Electro pioneers The Human League are Balado-bound this July to make their T in the Park debut on Saturday 12th July. The band join a hugely diverse bill, which will see headliners Biffy Clyro, Calvin Harris, Arctic Monkeys, plus Paolo Nutini, Pharrell Williams and loads more play to an 85,000-strong daily crowd in the fields of Balado this summer over 11th – 13th July.
Cited as an influence by everyone from Lady Gaga to Pet Shop Boys, The Human League are highly revered for their genre-defining synth-bass riffs and riveting electronic pulse-beats. The legendary Sheffield trio were famously described by David Bowie in 1979 as “the sound of the future”.
Their no.1 classic hit Don’t You Want Me is the 23rd biggest selling single of all time in the UK, and is currently sitting at no.9 in the iTunes Singles Chart after it featured prominently in the Scottish League Cup Final celebrations at the weekend. In March 2011, they released Credo, their 9th studio album – a brilliant distillation of pop, glamour and electro beats, proving their sound is as timeless as ever.
The band said: “The Human League are thrilled to be playing T in the Park this summer, it has been a long held ambition of ours to play at this iconic festival and we were delighted to be asked to be part of such a diverse and exciting bill. See you all soon.”
Festival Director Geoff Ellis said: “The Human League are a seminal group, with an incredible back catalogue of classic hits. Their hugely influential sound has paved the way for countless artists, including many which have played T in the Park over the years. I’m sure they’ll be a huge hit with the Balado crowd this summer. We can’t wait to see them play the festival for the first time.”
T in the Park 2014 – artists announced so far:
FRIDAY 11TH JULY: Biffy Clyro, Ed Sheeran, Ellie Goulding, Bastille, Pixies, Steve Angello, Alesso, Haim, You Me At Six, Manic Street Preachers, Chvrches, Maximo Park, The Rifles, Len Faki, Pan-Pot.
SATURDAY 12TH JULY: Calvin Harris, Paolo Nutini, Pharrell Williams, Elbow, Rudimental, Ben Howard, James, Bombay Bicycle Club, Twin Atlantic, The 1975, John Newman, Embrace, Katy B, The Human League, Nina Nesbitt, The Stranglers, Dave Clarke, Carl Craig, Metronomy, Clean Bandit, We Are Scientists, Ella Eyre, George Ezra, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Magda.
SUNDAY 13TH JULY: Arctic Monkeys, Jake Bugg, Disclosure, Example, Imagine Dragons, Tinie Tempah, Franz Ferdinand, Kaiser Chiefs, London Grammar, Tame Impala, Kodaline, Above & Beyond, Sam Smith, Passenger, Sven Vath, Newton Faulkner, Chance the Rapper, Slam, The Twilight Sad, Inspiral Carpets, Julio Bashmore, Levon Vincent, George Fitzgerald and many, many more acts to be announced (line-up subject to change).
T in the Park 2014 tickets are on sale now, and available from www.tinthepark.com or www.ticketmaster.co.uk or 08444 999 990.