T in the Park Day 2 Kicks Off on a High
In anticipation of a night of legends
12 July 2008
Shels opened the Relentless Stage this morning like a young Cult of Luna with a punishing set that took in fan faves
'Water', 'Fireflystarrs', 'Conference of the Birds' and three new songs. Outside the tent,
BMXers thrilled onlookers with a series of spectacular jumps over 20 foot ramps.
Tonight (Saturday) sees Glasgow rockers The Fratellis take to the main stage, but the talk of the site is dominated by reformed veterans Rage Against the Machine, who return to the festival after playing the inaugural T in the Park in 1994.
It's an impressive night of legends with Ian Brown headlining the King Tut's Wah Wah Tent and Kaiser Chiefs topping the bill at the Radio 1/NME stage.Organisers said they were pleased with the way the three-day event was panning out, with nearly 60,000 people using the campsite for the duration of the festival.E
Emergency services reported a trouble-free evening on the campsite despite almost being at capacity by 10pm on Friday.
Matt Hamilton, of Tayside Police, said: "There are four people being remanded in custody which is extremely low at
this stage for an event of this size. We look forward to the continued good nature of the fans and once again we urge everyone
to have a good time but to remain vigilant and keep all of their belongings with them at all times."
Medical staff reported 56 hospital visits, mainly for sprains and other minor reasons.
Festival director Geoff Ellis said: "It has been a really good start to the event with the traffic management plan working so well yesterday.
"I am personally really looking forward to seeing Rage Against the Machine. They played the first ever T in the Park in 1994, so it's a real coup to have them perform at our 15th anniversary."
In continued efforts to be the greenest and healthiest festival in the UK, Organisers have given fans the option of 'Healthy T' - an area where the brave and bold have been sampling everything from Buffalo Burgers, Sushi and Fruit Smoothies to Wild Boar and Fish Soup.
The mood at the campsite was upbeat on Saturday afternoon as revellers prepared for another day of music. Reggae star Eddy Grant opened the afternoon's entertainment on the main stage to a large crowd, singing hits such as Electric Avenue.
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