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T In The Park, Sunday 10 July 2016

T In The Park Highlights | Sunday [Edinburgh tropical-pop quartet Indigo Velvet pictured | T Break stage]

Indigo Velvet, T Break Stage, T In The Park, 10 July

T In The Park’s organisers deserve to be congratulated – not only was the festival a smooth operation but they were so successful at reducing traffic congestion this year, that buses from Glasgow were Sold Out. As a result, and after a four hour journey via Edinburgh, we finally made it onsite on Sunday to see some of Scotland’s most promising bands.

First up, over on the T Break Stage, was colourful young Edinburgh quartet Indigo Velvet with their upbeat, sparkling, self described tropical-pop attracting a considerable crowd. Undoubtedly helped by a flurry of press coverage during the festival, [BBC Radio 1, Press Association, The Sun, Young Scot and more], they performed a flawless, summer-soaked set and were genuinely surprised by the amount of people that turned out to see them.

Also on the T Break stage was the wonderful Colonel Mustard & the Dijon 5, who specialise in tongue-in-cheek social commentary, delivered via a lighthearted, fun and highly entertaining live show. Their set featured a cardboard ATM machine, mandatory audience line dancing and crowd-surfing on an inflatable dinghy – the Colonel and the #YellowMovement easily contenders for best live performance.

Man Of Moon were on form over on the BBC Introducing Stage and in between we caught a few songs from some more established acts like; Maximo Park, Slaves and Faithless.

Again, on the T Break Stage we saw; Foreignfox, Sweaty Palms [read preview in Scotland On Sunday], Declan Welsh and Tongues with another key highlight coming from The Lapelles [click to read Scotland On Sunday feature].

Bringing the festival to a close [for us at least] was an epic set from the one and only – LCD Soundsystem [see short video clip below].

Click below to see photo sets from T In The Park Sunday 10 July 2016:
T In The Park 2016, Scotland On Sunday, The Van T's Scotland On Sunday, The Spook School

Special mention to bands we would’ve loved to have seen and worth checking out, Bloodlines [read preview in Scotland On Sunday], Frightened Rabbit, [see on BBC TV coverage], The Vegan Leather and JR Green.

For more information visit www.tinthepark.com

XpoNorth Seedlings Stage at Belladrum Festival

XpoNorth Seedlings Stage at Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival

The 2016 line-up for the XpoNorth Festival Seedlings Stage has been unveiled for the SOLD OUT Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival which takes place in Beauly near Inverness from 4-6 August. The line-up represents some of the most promising up and coming bands from The Highlands & Islands, the rest of Scotland and Europe. Fort William four-piece Bloodlines headline one of the days.

Scotland On Sunday, 12 June 2016, Bloodlines

Edinburgh, tropical-pop quartet Indigo Velvet are also a top tip, if their debut T In The Park set on the T Break stage last weekend is any indication they’ll have a healthy crowd. Other artists we’ve covered in Scotland On Sunday and The Scotsman include; Ded Rabbit, The Lapelles, HQFU, Eleanor Nicolson, WOMPS and Be Charlotte.

The excellent lineup also includes; Crash Club, Forever, Redolent, Jointpop, Pure Grief, Charlotte Carpenter, Medicine Men, Mt. Doubt, Miracle Glass Company, ONR, American Clay, The Claramassa, Laurence Made Me Cry, The MacGills, The Begbies, This Machine, Dead Zebras and Purple Felts.

For more information visit www.tartanheartfestival.co.uk