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Sunday, 9 July, 2000, 09:37 GMT 10:37 UK
Rain fails to dampen festival spirits
T In The Park proves another big draw for fans
The biggest event in Scotland's rock calendar has proved a big hit with the fans.

An estimated 47,000 fans descended on T In The Park on both Saturday and Sunday to hear a series of top acts.

Police said the crowd at Balado, near Kinross, had been well behaved with only a few arrests for minor offences.

Big reception for this year's acts

However, one man was taken to hospital with burns to his arms, head and hair after the tent he was in caught fire on Saturday evening.

Despite continuing rainfall and low temperatures, fans were enthusiastic and keen to go on enjoying themselves.

Thousands of fans, who appeared well equipped for the rain, made their way to the marquees housing the various stages around the festival site.

Others huddled under the canopies of fast food outlets and sought shelter under specially erected tents set up to help stave off the worst of the weather.

With the rain expected to continue into the night, Scots band Travis were likely to have thousands of fans singing along with them to their anthem Why Does It Always Rain On Me?

Festival organisers, Big Day Out, said they had put contingency plans in place to hand out more free plastic ponchos to protect fans from the elements.

Thousands of the bright yellow rainproof garments emblazoned with the festival logo were given out to grateful revellers on the first day of the event, adding a huge splash of colour.

Glasgow band Travis, who played the first T In The Park festival in 1994, were due to make something of a homecoming in the wake of their rise to success over the past year.

American stars Macy Gray, Iggy Pop and veteran singer Lulu were scheduled to entertain the crowd before Travis appeared.

Fan with guitar
A fan gets in on the musical act

Tayside Police reported 44 arrests by Sunday afternoon but said most were for minor offences, included some drugs-related crimes. A spokesman said that number was relatively low, given the number of people at the event.

An ambulance service spokesman said that 450 people had received first aid treatment at the festival and that 13 of these had been taken to Perth Royal Infirmary.

Many were suffering from the effects of too much alcohol, he added.

Just moments before American star Moby appeared on the main stage on Saturday evening, promoter Stuart Clumpas appeared on stage and asked for a minute's silence in memory of the eight people who died when they were crushed at a music festival at Roskilde in Denmark last week.

BBC One Scotland is showing highlights of T In The Park at 2340BST on Sunday.

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