The quirky and cultured Patrick Wolf is hailed by many as Britain’s most underrated pop star. The eccentric singer songwriter mixes electronica with classical instruments to create a unique brand of techno inspired power pop. Due to release his fifth album ‘Lupercalia’ next week, he’s a seasoned live performer who charms and fascinates audiences around the UK gaining him a cult following and solid credentials. T in the Parkers will be amongst the first to hear material from his new album and are certain to catch a performance to remember.
Kentish Town siblings Kitty, Daisy & Lewis play more or less any instruments they can lay their hands on, jumping around on stage from banjos, to ukuleles, accordions, xylophones and trombones. They’ve had worldwide success with sold out tours and have opened for Coldplay, Razorlight and Jools Holland among others. Recently released second album “Smoking in Heaven” is receiving yet more critical acclaim and T in the Parkers can judge for themselves in July.
Californian rock and roll heavyweights Rival Sons are known for bluesy soul vocals, memorable guitar riffs and deep, pounding grooves with flourishes of reckless abandon during live sets. With debut album ‘Pressure and Time’ set to be released next month the band are making a stop at Balado on their ‘Epitaph’ world tour – get ready Scotland for the swagger that is Rival Sons.
There aren’t many new musicians who can harness the elemental rock’n’roll soul of both Ike and Tina and Jimi and Janis. Alice Gold though, comes close. Gold by name and gold by nature, there’s an immense warmth in Alice’s voice which will radiate through the fields of Balado.
Fresh from reforming this year and releasing second album ‘Elettorama’, Glasgow band Thrum are and heading straight to Balado for a much anticipated comeback. Vocalist Monica Queen worked with Belle & Sebastian and Shane MacGowan during the band’s 6 year hiatus and is now bringing back the band’s indie-rock sound.
Seattle based indie post-punk band Romance will be making the trip to Scotland bringing a sound that is at once familiar and strikingly fresh. Their music blends dark, catchy and epic songs with an intelligent and unique ideology, one for the thinkers at T in the Park.
Molotov Jukebox are self-professed pioneers of GypStep with the band citing gypsy, ska, funk, dubstep, flamenco, house, electro, pop, reggae, and soul as their influences. With lead singer Natalia Tena having recently starred in “You Instead” the feature length movie shot on site at last year’s T in the Park, she certainly knows her way around Balado.
Tartan clad tribe Clanadonia will kick off proceedings on the Main Stage to an almighty thunderous sound. The drum thumping, stage pounding traditional Scottish music is the perfect way to welcome in an epic weekend of spine tingling musical moments.
Traditional Scottish music will continue throughout the weekend as the Ceilidh Tent returns for 2011. T in the Parkers of all musical persuasions can’t resist a fling round the tent at some point during the festival – the infectious energy of the Ceilidh Tent in full flow will see even the hippest festival goers enter for a lively session of elbow swinging and foot stomping!
SATURDAY 9th JULY
SUNDAY 10th JULY
The Big Shoogle
Grousebeater Sound System