They will be joined by an ultra-impressive bill made up of the world’s ‘must see’ acts across the weekend of 6-8th July 2012.
Firm favourites with festival crowds across the globe, Snow Patrol bring their epic anthems back to Balado to headline the mighty Main Stage. Festival frontman Gary Lightbody hailed T in the Park as “the best weekend ever” when the band gave one of the most memorable T in the Park headline performances to date, in 2009. Since T in the Park first booked an unknown Snow Patrol in 1999, the band have soared to international stardom and gone on to sell in excess of 11 million albums worldwide. Having just completed their sold out ‘Fallen Empires’ tour of the UK and Ireland, the band are off to tour Europe and the U.S.A before heading home, fired up and ready to go at Balado.
Having announced their ‘live resurrection’ to the delight of dedicated fans across the globe, The Stone Roses will undoubtedly provide THE seminal music moment of the summer with their hugely anticipated headline performance at T in the Park 2012. All eyes will be on Balado when the Manchester legends take to the stage for a very rare UK festival appearance and their only live show in Scotland, not to mention a truly historic moment for T in the Park.
Kasabian are certainly on fire right now, with their fourth studio album Velociraptor taking the group to stratospheric new levels. The follow-up to the acclaimed West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum, the current album was recorded in Leicester, mixed in San Francisco and written and produced by the group’s guitarist Sergio Pizzorno. Kasabian are an incendiary live act who consistently top the polls of the bands festival fans want to see. Currently up for three NME Awards (Best Live Band, Best British Band, Greatest Music Moment of the Year), Kasabian first played T in the Park in 2004 and have been consistently championed by T in the Parkers ever since. The Leicester lads make a very welcome return to the top of the bill to bring T in the Park 2012 to a raucous close.
Kasabian said: “It’s an honour that we’ve been invited back to play T in the Park. It’s always been one of our favourite UK festivals and after having such a blast in 2010, we can’t wait to do it all over again.”
The headliners join an already stellar group of top top acts confirmed for T in the Park 2012, including Florence + the Machine, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, The Vaccines, Two Door Cinema Club, The Maccabees, Frank Turner, Miles Kane, The Horrors and Maverick Sabre.
Newly announced Tinie Tempah is undoubtedly one of the freshest and biggest stars to come out of Britain in the past two years. Since his debut album Disc-Overy debuted at No. 1, preceded by two smash hit No.1 singles Pass Out and Written in the Stars, the sensational solo star has fast become one of the most award-winning, best-selling performers of recent times.
Bernard Sumner, Gillian Gilbert, Stephen Morris, Phil Cunningham and Tom Chapman – the newly reformed New Order – are back together and will return to Balado, having last performed at T in the Park in 2005. One of the most highly influential and critically acclaimed bands of the 1980’s, New Order were the pioneering force behind electronic music, responsible for 1983 hit Blue Monday, the best-selling 12 inch single of all time. Tracks such as True Faith and Regret have influenced generations of hit making musicians ever since. This unmissable set at T in the Park is guaranteed to be worth the wait!
Bernard Sumner, New Order frontman, said: “It’s been 7 years since we played in Scotland, up at ‘T’, and we had a brilliant time. It was as much of a surprise to us as it was to our fans when Brandon from The Killers joined us onstage for Crystal, so it’s gonna be hard to top that one, but we’ll do our best to make sure it’s another memorable night for everyone. See you all soon!”
David Guetta is arguably one of the world’s most popular DJ’s and one of the most sought after music producers. Hailing from France, he has sold over 3 million albums and 15 million singles across the globe. For fifth studio album Nothing But the Beat, Guetta introduced rock influences to his dance beats and upped the ante yet again with smash hit tracks Where Them Girls At and Without You. David Guetta boasts some of the biggest tunes in the business right now and will be blasting them loud at Balado this summer.
Calvin Harris has gone from producing tracks in his bedroom in Dumfries to internationally renowned DJ, producer, singer, songwriter phenomenon. Calvin’s second album Ready For the Weekend went straight to the No.1 spot and spawned massive hit after hit single, gaining him further attention from fans as well artists in demand of his record producing skills. Credited for being the most successful songwriter in the UK singles chart in 2011 and following a stint on tour with Rhianna, the pair collaborated on smash hit single We Found Love, which catapulted them to the to the top of the charts the world over. Calvin Harris is close to T in the Park’s heart and fans will surely agree that it feels so good to have him back at Balado.
Elbow are a band renowned for their stunning songwriting ability as well as their amazing live performances. Since forming in 1990, the band have been recognised for both, achieving an accolade of awards including two Ivor Novello Awards for best contemporary song and best song musically and lyrically for the singles Grounds for Divorce and One Day Like This respectively. The Bury five-piece also won the prestigious Mercury Music Prize for their album The Seldom Seen Kid. 2012 will be another big year for Elbow as they have been chosen to provide the soundtrack to BBC’s coverage of the 2012 Olympic Games, as well as delivering a standout set at T in the Park.
Having been raised in Aberdeen and studied at the University of Glasgow, Emeli Sandé is a Scots talent to be truly proud of. Emeli’s debut album Our Version of Events sold more than 100,000 copies in the last week alone, putting her in the lead in terms of sales of any other British artist this year. With her debut album currently at No.1 and as the winner of this year’s Brits Critics’ Choice Award, Emeli Sandé has proved herself to be one of the most talented and respected singer/songwriters of our time and her debut performance at T in the Park is not to be missed.
Fans can expect more T in the Park 2012 highlights from an array of festival favourites including newly announced artists in bold: (FRIDAY) Snow Patrol, Tinie Tempah, New Order, Florence + the Machine, Example, Professor Green, Kaiser Chiefs, The Temper Trap, The Darkness, Miike Snow, Labrinth, Mastodon, Pulled Apart By Horses, Tribes (SATURDAY) The Stone Roses, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, David Guetta, Calvin Harris, Jessie J, The Vaccines, Two Door Cinema Club, Emeli Sandé, Ben Howard, Amy Macdonald, The Courteeners, The Maccabees, Enter Shikari, Rizzle Kicks, Peter Doherty, The Wailers, Dappy, Alabama Shakes (SUNDAY) Kasabian, Elbow, Chase and Status, Skrillex, Happy Mondays, James Morrison, Frank Turner, The Enemy, Miles Kane, The Wanted, Maverick Sabre, Twin Atlantic, The Horrors, Christina Perri, Devlin, Bellowhead, Little Roy, Spector, Band of Skulls.
The Slam Tent is also back to celebrate 16 successful years at T in the Park and for the very first time, will be open on the Friday with Sven Väth at the helm, joining Slam for extra-long sets from 5pm until midnight to bring the big club atmosphere to the Slam Tent. Other confirmed Slam acts on Saturday include Major Lazer, Skream featuring Sgt Pokes, Benga, Erol Alkan, Fake Blood, Jack Beats, Crookers with Dubfire, Joris Voom, Maya Jane Coles, Len Faki, Pan-Pot all taking to the stage on Sunday 8th and with many more still to be announced.