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The countdown is on for T in the Park to open the gates for the weekend of a lifetime between 6th-8th July 2012!

A is for A NIGHT AT THE MOVIES and ARTISTS
 
•Thursday night is movie night in the T in the Park campsite! After the success of last year’s 80s classics Back to the Future and Dirty Dancing, we’ll be screening three films this year, voted for by you, look out for the vote on the T in the Park Facebook page.
 •Artists of all genres of music from across the globe coming together to create a phenomenal line up
 
B is for BE CHILLED and BBC INTRODUCING
 
•Back for its 5th year, Tennent’s Lager’s Be Chilled allows campers to pre-order Tennent’s Lager or Magners Original Cider online in advance, and Tennent’s will have your cans chilled and ready for collection each day in the campsite. Quick, easy and hassle-free, place your order now at www.tennents.com/bechilled
 •BBC Introducing supports undiscovered and under the radar musicians across the BBC.  This stage at T in the Park is a snapshot of new talent, sourced through the Introducing network of new music shows on the BBC’s local and national radio stations. Go to www.bbc.co.uk/introducing for more info
 
C is for CITIZEN T, CEILIDH TENT and CABARET TENT
 
•Citizen T is back, with our very own ‘Mr T’ lending his support. The Citizen T Manifesto calls on all T in the Parkers  to be responsible and look out for both their friends and themselves over the festival weekend;
 •THIS IS OUR FESTIVAL - We pledge allegiance to T in the Park and believe in being good citizens
 •EVERYBODY NEEDS GOOD NEIGHBOURS - We pledge to look after each other
 •IT’S ALL ABOUT THE T COMMUNITY - Festival staff are here to help.  Have fun but stay safe
 •BIN IT - Rubbish belongs in the bin. We’ll make sure it gets there
 •A TENT IS FOR LIFE NOT JUST FOR T  - We’ll take it home and re-use it
 •Cabaret Tent – returning in 2012 with an outstanding programme of comedy, music, circus and cabaret throughout the weekend, from stunning burlesque and electrifying circus performances to unique musical comedy and the country’s finest stand-up
 •Traditional Scottish music will continue throughout the weekend as the Ceilidh Tent returns for 2012. T in the Parkers of all musical persuasions can’t resist a fling round the tent at some point during the festival – the infectious energy of the Ceilidh Tent in full flow will see even the hippest festival goers enter for a lively session of elbow swinging and foot stomping
 
D is for DF CONCERTS & EVENTS
 
•DF Concerts & Events – Scotland’s largest promoters and events company. For the past 19 years, festival organisers DF Concerts & Events have been bringing the world’s biggest acts and best breakthrough talent to T in the Park, ensuring fans have the weekend of their lives
 
E is for ECO VILLAGE
 
•Eco Village - Where T in the Parkers can do their bit for the environment. While we’re busy behind the scenes implementing environmentally friendly schemes, festival goers can check out the Eco Village for some inspirational ideas on how to do it themselves
 
F is for FAIRGROUND
 
•Fairground – Packed with classic and thrill seeking rides, including T in the Park’s iconic Ferris wheel, the Wild River Log Flume, the bungee ball and the bomber as well as festival favourites the dodgems and the waltzers
 
G is for GREEN T and GETTING THERE
 
•Proud winner of a Greener Festival Award in 2012, T in the Park is committed to reducing its impact on the environment.  Green T is a whole scheme of environmentally-minded initiatives including the Redeem, Reduce, Recycle Cup scheme, focused on reducing waste and making T even eco-friendly than before!
 •Getting There - Running from 32 locations across Scotland, the official Citylink coaches are the fastest and greenest way to get to T in the Park, dropping you off right at the festival entrance
 
H is for HEALTHY T
 
•Healthy T – Serving the finest festival cuisine made from the freshest ingredients, with a particular emphasis on fresh Scottish produce. Porridge, crepes, mash & baked potatoes, soup, stovies, falafels, fresh sushi, Scottish seafood, buffalo burgers, oysters and fresh fruit are just some of the culinary delights on offer at Healthy T. In true T in the Park style we also have DJ's, break dancers and live graffiti artists to provide the entertainment while you eat. Chill with some food, relax with a massage or soak up the sun on the picnic benches
  
I is for iPHONE APP
 
•Look out for the official T in the Park 2012 iPhone app - coming soon
 
J is for JUST DANCE
 
•With an extra night at the Slam Tent, plus some of the hottest dance acts in the world, T in the Park has plenty to keep you dancing, including Swedish House Mafia, David Guetta, Calvin Harris, Chase and Status, Skrillex, Sven Väth, Nero, Major Lazer, Orbital, Dubfire, Simian Mobile Disco, Slam, Skream featuring Sgt Pokes, Benga and many more
 
K is for KING TUT’S WAH WAH TENT
 
•Inspired by the legendary Glasgow venue, The King Tut's Wah Wah Tent is infamous with T in the Park and is a favourite with the artists. A great representation of the bands and artists who come through the King Tut's venue almost every day of the year - check it out!
 
