T Break line-up for T in the Park 2012 revealed

T in the Park: bands will be on bill alongside big names
T in the Park: bands will be on bill alongside big names© Drew Farrell

More than 1,000 unsigned acts from across Scotland entered to earn a chance of playing at this year’s T in the Park, and Tennent’s Lager have unveiled which 16 have won coveted slot in the T Break 2012 line-up.

A judging panel of some of Scottish music industry experts listened to each demo and hand-picked the acts heading to Kinross over the weekend of July 6 to 8.

They will be joining a T in the Park bill which includes headliners Snow Patrol, The Stone Roses and Kasabian, plus Florence + the Machine, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Nicki Minaj and more.

The 16 acts selected to play the T Break Stage at T in the Park 2012 are:

  • Anderson, McGinty, Webster, Ward and Fisher
  • Bacchanal Party
  • Beerjacket
  • Blank Canvas
  • Brown Bear & The Bandits
  • Capitals
  • Chris Devotion and the Expectations
  • Crusades
  • Davey Horne
  • Nevada Base
  • Open Swimmer
  • Randolph’s Leap
  • Roman Nose
  • TeKlo
  • The Machine Room
  • The Mirror Trap

George Kyle, head of sponsorship at Tennent’s Lager said: “We’ve been incredibly impressed with the calibre of entries for T Break, and the judging panel have been faced with a tough decision to whittle the acts down to just 16.

“There’s evidently a wealth of talent in the Scottish grassroots music scene, and we’re very proud to be able to support this through T Break, and provide these acts with a platform to showcase their material at T in the Park.”

Dave McGeachan from T Break partners DF Concerts was on the judging panel, and explained: “Every year the judging panel looks for a diverse selection of acts which represents the very best of the Scottish unsigned scene, and the T Break 2012 line-up is exceptionally strong.

“I think the final 16 acts will be very well received with the T in the Park audience, and I’m really looking forward to checking out the T Break Stage over the festival weekend.”

To find out more about the acts on the T Break 2012 line-up, check out facebook.com/TennentsTBreak. T in the Park takes place between July 6 to 8, with tickets on sale from ticketmaster.co.uk and by calling 08444 999 990.

For all the latest news about the festival, visit stv.tv/tinthepark.

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