T in the Park 2008 - Rage Against the Machine, Biffy Clyro, Amy Winehouse, the Prodigy, KOL, MGMT, the Subways!
T in the Park 2009 - Peter Doherty, KOL, Razorlight, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Blur
T in the Park 2010 - Babyshambles, The Temper Tramp, Florence, Shed Seven, the Prodigy, Kasabian.
T in the Park 2011 - Foo Fighters, KT Tunstall, The Naked and Famous, hailstones in my wellies while watching Blondie!!
Kings of Leon 2011 - still the funnest day ever, my cheeks were sore from laughing!
Rockness 2011 - MET Kasabian! Paolo Nutini, The Cribs, Two Door Cinema Club, Frightened Rabbit!
Music has been a big part of my life for years. I've been to at least 1 music festival a year since I was 17, and would go to any gig at any opportunity. Until last year when we decided to swap festivals for NYC (worth it) and there weren't much gigs or bands on the go that really caught my attention - I think the "indie scene" has been dying a slow and painful death over the last year or so. Until now. Some of my old favourites are making a comeback with new material (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Fleetwood Mac, David Bowie, the Libertines, the Strokes to name a few) and I am bloody excited. And then theres the new talents of people like Jake Bugg, Bastille, Haim and Palma Violets. I think 2013 will be the year I rekindle my love for music.
On Monday I went to see Two Door Cinema Club play in Aberdeen with my sister. Sorry for the rubbish phone photos! TDCC played a good gig, but I have to say the support from Bastille stole the show for me. Lead signer Dan has serious stage presence - I found myself glued to him, watching his every move and wishing my 'dancing' was as awkwardly cool. Swoon! Hello new
You've possibly heard their beautiful music on the radio lately, but if not, here is my own hand recorded PROOF that you should be in love with Bastille too.
My goal this year is to listen to music at every opportunity and go to as many gigs as possible. I'm absolutely DEVASTATED I didn't manage to get Fleetwood Mac tickets (if you can help, please get in touch!) but on the bright side, I am going to see BRMC next month!
Are you a Bastille fan? What are your favourite bands at the moment?
N.B - Sorry about the cheese-fest title, I couldn't resist!