PETE TONG AND WSTRN JOIN THE T IN THE PARK LINE-UP
T in the Park festival organisers DF Concerts and founding partner Tennent’s Lager have revealed yet more top acts for T in the Park 2016, which takes place at Strathallan Castle over 8th – 10th July, plus the first details of this year’s Campsite entertainment programme.
BBC Radio 1 tastemaker and long standing presenter Pete Tong and Radio 1 Xtra breakthrough act WSTRN will join already announced Annie Mac, Danny Howard, Alesso, Oliver Heldens and Hannah Wants to complete the Radio 1 Summer of Dance line-up on the Friday of this year’s T in the Park. Tickets are on sale now from www.tinthepark.com.
There are few individuals in the world of dance music who can claim the kind of influence Pete Tong has had over the last twenty years. As the voice of BBC Radio 1’s prestigious dance programming, Pete has held a commanding presence over the industry for more than two decades. His unique position has earned him a reputation as the global ambassador of dance music. With an unparalleled ear for new talent, Tong has become the leading tastemaker of the electronic generation. While he’s known publicly as Pete Tong the DJ, behind the scenes, he’s an industry icon and will be sure to keep the party going at this year’s T in the Park.
London based collective WSTRN signed to Atlantic Records last year. All three members had been artists in their own right before WSTRN was born and their debut track In2 propelled the trio from bold newcomers to the status of one of the biggest breaking groups around. Both the biggest selling and the highest charting debut single from a group in 2015, In2 crashed into the charts at #4 during a four-week Top 10 run after previously hitting the top of the UK Shazam and Urban charts. They reached the final five on the BBC Music Sound of 2016 poll, and their heady stats – 19 million views on YouTube and 35 million plays on Spotify – continue to grow at an exponential rate. July will see them bring their special blend of rap, pop, hip-hop & R & B to T in the Park.
The first details of the Thursday campsite entertainment programme have also been revealed today. Thursday campers will be treated to live comedy and spectacular burlesque courtesy of the Stand Comedy Club and Club Noir. The Slam Tent will once again open for Thursday campers guaranteeing another legendary start to the T in the Park party, and for the first time ever, the King Tut’s Wah Wah Tent will open on the Thursday night to host the Hot Dub Time Machine.
The World’s First Time Travelling Dance Party, Hot Dub Time Machine has been taking festivals, theatres, rooftops and venues all over the world on a transcendent dance through pop music history since its debut in 2011 in Sydney Australia. Songs are played in chronological order from 1954 to 2015, with enormous mashed visuals all scratched live from vinyl turntables. Created and performed by DJ Tom Loud, Hot Dub is all about singing, dancing and having the best, party, ever!
Announced so far for T in the Park 2016 are:
T IN THE PARK 2016 LINE-UP
FRIDAY 8TH JULY: The Stone Roses, Disclosure, Courteeners, Alesso, Jamie xx, James Morrison, Frightened Rabbit, Oliver Heldens, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Hannah Wants, Bear’s Den, Fun Lovin’ Criminals, Krept & Konan, The Coral, Alessia Cara, The Temperance Movement, Augustines, Ash, Oh Wonder, WSTRN
BBC RADIO 1 SUMMER OF DANCE STAGE hosted by Annie Mac, Pete Tong & Danny Howard (live on Radio 1)
Plus more to be announced
SLAM TENT: Len Faki, Ricardo Villalobos b2b Raresh, DVS1, Petrichor (live)
SATURDAY 9TH JULY: Calvin Harris, Bastille, The 1975, The Last Shadow Puppets, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Jess Glynne, Kaiser Chiefs, Travis, Tinie Tempah, Tom Odell, Jack Garratt, Stiff Little Fingers, Shed Seven, Disciples, Rat Boy, DMA’s, Maxi Jazz & The E-Type Boys, The Struts, VANT, JR Green + more to be announced
SLAM TENT: Richie Hawtin, Nina Kraviz, Slam, Skream, Guy Gerber, Daniel Avery, B-Traits
SUNDAY 10TH JULY: Red Hot Chili Peppers, LCD Soundsystem, Chase & Status, Faithless, Major Lazer, James Bay, Jake Bugg, Craig David’s TS5, Frank Turner & the Sleeping Souls, Slaves, Maximo Park, John Grant, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, FIDLAR, Blossoms, The Lightning Seeds, Sunset Sons, The Sherlocks, Borns + more to be announced
SLAM TENT: Jeff Mills, Seth Troxler, Chris Liebing, Marcel Dettmann, Speedy J
Tickets for T in the Park 2016 are on sale now from www.tinthepark.com and remain at the same price for a fourth year running. T in the Park’s new home Strathallan Castle is centrally located in the heart of the beautiful Perthshire countryside, approximately one hour away from both Edinburgh and Glasgow. Lying on an estate sprawling a massive 1000 acres, surrounded by beautiful woodland, the site has expanded for 2016 with the Main Arena now a quarter bigger in size and the campsite increasing by a larger amount.
Fans can secure their place in the Strathallan Castle crowd with T in the Park 2016 now on sale from www.tinthepark.com, www.ticketmaster.co.uk or 08444 999 990.
Pink Moon Camping is new to T in the Park 2016 and provides a unique camping experience, offering hassle free pre-pitched tents and a range of home comforts in an exclusive campsite – for more information and ticket prices, go to: www.tinthepark.com/tickets.
Boutique camping options in The Residence will also be available for those looking for luxury living at T in the Park – check out www.tinthepark.com/theresidence.
Wristbands for Refresh – the pamper parlour which offers access to salon standard hair washing facilities, hair straighteners, hair dryers, and premium showers and toilets – will also be available from www.tinthepark.com/refresh.
Further line-up details will be revealed in the coming months, and fans can keep up to date on the latest T in the Park news via www.tinthepark.com, www.facebook.com/tinthepark and by following on Twitter @Tinthepark, and on Instagram @tinthepark.