By Simon Crowe
T in the park
Scotland’s biggest music festival is soon approaching, and we thought we would help you choose the acts you see over the weekend by telling you our choices. T in the park is returning to Strathallan Castle for the second year now after its move from Balado in 2014. The move proved to come with some teething problems after the festival gathered a number of complaints regarding the new site from fans, but festival boss Geoff Ellis has made major changes to reassure fans the same problems wont happen again.
The Stone Roses
First off, why not start the recommendations of with one of the biggest bands on the bill, The Stone Roses. The Manchester band will be headlining T in the Park on the Friday night and are sure to put on a show. It’ll be the first time the band has played in Scotland since their headline show at Glasgow Green in 2013. With rumours circulating that the band have been working on new music, this set is not to be missed this summer!
It seems like no one can stop the rise of Jamie xx at the moment after success of his first solo album ‘In Colour’ gathering critical acclaim. The DJ is renowned for his live performances and with him spinning some of his hit singles such as ‘Good Times’ at the festival, it would be hard to say no to seeing this guy live.
Catfish and the Bottlemen
One of the success stories of 2015, Catfish and the Bottlemen are back at Strathallan Castle this year after smashing the Radio 1 stage their last year. The band have gone from strength to strength and become one of the UK’s biggest bands around selling out headline shows at Castlefield Bowl and Bristol’s Summer Series. With the band about to drop their second album ‘The Ride’ on 27th May, the lads will have a set packed full of new tunes, and will be a must see band at the festival.
The Last Shadow Puppets
The iconic duo that is The Last Shadow Puppets, consisting of Alex Turner and Miles Kane, will be appearing at T in the Park this year on the Saturday. After securing the number one spot in the UK album charts with their new album ‘Everything That You’ve Come To Expect’ The Last Shadow Puppets are back on tour and will be stopping of at Strathallan Castle this summer. The duo don’t perform together that often so they are definitely worth going to see as the last time they toured was in 2008!
At 22 years of age it feels wrong to describe Jake Bugg as a bit of a veteran, but that is exactly what the young man is becoming. With his third studio album ‘On My One’ due to be released on the 16th of June, Jake Bugg is going to have a large catalogue of music to play at the festival this year. Being such a young age as well, Jake Bugg has played the majority of the worlds top festivals, and worked with some of the biggest names in music.