The Ting Tings in T In The Park near-miss

The duo’s equipment goes missing earlier in the day

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.

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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’

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