DJ Yoda joins the Saturday line up and for the very first time, the Slam Tent will be open from the Friday with Sven Väth and Slam at the helm, playing extra-long sets from 5pm until midnight to bring the big club atmosphere straight into the tent across the weekend of 6th – 8th July.
Undefeated champions of British electronic music, Orbital get back in the ring in 2012 with Wonky, their first new album in eight years. Both timeless and contemporary, heart-warming and exhilarating, Wonky puts a vividly modern spin on their signature blend of richly melodic, deeply emotive electronica. After seven albums and more than fifteen years together, Orbital took themselves off the scene in 2004 for five years but this only increased demand for their emotionally uplifting music, especially their legendary live shows in front of huge festival crowds. Orbital first played T in the Parkwith a stunning set in the Slam Tent in 2002 and a decade later they return for what is certain to be one of the seminal music moments of the summer, showcasing festival-rocking anthems in the making as well as vintage live favourites such as Chime andBelfast. Revitalised, rebooted and reunited, Orbital are ready to reclaim their title as lightheaded lords of the dance arena, at T in the Park 2012.
With his 2010 European tour boasting in excess of 100,000 attendees, Paul Kalkbrenner marked a milestone in the realm of live electronic music performance. The tour followed his acting debut as the fictitious DJ Ikarus in the modern cult classic Berlin Calling and until then, no other musician from Germany had established himself in this genre with such overwhelming response, not just from all the dancefloors, but also in the hearts of newfound fans from beyond the club and techno scenes. Whether behind the decks or infront of the camera, Paul Kalkbrenner’s success story continues to soar and fans are in for a treat when he performs his first ever live set in Scotland, in theSlam Tent at T in the Park 2012.
DJ Yoda is no ordinary scratch DJ. His seminal How to Cut & Paste series showcased a tongue-in-check mixing style that prompted Q Magazine to declare him ‘one of the top 10 DJ’s to see before you die’. From hip-hop beginnings, DJ Yoda has evolved in the past ten years using his turntable skills and diverse influences as varied as Funk, B-more, Kuduro, Reggae, Drum’n’Bass and even Big Band Swing and Country and Western to make unashamed party music. Trail-blazing into the world of audio-visual, he pioneered a new art form, using cutting edge technology to scratch and mix visuals on top of his DJ sets in the clubs. Fans can prepare for a very special set in the Slam Tentthis summer.
Gary Beck is regarded as one of the most prolific and inventive producers in the current electronic music scene. Renowned for his own unique sound, Gary is currently in high demand all over the world. Championed by many of the biggest names in techno, including Pete Tong, Dubfire, Chris Liebing, Len Faki, Nic Fanciulli and Richie Hawtin, Gary is set to release his début album on Slam's Soma Recordings in autumn this year.
HansBouffmyhre started off promoting his own party in Glasgow called 'Sleaze' booking and playing alongside some of the world’s best Techno acts. His own releases have gained huge support from the best in Techno, including Richie Hawtin, Dubfire, Adam Beyer, Len Faki, Marco Carola, Steve Lawler, Laurent Garnier, Stephan Bodzin, Joris Voorn and many more. At only 24, the future looks bright for Hans Bouffmyhre.
The Slam Tent is a T in the Park essential for the discerning music lover with a taste for the finest beats around. Over the years the Slam Tent has hosted juggernaut sets from the likes of Leftfield, Daft Punk, Fatboy Slim, Derrick May, Wu-Tang Clan and Laurent Garnier to name just a few of the performance titans to play stand out sets. With an atmosphere second to none, a whole extra night to party (Friday) and mind blowing sets a plenty – 2012’s line up is guaranteed to please, way into the night.
Joining an exceptional Slam Tent line up that already includes Leftfield (live), Felix da Housecat, Bloody Beetroots Death Crew 77 and Vitalic (live) are Dave Clarke, Tiga, Chris Liebing, DJ Sneak,Hudson Mohawke (live), James Holden, Craig Richards, The Black Dog and Mark Henning.
