GEARING up for his third appearance at T in the Park is Larbert musician Davey Horne.
After playing the legendary weekend festival in Perthshire twice with his former band The Ray Summers, Davey is playing for the first time as a frontman on Friday, July 6.
He will play the T Break Tent from 6 p.m. and is apprehensive he may be battling it out for an audience with one of his favourite acts.
Davey said: “When I found out Brian Jonestown Massacre were playing I thought to myself, that is a definite to see. They are one of my favourite bands kicking about just now.
“But then I discovered they are playing the Friday too and I just really hope they are not on at the same time as us. Not only would I miss them but they are probably a band that lots of our fans would like too - they are competition!”
The band - Billy Kay on bass, Margret Dignan on vocals and keys, Lee Burgoyne on drums, Andrew Douglas on guitar and Jamie Haffey on synth - formed two years ago and have been generating positive reviews in the national press and securing support slots with bands including Kassidy, while US pop star Lana del Rey even made an appearance at a gig.
Davey continued: “I’m really looking forward to T, especially as I thought we weren’t going to get it. We applied to play ages ago and last month still hadn’t heard anything so we thought we weren’t lucky. But then just before I went on holiday we got the call – it was a nice little start to the holiday!”
Also playing the festival are acts including The Stone Roses, Kasabian, Snow Patrol and Noel Gallacher’s High Flying Birds.
Davey added: “I genuinely love T, it’s the best music festival in Scotland and the atmosphere is incredible, thousands of people just wanting to have a good time. I’m so lucky to have played three times but this year the pressure is on with being the frontman.
“It’s worked out pretty good we are on early doors on the Friday, means we can then enjoy the rest of the festival.
“I’m really wanting to see Brian Jonestown Massacre, the Alabama Shakes, Emily Sande and Noel Gallacher’s new band so if I manage to catch all of them and have a good gig I’ll be happy.”
Davey is performing a warm up gig the night before his T in the Park appearance at the Songbird Bar in Dunipace.