THE A-T OF EVERYTHING TO LOOK FORWARD TO AT T IN THE PARK
With only four weeks to go to this year’s T in the Park and the sun shining, excitement for this year’s festival is reaching fever pitch. In anticipation of next month’s event, T in the Park festival organisers DF Concerts and founding partners Tennent’s Lager take us through the A – T of everything to look forward to at this year’s T in the Park.
A – After the show is the AFTER PARTY…you’ve had a belter of a day listening to the best music around with your pals and don’t want each day to end. What to do next? Head to the famous T in the Park campsite for some quality entertainment, including barrels of laughs in The Stand Comedy Tent, and extravagant burlesque performances from Club Noir on Thursday and Friday night. And Band-a-oke runs all weekend, letting where you can belt out your favourite karaoke songs with the backing of a real live band!
B – Some of the BIGGEST artists in the world are heading to Strathallan Castle over 7th – 10th July with The Stone Roses, Calvin Harris, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Alesso, The 1975, LCD Soundsystem and loads more getting fans to dance to dropped beats, move their feet and watch the musical elite do their thing at Scotland’s biggest festival.
C – The T in the Park CAMPSITE is truly unique; that first sip of Tennent’s Lager once your tent has been pitched, the inherently magical campsite roar, the famous party atmosphere, community spirit and brilliant banter – you’re guaranteed to make some new mates in the campsite. Want to camp with like-minded good citizens? Then make sure you sign up for Citizen T, T in the Park’s ethos-driven camping area where fans pledge to be good neighbours and embrace the T community.
D – Remember to pack your DANCING shoes ahead of your trip to Strathallan Castle – with dance music leaders including Calvin Harris, Disclosure, Chase & Status, Jamie xx, Diplo, Major Lazer and Radio 1’s Summer of Dance line-up which will be broadcast live on Radio 1 on Friday 8th July.
E – Want an EASY and hassle-free camping experience? Be Chilled allows campers aged 18 or over to pre-order their cans of Tennent’s Lager and Magners Original Cider online at www.tennents.com/bechilled and collect them, freshly chilled, when they arrive at the campsite over 7th – 10th July. Do you want access to pamper stations, hair straighteners, hair-washing stations, hair dryers, hot showers and flushing toilets? Well look no further than Refresh, the luxury way to enjoy your weekend at T in the Park. Check out www.tinthepark.com/tickets/refresh for more info. Don’t worry about your journey to T and book the bus: the best way to travel! It’ll drop you closest to the event meaning you’ll have the shortest walk to the campsite…nice one!
F – FESTIVAL ANTHEMS are the songs that make your weekend, the songs that you and your mates can’t stop singing when you’re back in your tent, the songs that are the soundtrack to your memories of the best weekend of summer, and the T in the Park line-up have some top contenders for tune of the weekend! Will your festival anthem be The Stone Roses’ I Wanna be Adored or Calvin’s This is What You Came For? The Chili’s Under the Bridge or LCD Soundsystem’s All My Friends?
G – The ultimate T in the Park experience is complete with a stay in The Residence, where you can go GLAMPING in style. With a wide range of luxurious structures on offer to suit any style (Emperor Belle Tent, anyone?) The Residence is the perfect choice for those campers looking for deluxe accommodation. New to T in the Park in 2016, Pink Moon camping offers hassle-free pre-pitched tents and a range of home comforts in an exclusive campsite to enhance your weekend. Check out www.tinthepark.com for all the information you need.
H – For the first time ever, King Tut’s Wah Wah Tent will open on Thursday 7th July to host 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 journey through pop music history since its debut in 2011 in Sydney, Australia. Songs are played in chronological order from 1954 to 2015 and it is all about singing, dancing and having the best party ever!
I – The T in the Park line-up is chock-full of musical ICONS so whether The Stone Roses or Red Hot Chili Peppers were the soundtrack to your youth, or Pete Tong’s legendary dance music always gets your feet moving and body grooving there is something for everyone. Sunday’s opening performance on the Main Stage is sure to be truly special as Rogue Orchestra performs a classical tribute to the iconic David Bowie, who came so close to headlining T in the Park in 2004 but had to cancel last minute due to ill-health. This unforgettable performance will finish with a medley of Prince classics in honour of another musical icon the world lost in 2016.
