T in the Park 2015
Scotland’s biggest festival takes place from 10th to 12th July at its new home of Strathallan Castle, making this year's edition the equivalent of a massive housewarming party. Kasabian, Noel Gallagher and Avicii will be bringing the noise to the Main Stage, but there are loads of other gems to be found on the bill. Check out our top picks below, and visit the official T In The Park website for more information.
Years & Years
What with the BBC Sound of 2015 win, the number one single, and the string of triumphant live performances, it’s been a hell of year so far for Years & Years. Amazingly, they’re still holding an ace up their sleeve: a hook-heavy, synth-driven debut album that hits the sweet-spot between electro-pop, R&B and Disclosure-style house bangers. The day after Communion drops, the London-based trio are headed to T’s BBC Radio 1 Stage for, what promises to be, a launch party to remember. You wouldn’t want to miss it, would you?
Rumours of a Libertines reunion have circulated for years, but that speculation finally became a reality in April 2014 when the boys in the band announced a headline show at London’s Hyde Park. A year on, Pete Doherty and co have just delivered a triumphant Pyramid Stage show at Glastonbury, and announced their long-awaited third album, Anthems For Doomed Youth. Fresh material is bound to figure in their Main Stage set on Saturday, alongside classics like ‘Time For Heroes’, ‘Can’t Stand Me Now’ and ‘Don’t Look Back Into The Sun’.
Currently causing trouble in the top 10 of our Best of 2015 so far, Charli XCX’s second album is a riot of sherbet-sweet pop-punk hooks, liberally doused in idgaf sass. Unsurprisingly, her “carpe diem” missives are even more incendiary in the flesh, which makes her set on BBC Radio 1’s stage a definite must-attend. Expect inflatable guitars, supercharged riffs and middle-fingers-raised mass sing-alongs to the likes of ‘Body Of My Own’, ‘Boom Clap’ and ‘I Love It’. Oh, and if you’re anticipating feeling fragile by Saturday, you might want to hang back a bit.
- Playing live has become like a bit of a drug for me; I just want to do it more and more.
- I want to get on stage and go crazy. I’m not ready to sit on a stool and sing ballads.
- The best person at being me in that room is me, and I find being me quite easy, so what could possibly go wrong?