Oh hi everyone - I’ve just got back from T in the Park. This involved getting a car, a plane, a bus, a train, a tube and then my own feet - that’s pretty much every mode of transport, right? Maybe I should have hopped on a bike just to complete the set.
Anyway, that’s enough about transport. I had an amazing time in Scotland with the BBC Introducing and Live Events teams.
For the whole weekend Rob Adcock (presenter of the BBC Introducing show in Staffordshire) and I put together interviews with each band playing on the BBC Introducing stage at T in the Park. I filmed as we chatted to the bands and heard about their journeys through the Introducing uploader to a stage at a major UK festival. Pretty good stuff.
We were constantly busy watching bands, tracking them down after their set, finding good locations to shoot, and then uploading all of our footage for it to be edited together this week for various Introducing packages and local shows.
All at the same I was able to observe all the production processes behind the BBC Introducing stage run by the fab Lyndsey Boggis. The production was flawless; every change over was smooth. Throughout the weekend I was fascinated by the sheer scale of what had to be organised and how well it had been done.
So there were a lot of acts on the Introducing stage over the weekend, and you should take a peek at them all HERE. It’s definitely worth a browse. In fact, I’ll give you a few of my favourites…
- Story Books - a lovely band from Introducing in Kent.
- Roman Nose - a mask wearing, tech-electro group supported by Introducing in Scotland. Their performance is pretty special.
- Model Aeroplanes - a scarily young band with a good look from Dundee who I’m sure are destined for big things.
- Baby Strange - Glaswegian band who look as if they’ve travelled forward in time a few years with a definite punk vibe.
- La Fontaines - you’ve gotta watch just for their performance headlining on the Sunday night.
So, BBC Introducing was a big success and I can’t wait to see the results of all of my work later this week.
Apart from working we did manage to see a few performances on all the other stages. My absolute favourite major act was Kraftwerk. I was VERY excited their 3D show on the Friday night and when I got into the tent there wasn’t one bit of me that was disappointed. It was an incredible show, and the 3D really, really worked. The crowd at Latitude next week are going to be impressed. Definitely try and check it out if there are any videos out there.
One last thing:
I’ve put together a photo diary for Phil & Alice’s show (below) and will be talking to them tonight about my experience of T in the Park at 10.45 - so tune in!