The Best New Bands & Acts To See At T In The Park 2016

Your current personal schedule for this weekend’s T In The Park (July 8-10) might be full of huge names, like Madchester legends The Stone Roses and returning funk-rock kings Red Hot Chili Peppers, but if you look deeper into the lineup there’s a whole wave of new bands and artists that you should be checking out too. Whether it’s Spring King’s riotous live show or Dua Lipa’s arena-sized performance, these are the budding acts to keep an eye on at Scotland’s biggest festival.

The Lapelles
Where/When: Sunday, T Break Stage
Why? Having nabbed a support slot with The Last Shadow Puppets earlier this summer, the teenage five-piece return for a triumphant gig in their native country. Expect Arctic Monkeys-esque singalongs and jangly riffs that might give Johnny Marr a run for his money.
Their big tune: ‘Grab Life By’

Dua Lipa
Where/When: Sunday, King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut
Why? She’s a consummate popstar, already. With over 60 million YouTube hits on single ‘Be The One’ and thrilling follow-up ‘Hotter Than Hell’ showing similar promise, don’t expect to catch her in intimate settings like these for much longer.
Their big tune: ‘Hotter Than Hell’

Where/When: Saturday, T Break Stage
Why? The London indie-rock quartet have dabbled with garage rock on their most electrifying releases but their effortlessly punky melodies, as heard on ‘Parking Lot’, showcase them at their most intriguing.
Their big tune: ‘Fly-By Alien’

Spring King
Where/When: Saturday, Radio 1 Stage
Why? They made their introduction earlier this year with storming debut album ‘Tell Me If You Like To’ and have carried that ruthless energy into their vomit-inducing live shows. Gross, but exhilarating.
Their big tune: ‘City’

Man Of Moon
Where/When: Sunday, BBC Introducing
Why? There’s hints of Kasabian running through their massive single ‘Sign’ but in fact, they probably have more in common with the cosmic soundscapes of National side-project LNZNDRF. You’re in for a stratospheric set with this duo for sure.
Their big tune: ‘Sign’

Where/When: Saturday, T Break Stage
Why? She was recently shortlisted for the BRITS Critic’s Choice Award and BBC Sound of 2016, meaning support and praise from fellow artists is not far behind. Disclosure’s Howard Lawrence helped her pen the club-friendly hit ‘Borrowed Time’ last year.
Their big tune: ‘Borrowed Time’

Izzy Bizu
Where/When: Friday, T Break Stage
Why? Bizu released her soulful and joyous debut album ‘A Moment of Madness’ last year to critical acclaim and featured on The Park Stage at Glastonbury last month. She’s earned her festival chops plenty over the past summers so her bouncing set should be a cakewalk.
Their big tune: ‘White Tiger’