Paul Weller is among several new acts that have been added to this year’s T in the Park line-up.
The legendary musician makes his long-awaited return to the festival 8 years after his last performance at Balado.
He will be joined by one of his musical heroes Wilko Johnson and seminal soul group Soul II Soul, who will perform at the festival as part of their 25th anniversary celebrations.
Organisers have announced several other artists who have been added to the bill including Earl Sweatshirt, Wilkinson, Charli XCX, King Charles, Darlia, The LaFontaines, The Amazing Snakeheads, Becky Hill, Jess Glynne, The Minutes, Hudson Taylor, Neon Jungle, Lonely the Brave, Dolomite Minor and Little Matador.
Geoff Ellis, Festival Director, said: “Paul Weller is a true icon of British music and is a huge favourite with T in the Park fans, having played many a memorable set throughout the festival’s 21 year history, including headlining our second outing in 1995, and then the first festival to be held at Balado in 1997, not to mention his historic performance with Noel Gallagher in 2001.
“When Wilko Johnson takes to the stage I think it’ll be a very special moment he’s had a seminal influence on the country’s music scene, and is one of Weller’s own heroes.
“Soul II Soul were similarly groundbreaking when they rose to prominence in the 80s, and their set will be pretty spectacular also.
“Plus we’re delighted to be bringing some of the most hotly tipped new breakthrough acts to this year’s festival too there’s a lot of buzz about these acts right now, and many will be making their T in the Park debut this summer, so they’re definitely ones to watch.”
George Kyle, Head of Sponsorship, Tennent’s Lager, said: “Paul Weller’s previous T in the Park appearances feature prominently in my own personal highlights from the festival over the years, and it’ll be fantastic to see him return to Balado.
“He’s just one of a host of great new acts announced today it’s truly shaping up to be a phenomenal weekend and we’re exceptionally proud to be the founding partner of this wonderful festival.”