Everybody knows that the best parts of the festival lineup are to be found further down the bill. Once the snarking about the headliners is over – and oh, how we snarked – the only tough thing about planning your day at T in the Park will be choosing what to see. Seriously, I thought I was out too – and then they announced Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
The next tranche of acts who will be heading to Balado for this, the festival’s 20th year, will be announced this morning – but I’ve got the early scoop on some of the breakthrough acts added to the line-up.
Local Natives are an indie rock band from Silver Lake, LA. The band’s second album, Hummingbird, was released in January and was produced by The National’s Aaron Dessner. That alone is enough to send me to the Hype Machine, never mind Ticketmaster.
Talented young songwriter Lucy Rose is on a UK tour at the moment, promoting debut album Like I Used To. She’ll be calling at Glasgow’s Oran Mor early next month, ahead of her T in the Park appearance.
Oxford singer-songwriter Lewis Watson makes his T in the Park debut around the release of his second EP, The Wild. A trio of exciting English bands make up the new additions: Swim Deep (Birmingham), Theme Park (London) and Sons and Lovers (London).
T in the Park takes place from 12th to 14th July, and a range of ticket packages are still available.