T in the Park 2008 - Running order

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  • 3 July 2008
The Verve

The Verve

This is the line-up from 2008
– for 2010
see T in the Park 2010: Running order with times



The Verve
Richard Ashcroft and co make a long-awaited return promising all the hits and some newly recorded material.

Welsh outfit still successfully peddling their distinctive brand of pub rock with recently-added electronic tinges.

KT Tunstall
Rare appearance this year from the successful moon-faced singer/songwriter. See page 19.

Newton Faulkner
Ginger dreadlocks and an acoustic guitar make for a winning combination when it comes to this folk pop troubadour.


Chemical Brothers
Incredibly un-pretty 90s dance legends who can still knock out hits when necessary.

Much-loved Welsh rock trio who recently had more chart success with sixth album Silent Cry.

Scouting for Girls
Ridiculously catchy, London-based power pop threesome.

The Wombats
Spiky Liverpudlian guitar outfit. Apparently Macca’s a fan.


Loveable Sunderland quartet who have recently come back in fighting form.

The Music
High school friends make it big. Live the dream with a group that really did make it.

Kids in Glass Houses
Hard-rocking Cardiff outfit famous for their bizarre live covers of Ashlee Simpson, Jacko and Mariah tracks.

Infectiously happy pop-touting sixsome from Denmark.

Los Campesinos!
Cardiff-based raucous, riot grrrl-inspired indie pop.


Blood Red Shoes
Brighton-based duo boasting their own inimitable blend of searing, boy/girl indie-punk.

Joe Lean and the Jing Jang Jong
Ridiculously named, swaggering guitar pop outfit who are poised for huge success.

Bombay Bicycle Club
Baby-faced North London quartet who do a mean trade in gritty guitar music.

The Displacements
Soaring Smiths-inspired indie pop from Leicester.

Intelligent London foursome whose spiky, dark rock attacks pack a real punch live.



Rage Against the Machine
Scotland gets its first glimpse of these recently reunited political rock-touting legends.

The Fratellis
Triumphant main stage slot for one of Glasgow’s most successful musical exports. See page 24.

The Kooks
Jangly indie by numbers from Luke Pritchard and co.

Biffy Clyro
Mon the Biffy! Catch this hard rocking trio on the finest form of their career. See page 21.

The Feeling
This Supertramp-esque Sussex fivesome bring Join With Us to the summer stage.

Kate Nash
New material is due from this flame-haired, kooky indie pop-touting singer.

The ‘Word Up!’-covering rockers return with a new line-up and fresh material.

Eddy Grant
Veteran British reggae star takes to the festival circuit in support of his greatest hits collection.


Kaiser Chiefs
In search of this year’s festival anthem? Take your pick from any of this Leeds lot’s anthemic output.

The Raconteurs
Jack White continues to churn out heavy riffs with his talented boys-only outfit.

The Pigeon Detectives
Shaggy-haired Northern quintet who know their way around an epic indie singalong or two.

We Are Scientists
Californian indie rockers known for their boisterous live shows.

The Courteneers
Pedestrian indie from this scruffy-looking bunch of Liam-alikes.

The Subways
Baby-faced punk pop from Hertfordshire.

Belgian rockers bring their brilliant latest work Vantage Point to Balado.

The Rocket Summer
Texas power pop courtesy of Bryce Avary who plays and performs all instruments and vocals.

The Blackout
Post-hardcore from South Wales.


Ian Brown
King Monkey brings his politically charged space rock to Scotland.

The Pogues
Legendary folk-rock from Shane MacGowan and his merry bunch.

Reverend and the Makers
Sheffield indie rockers fronted by the inimitable Jon McClure.

Jack Penate
Scratchy, frantic pop courtesy of this loveable singer-songwriter.

Sons and Daughters
Fiery Glasgow foursome currently on a career high after the success of third record This Gift.

Alabama 3
Much-loved Londoners who mix rock, dance, blues, country and gospel.

The Stranglers
Punk rock old timers responsible for such hits as ‘No More Heroes’ and ‘Peaches’.

David Jordan
Flamboyant Prince-loving young pop star.

In Case of Fire
Highly hyped, hard rocking Northern Irish trio.

Jaguar Love
Ex-Blood Brothers and Pretty Girls Make Graves members currently making poppy art punk.


Brooding New York foursome make a welcome return to the live stage.

Ben Folds
Charmingly geeky singer/songwriter with a penchant for the piano.

Band of Horses
Seattle-based, gorgeously soaring country rock outfit.

Eccentric synth-tinged psych pop duo from Brooklyn.

