Unsigned acts from across the country submitted their demos to T Break this year in the hope of landing one of 16 highly coveted slots on the T Break Stage at T in the Park, and Tennent’s Lager are now thrilled to announce the acts that made it through.
A judging panel of 14 of Scotland’s most respected and influential music industry experts listened to each and every track before coming together to deliberate their shortlists and ultimately choose the final sixteen acts to join the line-up for T in the Park 2013, alongside the likes of headliners Mumford & Sons, Rihanna and The Killers, plus Stereophonics, Calvin Harris, Kraftwerk, Snoop Dogg, alt-J and Haim.
The 16 acts who will play the T Break Stage at T in the Park this year are (with links to their T Break tracks):
Blindfolds : http://www.soundcloud.com/blindfoldsx
Fake Major : http://www.soundcloud.com/fake-major-private
Hector Bizerk : http://www.soundcloud.com/hector-bizerk
Honeyblood : http://www.soundcloud.com/honeyblood
Machines In Heaven : http://www.soundcloud.com/machinesinheaven
Michael Cassidy : http://www.soundcloud.com/michael-cassidy
Poor Things : http://www.soundcloud.com/poorthings
Pronto Mama : http://www.soundcloud.com/prontomama
Sunshine Social : http://www.soundcloud.com/sunshinesocialdemos
The Merrylees : http://www.soundcloud.com/themerrylees
The Velveteen Saints : http://www.soundcloud.com/the-velveteen-saints
Waiting For Go : http://www.soundcloud.com/wfgmusic-1
Tennent’s have been proudly supporting Scotland’s grassroots music scene through T Break for the past 18 years, providing the freshest unsigned talent in the country with the opportunity to showcase their material to fans and music industry insiders alike on the biggest platform for unsigned artists at T in the Park – the T Break Stage.
George Kyle, Head of Sponsorship at Tennent’s Lager said: “Tennent’s are truly passionate about supporting Scotland’s grassroots music scene, there is a huge amount of unsigned and emerging talent in this country and we believe that, through T Break, we can help nurture and showcase this talent, hopefully helping acts to realise their potential and go on to a successful career in the music industry. The quality of the demos this year was particularly strong and I think fans will be really excited by the acts playing the T Break Stage this year.”
Dave McGeachan from T Break partners DF Concerts sits on the judging panel. He said: “For T Break we try to pull together a line-up that truly represents the diversity of Scotland’s grassroots music scene. We get submissions from acts of all genres, which is great, as it allows us to keep the T Break line-up fresh year after year and 2013 is certainly no exception. We have some really strong breakthrough talent playing the stage this year, I can’t wait to see them all live over the festival weekend.”
About T Break: T Break was launched by Tennent’s in 1996 and has been uncovering Scotland’s freshest unsigned talent and giving them a platform to showcase their music on the T Break Stage at T in the Park ever since. Each year, 16 bands are hand-picked from almost a thousand entries by a panel of Scotland’s industry experts and given the chance to play the T Break Stage at T in the Park, the place to catch Scotland’s best new music
T Break Partnerships: Tennent’s work with a range of key music industry partners to provide support for emerging Scottish talent.
DF Concerts & Events
Longstanding partners of T Break, DF Concerts & Events are organisers of T in the Park and are Scotland’s largest promoters and events company, and provide essential industry-focused judging support, and invaluable assistance with stage production at T in the Park.
PRS for Music
PRS for Music offer invaluable advice to T Break artists on artists’ rights and the world of music publishing.
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The partnership with STOW provides one student from the Music Business Course an exclusive internship within the T Break team working directly on the delivery of T Break from April– August.
T in the Park takes place between 12th – 14th July, and tickets are on sale now – fans can ensure they experience the 20th year of T in the Park and can get their hands on the ultimate festival ticket of the summer from http://www.tinthepark.com or http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk or call 08444 999 990.