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Wednesday 23 July 2014

Five people arrested at T in the Park

Published 13/07/2013|16:27

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Music fans at the main stage during the 20th T in the Park music festival at Kinross.
Music fans at the main stage during the 20th T in the Park music festival at Kinross.

Police arrested five people who were in possession of or were using flares yesterday at Scotland's biggest music festival.

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A reminder has been issued to the thousands of revellers that pyrotechnic flares are prohibited and will not be tolerated at the festival.

Despite the arrests, T in the Park is viewed by most as a safe festival to attend.

Many people are looking forward to seeing Rihanna tonight when the queen of R&B headlines the main stage at Balado airfield near Kinross in Perth and Kinross.

She has a crew of 90 and her set-up has been transported in seven articulated lorries compared with the standard two or three, according to event organisers.

Other musical tastes will be catered for throughout the day by the likes of Frightened Rabbit, Travis and Richie Hawtin.

Oasis offshoot Beady Eye head up the Radio 1 Stage and Mercury Prize winners Alt-J will close King Tut's Wah Wah Hut tent.

Jill Stuart, 35, from Inverurie, has come to the festival for the seventh time and has brought her 14-year-old daughter Neve Aubrey.

Ms Stuart said: "Everyone is very friendly and in all the time I have been coming I have never seen any trouble. In recent years I've seen more and more kids coming, maybe that's because the people who started coming 20 years ago have kids now."

Neve is looking forward to seeing Rihanna because "she's quite loud and out there" but the pop star is not to everyone's taste.

Eve Patullo, 20, and her friends from Aberdeen will be "avoiding" the main stage at the end of the night. She said: "To have Rihanna headlining on the Saturday night is brave. There's no doubt it will be busy but it's not the image I would put with T in the Park."

Her friend Hugh Florence, 23, said: "People come for a good weekend rather than come just for the music."

In contrast to the muddy conditions of last year, festival-goers were treated to pleasant temperatures today with shorts being the most popular item of clothing.

Yesterday's soaring temperatures contributed towards the number of first aid incidents almost doubling in comparison to 2012 with sunburn being the most common complaint, according to organisers.

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