T in the Park Interview: Lucia Fontaine

With only days to go until T in the Park 2016 kicks off, AAA: Edinburgh will be chatting to some of the most exciting acts from the line-up to bring you latest news from Scotland’s largest music festival.

Today, we sat down with Scottish singer-songwriter Lucia Fontaine to find out how she’s feeling about performing on the BBC Introducing Stage on Sunday and how she came to perform alongside Bay City Rollers in Glasgow last year.

  • You’re set to perform at T in the Park on Sunday evening. What are you most looking forward to about performing at the festival?

I’m really hyped about playing T in the Park this year – I’ve been working lots on my debut EP and I’m excited to share it with as many people as possible, which T will help me do. To have the EP launch, video release and T in the Park all around the same time, is something really exciting for me in my career.

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  • You’re always performing gigs in Scotland. How are you going to adapt your live show for T in the Park?

Bigger shows I have done in the past (e.g: with Bay City Rollers at Barrowlands and Craig Armstrong at Glasgow Concert Halls) have helped me to adapt myself and my stage presence, and I’ve been working hard towards T in the Park so I’m feeling pretty positive about it.

I’m also really pleased with the outcome of my new EP and I’m very pleased with every track, so getting to perform them will be a complete buzz!

  • You mentioned you had the opportunity to perform alongside fellow T in the Park performers Bay City Rollers in Glasgow. How was that?

Getting to support Bay City Rollers was completely crazy! Every single night was packed and I loved every second of it. At first I was a bit unsure if the crowd would dig my music, but the reaction I got from them couldn’t have been better and it made the whole experience for me.

  • What did you learn from the experience?

That I now love the Bay City Rollers of course! I knew who they were and knew their most famous tracks, but I’d never properly listened to them and they’re great!

They inspire me a lot and I’m really excited to see them again at T in the Park!

  • Your new single, Lose My Mind, comes out next week. Can you tell us a bit about the song and how it came about?

Lose My Mind is the first track to be released from my four track EP which comes out on tape on the July 13 at my EP Launch in Poetry Club. It was the first track I wrote from the EP and is about someone I used to be with and how I had tried hard to make things work between us but they weren’t caring as much as I was, but when I decided not to try, the whole thing would turn around. So it’s really just about a confusing relationship I had.

  • Are there any other bands you’re hoping to see at T in the Park?

This year, the BBC Introducing Stage and the T Break Stage look really exciting. Lots of my good friends like The Van T’s, Ninth Wave, Declan Welsh and the Lapelles are performing. These bands are all some of Glasgow’s finest and it’s really exciting that we’re all playing T together this year.

  • What is your fondest memory of attending a music festival?

One of my fondest memories is from last year when I got to play Part at the Palace in Linlithgow. That’s the first music festival I had played, where I was performing on the main stage before Chic and many other amazing artists.

  • After the festival season is over, what’s next for you?

After the festival season I will continue to write my album and I’ll also be releasing music videos for my 4-track EP that’s being release next week, along with the first music video for Lose My Mind. I hope to be gigging more in Glasgow and elsewhere to get my music out there as much as I can!

Lucia Fontaine plays the BBC Introducing Stage at T in the Park on Sunday. For tickets or more information, visit http://www.tinthepark.com/

Words: Amy Anderson