The ‘Baron Of Techno’ Dave Clarke will follow Leftfield (live) on Saturday night to bring the first day’s proceedings to a thundering close. He’s known for his forward thinking vision with sets that swoop along the cutting blade of techno and electro backed up by a seasoned bag of digital DJ tricks. This is a man who loves playing techno to the masses, and where better to belt it out than in the Slam Tent.
Over a decade after Tiga launched his career on a revolutionary Montreal radio station he’s still making some of the finest dance music around and is credited with producing some of the most iconic tracks of our generation including his cover version of Corey Hart’s ‘Sunglasses at Night’ and his remix of Felix da Housecat’s ‘Madame Hollywood’. His ‘My Name Is Tiga’ podcasts are an immersive feast for the senses and his Saturday live set at Balado is sure to be the same.
The sound of Chris Liebing has continuously evolved throughout his mammoth career, keeping up with the digital movement to a point where his current setup offers him practically endless possibilities. An Ibiza stalwart, Chris played the early days of ‘Cocoon Ibiza’ and cohosted the island’s biggest techno fiesta ‘Meganite’ with Mauro Picotto. Chris is a founding member of the German techno scene in Berlin, the beating heart of the world’s electronic movement – with over 300,000 subscribers to his CLR podcasts, Chris is a tastemaker, a visionary, and a welcome addition to Sunday’s cutting edge Slam Tent line up.
One of dance music’s true pioneers, DJ Sneak has the passion and drive to keep house music alive. DJ Sneak has helped shape the course of dance music since the early 90s; his early music influencing the likes of Daft Punk, Basement Jaxx and Armand Van Helden. His signature sounds – funky filtered disco-influenced house and tough, jacking beats – have revolutionised and redefined house music for well over 15 years. Sneak continues to be at the top of his game: non stop beat bumpin’ sets are a one of a kind experience and one not to miss at T in the Parkon Sunday.
The Slam Tent is a T in the Park essential for the discerning music lover with a taste for the finest beats around. Over the years the Slam Tent has hosted juggernaut sets from the likes of Daft Punk, Orbital, Fatboy Slim, Derrick May, Wu-Tang Clan and Laurent Garnier to name just a few of the performance titans to set foot in the big blue tent. With an atmosphere second to none and mind blowing acts a plenty – 2011’s line up is guaranteed to keep the tent’s big blue walls throbbing way into the night.
THE COMPLETE SLAM TENT LINE UP 2011
Felix da Housecat
Bloody Beetroots Death Crew 77 (live)
The Streets (live)
Benga & Youngman
Mathew Jonson (live)
The Black Dog
A limited number of T in the Park Residence packages are still available to buy. The Residence offers festival goers a bespoke, luxury experience where all their accommodation needs are taken care of. Guests are welcomed into an oasis of indulgence to enjoy a unique festival experience in their luxury accommodation of choice. Once they have settled into their home for the weekend, festival goers can relax in the Residence Lounge Café & Bar or treat themselves to a pampering session in the spa before heading to see their favourite bands as well as accessing the festival’s hospitality area. For more information, log onto www.tinthepark.com/residence.
Be Chilled has proved to be one of the biggest hits at T in the Park and due to phenomenal demand, Tennent’s Lager is bringing back the hugely popular, quick and slick service to the heart of the T in the Park campsite for the fourth year running. Campers can pre order Tennent’s Lager or Magners Original Cider now atwww.tennents.com/bechilled and Tennent’s will have orders chilled and ready for collection on the campsite throughout the weekend.
At the heart of T in the Park is the music and atmosphere that continually unites the crowd and creates a weekend of memorable moments that will last a lifetime. Brit Award and Grammy winners, the best breakthrough talent, multi-million selling artists, new music icons and legends….T in the Park 2011 has them all. Bring it on Balado.