Scottish acts Biffy Clyro, and Calvin Harris have been unveiled as the headliners topping the bill alongside the Arctic Monekys, and Paolo Nutini at this year's T in the Park which holds ticket prices at the same as last year, even with a longer day of entertainment on the Saturday and a full day on the Friday.
The homegrown heroes will close the main stage at the festival for the very first time, becoming the first Scottish acts to do so in 13 years with what will be their biggest ever shows on home soil. Biffy Clyro's 10th Balado outing will see them become the act which has played the festival the most times.
Festival director Geoff Ellis, exclusively spoke to eFestivals saying, "It's good to see such a strong showing from Scottish bands. It's over 10 years since we had a Scottish band headline the main stage at T in the Park. Biffy Clyro will be the first Scottish headliner for a long time, and to have Calvin Harris with Paolo Nutini up there with him on the Saturday is great to see as well, it's such a strong Scottish representation."
T in the Park will be celebrating it's 21st year at Balado from Friday 11th until Sunday 13th July 2014 with early entry available on Thursday 10th July.
On Friday headliners Biffy Clyro, top a line-up that will include Ed Sheeran, Ellie Goulding, Bastille, Pixies, Steve Angello, Alesso, HAIM, You Me At Six, The Rifles, Maximo Park, Manic Street Preachers, Chvrches, Len Faki, and Pan-Pot.
On Saturday Calvin Harris will close the main stage with the previously announced Paolo Nutini, joined by Pharrell Williams, Elbow, Rudimental, Ben Howard, James, Bombay Bicycle Club, Twin Atlantic, The 1975, John Newman, Embrace, Katy B, Nina Nesbitt, The Stranglers, Dave Clarke, Carl Craig, Metronomy, Clean Bandit, We Are Scientists, Ella Eyre, George Ezra, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, and Magda.
Arctic Monkeys have already been announced as Sunday headliners, climaxing a day of music featuring Jake Bugg, Disclosure, Example, Imagine Dragons, Tinie Tempah, Franz Ferdinand, Kaiser Chiefs, London Grammar, Kodaline, Above & Beyond, Sam Smith, Tame Impala, Passenger, Sven Vath, Newton Faulkner, Chance the Rapper, Slam, The Twilight Sad, Inspiral Carpets, Julio Bashmore, and Levon Vincent.
There are still many more acts to be announced.
This year will be more music than ever before, with Friday extending to a full day of performances for the first time ever, and the party continuing right through to 1am on the Saturday night, plus tickets will be available at 2013 prices (with the exception of the Friday day ticket, which is now priced as per Saturday and Sunday).
Ellis also spoke about the increase in hours the festival will run for, saying, "We felt it was time, originally Friday was just for the campers, then we extended it out to everybody. Most of the campers are there before midday anyway and more than half of them are there on a Thursday. So, we thought let's give them a full day of music, and extend the hours on Saturday through the main arena. We felt it was time to do it, hopefully fans will appreciate it and they'll get to see more bands on the stages."
eFestivals will have our full interview with Geoff Ellis and George Kyle online in the next few days.
For the line-up details as available please click here.
The 21st anniversary edition will be offering a huge variety of music for 85,000 music fans across seven main stages with large camping areas, as well as other attractions, including a large funfair, comedy tent, silent disco, stalls, and food markets.
Tickets will go on sale at 9am on Friday 28th February, at the same price as 2013 prices and eFestivals will have links to buy them then. That means they will be priced as follows (all subject to booking fee):
Thursday Weekend and Camping £205
Weekend and Camping £194
Weekend (no camping) £184
Any day ticket Friday, Saturday, or Sunday £82.50
VIP day tickets and weekend with or without camping will also be available.
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