By Ciaran Vance
As T In The Park announces its headliners for 2014, many are pleased with the names, however unimaginative they are. In a year where Outkast are playing more than 40 festivals and Kanye West is touring his latest album, TiTP have played it safe with a solid headlining trio of Biffy Clyro, Calvin Harris and everybody’s favourites, Arctic Monkeys. Following the announcement of his new album, Paisley born Paolo Nutini also headlines, while other big names include Pharrell Williams, Jake Bugg and Pixies.
Here’s my definitive list to who you need to see this year:
It’s almost impossible to not have a Pharrell song stuck in your head at some point during the day. Whether it’s Daft Punk’s Get Lucky, Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines or his own Happy, Pharrell has had a busy year. Now with the release of his album ‘G I R L’ next month, Pharrell is guaranteed to be the best entertainment for your money over the course of the weekend.
Biffy Clyro are the most patriotic Scottish band in the world and absolutely deserve to be headlining. After 9 years playing at T and starting off on the T Break Stage, the boys from Ayr finally get their opportunity at the top. Since the release of ‘Opposites’ a year ago the band have played 2 headline shows in England, and TiTP will be the perfect place for the band to showcase any new material. Must-see for any Biffy fan! Mon the Biff!
Apart from a small cameo at the 2012 Olympic Games, Paolo Nutini’s had a quiet couple of years since his last album ‘Sunny Side Up’. However, backed by new single Scream (Funk My Life Up) and the impending release of his third album, Paolo will be headlining on Saturday night. With a catalogue of songs including Jenny Don’t Be Hasty, Candy and Pencil Full Of Lead, you’d be crazy to miss him.
The Haim girls, previous stars of our Scotcampus Magazine front cover, play T for the first time this year, fresh from a performance for David Cameron.
Backed by their Grammy nominated album ‘Lonerism’, the Australians bring their pschyedilic sound to Balado on the last day.
Our most recent magazine cover star, Sam Smith, currently at the top of the UK charts, will perform for the first time to play songs from his album ‘In The Lonely Hour’, set for release on May 26th.
Who are you most excited to see this year at T? Tweet us @scotcampus!