T In The Park Line-Up Unveiled

19 February 2015, 19:07

Kasabian, The Prodigy, Twin Atlantic and Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds have been unveiled as headline acts at this year's T in the Park festival.

Organisers announced the line-up having previously revealed that The Libertines will play Scotland's biggest music festival.

Stereophonics, Avicii, DJ and producer David Guetta, Sam Smith and Fatboy Slim will also perform.

This summer's event will be the first held at T in the Park's new home in the grounds of Strathallan Castle in Perthshire, where music fans will gather between July 10 and 12.

The festival, which celebrated its 21st birthday last year, has been staged at the disused Balado airfield in Kinross-shire for much of the last two decades.

Festival director Geoff Ellis said: "This year is going to be a very special one for T in the Park as we make the beautiful grounds of Strathallan Castle our new home and we're thrilled that some of the biggest artists in the world will be joining us in this historic first year.

"We're hugely excited to announce some big names for the festival, including British rock legends The Libertines, Kasabian and Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, huge global EDM superstars Avicii and David Guetta, and seminal dance acts Fatboy Slim and The Prodigy - it's going to be some house-warming party.

"Every year, artists tell us that our audience is one of the most enthusiastic in the world and that they love to play T in the Park because of the wonderful welcome they receive.

"We'd like to thank our incredible audience for making this festival so special and we can't wait to welcome you all to our beautiful new home."

He added: "We can't wait till the 10th of July when our first bands hit the stages and that passion, that roar, that excitement that is T in the Park.

"It's created by the audience really, they're the ones that make T in the Park so unique."

He said the new venue offers a "blank canvas" and a chance to "reinvigorate the event".

One difference is that there will be less walking between stages than at Balado due to their placement, he said.

Both Noel Gallagher and The Prodigy will become the first acts to have played the T in the Park stage in all three of the festival's homes - Strathclyde Country Park, Balado and now Strathallan Castle.

Other acts in the line-up include Annie Mac, Jessie J, Courteeners, The Vaccines, Idlewild and Paloma Faith.

The Script, alt-J, George Ezra and Jungle are also on the bill.

George Kyle, head of sponsorship at Tennent's Lager, founding partner of the event, said: "As we enter an exciting new chapter of T in the Park's history, it is with great pride that we look back on Tennent's Lager's wonderful journey as the festival's founding partner, which began in 1994 at Strathclyde Country Park and enters its 22nd year this July at Strathallan Castle.

"We have been the T in T in the Park since the very beginning and a real highlight for us has been supporting unsigned talent through our T Break initiative, which celebrates its 20th year this year.

"We are very much looking forward to celebrating what promises to be another wonderful weekend in stunning new surroundings with the T in the Park fans this July."

T in the Park 2015 tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday February 27 from www.tinthepark.com or www.ticketmaster.co.uk or 08444 999 990.

Subscribers to T Lady can buy tickets 48 hours before they go on general sale from 9am on Wednesday February 25.

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