The Hold Steady
Glorious Springsteen-esque rockers return with a new record Stay Positive.

Lightspeed Champion
Ex-Test Icicle now catering in heartfelt alt-country sing-alongs.

Will Young
New album imminent from this reality TV success story with the famously silky vocals.

Tom Baxter
Acoustic guitar-toting singer/songwriter from Cornwall.

The Whigs
Athens, Georgia-based garage rockers.

Arno Carsten
Pop/rock offerings from the ex-Springbok Nude Girls singer.


Air Traffic
Piano-based indie rock from Bournemouth.

The Rascals
Last Shadow Puppets member Miles Kane returns to his more guitar-based day job.

Cajun Dance Party
Incredibly hard working indie pop quintet from North London.

The Law
The View-approved scratchy riff-driven Dundonian outfit

Ridiculously hyped brooding indie from this black suited and booted (naturally) quartet.

The Script
Up and coming guitar-touting Dublin trio.

White Lies
Bunnymen-esque soaring melodies from this intense London three-piece.

The Metros
Peckham-based punk pop fivesome.

Gabriella Cilmi
Australian teen singer/songwriter. Sugababes and Rufus Wainwright are fans.

Bryn Christopher
Otis Redding-inspired, Portishead covering crooning Brummie soul boy.

Twisted Wheel
Arctic Monkeys-aping Oldham trio.

Fight Like Apes
Excellent frenetic guitar screamo pop from Dublin.


Jeff Mills
Incredibly influential Detroit-based techno DJ and producer.

Cerebral, hip hop and glitch-tinged electronic duo from Berlin.

Erol Alkan
Hugely powerful club founder, remixer, producer and DJ famous for his wonderfully eclectic taste.

Model 500
Detroit techno pioneer Juan Atkins and co.

Carl Craig
Yet another Detroit techno legend, this time it’s the sublime jazz-inspired Craig.

Dusty Kid
80s-influenced electronic music from Paolo Alberto Lodde.

Club bangers from one half of Deep Dish.

The Black Dog
One of the originators of ‘intelligent dance music’ all those years ago construct bittersweet beats and bleeps.

Damian Lazarus
Dirty and deep electro house from this ex-A&R man.


Cancer Bats
Ontario-based hardcore punk foursome

Fucked Up
Expansive prog punk from this most excellent quintet from Canada.

Chrome Hoof
Metal, electro and disco-mixing experimental orchestra.

Ghost of a Thousand
Brighton fivesome who cater in ferocious hardcore punk.

Fighting With Wire
Biffy-approved punk rockers from Derry.

David Sold His Soul
Fiery newcomers to Balado guaranteed to make their own distinctive mark.

Southend-based relentless hardcore trio.

Classic rock foursome from Bucks boasting gruff vocals and pile-driving riffs.

Progressive rock soundscapes from LA.



The masters of melancholy rock return with their best album in a decade and a renewed sense of purpose.

Kings of Leon
Family of four rockers with less hair and a new, more political edge to this year’s offerings showcasing tracks from their forthcoming album.

Amy Winehouse
The human car crash will hopefully remind us what all the fuss is about with some of her trademark vocal skills.

Counting Crows
Much maligned emotive rockers are the missing link between Neil Young and REM.

The Enemy
Positive energy and anthemic Manics-like posturing from this boisterous power trio.

Amy MacDonald
Now touching 20 this precocious popstrel’s continues to refine her singer-songwriterly skills.

Shed Seven
Resurrected Britpop legends who are enjoying yet another bite at the cherry with a greatest hits tour.

Bowling for Soup
Spirited, Grammy nominated comedy pop-punk quartet so catchy one of their songs is a Disney channel show theme.


The Prodigy
The emperors of punk electronica, in the midst of writing new material but still known as an incediary live offering.

The Zutons
Quirky likeability and tons of energy, Scouse retro popsters who’s ‘Valerie’ was made a hit by one Amy Winehouse.

Panic at the Disco
Pigeonholed as emo, the band are determined to take over the world with their voibey retro rock. See page 23.

Goo Goo Dolls
Happy 21st birthday to these irascible alternative rockers.

The Hoosiers
Influenced by the Cure and with ELO references, these Indie boys are the latest newbies on the block.

Their early work influenced by post-grunge, these ARIA award winners now lean towards pop rock.

One Night Only
Initially a cover band, the indie crew got their name after a gig they thought would only last a day.

Little Man Tate
Four sharp Sheffield lads whose moody eyebrows are aiming for Liam Gallagher greatness.

