Biffy, Franz Tame Impala and More: 15 Must-See Bands To Catch At T In The Park Festival 2014

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Biffy, Franz Tame Impala and More: 15 Must-See Bands To Catch At T In The Park Festival 2014

T In The Park takes place in Scotland this weekend. Staring at the lineup poster spoilt for choice and unsure what bands to see? Allow us. First up on our list of must-see acts to catch are – obviously – Biffy Clyro (Friday, Main Stage, 22:05-23:50). Bona fide Scot heroes, this homecoming headline show should be one to remember. Mon the Biff!

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Biffy, Franz Tame Impala and More: 15 Must-See Bands To Catch At T In The Park Festival 2014

Arctic Monkeys (Sunday, Main Stage, 21:20-22:50): Arguably the biggest band on the planet now, Sheffield’s finest will be closing T this year. Expect an ‘AM’ heavy set with a few golden oldies. There won’t be too many other chances to catch Alex Turner and co before they retreat to write their next album according to reports, so make the most of it, T-goers.

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Biffy, Franz Tame Impala and More: 15 Must-See Bands To Catch At T In The Park Festival 2014

Chance The Rapper (Sunday, Radio 1 Stage, 14:35-15:15): Chicago’s latest rap prodigy hits Scotland. Expect tracks from his brilliant 2012 breakout mixtape ‘Acid Rap’ and even perhaps a cover of the theme from 90s kids cartoon Arthur, which he’s been included in live sets recently. Get along with each other out there, people.

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Biffy, Franz Tame Impala and More: 15 Must-See Bands To Catch At T In The Park Festival 2014

Haim (Friday, Main Stage, 16:20-17:10): These Cali sisters’ bluesy pop rock has seen them ascend to the T main stage this year, and rightly so: songs like ‘Forever’ and ‘The Wire’ sound genetically engineered by the universe’s brainiest scientists for massive, throat-shredding crowd singalongs. Bring it on, we reckon.

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Biffy, Franz Tame Impala and More: 15 Must-See Bands To Catch At T In The Park Festival 2014

Chvrches (Friday, King Tut's, 19:10-20:10): The Scot synth-poppers’ Saturday set should be a huge triumph: so sunny are the songs from their 2012 debut, no amount of inevitable apocalyptic weather will be able to dampen the occasion. ‘Recover’ should be one of the highlights of the weekend.

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Biffy, Franz Tame Impala and More: 15 Must-See Bands To Catch At T In The Park Festival 2014

Pharrell (Saturday, Main Stage, 20:00-21:00): Sure, his biggest song is basically a reworking of ‘If You’re Happy and You Know It Clap Your Hands’. Yes, he wears a comedy hat. But Pharrell is still great, and he’s got a massive arsenal of huge songs to choose from, ranging from solo hits like ‘Number One’ to NERD classics.

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Biffy, Franz Tame Impala and More: 15 Must-See Bands To Catch At T In The Park Festival 2014

Metronomy (Sunday, King Tut's, 15:15-16:05): ‘Love Letters’ was released back at the start of the year but is a definite summer record, packed with songs just begging to create warm, fuzzy festival memories for you and your mates. They’re a stunning live band constantly going from strength to strength, as their Glastonbury performance last month proved. Don’t miss.

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Biffy, Franz Tame Impala and More: 15 Must-See Bands To Catch At T In The Park Festival 2014

Manic Street Preachers (Friday, King Tut's, 20:40-21:50): With new album ‘Futurology’ currently poised at number 2 in the mid-week charts, the Manics’ appeal has clearly not dimmed despite their 20+ year long career. If you like your rock spliced with searing socio-political commentary, come see them entertain the King Tut’s tent on Friday.

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Biffy, Franz Tame Impala and More: 15 Must-See Bands To Catch At T In The Park Festival 2014

Tame Impala (Sunday, King Tut's, 18:05-19:05): Kevin Parker’s Aussie psych crew are back in the UK once more, having left a crater in Finsbury Park in May with their winning Arctic Monkeys support set. Like the Arctics, they won’t be doing many more dates on these shores before heading to record a new album, SO BLOODY SAVIOUR IT, ALRIGHT?

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Biffy, Franz Tame Impala and More: 15 Must-See Bands To Catch At T In The Park Festival 2014

Disclosure (Sunday, Radio 1 Stage, 21:20-22:50): If there’s a slicker, more sure fire fun live dance act around right now, point them in our direction, because as it stands Disclosure are easy leaders of the pack. Their ‘Settle’ debut album may be approaching 18 months old now, but big bass-propelled tunes like ‘White Noise’ still sound fresh and adrenaline-filled. Get on it.

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Biffy, Franz Tame Impala and More: 15 Must-See Bands To Catch At T In The Park Festival 2014

Royal Blood (Friday, King Tut's, 16:45-17:30): The Brighton destroyers hit Scotland. Royal Blood have been busy justifying the hype surrounding them of late, winning over crowds at Glastonbury and beyond. Don’t expect them to let up the pace when they take to the King Tut’s tent this weekend.

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Biffy, Franz Tame Impala and More: 15 Must-See Bands To Catch At T In The Park Festival 2014

Jake Bugg (Sunday, Main Stage,19:50-20:50): A future festival headliner in waiting? That's been the debate surrounding Jake Bugg after a string of A-list performances so far this summer. Expect another this weekend, peaking with a heartwarming rendition of ‘Broken’.

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Biffy, Franz Tame Impala and More: 15 Must-See Bands To Catch At T In The Park Festival 2014

Pixies (Friday, King Tut's, 22:20-23:50): Is there life after Kim Deal for the Pixies? Their recent incendiary Glastonbury and Field Day shows have suggested there most certainly is. Here's hoping for a hit-packed set as Black Francis and co storm the King Tut's tent.

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Biffy, Franz Tame Impala and More: 15 Must-See Bands To Catch At T In The Park Festival 2014

Reverend and the Makers (Sunday, Radio 1, 13:25-14:05): They reportedly caused a near riot at last week's Libertines show, so we'd advise turning up to ‘The State Of Things’ hitmaker Rev's set this weekend in full SWAT gear. Safety first, kids.

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Biffy, Franz Tame Impala and More: 15 Must-See Bands To Catch At T In The Park Festival 2014

Franz Ferdinand (Sunday, King Tut's, 19:35-20:50): Do we really need to explain why you should see Franz Ferdinand at T? Franz are a pure festival bandwith a decade's worth of rollicking tunes, playing this weekend infront of a home crowd. Get ready for a ruckus.

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