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Saturday 19 April 2014

Crowds flocking to T In The Park

File photo dated 26/06/2011 of Beyonce performing on the Pyramid Stage at the Glastonbury Music Festival, wowing thousands at Glastonbury a week ago, has now seen her new album shoot straight to number one, according to the Official Charts Company. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday July 4, 2011. The album, called 4, was released in the UK on June 27, a day after her headline performance at the festival. See PA story SHOWBIZ Charts. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Campers are heading to T In The Park ahead of the start of the festival.

Tens of thousands of music lovers will flock to the three day event to see stars including Beyonce, Coldplay and the Foo Fighters. Other performers include Tom Jones, The Arctic Monkeys, Primal Scream and Scotland's homegrown stars KT Tunstall and Calvin Harris.

However revellers are likely to need wellies and waterproofs as heavy rain, hail and possibly lightning are predicted for the area over the next few days.

Crowds of up to 85,000 are expected at the extravaganza which runs from tomorrow to Sunday at Balado near Kinross.

This evening, they can enjoy the first public premiere of You Instead, which was filmed at T In The Park last year. Directed by David Mackenzie it is a love story set against the backdrop of the festival.

Tayside Police said the Citizen T initiative launched last year will continue for the 2011 festival. It encourages positive community behaviour, including looking out for friends and fellow campers, binning litter, taking your tent home at the end of the weekend and having fun while staying safe.

Forecasters predict heavy, slow-moving showers and possible hail storms for the area.

The wet weather is expected to continue tomorrow and at the weekend, broken by sunny intervals.

Brendan Jones, a forecaster with Meteogroup, the weather forecasting arm of the Press Association, said: "Every day there will be heavy downpours to contend with and the possibility of gusty winds, hail and lightning."

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