Calvin Harris, Red Hot Chili Peppers, LCD Soundsystem, & more for T in the Park

including Last Shadow Puppets, Faithless, Major Lazer, Bastille, and Catfish & The Bottlemen

By Scott Williams | Published: Thu 25th Feb 2016

Calvin Harris

T in the Park 2016

Friday 8th to Sunday 10th July 2016
Strathallan Castle, Kinross, Perth & Kinross, PH3 1JX, Scotland MAP
£205 full weekend with camping
Daily capacity: 70,000

Headliners Calvin Harris, and Red Hot Chili Peppers have been revealed at the top of the latest acts unveiled for T in the Park.

Festival Director Geoff Ellis said exclusively to eFestivals, "Red Hot Chili Peppers is a bit  more of a logistical issue, as they're in Moscow the day before, so I had to make sure the logistics could work... and make sure it's all doable. it's 10 years since they played T in the Park, and they were fantastic then. Their a great stadium level act with a fantastic back catalogue, and a new record on the way as well.

"It's great to have an American headline act, an English headline act, and a Scottish headline act. Calvin Harris is back on the Saturday night he's such a huge draw and a major international artist, the audience in front of the main stage when he last headlined T in the Park was the largest we've ever had. He's played the King Tuts Tent, he's played the Radio One Stage, he's played the Main Stage and headlined as well, he's got a real long affinity with the festival since 2007 I think, he's one of the acts that's appeared most. He's one of the acts that people want to see most as well."

Joining Friday headliners The Stone Roses, and the previously announced Disclosure, and Courteeners are Jamie XX, James Morrison, Frightened Rabbit, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Bear's Den, Fun Lovin' Criminals, Krept & Konan, The Coral, The Temperance Movement, and Oh Wonder.

Headlining the bill on Saturday is Oh Wonder, Calvin Harris with the already confirmed The 1975 joined by Bastille, The Last Shadow Puppets, Catfish & The Bottlemen, Jess Glynne, Kaiser Chiefs, Travis, Tinie Tempah, Tom Odell, Stiff Little Fingers, Shed Seven, Disciples, Rat Boy, and Maxi Jazz & The E-Type Boys.
Red Hot Chili Peppers top Sunday's line-up that features LCD Soundsystem, Faithless, Major Lazer, James Bay, Jake Bugg, Frank Turner & the Sleeping Souls, Craig David's TS5, Maximo Park, John Grant, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Fidlar, and Blossoms.

The festival celebrates it's 23rd edition this year, returning to Strathallan Castle in Perthshire over full three days from Friday 8th to Sunday 10th July 2016. Much of the line-up is still underwraps.

Festival Director Geoff Ellis said exclusively to eFestivals, "I think it's a line-up of diversity, and a strong one this year. This year I think it's a very good balance between guitar bands, electronic acts, and pop acts, whilst having very big stadium acts like Chili Peppers, Stone Roses, and Calvin Harris. Then we've got acts like Last Shadow Puppets, and Catfish & The Bottlemen who are really strong. Having LCD Soundsystem and Major Lazer both headline acts throughout Europe is a real coup too. LCD are headlining Coachella, so to have them headline the Radio 1 Stage is a big coup for us.

Geoff added, "The 1975 are also headlining the Radio 1 Stage on Saturday, LCD on Sunday, and another headliner will be announced tomorrow on Radio 1. Travis are headlining the King Tuts tent on Saturday, Jamie XX is headlining on Friday, and Sunday is still to be announced."

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A Thursday weekend with camping ticket is priced at £205, a Friday weekend with camping ticket is priced at £194, and a Friday Weekend (No Camping)ticket is priced at £184. Day tickets are priced at £82.50.

George Kyle, Head of Sponsorship, Tennent’s Lager, said, "Tennent's Lager co-founded T in the Park back in 1994 with our partners DF Concerts, and we're incredibly proud to have been at the heart of this great festival ever since. As the T in T in the Park, our commitment to Scotland's live music scene has remained strong throughout the past 23 years, and we continue to support grassroots talent through our unsigned initiative T Break. Last year we introduced a brand new bar in the Main Arena – The Tennent's Arms – and we're delighted to confirm it will return again in 2016. Watch this space for further details."

Festival Director Geoff Ellis said exclusively to eFestivals about how the teething problems of moving to a new site have been addressed, "We've moved things around a bit to increase the flow on the site, we've increased the land available for the festival, increased the arena by 25% and the arena by more than that. The traffic management plan has been improved, we've separated the buses from the cars and we'll have a new bus station on site. We think the audience experience will be significantly improved form last year."

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