The T in the Park bill is being tipped as the bill to beat this summer and festival organisers DF Concerts and founding partner Tennent’s Lager are pleased to announce a proud army of Scottish acts in the form of Big Country, Jon Fratelli, Roddy Woomble, Twin Atlantic, Emma’s Imagination, The Phantom Band, Found and Jack Townes – set to descend upon Balado on the weekend of 8th ‘ 10th July 2011.
Making their T in the Park debut on the 30th anniversary of the band are Scottish rock giants Big Country. The band has enjoyed phenomenal success with number one albums, Grammy nominations, sold out European tours and millions of record sales worldwide. They’ve shared stages with Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan and are one of the truly great live outfits to have survived the roller coaster ride of the Eighties. Their star continued to shine until 2001 when frontman Stuart Adamson sadly passed away. It took until 2010 before the band felt ready to perform again as Big Country with Jamie Watson and singer Mike Peters leading the band back to glory to perform at T in the Park 2011.
The band said: “To be able to play at T in the park is a perfect opportunity for us to really celebrate our 30th anniversary in Scotland. Because the band was basically born in Fife, T is a fitting place to return to for this occasion. Stuart would have appreciated this, and we’re all looking forward to it.”
Jon Fratelli will appear solo on stage in Balado for the first time with brand new songs from his debut album ‘Psycho Jukebox’. Chock full of the kind of solid gold easy action that makes you want to smile broadly, chant loudly, dance wildly, sing sweetly, grapple sweatily, drum manically, scream breathlessly and shout raucously, it’s perfect T in the Park material.
Jon said: “T in the Park was the first major festival I ever played and the first time I’d played in front of a circus tent full of people, that first time is still etched in my memory. I’m really happy to be going back to T, it’s always a highlight’.
Roddy Woomble, frontman of legendary Scottish alt-rock act Idlewild will woo the T in the Park crowd with dreamy lyrics and fully charged folk foot stompers from his latest solo album ‘The Impossible Song & Other Songs’. He paints a picture of his beloved western isles with layers of tuneful instruments that complement a voice full of soul. Known to treat fans to a travelling story or two between songs and with the chance of some Idlewild classics thrown into the mix, Woomble’s performance is set to shine.
Glaswegian boys Twin Atlantic are poised for greatness – the group of fans who once held them as their little secret is growing rapidly and this number is set to multiply when they appear at T in the Park this year. Word of mouth buzz about their intense live shows has built a rock solid base and the band has scored a sellout gig in Glasgow’s Barrowland this Friday 6th May. Ambitious debut mini-album, ‘Vivarium’, is packed with enormous sweeping riffs, moods that flit from light to shade, and impassioned vocals dripping with gorgeous Scottish vowels.
Emma Gillespie AKA Emma’s Imagination has rarely done things the conventional way ‘ she’s had two singles in the top ten at once, then shortly after, she signed her first recording contract. This summer she’ll make her debut at T in the Park to play to thousands of fans who voted her the winner of Sky One’s talent show ‘Must Be the Music’.
Elusive Glasgow outfit The Phantom Band released their debut album ‘Checkmate Savage’ in 2009 and recently released current album ‘The Wants’. Fans can expect to hear a myriad of different genres and hits from both during their much anticipated slot at Balado.
Also appearing at T in the Park this summer is Edinburgh based band Found. Recently signed to the Scottish musical institution that is Chemikal Underground, the group began life as an experimental arts collective putting on many weird and wonderful events in art galleries, warehouses and even storage containers. Their unusual mix of garage rock, melodic pop and glitchy electronica has propelled them to the forefront of Scotland’s alternative music scene.
Teenage rock gods in the making Jack Townes were snapped up by record label giants Columbia on the merit of just one song and already have a tour with The View under their belt – good going for a band who have been together less than a year. The teenagers will join a roll call of legends and idols when they appear in Balado this summer.
Big Country, Jon Fratelli, Roddy Woomble, Twin Atlantic, Emma’s Imagination, The Phantom Band, Found and Jack Townes will join fellow countrymen Primal Scream, The View, KT Tunstall, Calvin Harris, Slam and Silicone Soul as well as Arctic Monkeys, Coldplay and Foo Fighters and a whole host of mega star talent on a knock out bill and the good news is – there’s more to come.
At the heart of T in the Park is the music and atmosphere that continually unites the crowd and creates a weekend of memorable moments that will last a lifetime. Brit Award and Grammy winners, multi-million selling artists, the best breakthrough talent, new music icons and legends..T in the Park 2011 has them all. Bring it on Balado.
