BALADO campsite is filling up with hundreds of music fans today, all eager to secure the best spots to pitch their tents for the three-day festival.
The smiles as they arrived at the Perthshire T in the Park site showed they were happy to ignore the weather forecasters' prediction that the 250,000 people attending the festival – now in its 19th year – will have to battle the elements, with rain predicted across all three days.
Earlier yesterday, scores of young welly-wearing revellers descended on Glasgow's Buchanan Bus Station to be among the first to get their seats on the fleets of buses.
Those we spoke to, mostly students enjoying some down time after their exams, were already hardened festival veterans, with many ready to brave the wet conditions and secure the best camping spots to see performances from headliners Snow Patrol, Kasabian and reformed Manchester legends The Stone Roses.
Emma Carruth, 21, a student from Beith, was typical. "I've taken everything but the kitchen sink", she said.
"I've got loads of waterproofs, fleeces galore, and I'm wearing my wellies."
Determined to avoid greasy burgers, Rory Bradley, 16, a footballer from Glasgow, packed plenty of healthy snacks.
He said: "I've got lots of food, lots of cereal bars to keep me going."