Scottish festival goers will be happy to learn that The Killers have been confirmed as the third headline act for 2013’s “T in the Park”. The band released their 4th studio album “Battle Born” in September 2012.

The Las Vegas band will join Rihanna and Mumford & Sons, in Balado Park. This will be the festivals 20th anniversary and over the past 20 years headline acts at the festival have included Oasis, Kasabian, R.E.M, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Rage against the Machine.

Festival Director George Ellis said “The Killers topped our fan poll as the artist our audience most wanted to see in 2013 and we are absolutely thrilled to announce them as our third headliners.”

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“They’re one of the biggest bands in the world, and when we last brought them to Scotland, demand was so high we could have sold out the show four times over,” he added.

With the exception of their Wembley Stadium gig, this is their only announced UK gig of 2013, and we’re really excited to announce this spread of acts as a starter for 20 for our 20th year celebrations.”

Other confirmed acts include Jake Bugg, Paloma Faith, Alt-J and Of Monsters and Men. All four of these acts have had successful album releases this year and Alt-J were the winners of the Mercury Prize.

On Friday (December 7, 2012), a limited number of festival tickets will be available at 2012 prices. A similar move was made by the organisers of Reading and Leeds festivals, in an attempt to secure early business from cash-strapped music fans.

The “T in the Park” festival will take place between the 12th- 14th July and is one of the largest in Europe, often seeing crowds in excess of 80,000. The festival always has a habit of attracting the cream of world music acts and tickets usually sell out within a couple of hours.

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