The View to play T in the Park 2012

The View to play T in the Park 2012

The Dundonian group will take to the Main Stage on Saturday under the name The Dryburgh Soul Band

After the somewhat inevitable news that Pete Doherty would yet again forego a stint at T in the Park, ticket holders have been mollified with better news: The View will perform a main stage set Saturday 7 July, under the sly pseudonym The Dryburgh Soul Band.

In accordance with the title of their recently released album Cheeky for a Reason, the name change confirms that Kyle Falconer and co have a penchant for dabbling in mischief. On the other hand, more cynical readers might posture that this latest caper is just another hype-inducing stunt.

Whatever side of the fence you fall on, the crowd-pleasing, pint-tossing nature of The View’s tunes sit well with a T in the Park line-up that already includes The Stone Roses, Noel Gallagher and Happy Mondays.

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T in the Park

From relatively humble beginnings, T in the Park has become the acknowledged behemoth of the Scottish festival scene and one of the UK's largest events. In 2015 the festival moved from its longstanding Balado location to the new grounds of Strathallan Castle in Perthshire. Bands appearing in 2016 include The Stone…

The View

Dundonian indie scamps who rose to fame with their 2007 debut album Hats Off to the Buskers. They are known for their raucous live shows and were inducted into the Barrowland Ballroom Hall of Fame in 2017.

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