T in the Park 2013: Scottish musicians and artists share their favorite memories of T in the Park

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  • 10 June 2013
T in the Park 2013: Scottish musicians and artists share their favorite memories of T in the Park

You Instead

David Mackenzie, Kyle Falconer, Neil Primrose and Craig and Charlie Reid on experiencing T in the Park

David Mackenzie

Filmmaker and director of T in the Park-set feature You Instead

’The madness of trying to shoot a 90 page comedy drama script over four days in a wild and totally uncontrollable festival will forever be etched on my memory -- it was all an amazing blur as we tumbled through the circumstances and opportunities to complete an impossible schedule. There were many great experiences, but the highpoint for me came on the last night when the festival was over. We were still shooting in amongst the mud and litter in the empty stage area. People were already packing things up and a team of cleaners were advancing in a long line picking up all the rubbish. It was ghostly quiet until, as the dawn spread across the sky, thousands of seagulls swarmed on to the site. The sound was unbelievable and in our exhausted state we were just gobsmacked by the beauty of the sunrise over this apocalyptic scene.  Of course there was no time to waste, so we reconfigured the scene we were shooting to take advantage of the seagulls. It's one of my favourite scenes in the film and it was such a joy to be able to capture something so spontaneous and unprepared.’

Kyle Falconer

The View

‘The Good: watching Oasis and seeing myself on TV when I was a wee bairn.
The Bad: jumped off a pillar at Primal Scream and put my tooth through my lip.
And the Ugly: Seeing some lassie, pissing like a guy.’ 

Neil Primrose


‘I remember all the T moments fondly! From playing our first one with a plaster cast on my Hi-Hat leg in the comedy tent, to being in the best seat in the house in a tent that’s about to burst....  The shows on the big stage were equally memorable, the T crowd is always exceptional. Glad we are coming back this summer, all of us cannae wait!’

Craig and Charlie Reid

The Proclaimers

‘T In The Park has been very important for us rebuilding our audience. It is also massively important to Scotland and our culture. The first time we played there, at the tent, was the most intense atmosphere we've experienced.’

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…

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