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Arctic Monkeys to headline T in Park

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Image caption The Arctic Monkeys first played at T in the Park in 2006

Arctic Monkeys have been confirmed as one of the headline acts for next year's T in the Park festival.

The Sheffield band are the first headliners - and first act - to be announced for the festival, which will be held at Balado in Perth and Kinross from 11-13 July.

Tickets for the festival go on general sale on Friday.

Arctic Monkeys first played at T in the Park in 2006 and headlined five years later.

They burst on to the scene with their Mercury Music Prize-winning debut album Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not, which became the fastest selling UK debut album of all time.

The band has seen all five of their studio albums hit the number one slot, including the acclaimed AM, which was released earlier this year.

Festival director Geoff Ellis said: "After this year's fantastic 20th year celebrations, we asked our audience who they'd like to see at next year's festival and Arctic Monkeys came top of the poll, so we're really pleased to be able to confirm them for T in the Park.

"When they take to the stage in Glasgow this week they'll prove exactly why they're one of the greatest live acts around, and I'm sure we can look forward to another phenomenal set at T in the Park.

"We have many more fantastic acts in store which we'll announce next year, and can't wait to see you all again in July."

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