Kasabian, St Vincent, The Libertines And More Dazzle In The Drizzle At T In The Park

Recovered yet? Us neither. T In The Park, in a new location this year, with word of the festival going boutique, was every bit as eventful as normal this year. Here’s some of the best snaps from the weekend…



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T In The Park got off to a lively start on Friday afternoon, thanks to Slaves. The Tunbridge Wells-based two-piece treated crowds to cuts from their debut LP 'Are You Satisfied?', released last month, during their set on the Radio 1 stage.


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The duo also found time to pose for NME's photographer, too...



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Hot Chip were one of the unexpected success stories of Friday, with their performance at the King Tut’s tent – and in particular, their cover of Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Dancing In The Dark’ – going down a storm with the crowd.


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Lucy Rose opened the King Tut’s tent on Friday, though a delay by the stewards in letting the crowd in meant that she played her first song to an empty tent. “We just played one and a half songs to nobody and I genuinely thought my worst nightmare was coming true and that nobody was coming to see me,” laughed Rose, whose short 30-minute set also featured a cover of Taylor Swift’s ‘Bad Blood’.


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Friday's Main Stage headliners Kasabian were topping the T bill for the third time in five years, but there was no sign of fatigue from the crowd, who greeted Tom Meighan and Serge Pizzorno like returning conquerers on the opening salvo of ‘Bumblebee’, ‘Shoot The Runner’ and ‘Underdog’.


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There weren’t many surprises in their set, other than a cover of Iggy Pop’s ‘Lust For Life’, while Pizzorno - wearing a t-shirt with the Scottish colloquialism ‘Radge’ printed on it - told the crowd "not to get too fucked up and go waking up those ospreys," referring to the birds of prey currently nesting on the site, whose arrival a few months ago temporarily threatened the festival’s license.



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And over on the BBC Introducing Stage, meanwhile, punters were able to show their appreciation for Scottish lot Neon Waltz, who were handed headline duties.



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The band themselves weren’t taking it easy, however, tearing through their set with their usual reckless abandon. “I fucking love it here,” Jesson told the crowd after ‘Rattlesnake Highway. “I always have and I always will.”




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The Libertines made their long-awaited return to T In The Park on Saturday, where they co-headlined the main stage alongside Swedish EDM titan Avicii. Playing the festival for the first time since 2004, they debuted new tracks ‘Fame and Fortune’ and 'Barbarians' from forthcoming new album ‘Anthems For Doomed Youth’.



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