Kraftwerk will headline T In The Park 2013.
The 20th anniversary of the Scottish festival will also see sets from Mumford & Sons, Rihanna, The Killers, Jake Bugg, Paloma Faith and Alt-J.
Of Kraftwerk’s addition as headliners for the festival – which takes place July 12-14, 2013 in Balado near Kinross – festival director Geoff Ellis said: “Kraftwerk are a truly seminal band. Their revolutionary sound altered the face of contemporary music, and paved the way for so many artists across so many musical genres. They are a massively influential group and an incredible live act, and we are hugely excited to welcome Kraftwerk to T in the Park for the first time this July, in what will be a very special moment in our 20th year celebrations.”
Kraftwerk are currently mid-way through an ongoing residency at London’s Tate Modern gallery, where the group are performing their discography in full. Among those in attendance at a recent performance of ‘The Man Machine’ were TV physics expert Professor Brian Cox, who told NME that the album was the first he ever bought on vinyl – and one that fuelled an early obsession with electronic music.
Jarvis Cocker told NME he’d come down as “it feels like a bit of a happening,” but did joke that he wasn’t sure if the 3D glasses – supplied so audience members can watch the high-tech 3D visuals throughout the show – would fit over his own trademark spectacles. Pet Shop Boys singer Neil Tennant and Duran Duran’s Nick Rhodes were also present.
T in the Park 2013 tickets will go on sale on Friday, February 22.