Tuesday, 16 April 2013

T In The Park - Top Breakthrough Acts Join Bill

Say what you will about T In The Park, and let's be honest it evokes different reactions from music bloggers and music fans, you don't hang around to see your 20th birthday without doing something right.  That something, for me, has always been T's ability to bring up and coming artists from around the work to play, often on the smaller stages or earlier in the day.  Those fans with the courage to face an early afternoon trek from campsite to arena, and battle through the Tennent's enduced headache will find the T experience a lot more rewarding than those who just turn up for the headliners.

We've been lucky enough to have been allowed an insiders look at the latest line up announcement.  Here's who you can expect to be joining the already bustling bill:

LA indie rock outfit Local Natives will bring a California vibe to the Scottish countryside with their glorious harmonies and epic, soaring melodies.  The band’s second album Hummingbird – produced by The National’s Aaron Dessner – is being widely tipped to take them to stratospheric new levels after they made a big impression at SXSW this year.

Lucy Rose’s debut album Like I Used To was met with major critical acclaim when it was released last September, with the Warwickshire songstress being hailed as one of the country’s most exciting new songwriting talents.  Her charming nu-folk sound combined with her edgy porcelain voice and wondrous lyrical tales has earned her major radio airplay on 6 Music and BBC Radio 1, plus a rapidly growing fanbase and millions of YouTube hits.

Birmingham four-piece Swim Deep also caused quite a stir at SXSW this year, wowing the crowd with their sun-kissed indie pop anthems.  Swim Deep are one of 2013’s brightest stars, and they’re sure to showcase tracks from their hotly anticipated forthcoming debut album Where the Heaven Are We, due for release this summer, in their T in the Park set.

London-based Theme Park burst on to the scene in 2011, when their track Milk topped the Amazing Radio chart for an impressive three consecutive weeks.  The band released their long awaited, self-titled debut album in February – a collection of indie-dance gems with a distinctly tropical flavour.  One of the hottest new guitar bands around, they’re sure to get the T in the Park crowd going.

The debut EP from Oxford singer-songwriter Lewis Watson It’s Got Four Sad Songs On It BTW topped the iTunes singer-songwriter chart on its first day of release, outselling the likes of Adele, Madonna and Ed Sheeran in the process, and attracting the attention of just about every record label in the land.  Excitement is continuing to build around this bright young songwriting talent, with tracks from his latest EP The Wild receiving airplay on BBC Radio 1.  His T in the Park debut is not to be missed.

London four-piece Sons & Lovers kicked off the year with a four-week residency at Club NME, and things aren’t showing any sign of slowing down.  With tracks such as Set My Heart and King earning the band a dedicated following, these rising stars are ones to watch.

If you are wanting a piece of the action and don't already have tickets then head over to www.tinthepark.com or www.ticketmaster.co.uk or call 08444 999 990. 

Ticket type Price (all subject to booking fee)

Friday day ticket - £75
Saturday day ticket -  SOLD OUT
Sunday day ticket - £82.50
Weekend (no camping) - £184
Weekend and Camping - £194
Thursday Weekend and Camping - An additional £11 to the Weekend and Camping price

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