T In The Park Gobbled Up In An Hour

The remaining 40,000 tickets for Scotland’s T In The Park were put on sale at 9 a.m. on February 24th and sold out in 40 minutes.

The first batch of tickets for one of the U.K.’s most popular outdoor events, which is opening a day earlier this year so the campers have some entertainment, put 35,000 tickets on sale last July – the day after T In The Park 2006 finished – and they were gobbled up at the rate of 500 per minute.

In an effort to curb touting, festival chief Geoff Ellis limited fans to two tickets each.

The early opening means as many as 50,000 campers can turn up the day before the actual festival opens and see a bill headlined by Arctic Monkeys, with Lily Allen, The Coral, and Bloc Party among the support acts.

This year’s T in The Park runs July 6-8. Snow Patrol, The Killers, Scissor Sisters, Razorlight, The Fratellis, Paolo Nutini, and The View are among the acts to play the Balado, Kinross, site on the second and third days.