T In The Park
T In The Park
Grab yourself a cuppa and listen up, T in the Park is back and this year it’s bigger than ever! Some people think of Scotland and they think of the Loch Ness, Tartan kilts and Haggis, I on the other hand think of the biggest music festival in Great Britain and occasionally Gerard Butler, but that’s beside the point.
Where, When and Why?
What sort of a stupid question is ‘why?’ why on earth do we need an excuse for an insanely good music festival in a fancy castle that gives Hogwarts a run for its money? We don’t need any excuses okay! That leads me nicely on to where exactly it is, the festival has changed location a couple of times down the line, it has been going since 1994 so we can forgive them for wanting a change of scenery. The festival now takes place at Strathallan Castle, rightfully situated in the town of Strathallan, bit of a mouthful so good luck asking for directions. Its only around an hour’s drive from Glasgow and Edinburgh so pretty near to all the hustle and bustle of city life and the perfect excuse for seeing some sights whilst your there. The picturesque backdrop is the perfect location to hold such a major event, with over a thousand acres to play with you defiantly won’t be cramped, unless your front row of the Kasabian set, in which case you may be a tad cramped. A shuttle bus service will be provided as well as having good road links with the A9 being around 3 miles from the site. T in the Park takes place from the 10th to the 12th of July, so that’s 3 days of stunning surroundings, a first class atmosphere and an epic line up, well I’m sold.
Probably easier to ask who isn’t playing! There are around 6 stages this year at the festival, each with something spectacular to offer. There’s the main stage, standard, where you can expect to see Kasabian, Sam Smith, Avicci, Stereophonics and more! Then there’s the Slam tent, not a basketball arena but a stage graced by some of the UK`s best dance and electronic DJ`s, expect crazy lights and a booming base. The T break Stage is where you can discover quality new talent, 16 of the best unsigned artists from over Scotland have been narrowed down and given the opportunity to blow your minds. As well as having 6 stages there’s a whole host of artists set to perform over the three day course. On Friday you can expect performances from Fuse ODG, Rudimental and Sigma and that’s just the tip of the iceberg and Saturday will see performances from Scottish rock band Twin Atlantic as well as Jessie J and George Ezra. Last but by no means least Sunday will bring you the likes of Kodaline, Oliver Heldens and Paloma Faith as well as a billion others! Phew, there’ll be no one left in London at this rate.
With a brand spanking new location camping at T in The Park just got even more exciting. This year you can wake up in the midst of a stunning castle and feel like Cinderella and Prince Charming, no doubt you’ll be covered in mud and probably smell a little but you get the idea. To ensure you don’t miss out on a single act this year you will need to grab yourself a 3 day ticket, camping is the easiest way of having the best access to everything happening on site, 24/7. If the idea of pitching a tent makes you want to face plant the floor then fear not, I have a solution for you. Tangerine field may sound like just a field full of oranges but don’t be so quick to judge, it offers you the chance to pre book a ready pitched tent that comes fully equipped with everything you need from sleeping bags to head torches because obviously head torches are a must! You can book a tent for up to 8 people, the site also has hot showers, toilets, a pamper parlour and a cafe. What more could you possibly need.
So it’s time to dust off your tartan wellies and kilts! Just be sure to wear underwear because despite tradition no one wants to be seeing that.
By Sophie Black