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T in the Park bosses request extra camping spaces

Eminem will be among the acts to appear at this year's festival

T in the Park organisers have requested 5,000 extra camping spaces for people arriving on the Thursday night.

The festival will be held at Balado in Perth and Kinross from 9 to 11 July. Acts this year include rapper Eminem and rock bands Muse and Kasabian.

There are 25,000 campsite tickets available to people who want to turn up the day before the event.

Perth and Kinross Council chief executive Bernadette Malone said she would recommend an increase to 30,000.

In a report to the council's licensing committee, Ms Malone said: "[It] would go some way to meet a growing demand from customers seeking to upgrade their tickets from weekend camping to Thursday camping.

"It would, from the licensing point of view, also assist in reducing further the numbers of people travelling to the event on the Friday."

Sell out

Ms Malone said the increase would be within the overall 85,000 capacity for the event.

She added: "The multi-agency group has considered this request and is prepared to recommend that the licensing committee permits this variation.

"DF Concerts would intend to explain to the committee at this meeting the steps taken to encourage campers to remain on the campsite throughout the evening."

In February, the remaining tickets for this year's festival sold out just 90 minutes after going on sale, according to the organisers.

Dozens of tickets have also been put on sale on internet auction sites at more than double their face vale.

Perth and Kinross Council licensing committee is due to discuss the request.

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