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Arctic Monkeys to headline festival

Arctic Monkeys are to headline next year's T in the Park festival, organisers have announced.

The band are the first act to be announced for next year's festival which will run from 11-13 July at Balado in Kinross-shire.

Their appearance at T in the Park was announced days before they play The SSE Hydro in Glasgow on Thursday.

In a statement the band said: "We are delighted to be playing T in the Park and look forward to a great night with our Scottish fans."

A limited number of tickets for next year's festival go on sale at 2013 prices at 9am on Friday.

Subscribers to the T Lady newsletter can also buy tickets 48 hours before they go on general sale from 9.00am on Wednesday.

Geoff Ellis,festival director, said: "We're thrilled to announce Arctic Monkeys as our first headliners for T in the Park 2014.

"After this year's fantastic 20th year celebrations, we asked our audience who they'd like to see at next year's festival and Arctic Monkeys came top of the poll, so we're really pleased to be able to confirm them for T in the Park.

"When they take to the stage in Glasgow this week they'll prove exactly why they're one of the greatest live acts around, and I'm sure we can look forward to another phenomenal set at T in the Park. We have many more fantastic acts in store which we'll announce next year, and can't wait to see you all again in July."

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