L is for LEGENDARY CAMPSITE
 
•T in the Park’s legendary campsite is the new home to 70,000 campers over the weekend.  T in the Park is the 5th largest town in Scotland over the festival and the campsite becomes part of Scotland’s largest city centre over the T in the Park weekend, famous for the party atmosphere, friendly banter and campsite roars!
 
M is for MAIN STAGE and MERCHANDISE
 
•Main Stage - This is the biggie! Graced by many music legends over the years – The Killers, The Who, Iggy Pop, Beyonce, Jay-Z and Coldplay to name but a few - this stage promises to give you the ultimate T in the Park experience. So at some point over the weekend make sure you squeeze your way to the front, put your hands in the air and go with the crowd!
 •Don’t forget to pick up some official T in the Park merchandise as a memory from the weekend of the year! See what’s available when you take a wander around the site on the weekend of the festival
 
N is for NINETEEN
 
•2012 will be the festival’s 19th birthday and boy has this baby grown up! From its beginnings at Strathclyde Country Park, where 17,000 music fans attended the first festival in 1994, T in the Park now welcomes 85,000 music lovers per day to the lush environs of Kinross
  
O is for OVER 200 ARTISTS
 
•With over 200 artists performing across 10 stages over 3 days, T in the Park consistently boasts the biggest bands, cutting edge DJ’s and best breakthrough acts
 
P is for PARTY
 
•With a worldwide reputation as a festival which knows how to have a good time, T in the Park’s fans are the most passionate music lovers on the planet and are praised by artists the world over. Make sure you’re part of the 85,000 strong crowd per day for what’s gearing up to be the best party weekend of the year
  
Q is for QUALITY
 
•T in the Park boasts an outstanding line-up of top quality acts. As well as headlining heavyweights Snow Patrol, The Stone Roses and Kasabian, the 2012 line-up features:
 •The most successful songwriter in the UK singles chart in 2011 - Calvin Harris
 •The band responsible for the best-selling 12 inch single of all time - New Order
 •The world’s most popular DJ/Producer - sold over 3 million albums and 15 million singles worldwide - David Guetta
 •The highest charting solo female rapper in UK Official Albums Chart history with a multi-platinum selling debut album which  boasts the most charted singles by any female rap album in Billboard history - Nicki Minaj
 •The first UK female singer ever to score six Top Ten hits from one album – Jessie J
 
R is for THE RESIDENCE and RADIO 1/NME STAGE
 
•The Residence is the ultimate luxury camping experience. With a dedicated car park opposite an exclusive Residence only entrance, festival goers are welcomed into an oasis of indulgence to enjoy the festival experience whilst living in luxurious accommodation including Yurts, Tipis, Pod Pads and much more.  Once you have settled into your home for the weekend, you can relax in the Residence Lounge Café & Bar or treat yourself in the Festival Recovery Spa before heading to see your favourite bands, plus it wouldn't be a luxury festival experience without a warm shower and premium toilets! For more information on the boutique experience that the Residence has to offer go to www.tinthepark.com/residence
 
•Keeping you feeling fresh and smelling good, Refresh is the luxury way of getting through a weekend of camping. For a small fee, Refresh offers a pamper parlour equipped with mirrors, hair dryers, straighteners and posh flushing loos. Also, for the campers in Refresh, there is the chance to use private hot showers and a luxurious salon standard hair washing facility.  All this is maintained to the highest standards by dedicated cleaning staff
 
•Radio 1/NME Stage - The Radio 1/NME stage hosts the ultimate of music cool, everyone from Paul Weller to Pharrell have strutted their stuff across this stage. A place to see and be seen, a haven for those who love the here and now!
 
S is for SLAM
 
•Slam Tent - The behemoth of a Tent in a corner of the field where all the booming sub bass comes from. You know the one. The place where, over the years, you could have seen the likes of Daft Punk, Leftfield, Orbital & Mylo, to Fatboy Slim, Derrick May and Laurent Garnier and pretty much the rest of the world's dance and electronic music top brass. Prepare for your insides to be rumbled! For the very first time, the Slam Tent will open on the Friday night.  With an atmosphere second to none, a whole extra night to party, and mind blowing sets aplenty from acts including headliners Sven Väth, Major Lazer (live) and Orbital (live) 2012’s line up is guaranteed to please
 