A limited number of T in the Park Residence packages are still available to buy. The Residence offers festival goers a bespoke, luxury experience where all their accommodation needs are taken care of. Guests are welcomed into an oasis of indulgence to enjoy a unique festival experience in their luxury accommodation of choice. Once they have settled into their home for the weekend, festival goers can relax in the Residence Lounge CafÃ© & Bar or treat themselves to a pampering session in the spa before heading to see their favourite bands as well as accessing the festival’s hospitality area. For more information log onto www.tinthepark.com/residence
Eels are set to embark on a three date UK tour this July around their appearances at T in The Park and Oxegen Festivals.
The dates follow last year’s massive 2010 world tour and the release of album ‘Tomorrow Morning.’ ‘Tomorrow Morning’ was the final installment of a trilogy that began with ‘Hombre Lobo’ (June 2009) and ‘End Times’ (January 2010).
Eels 2011 UK Tour Dates
Wed 06 July – Brighton Dome
Sat 9 July – Oxegen, Ireland
Sun 10 July ‘ T in the Park, Scotland
Mon 11 July – Newcastle O2 Academy
Tue 12 July- Leeds O2 Academy
Linkin Park to headline Download Festival. Hot on the heels of last week’s exciting announcement that System of a Down are to headline the Download Festival, organisers have today announced that multi million selling US rockers LINKIN PARK will also headline at the 2011 festival, which takes place 10-12 June. A limited amount of weekend with camping tickets for the Download Festival 2011, plus RIP packages, are on sale now from www.downloadfestival.co.uk . This ‘early bird’ offer ends 5pm Monday 20 December, and includes 3 day and 5 day camping tickets. Organisers have also confirmed that prices will remain the same for Download 2011 as they were in 2010. Organisers have also confirmed that Grammy award winning musician / producer and director Rob Zombie will perform at next year’s Download ‘ an incredible 16 years since he last played the Donington Park site with his then band White Zombie. Since forming in 1996, Linkin Park have gone on to win two Grammy awards and sold over 50 million records worldwide, and they recently released their fourth studio album A Thousand Suns which went No. 1 in 10 countries as well as No. 2 in the UK. Known for unique collaborations with alternative and hip hop artists, Linkin Park’s headlining performance at this year’s Download will be a true highlight of the weekend. Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington said: “We are very excited to be playing Download again next year. It’s one of the best festivals in the world and it’s always an honour to play in front of such a great crowd. We can’t wait!” Rob Zombie founded the metal band White Zombie and has since carved a successful career as a horror producer and director, notably for movies House Of 1000 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects. He released his new album Hellbilly Deluxe 2 earlier this year. Live Nation VP of Promotions Andy Copping commented, ‘t’s great to have LINKIN PARK back at Download next year. They’ve always put on a great show and following the success of their recent sold out UK tour, it was essential to have them at Download, where they will deliver their full-on live show.” Over 100,000 fans descended onto Download this year to celebrate 30 years of rock at Donington, making Download the second biggest festival in the UK after Glastonbury. It has the largest Facebook community for a UK festival coming top of the list with a huge 156,000 followers, overtaking the likes of V Festival (133,000), T in the Park (92,000), Glastonbury (90,000), Leeds (25,000) and Reading (21,000). Overall Download’s Facebook community is only second in the world to the I LOVE TECHNO event in Belgium.
Foo Fighters to headline T In The Park. Foo Fighters will headline the Main Stage at Balado across the weekend of 8th, 9th & 10thJuly,2011. In a recent NME piece revealing the first details of their seventh studio album, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl said, “I want to play the album at night live in front of (tens of thousands of) people. It’s a festival album because it f**king rocks!” Grohl will do exactly that as the Foo Fighters put in yet another stadium calibre performance at this year’s T in the Park, debuting new material from their forthcoming seventh album alongside anthems from their multi-platinum, multiple Grammy-winning catalogue. The TITP crowd is sure to go home satisfied and exhausted, and nursing throats sore from singing along with the likes of The Pretender, Best of You, All My Life, Learn To Fly, Everlong and more. Geoff Ellis (Festival Director) said: ‘Once again we are proud to bring one of the world’s biggest and most influential rock bands to Balado. As well as being a personal favourite and a band that T in the Park fans continually praise, Foo Fighters are one of the best festival headliners on the planet and I’m delighted we have them for T in the Park 2011.’ Limited tickets for the 18th consecutive T in the Park go onsale at 9am on 3rd December, at 2010 prices (beating the VAT increase). Buy sold out tickets at our partners here and check out all other tickets here. More information on all ticket prices / packages at www.tinthepark.com. Ticket buyers should only purchase from the official outlets published on this website.
