Festival of the Week: T in the Park, Balado, Kinross-shire

Kevin Harley
Friday 10 May 2019 11:31

Missing Glastonbury this year? Not to worry: the Scottish festival that usually welcomes an exodus of Glasto survivors takes up the slack as its bill ranges from big tunes to big beats via all points in between.

New Order and Florence and the Machine warm up for Snow Patrol's emo-hits on Friday, though the biggest noise will be reserved for Saturday's heroes, the Stone Roses, for whom Noel Gallagher's rudimentary rhymes will tickle the T massive's tonsils in singalong-a-bloke readiness.

Every-bloke heroes Frank Turner, Elbow and Kasabian lead on Sunday, though the bill diversifies impressively elsewhere: Tinie Tempah, Example and Nicki Minaj represent hip-pop; Jessie J and Keane cater for fast-food-pop needs; the Horrors and Alabama Shakes bring alterna-cred; and Skrillex, Swedish House Mafia, Calvin Harris and Orbital should satisfy those for whom a festival without site-shaking beats is, somehow, less than a festival.

(08444 999 990; ticketmaster.co.uk) Fri to 8 Jul

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