Anyone for a yodel? Sophie Ellis-Bextor stars in day two of T in The Park sporting a red Heidi-like dress fresh from the Alps
She won rave reviews for her last album, Wanderlust, and it appears that the Germanic theme of Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s album’s title has now been translated into her latest look too.
Headlining day two of the T in The Park event in Kinross, Scotland, the 35-year-old mother of three took to the stage in a red Heidi-like outfit which could have been fresh from the Alps.
‘Lovely T in the park’ Sophie wrote on her Twitter after her performance also posting a photo of herself on stage looking out at the huge audience of thousands.
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Ready to party: Sophie Ellis-Bextor strikes a pose on stage during T in the Park
Wanderlust: Sophie was evoking her latest album title in her clothes for the day
Stepping back: Sophie shows off the tattoo on he arm which says ‘family’
Glowing: Sophie gives the crowd a mix of her hits and her new material
This one’s for you: Sophie points to the crowd as she grooves her way through her set
Despite a heavy sprinkling of rain, music fans came out on day two of T in The Park to enjoy a true mix of music styles and acts.
Tens of thousands of music fans also got to see big name acts including Calvin Harris and Paolo Nutini perform.
Revellers swapped their sunglasses for waterproofs and wellies as rain fell over Balado in Kinross-shire during the afternoon.
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Organisers described the opening day atmosphere of the weekend-long event as ‘tremendous’ as the crowds said farewell to the site after 18 years of hosting the festival.
Kiesza, The Stranglers, Katy B and Scottish band Twin Atlantic also performed on the main stage, with Calvin Harris bringing the party to a close at the end of the evening.
Biffy Clyro headlined the first day, with performances from Ed Sheeran and Ellie Goulding also seeing the crowds party in glorious sunshine.
There was no mistaking who was on stage when it was Katy B time
Getting her tartan on: Katy B wore a T-shirt with a hint of Scottish tartan print on it
Elbow, Bombay Bicycle Club, John Newman, the Human League and the 1975 also performed on Saturday, day two, for the crowd of up to 85,000.
Police said crime levels remained low, with 22 people arrested since the camp site opened on Thursday, mostly for petty crime and minor drugs offences.
The stage will be packed up at Balado on Sunday for the final time after Arctic Monkeys perform as the festival moves to the Strathallan Castle estate in Perthshire next year.
Rocking out: Twin Atlantic give it their all at the T in the Park festival
Other performers over the weekend include the headliners of T in the Park’s first year in Kinross-shire – the Charlatans and Paul Weller.
Festival director Geoff Ellis said: ‘It’s been wonderful, the whole event’s gone really really well. Glorious sunshine on Thursday and Friday for campers getting set up on dry ground, today light drizzle but nothing we can’t cope with.
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‘Yesterday Biffy Clyro really rocked it. It’s always been their dream to play or headline T in the Park, and now they’ve played 10 times. That’s a record, nobody else has ever done that, and they really blew everybody away last night, a fantastic show.‘
‘Today Paolo Nutini, Calvin Harris, Elbow, Rudimental, Pharrell Williams – a fantastic line-up and topping off tomorrow with Paul Weller, Jake Bugg, Bastille, and finishing up with the Arctic Monkeys.’
He added: ‘We’re waving bye-bye to Balado, and it’ll be sad to leave because it’s served us well for 18 years. It’s been a good, practical site.‘
Golden era: The Stranglers returned to the stage in fine form to play their many hits
Raindance: festivalgoers wear their wet-weather gear for the afternoon
Emergency ponchos at the ready: the crowd stay warm as the day’s entertainment heats up on stage
‘Where we’re going to at Strathallan Castle, it’s a beautiful country estate, so a very different site to here, but still with some big open fields for the main arenas.
‘It will maybe have more of a boutique feel because you’re not seeing the whole site from any one place, so it’ll be like a voyage of discovery through the tree-lined avenues.’
Also spotted enjoying day two at the event was Susan Boyle who came along to watch 90s hitmakers James as they took to the stage to perform some of their classic tunes.
Looking on: Susan Boyle didn’t perform on the day but watched as James were performing
Crowd-pleaser: Susan smiled and waved to the crowd as she watched the show