Following in the footsteps of the likes of Skins, Peep Show or a dirtier, gritty version of Glee, The Midnight Beast have become a TV phenomenon. The comedy music hybrid trio, who have just finished broadcasting their second popular series on E4, have gained over 65 million views on YouTube for their satirical, hip-hop videos, and will host THE MIDNIGHT BEAST Presents A DIRTY WEEKEND in the Scottish Sun Big Top. They’ll be joined by a top line-up including Baby Strange, Saint Raymond (who has been championed by BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe, and has toured with fellow T in the Park artists Ed Sheeran and Haim) and producer Oliver Heldens (who was just 17 when he was signed by Spinnin’ Records), plus The Midnight Beast will entertain the festival crowd with exclusive video mixes.
Sunset Strip’s brand new outdoor dance area, The Palm Stage, will play host to a top bill of DJ talent, led by house music DJ and producer Lil Louis on Thursday night, with more names to be announced soon. A major part of Chicago’s house lineage, Lil Louis released one of the first records on pioneering label Dance Mania before scoring a chart-topper with French Kiss. The DJ/producer recently added directing duties to his resumé with Chicago house documentary The House That Chicago Built, which features more than 180 interviews shot over a seven year period, as he attempts to tell the definitive story of Chicago house.
They join a previously announced Thursday night line-up which also features Sub Club residents Harri and Domenic, DJ and High Sheen co-founder Ben Martin and Wardyof La Cheetah Club, house, techno and hip hop production duo Mia Dora, Drums of Death (who’s remixed for Azealia Banks, Franz Ferdinand and Hot Chip), plus tunes from Glasgow imprint Dixon Avenue Basement Jams.
Organisers have today announced that hotly tipped Swedish producer/singer Elliphant has joined the T in the Park bill. Sounding like a cross between MIA and Diplo, she boasts sizzling MC skills and some serious lyrical prowess and brings her fierce beats to Balado.