T in The Park 2012: Snow Patrol and Kasabian join The Stone Roses
Story by Jack Foley
SNOW Patrol and Kasabian will join The Stone Roses as headliners for this year’s T in the Park festival.
This year’s event takes place across the weekend of July 6-8, 2012.
Having just completed their sold out Fallen Empires tour of the UK and Ireland, Snow Patrol are off to tour Europe and the U.S.A before heading home, fired up and ready to go at Balado.
While commenting on their headline slot, Kasabian said: “It’s an honour that we’ve been invited back to play T in the Park. It’s always been one of our favourite UK festivals and after having such a blast in 2010, we can’t wait to do it all over again.”
The headliners join an already stellar group of top top acts confirmed for T in the Park 2012, including Florence + the Machine, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, The Vaccines, Two Door Cinema Club, The Maccabees, Frank Turner, Miles Kane, The Horrors and Maverick Sabre.
Further new additions include Tinie Tempah and Bernard Sumner, Gillian Gilbert, Stephen Morris, Phil Cunningham and Tom Chapman – aka the newly reformed New Order.
Bernard Sumner, New Order frontman, said: “It’s been 7 years since we played in Scotland, up at ‘T’, and we had a brilliant time. It was as much of a surprise to us as it was to our fans when Brandon from The Killers joined us onstage for Crystal, so it’s gonna be hard to top that one, but we’ll do our best to make sure it’s another memorable night for everyone. See you all soon!”
David Guetta will also be blasting some of his biggest hits out loud at Balado this summer, as will Calvin Harris, while there will be newly announced sets from Elbow and Emeli Sande.
The line-ups so far are (new additions appear in bold)…
Snow Patrol, Tinie Tempah, New Order, Florence + the Machine, Example, Professor Green, Kaiser Chiefs, The Temper Trap, The Darkness, Miike Snow, Labrinth, Mastodon, Pulled Apart By Horses, Tribes
The Stone Roses, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, David Guetta, Calvin Harris, Jessie J, The Vaccines, Two Door Cinema Club, Emeli Sandé, Ben Howard, Amy Macdonald, The Courteeners, The Maccabees, Enter Shikari, Rizzle Kicks, Peter Doherty, The Wailers, Dappy, Alabama Shakes
Kasabian, Elbow, Chase and Status, Skrillex, Happy Mondays, James Morrison, Frank Turner, The Enemy, Miles Kane, The Wanted, Maverick Sabre, Twin Atlantic, The Horrors, Christina Perri, Devlin, Bellowhead, Little Roy, Spector, Band of Skulls.
Geoff Ellis, Festival Director, commented: “It’s really important to us that we listen to the fans and make every effort to book the bands they tell us they want to see. With some of the biggest bands and the greatest audience in the world, we hope the weekend of July 6 – 8 will be unforgettable for fans. Opening the campsite gates for the first time is still my favourite moment of the festival weekend and I can’t wait to see you all in July!”
The final batch of tickets for T In The Park go on general sale at 9am on Wednesday, February 29, 2012.