Festival Guide 2013: T in the Park

The time has come when you are beginning to make your summer plans.  Depending on what stage you are at in your life, these plans will vary from person to person.

One thing that happens every year is the music festival.  We have an extensive choice of festivals worldwide, so whether you stay here in the UK or venture abroad, we are sure you can find something to suit your taste. Join us over the coming weeks as we fill you in with everything you need to know about the music festival.

T-in-the-ParkThis week we begin north, Scotland’s number 1 music festival, T in the Park.  Out in the middle of a nowhere in Kinross-shire, on the second weekend of July, a massive crowd descends on the fields of Balado ready for a packed full weekend of madness and music.  A lot of musicians say that Scotland has the best crowds, this is clear to see when you are amongst the fans that are more than ready to fill their boots with music for the weekend.

This year T in the Park celebrates their 20th birthday, and what a celebration it will be.  With headliners; Mumford and Sons, Rihanna and The Killers, it is sure to be an amazing weekend. There are many things to keep each individual busy whether that be ‘Dressing up Friday’ which has become a tradition where you can make or buy your costume and get into the spirit of the festival from the moment you arrive.  If you’re the thrill seeker of your group then the Fairground could be for you, with the bungee ball and the bomber throwing you through the air or the giant wheel that gives you excellent views of the festival then of course fairground favourites like the dodgems and the waltzers plenty to keep you occupied until your next favourite act hits the stage.

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Let’s talk about the music, TITP is known to have a great line-up year after year and often sells out before the headliners are announced. Previous stars to have graced the stage are Eminem, Muse, Jay Z, Kasabian, Coldplay and Foo Fighters.  As mentioned previously this year the headliners are; Mumford and Sons, Rihanna and The Killers. Three major acts are just some of the musical highlights to come over the weekend.  Other acts include The Script, Sterophonics, Emile Sande, Chase and Status, Calvin Harris, Snoop Dog, Alt J and Frank Ocean.

The festival caters for all music tastes from huge artists who play the main stage and the Radio 1/NME stages to smaller acts in the King tuts wah wah hut and the unsigned acts trying to make their break on the T-break stage and the BBC Introducing stage.

T in the Park is a great festival for all and you will be sure to find something that is right up your street so to say.

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Join us next time as we move south to cover more of the UK’s best festivals before throwing in some foreign festivals to mix things up.

For full details of the line-up visit http://www.tinthepark.com/line-up.aspx

Tickets cost £194 for a weekend camping ticket for full details on tickets visit http://www.tinthepark.com/tickets.aspx

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About Jennifer Campbell

Growing up on the West coast of Scotland, Jennifer Campbell has always been keen to get out, see the world and experience new cultures and cities. Currently studying music journalism in London, Jennifer uses writing as a way to express her thoughts. Having travelled to many places and lived in America for a short period as a teenager, she has many experiences to bring to the table when sharing her thoughts with others. A real risk taker (skydiving for charity) and an optimist, Jennifer believes you should live your life to the full. Her favourite quote: ‘You only get one today so go out and enjoy it’. Jennifer is just your typical Scottish girl trying to find her place in the world.
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