Live: T in the Park 2016

So...as the title says...wow I'm bad at this consistent blogging thing, anyway, with a few festivals (Download namely) starting to release their main acts for 2017, I thought it was about time I released some more of my festival images from the summer, starting with the first, T in the Park. 

Held annually in Scotland, T in the Park is one of the UKs biggest mainstream music festivals, drawing in crowds of nearly 100,000 every year, this year, was my turn to try and capture the 3 day festival in still images... so... here goes. Also, just for information, I was on assignment for a news image wire service, delivering images after every set. 

Fans in the main arena before it filled on the Friday morning. Shot with D750 and Nikkor 24-70mm 2.8

Hmmm... Shot on Nikon D750 with 24-70mm f/2.8

Winner of best flag competition goes to... Shot on Nikon D500 with 300mm f/4

First act of the weekend - The Temperance Movement open the MainStage on Friday! Shot with Nikon D500 and Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8

Next up was the lovely chaps from across the pond in The Augustines - Shot on Nikon D500 and Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8

Acoustic jams courtesy of James Morrison on the MainStage, Friday at T in the Park! Nikon D500 and 70-200mm f/2.8

Such sweet jams on a sunny Friday afternoon - D500 and 70-200mm f/2.8

Now onto the colourful crowd of Courteeners decorating the area in front of the MainStage. Nikon D500 and Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 

As a personal fan of the Courteeners, I'm happy with this! D750 and 24-70mm f/2.8

Sticking with the MainStage for total jams from the boys in Disclosure! Nikon D750 and Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8

Onto some 90s indie from the gents in The Stone Roses to close up the MainStage on Friday night at T in the Park 2016.

But I wasn't done yet... Alesso had to finish up the Radio One stage first! What a show... near enough burned my eyebrows off. Nikon D750 and Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8

Jack Garratt bangin on the MainStage to kick off the Saturday at T in the Park 2016. Nikon D750 and 300mm f/4

2/2 Playing around with the massive combination of the Nikon D500 and Nikkor 300mm f/4 E PF ED VR! 

1/3 Back down to the King Tut's Tent for scottish rockers Fatherson! Nikon D750 and Nikon 70-200mm 2.8

2/3 Fatherson again... Nikon D500 and Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8

3/3 Lighting in this tent was a solid 10/10 for the weekend! Nikon D500 and Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8

Back up to the BBC Radio One Stage for Rat Boy MADNESS D750 and Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8

Then a run across to the MainStage for Jess Glynne! Nikon D500 and Nikkor 300mm f/4

Aaaaaand again, dancin away... Nikon D500 and 300mm f/4 PF

Mr Alex Turner of the Arctic Monkeys, performing with his side project The Last Shadow Puppets. Shot on Nikon D750 and Nikkor 300mm f/4

Aaaaaaand again... but with a guitar! D750 and 300mm f/4

Accurate... Nikon D750 and Nikkor 300mm f/4

Old school favourite band for me, the Kaiser Chiefs killin the BBC Radio One Stage! D500 and 24-70mm f/2.8

2/3 Ricky Wilson of the Kaiser Chiefs at T in the Park 2016 - D500 and 24-70mm f/2.8

3/3 Don't fall now Ricky... D500 and 24-70mm f/2.8

Then a quick dash to the MainStage for Bastille, Mr Dan Smith here! Nikon D750 and Nikkor 300mm f/4

2/2 Bastille performing new songs of their then unreleased album was a treat! D750 and 300mm f/4

1/3 Possibly my favourite band to shoot live, Van of CATFISH AND THE BOTTLEMEN on the BBC Radio One Stage at TITP 2016! Nikon D750 and 300mm f/4

2/3 Nikon D500 and Nikkor 24-70 f/2.8, Mega combo! 

3/3 This is already on my socials but I like it so yo... Van saw a spider on stage! D750 and 300mm f/4

And closing up the Saturday night to a Scottish home crowd... the one and only Calvin Harris! Nikon D500 and 300mm f/4

He's in there somewhere... I swear!!! Massive pyro all night courtesy of Calvin Harris! D750 and 24-70mm f/2.8

Opening up the BBC Radio One stage on the Sunday were the indie dudes in BLOSSOMS! D750 and Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8

1/3 of my favourite shots of the wonderful lads in Slaves - Nikon D750 and 300mm f/4

2/3 of Slaves destroying the MainStage at T in the Park 2016.

Aaaaand my favourite one! 3/3 All 3 shot with D750 and 300mm f/4

Now back into the King Tuts Tent for the metal blokes in FIDLAR. D750 and Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8

Quick run back to the mainstage for James Bay! D500 and 70-200mm f/2.8

One of my personal favourite images from the weekend, anybody know who she is??? Just forget the rain, drink some more and go wild. Nikon D500 and Nikkor 300mm f/4

Wow this post is getting long... stick with me (if you've made it this far!) Halfway through now! 

The incredible Mr Jake Bugg on the BBC Radio One stage at T in the Park 2016. Nikon D750 and Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8

2/2... and again.. the incredible Jake Bugg. Nikon D750 and Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8

My favourite act of the weekend... the astonishing Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls. D750 and 14-24mm f/2.8 1/3

2/3.. Sensational songs and sensational performance. D500 and 24-70mm f/2.8

2/3.. Sensational songs and sensational performance. D500 and 24-70mm f/2.8

3/3... Damn I love this dude! D750 and 70-200mm 2.8

Van McCann of Catfish and the Bottlemen sees a spider on stage at BBC Radio One stage, T in the Park 2016.

Diplo performing with Major Laser on the BBC Radio One stage (kind of)! Nikon D750 and 14-24mm f/2.8

Diplo or a monkey? D750 and 70-200mm f/2.8

Major Lazer fans braving the good ole Scottish weather! D750 and Nikkor 70-200mm 2.8

1/3 Good Ole Flea of the Red Hot Chilli Peppers comes on stage ready to close up the festival. D500 and 70-200mm f/2.8

2/3 Red Hot Chilli Pepper's frontman Anthony Kiedis looks out over a 75,000 strong crowd at Strathallan Castle. D500 and 70-200mm f/2.8

3/3 Josh Klinghoffer of the RHCP goes for it to finish up the 2016 T in the Park Festival in Strathallan, Scotland.

So.. this was a lot longer than I expected, but... it was made with the help of a good few glasses of wine... anyway, if you made it this far, I hope you enjoyed and stay tuned for similar posts for Truck Festival and YNOT Fest! It's taken me this long to do this as I was there for a press assignment, I had not time to go back through my images and do my own processing for this post! So yeah..

Thanks, and peace :)