THE Killers were today named as the third headliners for the 20th anniversary of T in the Park next year, joining Rihanna and Mumford and Sons at the top of the billing.
The Las Vegas band are no strangers to Scotland’s biggest music event, having played Balado three times, including a headline set in 2007.
The US rockers, who have sold over 16 million albums worldwide, were booked for the 2013 festival after coming out on top in a poll of T fans.
Hits like When You Were Young, Mr Brightside and Human have established the band’s stadium rock status in recent years.
Festival director Geoff Ellis said: “The Killers topped our fan poll as the artist our audience most wanted to see in 2013, and we are absolutely thrilled to announce them as our third headliners for T in the Park’s 20th edition.
“They’re one of the biggest bands in the world, and when we last brought them to Scotland, demand was so high we could have sold out the show four times over.
“With the exception of their Wembley Stadium gig, this is their only announced UK gig of 2013, and we’re really excited to announce this spread of acts as a starter for 20 for our 20th year celebrations.”
Yesterday it was announced that chart-topping star Rihanna will be making her T in the Park debut when she tops the bill next July. The Barbadian singer was joined on the line-up by folk-rock favourites Mumford & Sons.
Organisers also confirmed four other acts ahead of tickets going on sale on Friday morning - Paloma Faith, alt-J, Jake Bugg, and Of Monsters and Men.
A further batch of “early-bird” tickets for the festival go on sale on Friday at 9am from www.tinthepark.com.