An Excellent A To Z Guide To T In The Park! A Must


The team at T In The Park have put together this wonderful piece which has proved to be a handy guide on who to look out for if you didn't already know. Excitement for this festival is building up very fast so get in there quickly before you miss out. One of the finest festivals i have been to and such a sterling lineup too.


A is for A FEW FESTIVAL LINE UP FACTS AND ALABAMA SHAKES
 
As well as headlining heavyweights Snow Patrol, The Stone Roses and Kasabian, the 2012 line-up features:
  • The most successful songwriter in the UK singles chart in 2011 - Calvin Harris
  • The band responsible for the best-selling 12 inch single of all time - New Order
  • The world’s most popular DJ/Producer - sold over 3 million albums and 15 million singles worldwide - David Guetta
  • The highest charting solo female rapper in UK Official Albums Chart history with a multi-platinum selling debut album which  boasts the most charted singles by any female rap album in Billboard history - Nicki Minaj
  • The first UK female singer ever to score six Top Ten hits from one album – Jessie J
  • Alabama Shakes are a new band absolutely deserving of all the hype! Hailing from Athens, Alabama, they can count Jack White amongst their biggest fans and will tour with him in May.  The quirky quintet’s debut, vintage RnB inspired album Boys & Girls went straight in at No.3 and is widely cited as one of the best albums of the year
 
B is for BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB, BEN HOWARD
  • Bombay Bicycle Club have sold in excess of 350,000 albums since their debut release (2009) and notched up two Top 10 albums, an Ivor Novello nomination, an NME Award for Best New Band (2010), a sold-out US tour and rave reviews for their third album A Different Kind Of Fix
  • Ben Howard’s Top 10 album Every Kingdom (2011) went gold in the UK and has been rush released in the US due to phenomenal public demand after Howard’s mass hype over his sold out US shows. Big things ahead for Ben in 2012!!
 
C is for CALVIN HARRIS, CHASE & STATUS AND THE COURTEENERS 
  • Calvin Harris was the most successful songwriter in the UK singles chart in 2011. His collaboration with Rihanna on smash hit single We Found Love catapulted both artists to the top of the charts the world over and gave Rhianna her first No.1 single in the USA (and Calvin’s 3rd No.1 single)
  • Chase & Status are the masters of bringing drum and bass into the mainstream and No.2 album No More Idols is ultimate proof of that – it was the 17th best-selling UK album of 2011 and they were nominated for Best Group at the 2012 Brit Awards
  • The Courteeners’ first album, St. Jude won The Guardian's inaugural First Album Award, made Morrisey book them as support on his US tour and it has been onwards and upwards ever since
 
D is for DAVID GUETTA AND THE DARKNESS
  • David Guetta is currently the world’s most popular DJ, having sold over 3 million albums and 15 million singles across the globe and scooping two Grammy Awards along the way.  With 6 number one singles under his belt so far (5 of which all feature on his latest album,Nothing But The Beat, and stealing the top spot in DJ magazine’s prestigious Top 100 DJ poll last year, his performance is set to thrill both devoted dance music fans and pop lovers alike
  • The Darkness rocked the charts, the airwaves and the crowds with massive, quadruple platinum selling debut album Permission to Land in 2003 and came bounding back onto the live scene last year with sold out shows and a stellar festival performance.  Now it’s time to rock T in the Park to the core before heading off on tour with Lady Gaga on her Born This Way Ball Tour
 
E is for ELBOW, EMELI SANDÉ AND EXAMPLE
  • Elbow formed in 1990 and has achieved an accolade of awards including two Ivor Novello Awards and the prestigious Mercury Music Prize for their album The Seldom Seen Kid. 2012 will be another big year for Elbow as they provide the soundtrack to BBC’s coverage of the 2012 Olympic Games and play T in the Park
  • Emeli Sandé debuted at No.1 with album Our Version of Events which sold more than 100,000 copies in the first week alone.  To top it off, she was the winner of this year’s coveted Brits Critics’ Choice Award and is one of the most successful Scottish music exports in history
  • Example’s third album Playing In The Shadows stormed into the UK charts at No.1 and provided two of last summer’s biggest tracks, No.1 singles Changed the Way You Kissed Meand Stay Awake
 
