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Camping in Style @ Scotland’s T in the Park Music Festival

Annie Payne - Monday 09.04.12, 19:05pm

Camping in style at Scotland’s T in the Park music festival

Camping in style at Scotland’s T in the Park music festival

The Stone Roses, Kasabian and Snow Patrol will headline T in the Park, Scotland’s major summer music festival. Elbow, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Chase & Status, Florence and The Machine, New Order and David Guetta are among the 180 artists who will also play across nine stages to a daily crowd of 85,000 this July.

This year, as well as the normal camping facilities, there will be an exclusive Residence area for luxury accommodation. Options include solar-powered Pod Pads that sleep two and have wooden floors, fitted carpets, interior lights, shelving, mirrors, windows and a lock on the front door. Bunkpads will have similar comforts and sleep four people in two bunk beds. There will be luxury yurts called Squrts with king-size beds, white linen, duvet and mattress for two and Suite Hut log cabins with en suite shower room, flushing toilet and hot running water as well as TV and DVD player, IPod dock and fridge.

The residence area will also have a bistro, a Festival Recovery Spa and a cocktail bar.
Festival Director Geoff Ellis, who was recently awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the UK Festival Awards, says: ‘It’s really important to us that we listen to the fans and make every effort to book the bands they tell us they want to see. With some of the biggest bands and the greatest audience in the world, we hope this weekend will be unforgettable for fans. Opening the campsite gates for the first time is still my favourite moment of the festival weekend and I can’t wait to see you all in July!’

The festival site is 20 minutes from Perth train station, 50 minutes from Edinburgh and 80 minutes from Glasgow. Citylink shuttle buses will run to and from all three train stations.

T in the Park music festival started in 1994 with a crowd of 17,000. The 2012 Festival is over the weekend of 6–8 July, with tickets costing from £70 for Friday (£77.50 for Saturday or Sunday) to £189 for the whole weekend including camping. Festival tickets including accommodation in the Residence, a VIP Hospitality pass per person and a Residence car park pass cost from £1,066 for two sleeping in a Squrt to £4,000 for four sleeping in a Suite Hut log cabin.

T in the Park, Balado Airfield, Balado, Kinross, Angus KY13 0PF
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