Tue 10 Jul 2012

Review… T In The Park 2012

T in the Park arrived last weekend with its usual guster, and set Scotland alight once again. With Glastonbury cancelled it was up to T to pull something out of the bag to kick off the festival season, and boy did they!
With one of the strongest line-ups for years, including headliners The Stone Roses, Kasabian, Snow Patrol, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds and Swedish House Mafia, there was something for everyone, with all 85,000 tickets selling out in less than an hour.


Friday night headliners Snow Patrol failed to disappoint, playing crowd pleasing hits such as Chasing Cars and Take Back The City. Lead singer Gary Lightbody told the ever growing crowd “This is our eighth time at T in the Park and we keep coming back because it’s the best festival in the world!”.
Fresh from their monumental Heaton Park gigs, reunited Manchester legends The Stone Roses were the band every man, woman and child wanted to see on Saturday night. From the second the low rumble of bass of ‘I Wanna Be Adored’ swept through the crowd, it was clear the Roses were going to put on an unforgettable show. ‘Mersey Paradise’, ‘(Song For My) Sugar Spun Sister’ and the anthemic ‘Sally Cinnamon’ followed, along with tears from the adoring crowd. Red flares lit up the dark Scottish sky as tens of thousands chanted ‘Fools Gold’ back to their idols, drowning them out. As with the Heaton Park shows, the foursome ended with ‘I Am The Resurrection’, a perfect finale to a spectacular show. “Nae bother” Ian said in a heavy Scottish accent as he saluted goodbye to his doting fans.


Genre-defining, boundary-pushing electronic outfit Swedish House Mafia closed the Radio 1/NME Stage on Sunday night, ahead of their farewell shows at Milton Keynes Bowl this weekend. Lasers skimmed over the top of the dancing crowd, as the Swedish trio bounced on top of their huge DJ booth. The heroes of dance provided the perfect ending to an unforgettable weekend, working the crowd into a constant frenzy as they brought a taste of summer to the dreary land. After a set that included hits ‘Miami 2 Ibiza’, ‘Greyhound’ and ‘Save The World’, the house DJ’s told the crowd “You dance till you die and you have big hearts”. After such a great performance you won’t want to miss them at Milton Keynes this weekend!!

Other standout performances across the weekend came from Rizzle Kicks, Jack BeatsPulled Apart By Horses, Jessie J, Dappy, Alabama Shakes, Blood Red Shoes, Ren Harvieu, Reverend And The Makers and Twin Atlantic!

Here’s to next year at T and the rest of the festival season , we can’t wait!!
Watch Snow Patrol’s amazing perfomance of  Lifening here!!