F is for FLORENCE + THE MACHINE, FEEDER AND FRANK TURNER
  • Florence + the Machine has had a stratospheric rise to the top since winning the Critics’ Choice Award at the BRIT Awards in 2009 and first playing T in the Park in the same year. A stunningly accomplished artist with two No. 1 albums, countless more accolades and a reputation as one of music’s most exhilarating live acts, Florence Welch brings T in the Parkers her grandiose, majestic pop anthems and huge hits from triumphant second albumCeremonials
  • Feeder formed in 1991 and have stacked up over 1.4 million album sales since, with 3 x Platinum albums (Echo Park, Comfort in Sound, The Singles) and 2 x Gold albums (Yesterday Went Too Soon, Pushing the Senses) amongst their greatest successes
  • Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls has blossomed from an underground hero to a bona fide mainstream success story, following a huge sold out UK tour and  winning two AIM Awards for Best Live Act and Hardest Working Act, not to mention a sold out headline show at London’s Wembley Arena
 
G is for GO TO WWW.TINTHEPARK.COM      
  • To see the full line up and buy your tickets now!  Tickets are on sale now fromwww.ticketmaster.co.uk and by calling 08444 999 990. More information on all ticket prices/packages at www.tinthepark.com. Remember to only purchase from the official outlets published on this website.  For regular news, check outwww.facebook.com/tinthepark and follow on Twitter @tinthepark
 
H is for HAPPY MONDAYS
  • Happy Mondays were one of the most important and influential bands to come out of the UK in the 1990’s and achieved mass international success and recognition with the release of Platinum selling album Pills ‘n’ Thrills and Bellyaches and smash hit singles Step On andKinky Afro
 
I is for INTERNATIONAL LINE UP
  • As well as the best British home-grown talent, T in the Park 2012 features an impressive array of artists from across the globe including U.S.A, Australia, South Africa, Jamaica, Barbados, Sweden, Germany, Holland and France – making it a truly international affair
 
J is for JESSIE J AND JAMES MORRISON
  • Jessie J is another step closer to world domination having proven she is one of the hottest pop-stars on the planet right now having hit the No.1 spot in 19 countries world-wide selling 11 million singles and over 2 million copies of her triple Platinum selling debut album Who You Are, which was the 8th best-selling British album of 2011.  In the UK alone Jessie has sold 1 million albums, secured two No.1 singles and 6 top 10 singles - Jessie J has become the first UK female singer to score six Top Ten hits from one album with latest trackLaserlight, a collaboration with fellow T in the Park artist David Guetta
  • James Morrison’s first two albums – Undiscovered (2006) and Songs for You, Truths for Me(2008) – have sold a combined total of 4.5m copies and yielded an astonishing ten singlesincluding Broken Strings with Nelly Furtado which sold an astonishing 1.5 million copies and turned Morrison into an international star. He’s sold out arena tours, gigged coast-to-coast, been voted Best Male at the 2007 Brit Awards and at just 21, was the biggest-selling British male solo artist the year of with his debut album release. Third album The Awakening is set to send Morrison supernova and features fellow T in the Park star Jessie J on single Up!
 
K is for KASABIAN, KAISER CHIEFS AND KEANE
  • Kasabian’s fourth studio album Velociraptor has taken the group to stratospheric new levels.  Voted best British Band at the 2012 NME Awards, they first played T in the Park in 2004, shortly before their debut album Kasabian was released and long before their multi-platinum, follow up, No. 1 album Empire catapulted them to international stardom (2006).  They have been consistently championed by T in the Parkers ever since and the Leicester lads make a very welcome return to the top of the bill to bring T in the Park 2012 to a raucous close on Sunday 8th July
  • Kaiser Chiefs released their Ivor Award winning debut album Employment in 2005 Six million album sales later and with a worldwide reputation as a mind-blowing live act that wow festival audiences the world over, Kaiser Chiefs are back in a BIG way with new album The Future Is Medieval – their fourth Top 10 album in six years
  • Keane have come a very long way since winning Best Breakthrough Act at the BRITs in 2005, following the release of their stunning debut album Hopes and Fears in 2004.  Second album Under the Iron Sea featured alongside Hopes and Fears in Q Magazine’s ‘Best British Albums Ever’ – joining The Beatles, Oasis and Radiohead as the only artists to ever have two albums in the Top 20.   They’ve sold over 10 million albums worldwide and that’s not including sales from their latest release, fourth album Strangeland

