T in the Park celebrates 20th anniversary in 2013

Posted: 19th July 2012
Early Bird Tickets just released for huge Balado birthday party, on sale now at 2012 prices

So then - did you have a great, rollicking, wet, muddy, breathtaking, gigantic and, ahem, 'sick' time at T in the Park this year? Did The Stone Roses tickle your feet and tear ducts with 'Waterfall'? Was Snow Patrol's brief dalliance with guest Ed Sheeran enough to send you into orgasmic orbit? Jessie J doing it like a (slightly mucky) dude push your buttons? How about Kasabian declaring T in the Park their 'Empire'? Rizzle Kicks...? Well, four out of five ain't bad, eh?

Next year, hopefully minus the largest slurry river in the world ever, T in the Park will celebrate its 20th anniversary which, when you consider how many festivals have struggled to make ends meet (or even take place) over the past two decades, is some achievement. There have been heatwaves, downpours, heartbreaks and delights along the way, but nothing can replace the music. Since 1994, you've been treated to Oasis, Blur, The Prodigy, Kylie, REM, Kings of Leon, Green Day, Chemical Brothers, Foo Fighters, Coldplay, The Strokes, The Who, Arctic Monkeys, Muse, Beyonce and just about every major act or band from the last 20 years of British and American rock and pop.

From 11th to 14th July 2013 , the gates will once again swing open to an audience with high expectations and over 80,000 members - why not make it a year to remember?

Early Bird Tickets at 2012 prices are on sale NOW, with a brand new ticket deposit scheme in place. For weekend tickets costing £179 (no camping) £189 (3-day camping) or £199 (full 4-day camping), you can pay £50 as a deposit (non-returnable), leaving you with the remainder (either £129, £139 or £149) to pay by 16th November 2012. This gives you chance to grab tickets at last year's prices before 25th July (after which the deposit scheme is withdrawn and prices rise).

The line-up will be announced next year.

Paul Pledger