Saturday 08 Mar 2014
BBC Introducing in Scotland presenter Ally McCrae yesterday revealed the artists that will play the BBC Introducing Stage at this year's T in the Park. On Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 July, BBC Introducing will host 22 under-the-radar artists from across the UK at Scotland's biggest music festival.
Festival-goers will enjoy performances from local acts Three Blind Wolves and Dot JR, plus Scottish/London-based pop-rock outfit, The Mars Patrol and electro-pop solo artist, Navajo Youth on Saturday and four-piece band Fight the Bear and folk singer-songwriter Beth Jeans Houghton on Sunday.
Jason Carter, Editor, BBC Introducing, says: "We are really pleased to be taking BBC Introducing to T in the Park for a third summer. It has become one of our regular summer fixtures and as one of the UK's major festivals, offers invaluable exposure to under-the-radar talent."
Having made its debut in 2009, the BBC Introducing stage returns to T in the Park for its third year. It's the third stop this summer for the BBC Introducing Stage, which showcases under the radar acts at key music festivals across the UK including Radio 1's Big Weekend and Glastonbury. The BBC Introducing Stage line-up for T in the Park is:
The Heart Strings
The Three Blind Wolves
Collectors Club – John & George
The Mars Patrol
Our Lost Infantry
Fight The Bear
By The Rivers
Beth Jeans Houghton
Sets from the stage are to be streamed online and highlights will be available to watch on the BBC Red Button across the weekend. Live music highlights from the BBC Introducing Stage are broadcast on BBC Radio 1, Radio 2, Radio 1Xtra, 6 Music, Asian Network and across BBC Local Radio.
BBC Introducing is a multiplatform initiative across Radio 1, 6 Music, Radio 1Xtra, the Asian Network, 40 BBC Local Radio stations and at bbc.co.uk/introducing – all working together to provide an internal network dedicated to supporting the hottest new talent from across the UK.
The BBC Introducing Stage is now present at key UK music festivals throughout the year, including Glastonbury, T In The Park and Reading and Leeds. Musicians can upload their music at the website for the possible opportunity of being broadcast on BBC Radio, which could lead to a slot on one of the BBC Introducing Stages.
Bands are chosen by a combination of the BBC Introducing Network and DF Concerts.