The Saturdays join bill for T in the Park
Mar 9 2009 By John Dingwall
POP favourites The Saturdays will add glamour to a talent-packed T in the Park line-up.
The girl group beauties, who reached No2 in the charts this week with their Comic Relief version of Depeche Mode’s Just Can’t Get Enough, will perform at Balado on Sunday, July 12.
That’s in addition to their headline show at Glasgow’s Clyde Auditorium on June 8.
They’ll appear on the King Tut’s stage, before pop legends the Pet Shop Boys.
Last night, The Saturdays star Frankie Sandford admitted the band can’t wait to rub shoulders with the likes of indie-rockers Kings Of Leon and The Killers.
“We are so lucky to be invited,” she said. “It’s a big deal for us. This is going to be our first time. I’ve heard of T in the Park but have never been up there. I’ll bring my wellies.
“It’s amazing to think we are on the same stage as the Pet Shop Boys. I don’t listen to them but they are legends. I love festivals. I went to Vand Reading last year.”
The Saturdays – Frankie, Rochelle Wiseman, Una Healy, Mollie King and Vanessa White – join an already glamorous T pop bill that includes Lily Allen, Lady Gaga and Katy Perry. But traditional rock is well represented with reformed American alt-rockers Jane’s Addiction also added to the bill, performing on Saturday’s Radio 1/NME Stage alongside 12-times Grammy nominated industrial rockers Nine Inch Nails.
And Queens Of The Stone Age’s Josh Homme will bring his side project, Eagles Of Death Metal, to the Radio 1/NME Stage on Sunday.
Last night, The Saturdays narrowly missed out on the No.1 spot to Flo-Rida, but Frankie says the girls are satisfied.
“It was about raising money for Comic Relief so we are happy,” she said.
“It is not about us, but everything is going so much better for us than we could have hoped for.”
The announcement of their Baladogig coincides with the news that The Saturdays’ rivals, Sugababes, are to split.
“It’s such a shame because competition is always good,” said Frankie, 21.
“The Sugababes were more established than us, but they have been around so long that it probably is time for them to call it a day.”
The T in the Park line-up now includes Kings Of Leon, The Killers, Blur, Snow Patrol, Razorlight, Elbow, Keane, Franz Ferdinand, The Specials, Nine Inch Nails, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Bloc Party, James, Paolo Nutini, The Script, Pet Shop Boys, Glasvegas, Jane’s Addiction, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Lily Allen, Manic Street Preachers, The Ting Tings, Katy Perry, The View, Maximo Park, Pendulum, James Morrison, Lady GaGa, Peter Doherty, Seasick Steve, Eagles Of Death Metal, White Lies, Jason Mraz, Squeeze, Mogwai, The Streets, The Mars Volta, Foals, The Game, Jeff Mills, Friendly Fires, Bjorn Again, Felix Da Housecat, Dave Clarke, Florence And The Machine, Airborne Toxic Event, Slam, Ladyhawke, Of Montreal, The Gaslight Anthem, Gary Go, Beardyman, Simian Mobile Disco (Live), Claude Von Stroke, Silicone Soul, Hockey, The Saturdays and more to be announced.