The Kinross countryside in Scotland is set to light up with the epic soundscapes of electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk this July, when they make their debut at T in the Park. With Kraftwerk currently wowing audiences and critics alike with their run of hugely in-demand shows at Tate Modern (which have gained a slew of 5-star reviews), festival organisers DF Concerts and founding partner Tennent’s Lager recently announced that they have joined the line-up for T in the Park’s 20th year, which takes place over 12th – 14th July.
The band remain at the cutting edge of contemporary music after over 40 years of musical experimentation. Celebrated for their ground-breaking albums including ‘Autobahn’, ‘Trans-Europe Express’, ‘Radio-Activity’, and the most recent ‘Tour de France’, their live shows are renowned for their exhilarating fusion of music, art and visuals. From their legendary Kling Klang studio in Düsseldorf, they arguably created the soundtrack for the digital age with their innovative looping techniques and computerised, robotic rhythms. Kraftwerk will be accompanied by the same stunning 3D visuals, animation and projections that have been wowing audiences at Tate Modern.
Geoff Ellis, Festival Director: “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. ‘Autobahn’ was the first album I ever acquired and I witnessed them perform it live in its entirety at the Tate Modern last Wednesday when I was in the audience for the first of their run of shows there. They were absolutely amazing and I was blown away – it really was a life-affirming night. 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.”