.

If you don’t feel like music, there’s plenty of other entertainment on offer. There’s the “Healthy T Round Up”, an attraction which invites attendees to sample local food, enjoy free water, and chill out on the massive cushioned areas with massage stations.

There is also Fancy Dress Fridays where every year has a new theme; the theme of 2010 was “The Mad Hatter's T Party”. Along with the many Alice's and rabbits, and with their sponsers Tennent's Lager, the festival also held a moustache emporium to invoke the sprit of Hugh Tennent, the man who created the lager 125 years ago.

Tickets

Tickets go on sale from Friday 22nd February, and can be purchased from Ticketmaster UK

They can be bought for the following prices:

  • Weekend camping Fri-Sun £194
  • Weekend camping from Thurs £205
  • Weekend without camping £184
  • Saturday or Sunday ticket £82.50
  • Friday £75

VIP

The following types of VIP choices are available, with more details available on the official website.

All the below include the Residence Experience, It's not just a campsite but a luxury festival experience. Make use of premium showers and toilets, take time out in our Festival Recovery Spa or socialise in The Residence Café & Bar.

Children

While there aren't activities specifically geared towards children, there is still plenty of entertainment suitable for the whole family.

Fancy dress Friday is always fun, T In The Park's fairground is known for having more then the usual festival choices and further fun family fun can be had at the Charity Village and Kaleidoscope Area.

It must be noted that children under 5 are not allowed to attend the festival.

Disability Access

To book tickets and register for disabled access, you need to do so through the Ticketmaster Disabled Access Booking Line 0800 988 4440, after which they will contact you to ask what facilities you need, as well as send a special information pack before the event.

If you still have queries after all this you can contact [email protected] for further info, but sooner rather then later as they can't guarantee fast responses closer to the event.

Deadline for registration is 31st May 2013.

While folding chairs are banned in the arena, if you have a condition which requires you to have on, you need to bring proof of your condition to register at the Special Needs Reception Points, both which are outside the arena entrance and camping entrance.

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Food and drink

T in the Park provides a variety of food, with the range covering cuisines from around the world. Apart from the "traditional Festival grub', T in the Park also provides healthy alternative.

Since 2008, Festival-goers who are over 18 and camping can pre-order Tennent’s Lager and Magners Original Cider online now and their cans will be chilled and ready for collection on arrival at the campsite, and throughout the festival weekend.

This can be done by visiting www.tennents.com/bechilled, the following facts are important and useful to know:

  • Be Chilled offers 500ml cans of Tennent’s Lager and Magners Original Cider in 4 packs, 12 packs and 24 packs – campers can order a maximum order of 24 cans per day.
  • Be Chilled is exclusively for T in the Park campers for enjoyment within the campsite.
  • Be Chilled is open to all T in the Park Weekend & Camping ticket holders who are aged 18 and over 18 at the time of placing the order. A Challenge 25 policy is in operation at all T in the Park bars, including Be Chilled.

Opening hours for 2013 are as follows:

  • Thu 11th July: 15:00pm - 00:30am
  • Fri 12th July: 11:00am - 00:30am
  • Sat 13th July: 11:00am - 00:30am
  • Sun 14th July: 11:00am - 00:30am

Perform at the festival

T Break was launched by Tennent’s in 1996 and has been uncovering Scotland’s freshest unsigned talent and giving them a platform to showcase their music on the T Break Stage at T in the Park ever since.

Each year, 16 bands are hand-picked from over a thousand entries by a panel of Scotland’s industry experts and given the chance to play the T Break Stage at T in the Park, the place to catch Scotland’s best new music.

T Break is open to musicians of all genres and each year attracts talented acts from across the musical spectrum. To get involved entrants must be 18 or over, live in Scotland, and must be currently unsigned – full details on how to submit demos is available on www.facebook.com/TennentsTBreak and www.tennents.com/tbreak and entries must be submitted before the deadline of midnight on Friday 29th March.

Volunteer or work

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Trivia

Named after it's brewing company sponsor Tennents, when it begun in 1994, T in the Park was held in Strathclyde Park in Lanarkshire.

Since 1997 the festival took place in a disused airfield in Kinross-shire. 2007 saw the festival expand from a two day festival to a three day festival, introducing an early entry camping upgrade ticket from 2008 onwards.

In 2008, the festival won the "Best Line-Up" at the UK Festival Awards, which was the year the festival featured acts like Rage Against The Machine, R.E.M, Amy Winehouse, The Prodigy, Kaiser Cheifs and many others. 2012 saw the introductions of the Creative Scotlan Kaleidoscope Club.

That same year US female rapper was reportedly 50 mins late, because grass outside her dressing room was too long for her to walk on". UK singer Frank Turner stated " “Nicki Minaj has been being a total selfish shithead to all the hardworking crew backstage at T. Pathetic. Fuck off. You can (I suppose) be a dick to your own crew, you're paying them. But everyone else? And not to mention the people out front. Ugh”. Once onstage she only performed a 25 minute set.

Past lineups

Acts included The Stone Roses, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds and Florence + The Machine.

2011's line-up saw Arctic Monkeys, Plan B, Tom Jones, Coldplay, Beyonce, Manic Street Preachers, Foo Fighters, Pulp, My Chemical Romance, Weezer, Pendulum, White Lies, Swedish House Mafia, The Strokes, Friendly Fires, Deadmau5, Tinie Tempah, Bruno Mars, Primal Scream, Chase & Status, Calvin Harris, Imelda May, Bright Eyes, and Noah And The Whale

For past line ups click here