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Back in the summer Scotland’s prestigious festival, T in the Park found its new home at Strathallan Castle. The three-day festival was headlined by Kasabian, The Libertines and Noel Gallagher – but there was one more act who had a very important place on the bill.

Who would be the first ever band to play at Strathallan? Step forward Stewart Brock, Callum Wiseman and Lewis Gardiner – or to give the lads their collective title…Prides!

The synthpop group formed in Glasgow in 2013, the same year they released their debut EP, ‘The Seeds You Sow’.

After scattering Scottish soil themselves Prides ‘grew’ into the hearts of local music fans, before branching into a global audience when they were chosen to perform at the 2014 Commonwealth Games closing ceremony.

You are probably familiar with their track ‘Out of the Blue’ if you are a virtual footie fan as the song features on FIFA 15. For those who haven’t the time for game console there’s a chance you may have heard their musical footprints on the Sourz drink commercials or BBC Radio 1 – who have recently been worshipping the guys playing their 2014 release, ‘Messiah’.

Prides are our new ABLE2UK heroes as they have another ‘opening’ slot in Scotland next month as they are the first act on stage at the ABLE2UK concert – taking place at the O2 Academy, Glasgow on 7 January joining the likes of KODALINE and HOZIER.

Tickets for the concert can be purchased from the TicketWeb website.