L is for LABRINTH
  • Labrinth is the producer/singer extraordinaire who’s regularly  tearing up the singles chart as proven when he worked with fellow T in the Park star Tinie Tempah on No. 1 hit singlePass Out and his own smash hit Earthquake taken from current album Electronic Earth.  It’s going to be an electric set indeed
 
M is for MILES KANE, MAVERICK SABRE, THE MACCABEES, MIIKE SNOW
  • Miles Kane was part of The Last Shadow Puppets, but the captivating singer songwriter is a hugely accomplished talent in his own right with his glorious, fuzz-rock, beat-pop earning him legions of fans, including fellow T in the Park artist Noel Gallagher, who sang backing vocals on Kane’s My Fantasy.
  • Maverick Sabre is a singer/songwriter whose success has soared in the past year – he has a Brit Award nomination for Best New Act in his collection and his debut album Lonely Are The Brave went Gold and reached No.2. in the chart in its first week of release
  • The Maccabees are one of the most promising UK talents on the scene with new albumGiven to the Wild reaching No.4 in the UK charts, achieving mass critical acclaim and spawning two hit singles which have dominated the airwaves
  • Miike Snow found huge success as songwriters and producer for some of the biggest names in pop, including Madonna, Kylie and Kelis, not to mention the Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording they picked up for Britney’s Toxic.  There’s no end to their talents and now as fully bonifide indie pop band in their own right, Miike Snow will showcase songs from new albumHappy to You
 
N is for NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS, NEW ORDER AND NERO
  • Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds - Godlike Genius at this year’s NME Awards, Noel Gallagher returns to T in the Park with his new outfit, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, who scored the 14th best-selling album of 2011. Noel’s previous appearances at T in the Park have gone down in history as some of the festival’s greatest moments, with Oasis playing the very first festival in 1994 before storming the Main Stage with a massive headline show in 2002
  • New Order - One of the most highly influential and critically acclaimed bands of the 1980’s, New Order were the pioneering force behind electronic music, responsible for 1983 hit Blue Monday, the best-selling 12 inch single of all time
  • Nero will provide the big beats and heavy basslines when the London-based dubstep trio take on T in the Park. As producers they’ve been responsible for some of the hottest dance records of recent years, including Example’s no.1 hit Stay Awake, before conquering the top of the charts themselves with the massive hit Promises
 
O is for ORBITAL AND OLLY MURS
  • Orbital are back with Wonky, their first new album in eight years.  After seven albums and more than fifteen years together, Orbital took a five year break but are back stronger than ever.  They first played 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 and Belfast. Revitalised, rebooted and reunited, Orbital are ready to reclaim their title as lightheaded lords of the dance arena, at T in the Park 2012
  • Olly Murs has exceeded ALL expectations,  with the release of number one album, In Case You Didn’t Know,which gave him two number one singles, including ‘Heart Skips a Beat’  - a collaboration with hip hop duo and fellow T in the Park act Rizzle Kicks, which  earned him 12th place in the top selling albums of 2011
 
P is for PROFESSOR GREEN AND PETER DOCHERTY
  • Professor Green secured a double-gold selling album, At Your Inconvenience and massive No.1 single, Read All About It, featuring fellow TITP act Emeli Sandé. This year also saw Green achieve a Brit nomination for ‘Best British Male’, and an NME award for ‘Best Dancefloor Filler’
  • Peter Docherty is back with a 12 song solo album ready to showcase to the world and talk of a new album with The Libertines – there just might be a  lot of surprises in store from Peter Docherty this summer
 
Q is for QUEEN OF THE CHARTS – NICKI MINAJ
  • Nicki Minaj is the highest charting solo female rapper in UK Official Albums Charthistory.  Her multi-platinum selling debut album Pink Friday boasts the most charted singles by any female rap album in Billboard history. Nicki became the first artist to have 7 singles on the Billboard HOT 100 chart simultaneously. She won Best Hip Hop Video at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards and two 2011 American Music Awards as well as being nominated for three Grammys. With over 3 million albums sold globally, over 15 million likes on Facebook and a profile that is rising by the day with the release of follow-up album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, 2012 is going to be a very big year for this 5’ 2” phenomenon
 
