Jun 22, 2013


There are just 20 days to go until T in the Park celebrates 20 great years, and some of the hottest acts on the planet are gearing up to descend on Kinross over the 12th – 14th July, including headliners Mumford & Sons, Rihanna and The Killers, plus The Script, Stereophonics, Calvin Harris, Snoop Dogg, David Guetta, Kraftwerk, Beady Eye, Frank Ocean, Emeli Sandé, alt-J, Foals, The Lumineers, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and loads more. To mark the 20 day countdown until the biggest weekend of the summer, here are 20 things you can look forward to atT in the Park’s 20th year celebrations.
1. Soak up the atmosphere and be part of the greatest audience in the world
T in the Park fans are the heart and soul of the festival, and every year artists hail you as the greatest audience in the world. The unbeatable atmosphere is what makes the festival special, so make sure you’re part of the famous T in the Park crowd for the historic 20th year celebrations.
2. Get ready to roar
The campsite is legendary for its party atmosphere, friendly community and of course, the famouscampsite roar. Pitch your tent, make yourself at home, and join the chorus of 70,000 campers as you mark the arrival of the biggest weekend of the year with an almighty roar. Plus, make sure you pre-order your Tennent’s Lager or Magners Original Cider for the campsite from Tennent’s Lager’s Be Chilled service, and Tennent’s will have your cans chilled and ready for collection throughout your stay – check out www.tennents.com/bechilled
3. Start the party early
The 20th year party officially starts on the Thursday, with Sub Club residents Harri and Domenicat the helm. Guaranteed to get the weekend off to an epic start, the duo behind Subculture will serve up their legendary blend of house and techno to Thursday campers. Auntie FloMarquis Hawkes Ben MartinMia Dora and Vitamins also feature on the Thursday night. Thursday camping upgrades are now available for those looking to make the most of the long weekend.
4. Be a hero (or a villain)
Fancy Dress Friday is a T in the Park institution, and this year’s theme is Heroes and Villains. Whether you favour the hero or fancy heading over to the dark side, make sure your costume is the best.
5. Sing your heart out
Friday night will see Britain’s original and best singalong club night, Friday I’m in Love, make itsT in the Park debut when it closes the Transmissions Stage. Sing your heart out to classic indie and rock and roll anthems en masse, to the backing of a brilliant live band.
6. Be at the heart of the party in Sunset Strip
Whether you’re a camper or a day-tripper, Sunset Strip is the ultimate party destination and is bursting with an exotic array of cabaret, comedy, circus, fairground attractions and late night entertainment, including the Scottish Sun Cabaret Club, Slam Tent, Lords of Lightning, Arcadia’s Afterburner and more.
7. Dance the night away
Located in Sunset Strip, Arcadia’s Afterburner is set to become the hottest after-hours destination for festival-goers. A brand new, special addition to the site for the 20th year celebrations, this spectacular fire and light pulsating structure will play host to big name DJs and mixing talent including Rudimental, Eats Everything, Claude VonStrokeFar Too Loud, DJ Die and InjaChopstick Dubplate and more.
8. Be struck by the Lords of Lightning
Harnessing 4 million volts of raw electricity, the legendary Lords of Lightning are charged, primed and ready to dazzle at T in the Park. Bringing their jaw-dropping, hair-raising show to Kinross for the first time, this fully-charged performance features 4 million volts of raw electricity arcing between 2 men’s brains. Unmissable.
9. Watch out for the Flyin’ Jalapenos in Kaleidoscope Fields
A carnival of colour and escapism awaits you in Kaleidoscope Fields. Don’t miss pop-up performances and street dance courtesy of Bearded Kitten and the sensational Scottish dance crew Flyin’ Jalapenos.
10. Tuck into some of the finest fresh festival cuisine at Healthy T
Healthy T’s global kitchen returns offering quality festival cuisine made from the finest fresh ingredients, with an emphasis on Scottish produce. Culinary delights include healthy grilled ostrich burgers, wood-fired pizza, plus fresh oysters, Cullen Skink and hot smoked salmon rolls from Loch Fyne (all prepared and served by the people who produce them as they would in their own homes and farmhouses).
11. Indulge in some pampering
Ensure you’re feeling fresh and looking good by taking advantage of the salon standard hair washing facilities, hair straighteners, hair dryers, and premium showers and toilets available in theRefresh pamper parlour. To enjoy unlimited access to Refresh, make sure you order your wristband in advance from www.tinthepark.com/refresh – the best way to stay looking good at T in the Park.
12. Take a trip on the iconic ferris wheel
Nothing beats the view from the top of T in the Park’s iconic ferris wheel. Take a trip to the top and see far and wide across the festival site and the glorious Kinross-shire countryside.
13. Catch a late night burlesque show in the Scottish Sun Cabaret Tent
Bringing a touch of glamour and intrigue to T in the Park, the Scottish Sun Cabaret Club will be crammed with the cream of the cabaret, burlesque, circus and comedy crop and open from the Thursday night exclusively for campers. Prepare to be wowed by internationally renowned, award-winning cabaret acts, an impressive array of hilarious stand-up comedians, plus late night circus, burlesque, magic and fire dancers.
14. Get your picture taken with the big T
Getting your picture taken with the big red T quickly became a T in the Park rite of passage last year when it made its festival debut. Returning this year, it’s an essential photo op for you and your mates.
15. Treat yourself to a stay in The Residence 
If you’re looking for luxury living at T in the Park, treat yourself to a stay in The Residence. The range of stunning boutique glamping structures on offer includes lavish tipis, yurts and Hotel Bell Tents, plus The Residence has its own exclusive café, bar, complimentary beauty room and dedicated car park – check out www.theresidenceexperience.co.uk.
16. Chill out in the Garden of Delight
Brand new for 2013, the Garden of Delight offers an oasis of tranquillity, with a beautiful seating area plus the spectacular Thirsty GOD – a giant recycled bottle skull sculpture (made from metal, and recycled plastic bottles collected from households in Glasgow).
17. Hang out with the stars
Hang out with the stars at the Scottish Sun Signing Tent, where you can meet some of the biggest names performing over the festival weekend.
18. Get your skates on
Head to the roller disco (new for 2013) in the Lucozade YES Arena for some festival fun with a retro twist, then head back at night when the area becomes a headphone disco.
19. Relax with a massage
Healing T is a blissfully chilled haven offering morning Yoga sessions and a range of relaxing treatments including Swedish massages, Indian head massages, Thai foot massages, reiki, reflexology and aromatherapy – perfect for a bit of respite from the full-on festival atmosphere.
20. The epic finale
When it’s all over, a fully-kilted up bagpiper takes to the Main Stage to lead 85,000 T in the Parkers in a stirring rendition of Flower of Scotland and a magnificent fireworks display lights up the Kinross-shire sky. Epic.
Experience the 20th year of T in the Park – tickets available now fromwww.tinthepark.com or www.ticketmaster.co.uk or by calling 08444 999 990. Boutique camping options in The Residence are also available for those looking for luxury living at T in the Park – check out www.theresidenceexperience.co.uk.
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Ticket type                                                      Price (all subject to booking fee)
Friday day ticket                                     £75
Saturday day ticket                                 SOLD OUT
Sunday day ticket                                   £82.50
Weekend (no camping)                             £184
Weekend and Camping                              £194
Thursday Weekend and Camping                An additional £11 to the Weekend and Camping price

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