The Ting Tings in T In The Park near-miss

The duo’s equipment goes missing earlier in the day

Photo: Next Previous

Photo Gallery: The Ting Tings

The Ting Tings nearly missed their slot at T In The Park today (July 11) when their equipment was still not onsite two hours before their set on the NME/Radio 1 stage.

The duo’s bad luck continued when drummer/keyboardist Jules De Martino's keyboard failed during the intro to opening song, 'We Walk', with many fans booing.

But, De Martino managed to rescue the situation by resorting to playing the track with his guitar instead.

"Why don't we do it this way instead, come on T In The Park!", the star declared, to the crowd’s deafening appreciation.

"We have had a nightmare getting here," said lead singer Katie White, before playing 'Great DJ'. "We didn't have any equipment two hours ago, but here we are, so let's do it."

The Ting Tings then went on to delight the sun-drenched crowd by playing hits from their 2008 debut album, 'We Started Nothing' including 'Shut Up And Let Me Go' and set closer 'That's Not My Name', a UK Number One single last year.

Photo Gallery - all the highlights from T In The Park

Blog - T In The Park: how was it for you?

The Ting Tings played:

'We Walk'
'Great DJ'
'Fruit Machine'
'Keep Your Head'
'We Started Nothing'
'Shut Up And Let Me Go'
'Impacilla Carpisung'
'That's Not My Name'

NME.COM is coming live from T In The Park this weekend (July 10-12). Stay tuned for the latest news, photo galleries and video interviews.

Plus, make sure you get next week's issue of NME, on UK newsstands from July 15, for the ultimate T In The Park 2009 review.

Read More On This Artist

More News
Drenge on new album 'Undertow': 'One song just screams 'Fleetwood Mac'
Liam Howlett confident ahead of new Prodigy album: 'I've been feeling these new...
Taylor Swift tells hackers who claim to have nude pictures of her: 'you got nothing'
Noel Gallagher: 'new album is is full of songs that make you punch the air while crying'
Carl Barât says he 'needs therapy' now that his Libertines bandmate Pete Doherty is clean
The Cribs say new album is 'their poppiest record since 'Men's Needs, Women's...
Sam Smith responds after US DJ Howard Stern calls him a 'fat ugly motherfucker'
Tom DeLonge says Blink-182 'haven't talked in months'
Carl Barât & The Jackals announce one-off UK show
Blink-182's Mark Hoppus confirms conversations about replacing drummer Travis Barker did...
Faith No More announce release of new single 'Superhero'
L7 announce reunion and European gigs
Drenge announce new album 'Undertow'
The Charlatans to play Brits Week gig at London's Brooklyn Bowl
East India Youth announces new album 'Culture of Volume'
BBC dismisses Brian Harvey 'paedo protecting' comments as 'absurd and offensive'
Disclosure and Rudimental to stage their own festival in Brighton
'Avi Buffalo is over', frontman confirms
Taylor Swift disqualified from Triple J's Hottest 100 list after online campaign
David Bowie to release French-language version of 'Heroes' on red and blue vinyl
Alan McGee lends support to 12 Bar Club occupation
Bill Clinton turns down offer to play saxophone on US band Firework's album

More News


Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
Know Your NME

NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM