Kraftwerk to play T In The Park 2013

The German electronic pioneers will join Mumford & Sons, Rihanna and The Killers on the bill

Kraftwerk are set to play T In The Park 2013.

The 20th anniversary of the Scottish festival will also see sets from Mumford & Sons, Rihanna, The Killers, Jake Bugg, Paloma Faith and Alt-J.

Of Kraftwerk’s addition on the bill for the festival – which takes place July 12-14, 2013 in Balado near Kinross – festival director Geoff Ellis said: “Kraftwerk are a truly seminal band. Their revolutionary sound altered the face of contemporary music, and paved the way for so many artists across so many musical genres. They are a massively influential group and an incredible live act, and we are hugely excited to welcome Kraftwerk to T in the Park for the first time this July, in what will be a very special moment in our 20th year celebrations.”

Kraftwerk are currently mid-way through a residency at London’s Tate Modern gallery, where the group are performing their discography in full. Among those in attendance at a recent performance of ‘The Man Machine’ were TV physics expert Professor Brian Cox, who told NME that the album was the first he ever bought on vinyl – and one that fuelled an early obsession with electronic music.

Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker told NME he’d come down as “it feels like a bit of a happening,” but did joke that he wasn’t sure if the 3D glasses – supplied so audience members can watch the high-tech 3D visuals throughout the show – would fit over his own trademark spectacles. Pet Shop Boys singer Neil Tennant and Duran Duran’s Nick Rhodes were also present.

T in the Park 2013 tickets will go on sale on Friday, February 22. To check the availability of T In The Park tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.

*This story was amended on February 13 to make it clear that Kraftwerk are not headlining T In The Park*