Snoop Dogg added to the T in the Park festival line-up


Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg has been added to the line-up for this summer's T in the Park.

Mumford & Sons, Rihanna and The Killers are headlining the event, which takes place at Balado Park, Kinross-shire, between 12-14 July.

The rapper, who now calls himself Snoop Lion, has already announced a headline set at Bestival later in the summer.

T in the Park director Geoff Ellis said: "Snoop Dogg is a true legend and one of the most influential rap stars of all time."

Electronic pioneers Kraftwerk, Stereophonics, Calvin Harris, David Guetta, Emeli Sande, Foals, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Phoenix, Jake Bugg, Tom Odell, Haim and Palma Violets are also on the bill.

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Image caption Snoop Dogg was on the bill for Glastonbury festival in 2010

"His [Snoop Dogg's] first and only T in the Park performance so far back in 2005 was undoubtedly one of the highlights of our 20 year history and we're hugely excited to bring him back to Scotland for our 20th edition," added Geoff Ellis.

"Snoop is a phenomenal live act, and I can't wait to see what he's got in store for us this year."

Snoop Dogg is a true legend and one of the most influential rap stars of all time
Geoff Ellis
T in the Park director

This week Snoop Dogg was interviewed by CNN's Piers Morgan and shared his views on gun control and marijuana.

He explained that the idea for his new song No Guns Allowed was a situation where authorities raided his house, took his guns and put his "family through a whole lot of unnecessary abuse".

The rapper said he decided that he didn't need guns in his life because he was feeling "positive and peaceful".

Snoop Dogg added that the recent mass shootings in the US inspired him to "make some music to try to help the next person who was thinking about loading a gun and going to a school and shooting".

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