Newton Faulkner to open T In The Park
United Kingdom | 10 March 2008
Chart-topper Newton Faulkner has been asked to open this year's T In The Park.
The singer-songwriter will be the first act to grace the main stage on Friday, as the Scottish festival celebrates its
Later that night, Scouting for Girls
will appear on the Radio 1 NME stage. Having watched them perform at last year's UK Festival Awards, T In The Park
organiser Geoff Ellis declared them "a great live act".
Other additions include
reformed Britpop band Shed 7, who'll be making their
first T appearance in a decade on the Sunday.
Joining on the main stage that day will be US rockers Bowling For Soup, who will be making their debut.
Geoff Ellis told Scotland's Sunday Mail: "Newton broke through with his debut album last
summer. This is his first visit to T and comes off the back of a Brit nomination.
"Scouting for Girls have come from nowhere. They're a great live act.
Seven surprised a lot of people when they got back together. They went down a storm when they played T before.
"Bowling For Soup will make their T debut and fit the bill perfectly."
T In The Park 2008 takes place at Balado, Kiross, Perthshire, from 11-13 July.
Other acts include R.E.M, Rage Against The Machine, The Verve, Kings Of Leon, The Prodigy and Kaiser
Chiefs. Full line up HERE.