T in the Park organiser Geoff Ellis has revealed this year’s T in the Park line-up to STV, including The Stone Roses, Kasabian and Snow Patrol – and told us who he can’t wait to see himself.
The festival director talked to us along with George Kyle, head of sponsorship for Tennent’s Lager, as he revealed the full line-up. (Which you can find here.)
Geoff told STV: “We’ve got The Stone Roses, who are the biggest band on the planet right now, which is fantastic.
“Snow Patrol obviously, which is a big festival favourite. And we’ve got Kasabian, a T in the Park favourite, they’re the three headliners.
“We’ve then got Swedish House Mafia, David Guetta, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Florence + The Machine, Skrillex, Jessie J, Example, Chase and Status, The Vaccines, Emeli Sandé who’s going to have a fantastic year, and Rizzle Kicks.”
He added: “It’s a very diverse line-up, and we’re very pleased with it. There’s quite a few more acts to be announced over the next few weeks and months.
“If you look at the ticket price and number of bands, it works out at something like 89p per band that you can see, which is the equivalent to what you pay on iTunes to download a track – and a festival is the live equivalent of an iTunes playlist.”
Though the three headliners are indie, when asked if 2012 was the year indie music is back with a bang at T in the Park, Geoff pointed out the amount of dubstep acts performing this year, as well as electronic, urban and an eclectic variety of genres.
Explaining his history with one of the most anticipated bands, Geoff said: “The Stone Roses are one of the first bands I ever booked when I used to be at Middlesex Poly in London.
“I put on one of their first ever gigs in London, and you could just see that the band had something really special and really unique.”
He also continued about Snow Patrol’s long history with the festival, and how Kasabian have long been T favourites. So what will be the highlights for him and George Kyle, head of sponsorship for Tennent’s Lager?
Geoff told us: “For me Emeli Sandé will be great, The Vaccines I’m very much looking forward to and I think they’ll go down a storm – and obviously The Stone Roses will be the highlight of the weekend personally for me. Plus New Order – Joy Division are my favourite band.”
George meanwhile said: “For me it would be the T-Break stage. It’s always a highlight, a fantastic atmosphere, and again the sense of actually discovering what the next big thing could be in Scotland.”
The final batch of tickets go on general sale at 9am on Wednesday 29th February from www.ticketmaster.co.uk and by calling 08444 999 990.
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