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T music festival tickets sell out
Hundreds of fans queued for tickets in Glasgow
Hundreds of fans queued for tickets in Glasgow
Tickets for the T in the Park music festival have sold out in 40 minutes, according to organisers.

About 40,000 passes for the three-day event in Balado, Kinross, went on sale across Scotland at 0900 GMT.

Some 35,000 tickets had already been sold last July, just 48 hours after the end of the 2006 festival.

Snow Patrol, the Killers, Arctic Monkeys, Paulo Nutini and the Scissor Sisters will perform at the three-day event in July.

Bosses said all the remaining tickets were sold online and at outlets in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Perth, Dundee and Gourock by 0940 GMT.

The first batch of tickets for T in the Park 2007 were snapped up in just 70 minutes last summer.

Music lovers paid out for the passes to see more than 170 bands over 11 stages, even though nobody knew the line-up.

Once the final capacity for the site is agreed a second batch of tickets will go on sale in the coming weeks
Geoff Ellis
Festival organiser

T in the Park bosses, who have limited ticket sales to two per person, urged people to buy them from official sources to avoid falling foul of online scams or vastly inflated prices.

The 2007 festival is to begin a day earlier, with music laid on for the thousands of fans who spend the weekend camping.

Festival organiser Geoff Ellis said: "While we thought that the T in the Park tickets would sell out quickly today, we are amazed that it has broken its own record as the fastest selling festival in the UK.

"Once again T in the Park fans have shown how much they love the festival and we look forward to seeing each and every one of you there."

Mr Ellis urged those unable to get a ticket not to be too downhearted, saying there was a chance more tickets may be put out at a later date.

He said: "Once the final capacity for the site is agreed, multiple bookings are made void and where possible, online lots are cancelled, a second batch of tickets will go on sale in the coming weeks."


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