T In The Park 2010 is an essential date on any music lovers' calendar.
Held at the airfield in Balado, Kinross-shire, between Friday the 9th and Sunday 11th of July, this 3 day festival is being headlined by some real musical heavy weights!
Friday sees Muse taking the top slot with their stadium filling brand or rock. Singer & guitarist Matt Bellamy has been hailed as one of the greatest talent to come out of the UK for years and his band never disappoint.
On Saturday rapper and self confused bad boy Eminem is the ends the show with Sunday's closing party being headlined by rockers Kasabian who have just been nominated for three prizes by the readers of MOJO magazine.
Another highlight, in my humble opinion, would be the chance to see the legendary Madness headlining the Radio One / NME stage. Expect to hear some great ska / pop classics such as' It Must Be Love, Our house, Baggy Trouser and The Prince mixed in with the usual Madness tomfoolery.
Stereophonics have recently released a new album titled 'Keep Calm and Carry On'. They are hitting the Main stage just prior to Eminem along with Paolo Nutini, Vampire Weekend, The Proclaimers, Newton Faulkner and Scouting for Girls.
Paloma Faith, the beautifully quirky singer / performer, is supporting Muse of the Friday with The Big Pink.
In addition to the 3 main stages there is also King Tuts Wah Wah stage, (Calvin Harris, Mumford and Sons), The Red Bull Jam Future stage, (Echo and the Bunnymen, Ash, The Drums) and the Slam tent, (Carl Cox, Plastikman) Plus a bounty of acts appearing across the week end such as Chipmunk, Perl and the Puppets, Unicorn Kid, Kid Adrift and The Boy Who Trapped The Sun.
In between your favorite artist, (or should that when the artists you do not like are on), you can wander over to the funfair or the cinema where you can decide for yourself what films you see. Voting will open sometime before the event and the most popular films get shown.
Also there will be two Healthy T areas, one in the music arena and one in the campsite. Lounge around on big cushions or enjoy the sun, (fingers crossed), on the benches whilst sampling some great foods from around the world.
Massage is also on offer with many different massage styles to choose from costing anywhere between ten and thirty pounds! Bargain!
Two 'Refresh and Pamper Stations' are available too with 'posh' toiletts, hairdryers, showers and hair straighteners !!
As you would expect there are plenty of market stalls selling just about everything you need to make your weekend a memorable one but please have a look at the 'Essentials' section on the T in the Park website to avoid paying out for things you already have in your attic!
Have fun and enjoy!