J – The “club” will definitely be JUMPIN’ JUMPIN’ when the T in the Park crowd feels the anticipation hanging in the air before their favourite artist walks on stage; the feeling of being part of something bigger amidst the 70,000 strong crowd. They’ll feel perfectly connected to their fellow festival-goers as they sing their hearts out in unison to The Stone Roses, Calvin Harris, Red Hot Chili Peppers and more and jump till the last note rings out across the Strathallan Castle estate. THE TENNENT'S ARMS was the place to be last year and is back for 2016. With Tennent’s Lager based cocktails available, and an outdoor terrace balcony where you can chill with your mates, the Tennent’s Arms will be JUMPIN’ from Friday to Sunday.
K – As well as international superstars, the T in the Park line-up features an epic selection of Scottish acts set to KEEP IT LOCAL in July. Everyone from Frightened Rabbit, Travis, Bay City Rollers, Fatherson, Gerry Cinnamon and the T Break 16 will celebrate homegrown talent on the T in the Park stages.
L – This year’s LINE-UP is one of the best yet, with incredible artists from all over the world set to create one of the best weekends of the summer. Headliner Calvin Harris will make his eighth return to the festival this July, whereas fellow headliners Red Hot Chili Peppers will return to T for the first time in ten years! Among this year’s T in the Park acts are four Grammy Award nominees, BRIT Critics Choice Winner, BBC Sound of 2016 champion, number one selling artists and a mix of incredible rock, pop, electro, folk, indie and everything in-between.
M – Nothing beats the MAGIC of making MEMORIES to last a lifetime at T in the Park with your best mates by your side. Imagine the feeling when you hear the MUSIC of your favourite artist live and your favourite people are by your side…T in the Park is the place to be: MAGIC, MUSIC, MEMORIES.
N – T Break was launched by T in the Park founding partner Tennent’s Lager in 1996 and has been providing Scotland’s freshest unsigned talent with an opportunity to showcase their NEW MUSIC on the T Break Stage at T in the Park ever since. Over the years T Break has seen acts go from unknown and unsigned to festival superstars and a particular highlight from T Break’s illustrious 21 year history was seeing former T Break band Biffy Clyro headline the main stage at T in the Park 2014. The stage has played host to many legendary performances over the years, including sets from Snow Patrol, Paulo Nutini and The View. Don’t miss your chance to discover the next best thing, check out the new bands and their brand NEW MUSIC at this year’s festival!
O – T in the Park’s line-up is packed with some of the hottest acts in the world and it’s guaranteed that the iconic Scottish chant of “ONE MORE TUNE” will echo throughout the Strathallan Castle site this July. With the likes of the legendary Stone Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Calvin Harris all making their return to the T in the Park stage in July, fans will be treated to international stars across the weekend.
P – T in the Park is a PARTY WEEKEND like no other. The weekend of 7th-10th July will see Strathallan Castle play host to the best crowd in the world where the party is non-stop, from enjoying the music of the biggest artists in the world to continuing the party back at the campsite with The Stand Comedy Club, Club Noir and Band-a-oke.
Q – Annie Mac, QUEEN of Radio 1 will be bringing BBC Radio 1 Summer of Dance Stage to this year’s T in the Park. Annie Mac will be hosting the stage alongside Pete Tong & Danny Howard and they will be joined by Hannah Wants, Alesso, Oliver Heldens, Krept & Konan, Oh Wonder and WSTRN who are sure to get the party started.
R – 2016 is the year of the REUNION and when influential British rockers The Stone Roses announced that they were reuniting for three UK concerts this summer of course they were coming to T in the Park. The Stone Roses headline the Main Stage on the Friday night for what is arguably one of the most eagerly anticipated sets of the weekend.
S – The SLAM TENT brings some of the most exciting international electronic dance artists to T in the Park year on year. When the Slam Tent opened its doors in 2015, the crowds raced in to start the party early and the same is expected to happen this year with such an incredible line up taking to the decks at Strathallan Castle.
T – Nothing beats T IN THE PARK, where a magical atmosphere comes together with world-class artists to make unforgettable memories. Whether you’re an indie rocker, pop fan, dance lover, rock ‘n’ roller or into new music jams, T in the Park has something for you.
T IN THE PARK: MUSIC, MAGIC, MEMORIES
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 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.