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T ticket queues cause road chaos

People queuing in Edinburgh for tickets
Fans camped out in Edinburgh's city centre to get tickets

Police were forced to close a lane of traffic in Edinburgh city centre during rush hour, due to a "huge" queue of people wanting T in the Park tickets.

Festival organisers said all of the weekend camping tickets put on sale at 0900 GMT on Friday had been sold by the end of the day.

However, a handful of tickets remained for day trippers and weekend non-camping coach packages.

A total of 40,000 tickets for the July festival, in Balado, had been on sale.

A further 45,000 tickets were snapped up soon after last year's festival, despite the line-up being unknown at that stage.

Police had to take action on Friday morning due to large queues forming outside Ripping Records on Edinburgh's South Bridge.

In Glasgow there were queues in the city centre and at the SECC.

Tickets could also be purchased over the phone and online.

Crowds of 85,000 are expected to attend the festival, which takes place from Friday 10 July to Sunday 12 July.

Kings of Leon, The Killers, Blur and Snow Patrol are the headline acts for the three-day event.

Razorlight, Elbow, Keane, Franz Ferdinand and The Specials will also perform.



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