Tuesday, July 21

T in the Park 2015 - The Bands


I managed to survive my third year at T in the Park a couple of weekends ago with only a little cold to show for it. I just went with my boyfriend Scott but we were always bumping into people we knew. The new site at Strathallan Castle is not my favourite because it both seemed too big and too small at the same time. I don't think it was laid out quite right however these were only teething problems and I'm sure they will be able to improve it all for next year. After all the negative comments in the press you'd be forgiven for thinking everyone had a terrible time and I for one didn't! 


A highlight of Friday was seeing Fatboy slim in King Tuts Tent. It was just as crazy as I expected it to be with everyone dancing to classics like 'Eat, Sleep, Rave, Repeat' and 'Right Here, Right Now'.

The majority of Friday though we just floated between stages getting a feel for the place because there was no one we really wanted to see. Kasabian were good but we wandered off to get pizza in the middle of their set and came back to enjoy the end.


We watched Lawson sitting on the grass in front of the main stage on Saturday afternoon. I was surprised by how many songs I knew of theirs and really enjoyed the cover they did of Jess Glynne's 'Hold My Hand'. I'll definitely be listening to some more of them.



Seasick Steve was someone I wanted to see maining because of his originality (he makes his own instruments). I've seen him on TV a few times and wanted to see what he was like live. Steve didn't disappoint in fact he was one of both Scott and Is highlights of the weekend. Although we didn't know any of his songs he still engaged the crowd.


Since missing out on seeing George Ezra last year I've become quite a fan! Even though it was raining we soon forgot as we were singing along to 'Casio' and 'Listen to the Man'. He had a little more audience participation than I expected from someone so young and told us the odd anecdote. 


The Script is another band I missed out on in 2013 so I was happy they were back. Again I really enjoyed their set - that has a lot to do with knowing the majority of their music. Danny was great with chatting to the crowd too.


Maybe if you're not from Scotland you won't hear a massive amount about The Proclaimers but the twins from Leith are a pretty big thing here. Another highlight of the weekend when they sung 'Sunshine on Leith' and 'Life with You'. Just another huge sing along set!



I enjoyed James Bay a little more than I thought I would - his voice is stunning! 'Let it Go' was a highlight but it also made me realise I need to listen to more of his music because it is pretty good. An awesome start to Sundays music schedule.


Paloma Faith is such a show girl with a voice big enough to fill the whole of Strathallan. She was so active and made you want to get up and dance too. I loved the whole staging of the show and listening to 'Only Love Can Hurt Like This'.


If anyone asks Stereophonics were the best band we saw all weekend. We got the closest to the stage we could and sang along with our hands in the air. I love their newest single 'C'est La Vie' but also classics like 'Dakota' and 'The Bartender and the Thief'. Is it wrong I'm now a little bit in love with Kelly Jones??


Noel Gallagher's set was one of the most anticipated of the whole weekend. He had already said in the program "there's f*ck-all too see. But if you're coming to listen, and to have a good night singing, yeah, great, I'm your man". That pretty much sums up the closing of T in the Park for me. 

He played a lot of Oasis which the crowd were wanting but also some stuff of his own. Thinking about him finishing with 'Don't Look Back in Anger' gives me goosebumps! I now just want to go and watch all these sets over and over again.


Until next time T!


See who I saw at TITP 2013 and TITP 2014.

2 comments:

  1. Awww, looks like so much fun!!

    Melissa // So About What I Said...

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  2. Wow! You are so lucky to have seen Lawson, The Script and Paloma Faith. Jelous much?

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