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Unexciting news: Kings of Leon, Snow Patrol and Katy Perry set for T in the Park

T in the Park

Yes, T in the Park today announced the first three acts on its 2009 line-up:

Kings of Leon, Snow Patrol and Katy Perry.

It’s all a matter of taste of course, but by any standards this is a paltry way to raise the curtain on Scotland’s biggest music festival.

Kings of Leon may now be one of the biggest indie-pop bands in the world, but 2009 will be their fifth appearance in something like seven years.

Equally, the boring-as-watching-cement-dry Snow Patrol are no strangers to Balado.

As for Katy Perry, well that’s just a sly marketing gimmick to rope in the teenyboppers. Right?

The question is this: does this mean that any or all of this tiresome trio will be headlining the main stage? If so, why couldn’t T in the Park organizers DF Concerts have aimed a bit higher? Rage Against the Machine were an inspired choice last year.

Perhaps I shouldn’t be too quick to judge. There are plenty more announcements to come. I just hope they weren’t aiming to start the revelation process with a PR bang, because this is a low-decibel whimper.

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Coldplay are so dull they cause sleep, officially

Chris Martin after singing himself to sleep

Newspaper and website editors were finally able to publish a headline today that until now has been just a cynical complaint of the tasteful minority: ‘Coldplay sends you to sleep‘.

Yes, Chris Martin and his fellow bland members have been voted number one in a poll of 2,248 Britons who were asked what music sends them to sleep, by the internationally respected research body and provider of cheap hotel rooms, Travelodge.

Other high-ranking bores included James Blunt, Snow Patrol, Take That and Norah Jones.

Granted, this news is about as surprising as ‘sleeping pills make you sleep’, given the above artists’ lack of edge.

But the depressing thing is that this list could also be a list of the highest selling artists of today.

I’m off to bed with a cup of cocoa and a Rage Against the Machine album…

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