T in the Park
T in the Park is the biggest music festival in ScotlandAaron Bassett/ Flickr

Police have launched an investigation after a man and a woman died in separate incidents at the T in the Park festival in Scotland. It is not known how the two died at the annual three-day festival, held at Strathallan Castle in Perthshire.

Police Scotland said it is treating the deaths as unexplained at his time. A spokesperson added: "We can confirm we are investigating reports of the death of a female and the separate death of a male at T in the Park. The deaths are unexplained at this time and work is ongoing to establish the exact circumstances surrounding both. We are unable to comment further at this stage."

The Stone Roses, Calvin Harris and Red Hot Chili Peppers are the main headliners at this year's festival which attracts more than 80,000 visitors.

Event organisers released a statement to express their excitement that the festival had started. They said in a statement: "The wait is over for the fun to begin - T in the Park got underway this afternoon as the first campers arrived and pitched their tents.

"The sun shone down on the Perthshire countryside this afternoon as the campsite gates opened, and festival organisers welcomed the first fans to T in the Park 2016."

Last year, a 36-year-old man died at T in the Park following a suspected drug overdose.