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Tickets for T in Park sold out

Music fans with T in the Park tickets
Fans braved the rain and freezing temperatures for hours

Tickets for this year's T in the Park music festival sold out completely just 90 minutes after going on sale, its organisers have said.

Long queues had built up outside record shops and ticket offices before the tickets went on sale at 0900 GMT.

The festival will be held at Balado in Perth and Kinross between 9 to 11 July.

It was announced earlier this week that the festival would feature acts including rappers Jay-Z and Eminem and rock bands Muse and Kasabian.

Dozens of tickets for the festival have already been put up for sale on internet auction sites such as eBay at more than double their face value.

A spokeswoman for the festival said the T in the Park website had a record number of hits on Friday morning as music fans attempted to get their hands on the tickets.

She added: "The bulk of tickets were gone within an hour, leaving day tickets and travel packages but these were subsequently snapped up."

Geoff Ellis, festival director with organisers DF Concerts, said he believed the "exceptionally strong" line up had helped the festival to sell out on the first morning for the first time.

"It's great to know 85,000 music lovers think we've made the right choices and can't wait for 9 July, and we can't wait to put the best T in the Park yet on for them," he said.

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