Foo Fighters to headline 2011 T in the Park

Dave Grohl Foo Fighters are the first act to be confirmed for next year's festival

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American rock band Foo Fighters will headline the T in the Park festival next year, organisers have announced.

The group will play on the main stage at Scotland's biggest outdoor music festival, which runs from 8 to 10 July.

A limited batch of tickets for the festival will go on sale at 0900 GMT at 2010 prices.

Foo Fighters are the first act confirmed for next year's T in the Park event at Balado in Kinross-shire.

Festival director Geoff Ellis said: "Once again we are proud to bring one of the world's biggest and most influential rock bands to Balado.

"As well as being a personal favourite and a band that T in the Park fans continually praise, Foo Fighters are one of the best festival headliners on the planet and I'm delighted we have them for T in the Park 2011."

Organisers would not say how many tickets were going on sale or how many have been sold so far.

Almost 85,000 people attended this year's festival to see performers, including Eminem, Muse, The Prodigy and Black Eyed Peas.

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