T in the Park 2015: T Break Stage open for submissions

Unsigned bands can perform on the stage that helped Biffy Clyro and Paolo Nutini on the way to fame

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T in the Park 2015: T Break Stage open for submissions

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T Break, the unsigned music stage at summer festival T in the Park, is open for submissions.

Over its 20-year history, the T Break Stage has showcased the early music of Snow Patrol, the View, Paolo Nutini and Biffy Clyro, who famously worked their way from the unsigned stage in 1999 to headlining the 2014 festival’s main stage.

Last year’s T Break performers included several up-and-comers on the Scottish scene, with Deathcats, Tuff Love, Fat Goth, Kill The Waves and Model Aeroplanes playing across three days.

Bands and artists wishing to apply need to submit a link to three songs on their SoundCloud profile. If you’re the prolific sort with more than three songs on your page, then specify which songs you would like the judges to consider – you don’t want them checking out that Miley Cyrus cover you did back in 2011.

The judging panel is made up of a mix of gig promoters, musicians, managers and music journalists, including XFM’s Jim Gellatly, Hector Bizerk frontman Louie, broadcaster Vic Galloway and of course the List’s music editor Claire Sawers, who is joining the panel for the fifth time.

The deadline for submissions is Mon 6 Apr, and those interested in applying can do so via the website. After that, the judges will whittle the list of hopefuls down to a final 16 with the successful artists announced on Fri 29 May.

T in the Park, Strathallan Castle, Auchterarder, Fri 10 Jul–Sun 12 Jul.

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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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