T in the Park 2013: Facts, statistics and trivia on the Scottish music festival

  • The List
  • 6 June 2013
T is the Magic Number

Dazzle your friends with these nuggets of T in the Park trivia

1994 capacity: 17,000 per day.
2013 capacity: 85,000 per day.

The first line up included Rage Against the Machine, Bjork, Cypress Hill, Blur, Manic Street Preachers, Pulp and Oasis.

During the festival, T in the Park becomes Scotland’s fifth largest town.

In 2010 the festival sold out in a staggering 90 minutes.

The Longest Queue at the signing tent was for KYLIE in 1995.

The Longest Ovation in the festival’s history was for the legendary PIXIES in 2004.

Best Busker: Joe Strummer did an informal set on the campsite in 1996.

Unlikliest arrival: Keanu Reeves played in 1996 with his band Dogstar. He arrived on a double decker bus.

Best rider request: James Brown requested a 1950s salon hairdryer for his dressing room when he played in 2005.

Name changes: In 1994 a little-known band called Glass Onion took to the stage, they would later change their name to Travis. In 1997 Polarbear made their debut at the festival, later becoming the similarly arctic-themed Snow Patrol.

T in the Park: The Movie: In 2010 Scottish filmmaker David Mackenzie made a feature film, You Instead, set during the festival and filmed in just 5 days

Festival Nuptuals: in 2008 one couple chose to tie the knot at the festival. In 2005 a competition winner who got to meet New Order backstage got a helping hand proposing to his girlfriend when frontman Bernard Summer announced it live onstage.

T in the Park

From relatively humble beginnings, T in the Park has become the acknowledged behemoth of the Scottish festival scene and one of the UK's largest events. In 2015 the festival moved from its longstanding Balado location to the new grounds of Strathallan Castle in Perthshire. Bands appearing in 2016 include The Stone Roses…