T is for TENNENT’S, T BREAK and TRANSMISSIONS STAGE
 
•The T in T in the Park, Tennent’s Lager, are founding partners of the festival. With a long history of supporting the Scottish music scene, Tennent’s have also been finding the freshest and most exciting unsigned talent in Scotland since 1996 through the T Break initiative, and giving grassroots musicians a platform to showcase their music on the T Break Stage at T in the Park
 •The T Break Stage is the place to catch Scotland’s freshest and most exciting unsigned talent at T in the Park. For more information visit www.tennents.com/tbreak and www.facebook.com/TennentsTBreak
 •Transmissions Stage - Here you will find a truly eclectic mix of music from some of the most exciting acts on the planet. The Transmissions Stage line up will include: The Horrors, Peter Doherty, Band of Skulls, Pulled Apart By Horses, Alabama Shakes, Little Roy, Spector, Howler and Dawes.  A flavour of real rock n roll to whet your musical appetite, so make sure you check it out
 
U is for UNRIVALLED ATMOSPHERE
 
•85,000 music fans per day are at the heart of T in the Park’s unrivalled atmosphere, for which the festival is famous the world over
 
V is for VODAFONE VIEWING PLATFORM AND VODAFONE VIP RECHARGE TRUCK
 
•Vodafone customers can indulge in exclusive use of the Vodafone VIP Viewing Platform which gives a unique view of the Main Stage. Music fans can also recharge their mobiles over the weekend at the Vodafone VIP Recharge Truck
 
W is for WEEKEND OF THE YEAR and WATER
 
•Are you ready for the weekend of the year? T in the Park has all the ingredients to make sure 6th – 8th July is an unforgettable weekend
 •Take advantage of the free water available from drinking points around the site and ensure you stay hydrated
  
X is for XTRA LAYERS
 
•Even if we get the summer that we’re all wishing for, layers are essential for a full day of festival fun!  Prepare for all weather and remember the basics; wellies and waterproofs to sun glasses and sun tan lotion
 
Y is for YOU
 
•The incredible line up of artists at T in the Park is ultra-impressive, but it is YOU, the festival fans that make the bands want to come and play and that make the atmosphere at T in the Park unbeatable.  The audience is at the heart of the Festival and the part played by the 85,000 passionate fans per day is the most important part of all
 
Z is for Zzz…
 
•Remember to catch some Zzzz’s at some point so that your body has time to re-energise and prepare for the next day.  Refuel, rehydrate and relax.  Remember the Healing T village within Healthy T has treatments designed to soothe away those camping aches and pains. And that’s just a taster of what T in the Park 2012 has to offer. The line-up to date is:
 
FRIDAY
 
Snow Patrol, Florence + the Machine, Tinie Tempah, New Order, Example, Professor Green, Kaiser Chiefs, Olly Murs, The Temper Trap, Sven Väth, The Darkness, Miike Snow, Feeder, Labrinth, Slam, The Blackout, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Cher Lloyd, Pulled Apart By Horses, Hilltop Hoods, Tribes, The Jezabels, King Charles, The Parlotones
 
SATURDAY
 
The Stone Roses, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, David Guetta, Calvin Harris, Jessie J, The Vaccines, Two Door Cinema Club, Simple Minds, Emeli Sandé, Ben Howard, Amy Macdonald, The Courteeners, The Maccabees, Enter Shikari, Major Lazer, Rizzle Kicks, Peter Doherty, Shed Seven, Dappy, J Cole, Alabama Shakes, Sub Focus, Skream feat Sgt Pokes, Benga, The Wailers, Erol Alkan, We Were Promised Jetpacks, Childish Gambino, Fake Blood, Devlin, Jack Beats, Crookers, We Are Augustines, Blood Red Shoes, Ren Harvieu, Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Mull Historical Society, Stooshe, DJ Yoda, Cover Drive, Django Django, Vukovi, Here We Go Magic, The Minutes, Dawes, Londsale Boys Club, Clouds, Broken Hands
 
SUNDAY
 
Kasabian, Swedish House Mafia, Elbow, Nicki Minaj, Chase and Status, Skrillex, Keane, Bombay Bicycle Club, Happy Mondays, James Morrison, Orbital, Frank Turner & the Sleeping Souls, Nero, The Enemy, Miles Kane, Twin Atlantic, The Wanted, Maverick Sabre, McFly, The Horrors, Dubfire, Joris Voorn, Simian Mobile Disco, Christina Perri, Rita Ora, Reverend and the Makers, Band of Skulls, Fun., The Subways, Bellowhead, Paul Kalkbrenner, Maya Jane Coles, Little Roy, Spector, Len Faki, Howler, Lawson, Gary Beck, Pan-Pot, Zulu Winter, The Milk, Dog is Dead, St. Lucia, Hans Bouffmyhre, James Levy and the Blood Red Rose
 
The bill may already be bulging with the biggest bands and the best breakthrough talent, but there’s more to come, so check back for all latest news and info.

Published on 16 May 2012 by Wayne Feltham

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