BBC Introducing announces line-up for T in the Park
We are very much looking forward to returning to Scotland with our BBC Introducing Stage so soon after a very successful Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Glasgow. T in the Park is one of the key festivals on the BBC’s annual calendar of events, so to give new artists the chance to perform at it is hugely exciting.Jason Carter, Head of Live Music and Events, Popular music
The BBC Introducing tent has only just been packed away from Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Glasgow but it will be returning to Scotland for T in the Park this July with a line-up that consists of some of the best emerging talent from across the UK, including six acts from the local area.
On Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 July, the BBC Introducing Stage will showcase hotly tipped, under-the radar artists from Scotland and beyond. Local Glasgow favourites The Amazing Snakeheads headline Saturday night and joining them in the tent over the weekend are Dundee’s Copper Lungs, Eilidh Hadden from Perthshire, Inverness’ Call To Mind, alongside Glasgow’s Tijuana Bibles and Medals.
Slaves will headline Sunday night after an amazing turn performing on the BBC Introducing Stage at last year’s Reading and Leeds Festivals. Brand-new talent from across the UK will again be the main feature with Charlotte OC, Nothing But Thieves, One Bit, Cynikal and New Desert Blues also performing for BBC Introducing at the annual T in the Park.
With over 250,000 tracks uploaded to the BBC Introducing website and 100,000 artists registered, BBC Introducing provides a network dedicated to supporting the best emerging talent from across the UK and a platform to propel them onto the national stage through Radio 1, 1Xtra, Radio 2, 6 Music and the Asian Network.
It gives up-and-coming artists broadcast opportunities on BBC radio, television and online alongside the chance to perform at major festivals and showcases. Big name artists including Florence and The Machine, Jake Bugg, Rizzle Kicks, Wretch 32 and George Ezra all received BBC Introducing support at the start of their careers.
Jason Carter, Head of Live Music and Events, Popular Music, said: “We are very much looking forward to returning to Scotland with our BBC Introducing Stage so soon after a very successful Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Glasgow. T in the Park is one of the key festivals on the BBC’s annual calendar of events, so to give new artists the chance to perform at it is hugely exciting.”
Highlights will be available via the BBC Introducing website, bbc.co.uk/tinthepark, on mobile and on BBC Three.
T in the Park 2014 takes place between 11-13 July. For the full line-up see www.tinthepark.com
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