T in the Park review: Nina Nesbitt, King Tut’s tent

Nina Nesbitt. Picture: Phil Wilkinson
Nina Nesbitt. Picture: Phil Wilkinson
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MORE than a few teenagers at T In The Park will be celebrating their 18th birthday over the weekend, but Nina Nesbitt is perhaps one of the first to do so standing on the King Tut’s stage.

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By the look of things, the Scottish-Swedish singer-songwriter has long since come of age, handling the occasion of her second T In The Park appearance with precocious confidence.

Her young fans - the more ardent among them are called Nesbians - are cast under the Edinburgh-born Nesbitt’s spell for the duration of her short but punchy set. Chirpy songs about ex-boyfriends, changeable Scottish weather (she concedes that Brit Summer isn’t an appropriate song choice, but urges people to pretend that it’s raining outside anyway) and everyday teen dilemmas are met by unanimous shrieks of delight.

Taking on The Proclaimers’ 500 Miles to close proceedings, you can’t help but admire Nesbitt as a performer. Whether she’ll be afforded the chance to grow as a songwriter remains to be seen.


Mumford & Sons headline the Main Stage

Emeli Sande on the Main Stage