Internationally respected artist/producer/DJ, David Guetta has announced a headline UK Tour throughout April and May 2011 culminating with two nights at London’s O2 Academy Brixton. David Guetta’s track record has been impeccable for nearly two decades and he is now simply, a phenomenon. David Guetta’s name is synonymous with the world’s greatest dance music and with parties that bring that music to life. He is possibly the most entertaining electronic artist ever; certainly currently. David Guetta has sold over 4 million albums worldwide and more than 1O million singles. If you include his productions (such as I Gotta Feeling for the Black Eyed Peas, its well over 20 million). In 2010, his career reached new peaks: with 3 number one singles in the UK including ‘When Love Takes Over’ featuring the vocals of multi-platinum pop-R&B songstress Kelly Rowland, ‘Sexy Bitch’ featuring Akon and ‘Getting Over You’ featuring Fergie, LMFAO and long time collaborator Chris Willis, his fourth studio album ‘ONE LOVE’ is nothing less than a bold, beautiful manifesto for the global dance audience and has taken the sound above ground world-wide. With a global following of nearly five million celebrants at over 200 DJ performances just last year attesting to his musical authority, it’s no wonder that Guetta has emerged as a catalyst and a curator of an exciting new musical hybrid, his magical producer’s touch bringing out the best in all his collaborators. He is one of the most connected artists on the planet with almost 11 million FB fans and 400 million views on Youtube. But nothing beats the live show. Despite his pop success, David is a DJ first and he has elevated the art to unprecedented levels. He holds the crowd in his palms with their hands high in the air, whipping them into a frenzy with a twisted mix of his hits and street electro beats. With pyro, an incredible light show and gigantic robots, this is a party like no other. After storming the festival season with appearances including T in the Park, and V Festival plus his sold out F*** Me I’m Famous Ibiza Pacha residency these headline dates are not to be missed. To see David Guetta live:
WED 27 GLASGOW BRAEHEAD ARENA 0844 4155 221 (8pm-2am)
THU 28 LEEDS O2 ACADEMY 0844 477 2000 (9pm-2am)
FRI 29 MANCHESTER O2 APOLLO 0844 477 2000 (9pm-2am)
SUN 01 BIRMINGHAM O2 ACADEMY 0844 477 2000 (9pm-2am)
THU 05 BRIGHTON CENTRE 0844 847 1515 (8pm-1am)
FRI 06 & SAT 07 LONDON BRIXTON O2 ACADEMY 0844 477 2000 (9pm-3am)
The festival season is now officially started, and Carling kicked things off at the Isle of Wight Festival and Rock Ness last weekend. Music fans were in fine spirits and night after night The Local, Carling’s campsite bar brought in the crowds, lured by the promise of a perfectly poured pint of Carling and an amazing atmosphere to enjoy with their mates. Situated in the heart of the campsite, The Local proved to be the perfect place to kick back with mates after a long day of festival fever. The DJs played party favourites late into the night to create an electric atmosphere for campers, a great start to the summer. At the Isle of Wight Festival, the Carling resident DJ’s ended each night with a crowd pleasing anthem. Fun-lovin’ festival goers chanted ‘one more tune!’ over and over until a few more classic tracks were played and the crowd sung unaccompanied to bring the fun finally to a close for another evening. Across the Border at Rock Ness, Plan B made a special appearance at The Local. He chatted to festival goers at the Scottish event and enjoyed a cold pint before wowing the crowd with a great performance on the main stage. As a fully functioning pub, the Carling Local is the perfect watering hole for the weekend. Festival goers can kick back and enjoy all the comforts of their regular local including a perfectly poured, ice cold pint of Carling. So if you’re already having festival withdrawals after this weekend or you missed the action, don’t worry because The Local will be returning to V Festival sponsored by Virgin Media this August including Headphone Disco so make sure you join Carling
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KINGS OF LEON had a screaming row among themselves after their T In The Park performance this weekend. The US rockers got so angry with each other after their set at the Scottish festival on Friday night that they threatened to cancel their appearance at Dublin’s Oxegen festival the next night. The row was sparked by some sound difficulties during their set which put frontman Caleb Followill in a foul mood which he then took out on his bandmates. The band’s manager had to drag him away from bandmates — brothers Nathan and Jared and cousin Matthew before things got physical. Before he was led away, he trashed his beloved Gibson 325 axe which smashed into smitheens on stage before he threw the broken frame into the crowd. But he regretted his decision to destroy the guitar which he plays it on almost all the Kings’ hits. A source said: ‘He was livid about the sound and took out his anger on stage without considering the consequences. ‘His guitar is now ruined. The crowd were oblivious to the sound difficulties but the Kings want every show to be perfect. ‘When they came off stage, tempers flared and they were effing and blinding at each other. It was really nasty before their tour manager stepped in. They were even threatening to pull out of Oxegen.’
