Festivals: T in the Park

With festival season just around the corner, we here at Wall of Sound Magazine thought we’d give you a rundown of some of the festivals that have attracted the masses over the last few years:

Location: Kinross Scotland

Ticket Price: £194 Weekend Ticket, £205 (Thursday + Weekend Camping) N.B. 2013 Prices

Perfect For: Students and people in their 20’s who want to experience a big festival but missed out on Glastonbury. It’s a fantastic first festival and is quite safe, but can be very weather dependant due to its location in Scotland – prepare for anything weather-wise!

T in the park is one of the biggest festivals in the UK and so attracts some of the biggest names to the Balado Airfield in Kinross. In 2013 Mumford and Sons headlined, with Rihanna and the Killers – acts such as Jake Bugg, Tyler the Creator, the Yeah Yeah Yeah’s and Beady eye were also on the bill. Taking place on the 12-14th July there was not a cloud in the sky the entire weekend so the usual problem of epic mud was not an issue here – the dust on the other hand was an issue, and soon the entire site was coated in it.

Musical highlights of the festival included sets from FIDLAR, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, the Strypes, the Killers and 70’s legends Earth, Wind and Fire. On top of the music there was a silent disco and a rave tent which were both open till 3am. The people who go this festival are incredibly nice, and you can’t walk through the campsite without being offered something, whether it be a drink or just a chat.

Best Aspect: The big name acts the festival always attracts

Best Performance: The Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Worst Performance: Haim

This year, the lineups are just as packed with fantastic artists, with something for everyone, from Ed Sheeran and Bastille to Arctic Monkeys and Jake Bugg

http://www.tinthepark.com/home.aspx

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This article was written by Sam Brunt

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