Tennent’s Lager Reveal The T Break 2012 Line-Up



After over 1,000 unsigned acts from across Scotland submitted demos in the hope of landing one of 16 highly coveted slots on the T Break Stage at T in the Park, Tennent’s Lager are thrilled to unveil the T Break 2012 line-up.

Tennent’s have been supporting Scotland’s grassroots music scene through T Break since 1996, providing the freshest unsigned talent in the country with the opportunity to showcase their material to fans and influential industry figures on the biggest platform for unsigned artists at T in the Park.

A judging panel of some of Scotland’s most highly respected music industry experts have listened to each demo and have hand-picked the acts which are heading to Kinross over the weekend of 6th – 8th July to join a stellar T in the Park bill which includes headliners Snow Patrol, The Stone Roses and Kasabian, plus Florence + the Machine, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Nicki Minaj and more.

The 16 acts selected to play the T Break Stage at T in the Park 2012 are:

Anderson, McGinty, Webster, Ward and Fisher

Bacchanal Party


Blank Canvas

Brown Bear & The Bandits


Chris Devotion and the Expectations


Davey Horne

Nevada Base

Open Swimmer

Randolph’s Leap

Roman Nose


The Machine Room

The Mirror Trap

George Kyle, Head of Sponsorship at Tennent’s Lager said:

“We’ve been incredibly impressed with the calibre of entries for T Break, and the judging panel have been faced with a tough decision to whittle the acts down to just 16. There’s evidently a wealth of talent in the Scottish grassroots music scene, and we’re very proud to be able to support this through T Break, and provide these acts with a platform to showcase their material at T in the Park.”

Dave McGeachan from T Break partners DF Concerts sits on the judging panel.

He said: “Every year the judging panel looks for a diverse selection of acts which represents the very best of the Scottish unsigned scene, and the T Break 2012 line-up is exceptionally strong. I think the final 16 acts will be very well received with the T in the Park audience, and I’m really looking forward to checking out the T Break Stage over the festival weekend.”

To find out more about the acts on the T Break 2012 line-up, check out www.facebook.com/TennentsTBreak

About T Break

T Break was launched by Tennent’s in 1996 and has been finding the freshest and most exciting unsigned talent in Scotland and giving them a platform to showcase their music on the T Break Stage at T in the Park.

Each year, 16 bands are hand-picked from over a thousand entries by a panel made up of industry experts and given a slot on T in the Park’s biggest and most acclaimed platform for new music.

Over the years, the T Break Stage has hosted some legendary performances – it’s where Biffy Clyro made their T in the Park debut back in 2000.  In 2008 Paolo Nutini decided to showcase his alter ego collective – Snake Derrick & The Vypers and not forgetting Snow Patrol’s T in the Park debut: “We first played at T on the T Break Stage… ten years later and we’re headlining.” (Gary Lightbody, Snow Patrol).

T Break Partnerships

Tennent’s work with a range of key music industry partners to provide support for emerging Scottish talent.

DF Concerts & Events

Organisers of T in the Park, DF Concerts and Events are longstanding partners of T Break and are Scotland’s largest promoter and events company. They provide essential industry support and are involved in the judging process for T Break.

PRS for Music

PRS for Music offer invaluable advice to T Break artists on artists’ rights and the world of music publishing.

Radio Magnetic

One of the UK’s longest running internet radio stations films and records all 16 live sets on the T Break Stage and backstage interviews.  They also provide news, reviews and preview podcasts.

STOW College

The partnership with STOW provides 1 lucky student from the Music Business Course an exclusive internship within the T Break team working directly on the delivery of T Break from March – August.

Chem 19 Recording Studios

A brand new partnership in 2012, Chem 19 will provide the 16 T Break bands with discounted recording time at Chem 19 Studios in Glasgow and advice on getting the best out of their studio time.

T in the Park takes place between 6th – 8th July, and tickets are on sale now from http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk and by calling 08444 999 990. More information on all ticket prices/packages at www.tinthepark.com. Ticket buyers should only purchase from the official outlets published on this website.



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