T in the Park festival organisers DF Concerts and founding partner Tennent’s Lager have revealed yet more top acts for T in the Park 2016, which takes place at Strathallan Castle over 8th– 10th July, plus the first details of this year’s Campsite entertainment programme.
BBC Radio 1 tastemaker and long standing presenter Pete Tong and Radio 1 Xtra breakthrough act WSTRN will join already announced Annie Mac, Danny Howard, Alesso, Oliver Heldens and Hannah Wants to complete the Radio 1 Summer of Dance line-up on the Friday of this year’s T in the Park. Tickets are on sale now from www.tinthepark.com.
There are few individuals in the world of dance music who can claim the kind of influence Pete Tonghas had over the last twenty years. As the voice of BBC Radio 1’s prestigious dance programming, Pete has held a commanding presence over the industry for more than two decades. His unique position has earned him a reputation as the global ambassador of dance music. With an unparalleled ear for new talent, Tong has become the leading tastemaker of the electronic generation. While he’s known publicly as Pete Tong the DJ, behind the scenes, he’s an industry icon and will be sure to keep the party going at this year’s T in the Park.
London based collective WSTRN signed to Atlantic Records last year. All three members had been artists in their own right before WSTRN was born and their debut track In2 propelled the trio from bold newcomers to the status of one of the biggest breaking groups around. Both the biggest selling and the highest charting debut single from a group in 2015, In2 crashed into the charts at #4 during a four-week Top 10 run after previously hitting the top of the UK Shazam and Urban charts. They reached the final five on the BBC Music Sound of 2016 poll, and their heady stats – 19 million views on YouTube and 35 million plays on Spotify – continue to grow at an exponential rate. July will see them bring their special blend of rap, pop, hip-hop & R & B to T in the Park.
The first details of the Thursday campsite entertainment programme have also been revealed today. Thursday campers will be treated to live comedy and spectacular burlesque courtesy of theStand Comedy Club and Club Noir. The Slam Tent will once again open for Thursday campers guaranteeing another legendary start to the T in the Park party, and for the first time ever, theKing Tut’s Wah Wah Tent will open on the Thursday night to host the Hot Dub Time Machine.
The World’s First Time Travelling Dance Party, Hot Dub Time Machine has been taking festivals, theatres, rooftops and venues all over the world on a transcendent dance through pop music history since its debut in 2011 in Sydney Australia. Songs are played in chronological order from 1954 to 2015, with enormous mashed visuals all scratched live from vinyl turntables. Created and performed by DJ Tom Loud, Hot Dub is all about singing, dancing and having the best, party, ever!