With just one night left of 2016’s T in the Park Festival here are some of the highlights of Scotland’s biggest music gathering so far:
The festival got off to a pretty miserable start on Thursday night with fights breaking out in various sections of the camp sites, it later became apparent that two teenagers had tragically lost their lives. Police have stated that the deaths are not thought to be suspicious.
The real festivities kicked off on Friday with The Stone Roses headlining the day. The band gave a fantastic performance but disappointed fans around the world by not allowing their set to be televised. The BBC gave a brief statement via their T in the Park twitter feed explaining the lack of televised coverage of the band.
One band who did allow their set to be televised were The Courteeners, who put on an absolute blinding show on the main stage. The band also announced their new album to the crowd.
Another group that got a fantastic reaction from the crowd were the Fun Lovin’ Criminals. The band rose to prominence in the 1990’s with their hit songs ‘Scooby Snacks’ and their self referencing anthem ‘The Fun Lovin’ Criminal.
Saturdays headlining spot was taken by hometown boy and Scottish native Calvin Harris who played his eighth set at the festival in ten years. Harris seemed a little disorientated (or more likely hungover) for much of the show and at one point even got the day mixed up, exclaiming to the crowd “It’s Sunday night, T in the Park, make some noise!”
There was however a moment of brilliance at the end of his set, where he played GBX’s old skool classic ‘Bits & Pieces’ thanks to a campaign from a local radio DJ.
Another band who gave a stand out performance were Welsh rockers Catfish and the Bottlemen, who set the ‘Radio 1 Stage’ alight with a staggering live show on Saturday afternoon. These boys are well on their way to becoming one of the UK’s biggest bands.