The T in the Park Music Festival in Scotland is chock full of great acts, so in many ways it's no surprise that tickets are no longer available. In fact, one third of tickets for this year's festival were sold out just as the 2005 fest was coming to a close. Organizers say that T in the Park has grown so large that they are thinking of expanding in coming years, in hopes of competing with the UK's legendary Glastonbury Festival.
T in the Park is a popular festival, named "T" for its major sponsor Tennants, and "in the Park" for its original venue, Strathclyde Park. Now the fest is held at Baldo Airfield, and often shares acts with the Oxygen Festival, which is held the same weekend in Ireland.
This year the festival will take place on July 8 and 9, with The Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Who as headliners. The Who are a welcome addition to the line-up, as this will be their first festival played in 25 years.
Additional acts include Franz Ferdinand, The Strokes, Kaiser Chiefs, Arctic Monkeys, Placebo, Richard Ashcroft, The Magic Numbers, Primal Screem, Sigur Ros, The Charlatans, Editors, The Ordinary Boys, The Go! Team, Manu Chao, Damian Jr Gong Marley, Slam, Felix da Housecat, Eels, and The Feeling.
Though interested concert-goers can't snap up tickets the traditional way, they may still be able to spot some on Internet sites such as Ebay. Of course if all else fails, you can always purchase tickets for next year's festival once this year's show comes to a close.
Writer: Michelle Garcia