Following our preview of the main stages last issue, we conclude our coverage of T in the Park with a look at what hidden gems can be found on the smaller stages

The Scottish Radio/PR8 Tent

In the months preceding T in the Park, 91 bands appeared at fourteen heats of a competition called T Break. The object was to find some of the best unsigned talent and have them showcased at the festival. Thirteen bands made it onto the bill, including ska party loons Bombskare and Glasgow’s premier exponents of soulful funk dub, Engine. Other highlights of this stage Include more established acts like Glasgow indie legend Eugene Kelly as well as newer faces like introspective country-tinged rockers, Peeps lnto Farryland, and incendiary punky stompers Fifth Amendment. See followrng pages for full running order.

The Ceilidh Tent

Provrng there’s more to Scottish music than wailing indie kids and banging house tunes, this year’s Ceilidh Tent line up is stronger than ever. It plays host to some of the most elaborately- monikered bands (The Great Titanic Wash Hoose Band, Govan Spoonful, or Last Tram To Auchenshuggle, anyone?) and if last year is anythrng to go by, dancefloor antics V, . that put the moshpit ' and Slam tent devotees to shame. Among the acts

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The Engines (main pic), Scuba Z and Glen Tillbrook

prowding the $0undtracl< are: Cruithne, Dunreagan, Fraser McLelland Band, Gary Blair Band and The Picts.

The Cafe Club Tent

Being down the front at the marn stage can get a bit tiring over two full days so this haven of relative trangumty Will prowde welcome respite from the abject lunacy of some of the other attractions. Some of the c0untry’s premier solo songwriting talents have been collated together With folks including ex-Sguee/e man,

Glenn Tillbrook, ex-lnspiral Carpet Tom Hingley and ex-

Lost SOUI Band frontrnan, Gordon Graham prowling the tunes. If this wasn't enough, this acoustic strummery Will be interspersed by sets from comedians like Phil Kay, Ross Noble and VlV & Jill. This was where TraVis started off at their first festival appearance so you can never be sure what kind of hidden gems may be uncovered. See following pages for full running order

The Bacardi B Bar

stage is an attempt

to lllJGCI some

Latin dancefloor

fire into the fields

of Balaclo With a

menu of spicy

Latino house

morsels Ross

Allen, Patrick Forge

and the Sub Club's

Harri are among the

reliable hands on decks

With live performance from salsa- tinged eight-piece Sidestepper. Others confirmed inc lude DJs Gerry Lyesight, Martin Morales and Clement

(Mark Robertson) Ross Noble