R is for RIZZLE KICKS
  • Rizzle Kicks instantaneously shook things up in 2011 with their very own nu skool hip hop sound and already boast a No. 1 collaborative single Heart Skips a Beat with T in the Park artist Olly Murs, and their incredibly infectious singles Down with the Trumpets and When I Was Younger, the duo have secured 3 top ten singles from their Top.5 debut album Stereo Typical.  Produced by Fatboy Slim, their smash hit single Mama do the Hump is still stomping all over the airwaves and they’ve clocked up a sold out UK headline tour too!
 
S is for SNOW PATROL, SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA, SKRILLEX, SHED SEVEN AND SIMPLE MINDS
  • Snow Patrol - Since T in the Park first booked an unknown Snow Patrol in 1999, the band have soared to international stardom and gone on to sell in excess of 11 million albums worldwide, with Eyes Open (2006) being the biggest selling British album in its year of release and being certified 7 x Platinum (Plat =300k sales).   They headline T in the Park on Friday 6th July
  • Swedish House Mafia - AKA Steve Angello, Sebastian Ingrosso and Axwell – are superstar DJs, producers and a bonafide stadium-filling live act. A massive hit on the festival scene, having just gone down a storm at Coachella with their epic headline set, Swedish House Mafia are set to provide the soundtrack to the summer once again in 2012.
  • Skrillex – Skrillex is one of the most exciting acts on the planet right now. With 3 Grammy Awards, a nomination in the BBC’s Sound of 2012 poll, over 5m Facebook fans and more than 1m Twitter followers, he was also crowned MTV's EDM Artist of the Year in 2011
  • Shed Seven rose to success during the Brit Pop era, boasting fifteen Top 40 UK singles and four Top 20 UK albums.  The band went their separate ways in 2003 but reformed in 2007 to play a few select shows before announcing their Maximum Hits Tour in 2011, in celebration of the 15th year anniversary of the release of album A Maximum High.  Classic Brit Pop at its best
  • Simple Minds boast nine Top.10 albums, 5 of which reached No.1 and make their long awaited, hugely anticipated T in the Park debut this year
 
T is for THE STONE ROSES, TINIE TEMPAH AND TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB
  • The Stone Roses announced their ‘live resurrection’ to the delight of dedicated fans across the globe and will undoubtedly provide THE seminal music moment of the summer with their hugely anticipated headline performance on Saturday 7th July, their only live show in Scotland, not to mention a truly historic moment for T in the Park
  • Tinie Tempah is one of the biggest stars to come out of Britain in the past two years.  Since his debut album Disc-Overy debuted at No. 1, preceded by two smash hit No.1 singles Pass Out and Written in the Stars, the sensational solo star has fast become one of the most award-winning, best-selling performers of recent times
  • Two Door Cinema Club headlined this years’ NME Awards Tour and the Northern Irish trio are rapidly becoming one of the biggest new success stories across the globe.  Debut album,Tourist History, has turned out to be the biggest selling band album in the UK in the last two years, alongside The Vaccines, and their sell out UK tour last year included shows which sold out within a matter of hours
 
U is for UNSIGNED – T BREAK STAGE
  • Tennent’s Lager has been supporting the freshest and most exciting new talent in Scotland since 1996 through T Break.  Showcasing the best of Scotland’s grassroots music scene on the biggest platform at T in the Park for unsigned bands, the T Break Stage is THE place to catch Scotland’s best new music
 
V is for THE VACCINES
  • The Vaccines burst onto the music scene in 2011 and scooped up three impressive breakthrough awards along the way (including NME’s Best New Band and an XFM New Music Award 2011).  They certainly lived up to the hype with a now platinum-selling album, What Did You Expect From The Vaccines?,  a recent sold-out European and UK headline tour and a coveted support slot for T in the Park headliners, The Stone Roses at their Heaton Park gig in June
 
