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BBC presenter line-up for T in the Park 2009 announced

Edith Bowman

Edith Bowman is set to return to Scotland’s fabulous festival, T in the Park, to present the best of the weekend’s live music on BBC Three and BBC Scotland.

Co-hosting with Edith on BBC Three will be fellow BBC Radio 1 favourites Reggie Yates and Nick Grimshaw. Popular Radio 1 and BBC Radio Scotland presenter Vic Galloway is set to join Edith on BBC One Scotland and BBC Two Scotland, while newcomer Matt Edmondson will report from across the festival site for all three channels.

The three-day sell-out event which takes place in Balado, Kinross-shire, has an impressive line-up of top acts for 2009 including Main Stage headliners Kings of Leon, The Killers, Blur and Snow Patrol as well as other big name performers such as Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Nine Inch Nails, Keane, The View, Manic Street Preachers and Pet Shop Boys, amongst many more.

Music lovers who aren't going to the festival will be treated to three days of live performance from the ever-popular extravaganza which brings together more than 85,000 music fans to watch live acts across nine stages over the magical weekend. BBC Three will devote over ten hours of on-air time to T in the Park coverage, packing in a feast of live music and interviews.

Armchair audiences are in for an extra special treat this year with the introduction of the new BBC Three InTimate Stage, which will feature backstage acoustic performances and unique collaborations between some of the acts featured at the festival, performed exclusively for the BBC audience.

Edith Bowman said: "T in the Park is like home from home for me and I'm utterly thrilled to be involved again this year. Once again it's getting bigger and better, and I'm particularly excited about the addition of the special BBC Three InTimate acoustic stage which is being set up in the artist area. This means that people who haven't got tickets to the event will get a unique experience to see some of the bands doing special one-off performances – and maybe even some collaborations – from the comfort of their own homes."

BBC Alba will also be covering T in the Park, with special shows including festival highlights as well as performances from the BBC Three InTimate stage. These shows will be broadcast on both Saturday and Sunday evenings between 6.00 and 7.30pm, presented by Calum MacAulay and Siobhan MacInnes.

Key music moments from this year's event will also feature on Radio 1, Radio Scotland, online and interactive.

The popular red button service will be back with more choice than ever before, offering up to four different channels of performances from the festival.

This service can be accessed by pressing red whilst watching any BBC channel, and is available on Friday evening and from late afternoon on Saturday and Sunday through until midnight each day. Live video coverage, highlights and exclusive content will feature online at bbc.co.uk/tinthepark, where performances will be available for a full week following the event.

BBC Introducing also makes its T in the Park debut this year, showcasing 22 up-and-coming artists and bands from around the UK, including local talent. 

The first BBC Introducing stage was at Glastonbury 2007, and it is now present at key UK music festivals throughout the year. Plus, there is a network of BBC Introducing shows on Radio 1, BBC 1Xtra, BBC 6 Music, the BBC Asian Network and across more than 30 local BBC Radio stations.

Musicians can upload their music at bbc.co.uk/introducing for the possible opportunity of being broadcast on BBC Radio, which could lead to a slot on one of the BBC Introducing stages. More info at bbc.co.uk/introducing – line-up to be revealed soon.

People elsewhere in the UK can view BBC Scotland's coverage on digital satellite. Please note that both BBC Three and BBC Scotland's footage will also be available via the BBC iPlayer service.

BBC Alba is available on Sky channel 168 and on Freesat channel 110.

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