TOP ACTS JOIN T IN THE PARK 2016 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 –confirming Chase & Status, Alesso, Oliver Heldens, Jack Garratt, Hannah Wants and Slaves.
Last night Calvin Harris and Red Hot Chili Peppers were announced as headliners – joining previously announced Friday night headline act The Stone Roses on the bill. LCD Soundsystem were also confirmed as the act to headline the BBC Radio 1 Stage bill on Sunday night.
Scotland’s own Calvin Harris will make a heroic return to T in the Park to headline Saturday night at Strathallan Castle – his first appearance at T since his historic headline set in 2013, a night T in the Parkers will never forget, and which Calvin has since said was his crowning moment. He’ll make his hotly anticipated Strathallan Castle debut this summer, in what will be his eighth T in the Park appearance.
Following a five-year hiatus and a farewell show at Madison Square Garden, visionary New York dance-punk outfit LCD Soundsystem caused a huge stir when James Murphy announced the band’s reactivation at the start of the year. With brand new material and a prestigious Coachella headline set also on the way, their live return promises to be unmissable. They played T in the Park in 2005 with a spectacular headline set in the Slam Tent, and their return as Sunday night headliners of the BBC Radio 1 Stage is a major coup for T in the Park.
In what will be the act’s fourth appearance at T in the Park, drum and bass heavyweights Chase & Status return to T in the Park for the first time since 2013. Consisting of dance DJs, multi-platinum artists, and record-label owners Saul Milton and Will Kennard, Chase & Status have collected Brit Award gongs, festival headline slots and top 5 chart positions along the way. The acts’ hits are floor fillers and their rocketing set is sure to be a highlight of T in the Park in 2016.
Regularly playing to huge crowds around the globe, DJ and dance producer Alesso is set to bring his well-crafted party vibe to Strathallan Castle this summer joining the T in the Park bill. Alesso’s remixes of the Tiësto and Swedish House Mafia saw the DJ gain mainstream recognition debuting in DJ Mag’s top 100 back in 2012. Working with international stars One Republic, Craig David, David Guetta and Sebastian Ingrosso during his career, Alesso shot to success when he achieved a U.K. chart number one with his collaborative single Under Control alongside Calvin Harris and Hurts. Expect slamming beats and euphoric moments during his performance at T in the Park 2016.
Dutch electronic music star Oliver Heldens has perfected deep house beats with mainstream appeal, most notably his 2013 song, "Gecko", which caught the attention of Tiësto, who signed him to his label and released that track with vocals from Becky Hill. Capturing a summer party vibe in his sets, Oliver Heldens is sure to be a big hit at T in the Park this July.
Crowned the winner of BBC’s Sound of 2016 and The Brit’s Critics Choice winner, Jack Garratt is riding the huge wave of success after releasing his debut album this month to rave reviews. The London-based singer/producer/multi-instrumentalist combines electric guitar, drum machines, keyboards, and an R&B-friendly falsetto to fashion smooth, club-ready electro-pop. Becoming a viral success with single Breathe Life, Garratt’s experimental style is both innovative and inspirational. Expect a set packed full of sing-a-long moments when he makes his debut at T in the Park this summer.
Making her T in the Park debut at Strathallan Castle in 2015, Hannah Wants is known for a tireless determination and down-to-earth attitude making her one of the most world-renowned DJs on the scene. Packing some serious credentials, Hannah Wants has picked up Best Breakthrough DJ title at the DJ Mag awards and became Mixmag’s Best Breakthrough DJ and Star Of The Year in her short career.
Making serious waves in the rock ‘n’ roll scene with their punk-infused sound, two-piece Slaves released their debut record Are You Satisfied in 2015, picking up a Mercury Music Prize nomination along the way. In what will be their third appearance at T in the Park, expect a raw energy and infectious vitality during their epic set.
Announced so far for T in the Park 2016 are:
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, The Temperance Movement, Oh Wonder
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, Maxi Jazz & The E-Type Boys
SUNDAY 10TH JULY: Red Hot Chili Peppers, LCD Soundsystem, Chase & Status, Faithless, Major Lazer, James Bay, Jake Bugg, Frank Turner & the Sleeping Souls, Craig David’s TS5, Slaves, Maximo Park, John Grant, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, FIDLAR, Blossoms
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.
Organisers are also delighted to announce that Calvin Harris will make a return to T in the Park to headline the Main Stage on Saturday night at Strathallan Castle.
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.
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