JKLMNO perform on the BBC Introducing stage at T in the Park on Saturday
Wrexham band JKLMNO are celebrating after being picked to play at a major music festival,
T in the Park,
(9-11 July) whose headliners include Muse, Eminem and Kasabian.
Band member Daniel Pierce says it's great news for the five-piece band but also good news for the local music scene.
"A lot of local bands like Polly Mackey and the Pleasure Principle, Gallops and I am Austin are doing well.
"Lately it's hard to look at a line-up for a festival without seeing a local band on the bill," he said.
have just recorded a live session for BBC Radio Wales; Deeside's
I Am Austin
performed at BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend in Bangor;
are due on stage at London's O2 Arena in front of industry experts; Mold band
The Joy Formidable
supported Sir Paul McCartney at the Millennium Stadium;
Polly Mackey & The Pleasure Principle
were on stage at
Heal the Last Stand
Regarding T in the Park, Daniel said: "It was great news to hear, quite unexpected.
"We'd been having good support from BBC Shropshire and BBC Wales so having two BBC Introducing teams behind us has probably helped."
Named quite simply after a random row of letters in the alphabet, JKLMNO was formed by best friends Daniel Pierce (synths and percussion), Carl Harrison (vocals, guitars and keys), Daniel Kehlenbeck (guitars and vocals), Elliot Knox (bass and vocals) and Nick Roberts (drums and programming).
Sharing such a big stage isn't new to the band. They have played alongside Morrissey at the
FIB Festival Benicassim,
Spain, in 2008 which, this year, features The Prodigy, Kasabian and Gorillaz.