HOT TICKETS: T In The Park
11 February 2005
If he's successful, it will smash last year's record, when all weekend and day tickets were snapped up
three months after going on sale. The festival is now in its eleventh year and has a capacity of around 60,000.
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Ellis made his ambitious prediction at a packed launch at Glasgow's legendary King Tut's venue this afternoon (Friday). CLICK HERE for news on the line-up.
With the weight of Green Day, Foo Fighters and The Prodigy behind his boast, the first question on everyone's mind was 'who was daft enough to accept the bet?'
Ellis replied: "I have a wager with someone in the office that this year's T In The Park will be sold out within two weeks. It would be a tremendous achievement but this is the strongest line-up we have ever launched with and there will be about another 100 or so bands to come so I'm quite confident."
Headliners, The Foos and punk-rock godfathers Green Day played the Sunday of T three years ago 2002. And with the addition of rock-supergroup Audioslave, making their Scottish debut, and Kilmarnock trio Biffy Clyro making a jump to the main stage this summer's event has a much heavier edge than last year.
Geoff added: "I am particularly impressed with landing Audioslave this year as Rage Against The Machine played the first ever T In The Park and it will be Audioslave's first ever Scottish gig, which makes it a bit more special.
"With Green Day and Foo Fighters you know what you're getting, true festival favourites. As for Biffy Clyro. It's great to see a band that started playing in the T Break stage making progress and now playing the Main Stage."
"I know it's starting to sound like a but of a cliche as I say it every year, but this year's festival will be the biggest and best yet and I really mean that. And of course it'll be a weekend of bright sunshine as always, because it never rains at T In The Park!"
T In The Park 2005 takes place at Balado, Kinross, Scotland on the 9-10 July. CLICK HERE for more.