Maximo Park have just returned from a stupendous weekend at Glastonbury, where they made festival history by having the largest attendance for an opening act, with more than 60,000 fans flocking to the Queen’s Head Stage on Thursday, June 24. Their second set, on Saturday, June 26 drew massive crowds as well, with the audiences chanting along to songs both old and new. But then, they have had such a banner year already. Their third album, the critically acclaimed “Quicken the Heart” has debuted in the UK top 10, a special comeback show at Newcastle almost caused riots and made headline news, and they have since booked key slots at all the major festivals this summer, including Glastonbury, T-in-the-Park, Reading and Leeds and many more. Now, they are back to conquer the UK all over again with their own shows, playing songs off their new record. Maximo’s Paul Smith states: “Glasgow Barrowland has been a favourite of ours, as has Manchester Apollo; there’s a real history to these music halls. In London we had a think about places we haven’t played before that had a different feel and the Royal Albert Hall is a beautiful venue that appealed to us on a number of levels.”
Maximo Park October UK Tour:
7th Glasgow, Barrowland. Tickets: £19.50
8th Manchester, Apollo. Tickets: £19.50
9th London, Royal Albert Hall. Tickets: £19.50 / £22.50 / £25.00 / £29.50
Following Paolo Nutini’s emphatic 12-date UK Tour, triumphant Radio One Big Weekend Show and sublime performance on Jools Holland in May, Paolo announces a 15-date Autumn UK tour on the same day that he releases his hugely impressive new album ‘Sunny Side Up’. Preceding the new 15-date tour are festival shows at Isle of Wight, Glastonbury, T in The Park, Oxygen and V, as well as tours in America and Europe.
Paolo Nutini UK dates are:
Sun 27th BLACKPOOL, Empress Ballroom
Mon 28th NOTTINGHAM, Rock City
Tue 29th BIRMINGHAM, Academy
Wed 30th LONDON, Hammersmith Apollo
Fri 2nd BOURNEMOUTH, BIC Solent Hall
Sat 3rd PORTSMOUTH, Guildhall
Mon 5th MANCHESTER, Apollo
Tue 6th CARDIFF, Wales Millennium Centre
Wed 7th SHEFFIELD, Academy
Fri 9th LEEDS, Academy
Sat 10th NEWCASTLE, Academy
Sun 11th NEWCASTLE, Academy
Tue 13th DUNDEE, Caird Hall
Wed 14th GLASGOW, Academy
Thu 15th GLASGOW, Academy
Tickets go on sale Friday June 12th 9am
Tickets are priced at £20-£25 + booking fee
Jack Peñate is back and will be playing the Futures Stage at T in the Park on Sunday 12th July. For his second album he decided to rip it up and start again and the offering ‘Everything Is New’ is just that. Produced by one of the hottest British production talents around, Paul Epworth (who is also responsible for albums by fellow T in the Park artists Bloc Party and Friendly Fires), Peñate’s second album is an ambitious, lo-fi soul record which, from the sound of recent killer single ‘Tonight’s Today’, is going to get the Futures Stage crowd jumping to some top tracks. Reforming in 2008 after more than a decade on hiatus, That Petrol Emotion continue a string of successful reunion shows with a slot opening the Radio 1/NME Stage on Saturday 11th July. Critically lauded for their highly skilled musicianship, intense performances, diverse influences and political agenda, the band were considered musical pioneers and we know the Balado massive will give their return a warm reception when they kick off proceedings on the middle day of T in the Park. Filling the same slot on the final day of revelry are Northern Irish rockers In Case of Fire who have been lined up to open the Radio 1/NME Stage on Sunday 12th July. Tipped as a top new talent, the band who have been described by NME as a ‘skyscraping pop-metal hybrid’, were the viewer’s choice of bands to watch out for on MTV’s 2008 ‘Spanking New’ coverage and were the opening act on the Kerrang! tour this year. The three-piece released their debut album ‘Align The Planets’ just last week and no doubt the Balado crowd will greet their set with the electric enthusiasm that provides T in the Park with it’s globally recognised atmosphere.
Manchester’s Delphic take to the Futures Stage on Saturday 11th July and will bring a strong dose of 1980s nostalgia to the T in the Park proceedings. Influenced by Factory Records, the Hacienda and acid house they play electronic music with a full band line up and will be supplying Balado with some massive hands in the air moments as their superior brand of indie dance takes over the crowds in the Futures Stage tent that is the home to the hottest new talent at T in the Park this summer.
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