T in the Park 2011: all the STV reviews

Foo's errand: Dave Grohl's group were one of star acts at T in the Park
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With 85,000 festival-goers per day, T in the Park is the second-biggest festival in the UK, making it little wonder had they had some of the biggest names around up in little old Balado. (Or near it, at least.)

The STV team including Kirstin Lynn, Laura Boyd and Michael MacLennan were around to provide their thoughts on same of the most anticipated artists who had made the journey to Scotland. Find the full reviews by clicking on the names below:

  • Foo Fighters – “With no-one else to follow on in their footsteps (quite literally), Dave Grohl and his merry band of rock troubadours provided a fittingly scintillating finale to T in the Park 2011.”
  • Beyoncé review one (by Laura Boyd) – “Beyoncé’s Halo continues to shine as she delivers another flawless festival performance.”
  • Arctic Monkeys and 2manydjs – “Peerless in their musical fields of choice, Arctic Monkeys and 2manydjs were just the headlining ticket for the first night of T in the Park 2011.”
  • Beyoncé review two (by Michael MacLennan) – “After the brilliance of her opening salvo it seems important to stress - after all the post-Glastonbury hysteria - that no, Beyoncé's not beyond reproach.”
  • Coldplay and Dave Clarke – “Coldplay were always going to struggle to match Beyonce, and so it proved. Techno legend Dave Clarke on the other hand wasn't one to lie down so easily...”
  • Tom Jones – “Oh, that wily old fox! Mama Told Me Not To Come was wheeled out next as old Tom busted out the hits. It was a fantastic hip-shaking finale...”
  • Pulp – “The delightfully joyous set isn't so much a nostalgic celebration as it is a reminder of the power Pulp has to unite tens of thousands of disparate individuals with ease.”
  • My Chemical Romance, Weezer and Bronto Skylift – “With Way naming all the other acts playing on the Main Stage, it's telling that they weren't at all out of place on a line-up including Blondie, Pulp, Foo Fighters and the aforementioned Weezer; My Chemical Romance prove themselves to be an entirely welcome addition to this star-packed bill.”
  • Deadmau5 – “Closing the weekend with some big beats and Strobe, Deadmau5 remains high and mighty as the party crowd start to tumble.”
  • Pendulum – “Electronica, drum and bass fusion six-piece Pendulum headline T in the Park’s NME stage, bringing Friday night to a face-quaking close.”
  • Kesha and The Saturdays – “In the same weekend as rock giants and indie cool kids, T in the Park served perfect pop hot and dangerous proving Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.”
  • N-Dubz – “A multitude of black-clad backing dancers bounding around, the clunky rapping and inane melodies of N Dubz make them resemble nothing so much as a Costcutter Black Eyed Peas.”
  • The Bloody Beetroots – “The Church Of Noise hosts a Sunday sermon to Warp your body and bludgeon your brain. All in the best way possible…”
  • The Strokes and Jimmy Eat World – “With the biggest names in Saturday night entertainment at T in the Park provided from across the pond, star-spangled blasts from the not so distant past took to the NME stage serving nostalgia hot and cold.”
  • All Time Low and The Naked and Famous – “[The Naked and Famous] have a crafty knack for wrapping up an ocean of melodrama in some of the sweetest melodies you're likely to hear.”
  • White Lies – “At a time where the majority of the crowd are well on their way to inebriation, their contemplative stadium sound had to work hard to keep the impatient masses on side.”
  • Plan B – “A resonant falsetto and deft melodies delivered with ease make it hard to believe that he was known primarily as a rapper only a couple of years back.”
  • Twin Atlantic – “The four-piece have been tipped as the new Biffy on the bloc. From the reaction of their fun-loving crowd today it would seem safe to believe the hype.”

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