The Best Moments From T in the Park So Far..

T in the Park

Following the news that the Scottish festival will be taking a break in 2017, we look back at its story and biggest moments.

This week it was announced that T in the Park Festival would be taking a break in 2017 due to Planning Permission issues.

The Scottish festival - which has been held for 22 years - broke the news on social media, writing: "THANK YOU for the memories so far, until next time..."

If we're honest, watching their video makes us feel like it's more of a break-up than a "break". But - as we live in hope that everything will be sorted in time for 2018 - let's look back at the story of Scotland's biggest festival and some of its best bits so far. 

1994 - T in The Park launches at the Balado airfield 

1994 year saw the birth of the festival - which began as a partnership between DF Concerts and Tennent's Lager. And, if that wasn't enough of a match made in heaven, Oasis played while Robbie Williams turned up for a spot of football.  

1996 - Radiohead & Pulp headline

On the year Hollywood actor Keanu Reeves turned up to play with his band Dogstar, Radiohead and Pulp also headlined the main stage. Need we say any more?

Watch Radiohead perform The Bends anthems, Just and Fake Plastic Trees, here:

1998  - T in The Park celebrates 5th Birthday

As T celebrated its 5th year, Robbie Williams stole the show by making his first official performance at the event and the Beastie Boys performed in awesome boiler suits.

Watch them play Sabotage below:

2001 - Noel Gallagher joins Paul Weller for an impromptu jam on stage

This was the year that Noel Gallagher came to hang out, and ended up taking Stage Two by surprise when he joined Paul Weller for an impromptu acoustic set.

Classic Noel.


2002  - Oasis play the main stage

Nine years after playing mid bill in the King Tut’s Tent, Oasis returned to headline the Main Stage on Saturday.

Watch them play Live Forever here:

2004  - The Darkness fill in for David Bowie

Yes, you read that right. Amazingly, just one year after opening the Main Stage, The Darkness returned to close the event after David Bowie had to pull out due to ill health. 

Incredible scenes:


2005 - Green Day & The Futureheads get the crowd involved

Green Day invited three to play on stage, while The Futureheads got fans involved in a split crowd sing off during their cover of Kate Bush's Hounds of Love. 


2006 - Kasabian play HUGE set as Serge celebrates Italy win

Kasabian's Serge nearly missed the band's encore, after finding out Italy had won the World Cup. He did however make it back shrouded in the Italian flag to finish his set.

2007 - The site and festival goes LARGE

2007 saw the event get bigger and better, with the campsite capacity increasing to 60,000, the festival to 80,000 and the event itself to three days.

Snow Patrol made their eighth performance among fellow T veterans, Biffy - who they honoured by leading the crowd in a chant of "'Mon The Biff!"

2008 - T's 15th Birthday

T in the Park celebrated its 15th birthday with an epic set from the likes of Ian Brown, who was joined in King Tut’s Wah Wah Tent by a bagpiper.

Ian Brown T in the Park 2008 450

2011 - Foo Fighters bring it home with Everlong

Foo Fighters closed the festival, ending their epic set with one of their biggest hits. As the festival closed with fireworks, Grohl stood on the stage with the solitary T in the Park piper. Epic.


2012 - The Stone Roses help T make history

T in the Park saw The Stone Roses make their first UK festival appearance since they reunited in 2012.  A record capacity crowd of 85,000 music lovers per day flocked to Kinross for three days of incredible music.

2013 - T becomes 20

T20 saw over 200 acts play the festival, including the likes of Mumford & Sons, The Killers, Earth, Wind & Fire and Kraftwerk. 


2015 – Move to Strathallan Castle

Last year marked a new era, as the festival moved over to Strathallan Castle. The festival christened the new site with performances from the likes of The Libertines, Kasabian and Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds. 

T in the Park Strathallan Castle


2016  - The Stone Roses return 

This year saw the line-up get even bigger and better with sets from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and The Stone Roses, who returned this year with their All For One single.

See Ian Brown and co. play I Wanna Be Adored here:

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