POP SENSATIONS BAY CITY ROLLERS JOIN T IN THE PARK 2016 LINE-UP
T in the Park festival organisers DF Concerts and founding partner Tennent’s Lager are excited to reveal that pop sensations Bay City Rollers will be joining this year’s T in the Park line-up.
The Bay City Rollers were the biggest pop band in the world, now Rollermania is set to explode again with the announcement fans across the globe have been waiting for.
Les, Woody and Alan, have been in the Boombox Recording Studios in Glasgow this year writing and recording the forthcoming, new Bay City Rollers album. The first track to be released this summer will be the long-awaited single ‘Boomerang’ which is a little slice of what’s to come.
Singer Les McKeown couldn't be happier to be running with the old gang again;
“This album sounds like the tape machines were never switched off in the 70’s, and we never missed a beat”
The gang wouldn't be complete without Stuart "Woody" Wood and he's as excited as everyone else at the prospect of playing with his old friends once again.
“The new album sounds like we’ve gone full circle, it was super exciting to recreate those career defining guitar sounds, and doing the vocals with the lads brought all the great memories flooding back”
Just like Les and Woody, bassist Alan Longmuir is firmly on board and can't wait to get started, saying:
“It was so exciting to be in the studio with Les, and Woody! Forty years in the making….But we’re still packing some rock’n’roll punch! The record sounds epic”
The Forrest Boombox record label are proud to be in the process of recording the first new Bay City Rollers album in forty years. Producer and Hitmaker John McLaughlin and self-confessed Rollers fan is fiercely proud to be co-writing and producing this album with the first single Boomerang due for release very soon!
"For me, it's an absolute dream come true. The Bay City Rollers were the first records I ever bought and the excitement value on those records are what made me want to be a songwriter and record producer. I would love to even get close to how great those records were then with what we're doing now. I’ve had to pinch myself being in the studio with my rock’n’roll heroes the Bay City Rollers. I feel we’ve captured some of the magic and excitement from the world famous hits, that the fans (like myself) have grown to love.”
With sales of over 70 million records worldwide, one of the all-time great pop bands are back to do it all over again. Get ready for the return of Rollermania, because the Bay City Rollers are back!
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, Bay City Rollers, 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.
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.