“Has this bloke got fans or what!” declared the Top of the Pops presenter as John Otway was introduced to a national TV audience in 2002.
It is the enchanting spectacle in the heart of a Perthshire forest that last year fought off the likes of the Magical Lantern Festival in London and the Diwali Festival of Lights to be crowned Britain’s best cultural event at the UK Event Awards.
As the biggest music festival in the land bows out for 2017 and Scotland's youth works out what to do with itself next summer, we've canvassed The Courier's T in the Park veterans to bring you a few of our fondest memories from its 23 year history.
She met the Pope, met the Queen, lectured at America’s top universities and was invited to represent Scotland in Washington DC during the USA’s bicentennial celebrations in 1976.
Despite what many critics have said about recent line-ups, site planning, traffic problems and audience behaviour; T in the Park has been a real force for good and set the benchmark for Scottish festivals and events across the UK.
Home favourite Stevie McCrorie hopes his third T in the Park appearance will boost his profile as a performer in his own right – rather than being pigeon-holed as the winner of a talent show.
It has been four years since The Saw Doctors last toured, the longest break in their 29-year existence.
More than 60,000 revellers watched artists including headliners Kasabian and David Guetta perform on the opening night of T in the Park.
Highland Perthshire goes on the musical map of Scotland this weekend with the eagerly awaited March Into Pitlochry Festival.
Acclaimed dance act Disclosure have been added to T in the Park’s 2016 line-up.