W is for WATCH OUT FOR… AND WE ARE AUGUSTINES, THE WAILERS
  • Watch out for…BBC Introducing and an array of undiscovered and under the radar acts to be announced for the BBC Introducing Stage, which returns for its fourth year at T in the Park in 2012
  • We Are Augustines are on the fast track to success, dominating radio airwaves and securing strong press reviews across the board for debut album Rise Ye Sunken Ships(iTunes alternative album of 2011) The  Brooklyn-based band toured with fellow T in the Park band The Maccabees and are one to watch in 2012!
  • The Wailers will provide the ultimate reggae fused soundtrack to summer.  The band was formed by the remaining members of Bob Marley and The Wailers following Marley’s sad death in 1981, but the music most certainly lives on
 
X is for XTRA NIGHT AT THE SLAM TENT
  • For the very first time, the Slam Tent will open on the Friday night.  With an atmosphere second to none, a whole extra night to party and mind blowing sets a plenty from acts including headliners Sven Väth, Major Lazer (live) and Orbital (live) plus Simian Mobile Disco, Fake Blood, Erol Alkan  and so many more, 2012’s line up is guaranteed to please
Y is for YOU
  • The incredible line up of artists at T in the Park is ultra-impressive, but it is YOU, the festival fans that make the bands want to come and play and that makes the atmosphere at T in the Park unbeatable.  The audience is at the heart of T in the Park and the part played by the 85,000 passionate fans per day is the most important part of all
 
Z is for ZULU WINTER
  • Zulu Winter are also capturing the eyes and ears of fans and critics alike and the quintet’s catchy and anthemic indie-dance, atmospheric synth-pop went down a storm at their recent NME Awards show. They are just one of the best breakthrough bands that organisers will proudly present as part of the unmissable T in the Park 2012!
That’s just a taster.  The T in the Park 2012 line up to date is:
 
FRIDAY
Snow Patrol, Florence + the Machine, Tinie Tempah, New Order, Example, Professor Green, Kaiser Chiefs, Olly Murs, The Temper Trap, Sven Väth, The Darkness, Miike Snow, Feeder, Labrinth, Mastodon, Slam, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Cher Lloyd, Pulled Apart By Horses, Hilltop Hoods, Tribes, The Jezabels, King Charles, The Parlotones
 
SATURDAY
The Stone Roses, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, David Guetta, Calvin Harris, Jessie J, The Vaccines, Two Door Cinema Club, Simple Minds, Emeli Sandé, Ben Howard, Amy Macdonald, The Courteeners, The Maccabees, Enter Shikari, Major Lazer, Rizzle Kicks, Peter Doherty, Shed Seven, Dappy, J Cole, Skream feat Sgt Pokes, Benga, The Wailers, Erol Alkan, Childish Gambino, Fake Blood, Devlin, Jack Beats, Crookers, Alabama Shakes, Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Mull Historical Society, Stooshe, DJ Yoda, Cover Drive, Django Django, Here We Go Magic, We Are Augustines, The Minutes, Dawes, Londsale Boys Club, Clouds
 
SUNDAY
Kasabian, Swedish House Mafia, Elbow, Nicki Minaj, Chase and Status, Skrillex, Keane, Bombay Bicycle Club, Happy Mondays, James Morrison, Orbital, Frank Turner, Nero, The Enemy, Miles Kane, The Wanted, Maverick Sabre, McFly, Twin Atlantic, The Horrors, Dubfire, Joris Voorn, Simian Mobile Disco, Christina Perri, Reverend and the Makers, The Subways, Band of Skulls, Fun., Bellowhead, Paul Kalkbrenner, Maya Jane Coles, Little Roy, Spector, Len Faki, Howler, Lawson, Dog is Dead, Gary Beck, Pan-Pot, Zulu Winter, The Milk, Hans Bouffmyhre
 
The bill may already be bulging with the biggest bands and the best breakthrough talent, but there’s more to come, so for all latest news and info– check out www.tinthepark.com
 
Tickets are on sale now from www.ticketmaster.co.uk and by calling 08444 999 990. More information on all ticket prices/packages at www.tinthepark.com. Ticket buyers should only purchase from the official outlets published on this website.
 
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