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Asad Ahmed reports from the launch in Glasgow
"This year promises to be bigger and better"
 real 28k

Tuesday, 14 March, 2000, 18:38 GMT
The men who take T in the Park
Main stage
The main stage dominates the site
Travis and Ocean Colour Scene have been revealed as headliners at Scotland's biggest music festival, T in the Park.

Other top acts appearing at the two-day event near Kinross are Fun Lovin' Criminals, Supergrass, Gomez and Macy Gray.

The festival, now in its seventh successive year, attracts 50,000 people each day.

In total, more than 100 bands and artists will appear on the eight stages at the Balado venue over the weekend of 8/9 July.

Travis
Travis headline Sunday's bill
The entire festival area covers more than 160,000 sq metres.

A local authority report last year estimated that T in the Park generated more than 2m for the local economy and that of Scotland as a whole.

Organiser Stuart Clumpas said: "Each year I can't believe we're still doing it."

Pointing at the appearance of Glasgow band Travis, he went on: "It's a real coming of age to have our first Scottish headliner and a real thrill to know that the band's first appearance was in the talent tent a few years ago."

Small stage
About 100,000 people will pack the site
Travis, who top the bill on the Sunday, recently picked up two Brit awards after selling 2.5 million copies of The Man Who.

Ocean Colour Scene appear on the main stage on the Saturday. They signed up for the festival at the same time as the release of their third single from their gold-selling album One From The Modern.

Callum MacKay, a spokesman for the sponsors Tennents, added: "I often ask myself how we can better the year before and yet each T in the Park goes from strength to strength."

Among the stars to appear at the festival in previous years are Robbie Williams, the Manic Street Preachers and Garbage.

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