Mindless Self Indulgence
New York Punk with an Atari-influenced sound and viceral stage performances.


Primal Scream
As pop culture magpies go this mob have it down pat, doing their own bristling, portentious retro rock thing ad infinitum.

The Charlatans
Stalwarts the British music scene have grown from baggy chancers to accomplished indie rock legends.

Aussie drum and bass outfit who’ve blended their beats with rock guitars histrionics.

Echo and the Bunnymen
Arguably, the second biggest band to come from Liverpool - still as blinding as ever.

Vampire Weekend
Preppy new wavish pop from this astute New York quartet.

British Sea Power
This lot should sit alongside the likes of Billy Childish and Spike Milligan as true English eccentrics with their ragged garage rock soundings.

The Ting Tings
Calling themselves ‘the Sonny and Cher of Salford Precinct for the Noughties’. Who are we to argue? See page 20.

Accomplished falsetto fronted early ‘90s inspired Indie pop turn.

Get Cape, Wear Cape, Fly
Mild-mannered alter ego of Sam Duckworth shows us his blend of folktronica and indie.

Kate Bush and Fleetwood Mac influenced piano driven soulfulness.


Hot Chip
Forgive their exterior, there really is a little bit of sexy electropop genius under the dad jumpers and skate geek stylings.

The National
Self depreciation mixed with baritone vocals and two sets of brothers marks out this quintet from the crowd.

Seasick Steve
This aging, maverick blues player is the hobo poet Bob Dylan can only dream of being.

Paul Heaton
Former Housemartins and Beautiful South front man takes centre stage alone.

Mischieveous hypnotic electronica-rock brilliance from this breathtakingly good quartet. Look out for the big cymbal.

My Morning Jacket
This dusty Kentucky rock outfit can turn their hand to Sly Stone funk, Flaming Lips psychedelia and bluesy jams with elegance and flair.

Brian Jonestown Massacre
Anton Newcombe is part musical madrigal, part unhinged paranoiac. We’ll see which one turns up here.

Indie shmindie stoaters with a fine line kranky guitar jangle and tongue in cheek humour.


Elliot Minor
Young nu rock upstart four piece breaking away from their sheltered classical background with promising results.

Clare and Rik share lead vocals in this five-piece with shades of Deacon Blue and Prefab Sprout.

Black Kids
Picked up by Rolling Stone as ones to watch, this is Cure-tinged indie sweetness.

Local boys with a string of strident indie anthems and major potential.

Ida Maria
Frisky Scandic rock mistress who is more John Lydon than PJ Harvey.

Describing themselves as ‘Middle-Eastern psych-pop/snap-gospel’ doesn’t do justice to these eclectic Brooklyn boys.

Sonic Hearts
Indie guitar pop quintet with catchy lyrics and a dose of romantic melancholy.

Jack McManus
Fresh faced Brit School alumni with a bevy of piano led pop.

Sons of Albion
Foul mouthed rockers with an inordinate number of attractive girl groupies in tow.

Gary Go
Festival friendly newbie with heartfelt indiepop tunes.


Richie Hawtin
Formerly known as “Plastikman’ - one of techno’s influential second wave.

Aphex Twin
Elusive, incredibly influential and innovative soundmeister fond of the acid squelch.

The blistering debut fron this French duo proved the anthemic ‘We are Your Friends’ was no one hit wonder.

DJ Hell
26 years in the business and one of the most highly regarded decksmiths on the planet. Not to be missed.

Miss Kittin and The Hacker
There’s bats in this duo’s belfry but their fiesty electro is none the worse for it.

Orde and Stuart have been here since day one. Glasgow techno legends.

Michael Mayer
There’s a lot of Yin and Yang to this globe trotting electro DJ and Cologne-based Kompakt employee.

Rob Da Bank
Radio 1 DJ and dry witted champion of left-field music. See page 21.


The Presets
Specialists in twisted electronic pop, this duo are Australian dance floor favourites.

Holy Fuck
Quirky, effusive indietronica from this great young American outift.

Much sought after re-mixer who’s worked with the likes of Kate Nash, Franz Ferdinand and Gorillaz does his own spooky disco thing.

Johnny Foreigner
Birmingham trio fast making a reputation as one of the best indie bands out there.

Robots in Disguise
All girl action team with a jet setting lifestyle and an interest in vegetable politics.

The Rushes
Rock/pop quartet quietly working on their own rock revolution.

The Xcerts
Meet the honest indie boys that actually paid to down load Radiohead's last album, well the first time anyway.

Rock/pop quartet quietly working on their own rock revolution.

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