Tayside and Central Scotland

T in the Park: Campers brave muddy conditions

Campsite at T in the Park
Image caption T in the Park campers faced muddy conditions on Saturday

Thousands of music fans have been braving muddy conditions at T in the Park, as heavy rain lashed the site at Balado, near Kinross.

Some campers had to have pumped water out of their tents, following heavy downpours.

But on the whole, revellers made the most of the conditions, with mud baths becoming as regular as the big-name acts at the festival.

The Stone Roses and Kasabian headline the event on Saturday and Sunday.

Festival-goers began arriving at the site on Friday, when Snow Patrol and New Order were top billing on the main stage.

With a capacity of 85,000 people each day, the event is said to be more populated than any city centre in Scotland.

But a heavy rain warning was issued by the Met Office for central Scotland on Saturday and the torrent turned some parts of the site into a mud bath.

Aisling Creevey, a forecaster with MeteoGroup, warned campers that rain would always be close-by.

"Sunday isn't looking great but there will be a few dry spells. It will also turn a bit cooler with northern winds making the area unseasonably cool."

Other acts performing on Saturday and Sunday include Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, David Guetta, Calvin Harris, Elbow, The Enemy and Brits Critics' Choice winner Emeli Sande.

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