SCOTLAND’S biggest festival T in the Park have tonight announced Arctic Monkeys as one of first 2014 festival headlining acts.

The exciting news was exclusively revealed on Zane Lowe’s BBC radio show. The festival’s fans were asked which headliner they wanted to see and Arctic Monkeys came out on top.

The Mercury Music Prize winners, and 2013 nominees, are to play Glasgow’s SSE Hydro on Thursday 21st November following postponing the original date on 1st November.

Arctic Monkeys have headlined the festival twice before. The band originally played in 2006, headlined the first Friday of the festival in 2007 and again in 2011.

Geoff Ellis, Festival Director, said: “We’re thrilled to announce Arctic Monkeys as our first headliners for T in the Park 2014. 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.”

George Kyle, Head of Sponsorship, Tennent’s Lager, said: “This year’s T in the Park was one of the best ever, and I’m sure we have another wonderful weekend in store next July – Arctic Monkeys will put on a phenomenal show. As founding partner, Tennent’s have been the T in T in the Park since the very beginning and we’re exceptionally proud to still be a part of this incredible festival as it enters into its third decade.”

T in the Park tickets go on sale Friday 22nd November at 9am. You can purchase them here.