As you all can tell from our about me section and our past posts about road trip music, Brittany and I enjoy listening to quality tunes. That being said, I’ve always wanted to attend one of those popular music festivals people always rave about. One festival I have heard about is T in the Park, held in Balado, Kinross-Shire, Scotland on July 12-14th.
T in the Park will have awesome headliners including Mumford and Suns, Rhianna and The Killers, plus an additional 100 acts. Here is the line-up, which also includes some of my favorites like The Script, Rita Ora and Of Monsters and Men. Check out the playlist they created on Spotify.
Besides popular artists, there is also a set called T Break. Tennent’s Lager, a founding sponsor of T Break has been “providing the freshest and most exciting unsigned talent in Scotland with a platform to showcase their music on the T Break stage for 18 years.” They choose 16 up-and-coming unsigned artists to perform. So not only can you catch world-renowned performers like David Guetta, but also witness the next big musicians!
Like other music festivals, attendees have the option of camping out and staying for the full 3 days. I don’t think Brittany and I will be doing that, but it sounds like an awesome way to make friends and really enjoy the festival. At T in the Park there are fields where you can bring your tent and set up camp for the entire weekend. They have communal showers and bathrooms, but also Refresh – a place where both men and women can be pampered for just £29 ($45). Here are some of the cool features Refresh offers:
- nail bar
- hair straighteners
- hair-washing stations
- hair dryers
- flushing toilets
Check out these other great features and attractions at T in the Park.
Safety tips include, leaving all valuables at home. There are lockers available for rent, but you could still easily lose valuable items traveling to and from the venue. T in the Park staff also make sure to have police and paramedics available. They urge attendees to drink responsibly, eat three full meals each day and keep hydrated with lots of water.
The goal is for everyone to have a fun and memorable weekend, so they offer great options for food. There are your typical concert options like burgers, but also a healthy and alternative called Healthy T. They have over 30 different food stations with very unique meal options. Some of them include (copied from the Healthy T website):
- Gourmet burgers & homemade shepard’s pie, from Perthshire Producers – seriously local produce, served by the people who produce them.
- Organic Northumberland lamb shish kebabs served with fresh humus, raita and salad.
- Char-grilled corn-on-the-cob drizzled in butter, lime juice and chilli flakes.
So far I think you all could agree that this sounds like a pretty awesome concert experience, but there is a small downside…the cost. Maybe I’m just a penny-pincher, but I feel that the £82.50 ($127) one day pass fee is pretty pricey. However, this is something Brittany and I may need to splurge for! I would LOVE to hear of other concert options in the UK, so if you know of one (especially if it is cheaper 😉 ) please let us know!