It’s not just about blockbuster names at this weekend’s T In The Park festival.

Yes, the likes of the Stone Roses, Disclosure, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Calvin Harris will draw massive crowds.

However the smaller stages also have plenty of great talent, including the T Break stage.

Every year the stage spotlights emerging and unsigned talent, and many names have performed there before going onto greater things, including Biffy Clyro and Paolo Nutini.

Already some of last year’s crop, like the Van T’s and Gerry Cinnamon, are back playing bigger stages at this year’s T.

Of the 16 acts picked by the judges this year, a magnificent seven are from Glasgow or nearby to the city.

He’s called: Declan Welsh

He’s on: Sunday

He sounds like: Originally from East Kilbride, the 23-year-old Welsh is a cut above your average singer-songwriter. He’s equally skilled at making a political point in his songs as he is at telling tales of a wild night out, with a new double a-side single on the way soon that take aim at fascists. In the past he’s supported the likes of Glasvegas and Echo and the Bunnymen, and he hosts an open mic night at Broadcast every Wednesday.

He’s called: Edwin Organ

He’s on: Sunday

He sounds like: Gloriously woozy snyth-pop. The Glasgow-based producer dropped Charlie’s House Cut earlier this year, coming across like a much more cheerful James Blake, with the song apparently about an unfulfilling night out. In the past he’s supported the likes of Death Grips live and he’s playing a pre T In The Park gig at the Admiral Bar tonight, too.

They’re called: Forever

They’re on: Friday

They sound like: Hard to define pop tunes, from the jangly guitar sprint of last year’s Shamed to the ethereal vocals and percussion dominated Loose. Already the three-piece have supported the likes of Admiral Fallow while a busy festival season has seen them play the Brew At The Bog and Xpo North events.

They’re called: Sweaty Palms

They’re on: Sunday

They sound like: A furious yet catchy Glasgow take on the Stooges, the Birthday Party and other garage rock greats. There’s surprisingly jaunty guitars, handclaps, Irn Bru references and occasionally cries of ahhhaaaa (as on their excellent Captain Of The Rugby Team) and the quartet’s live gigs have been highly praised. They recently launched the double release Love Me and Pretty Poor For A Posh Boy on vinyl, following on from the terrific Hollywood Wax EP last year. They should be a thrilling live watch.

They’re called: The Ninth Wave

They’re on: Friday

They sound like: Originally a three-piece (early footage of them busking on Buchanan Street can be found on Youtube) the Ninth Wave are now up to a foursome, with a suitably souped up sound to boot. Their recent Only The Young EP showed off some neat male/female vocals along with stadium sized pop hooks. They’re playing King Tut’s on July 29 as part of the venue’s Summer Nights series of shows.

They’re called: The Vegan Leather

They’re on: Saturday

They sound like: A Paisley quartet making dreamy pop. This House could soundtrack a moody movie montage before it explodes into dancefloor friendly life, The Knife has perky boy/girl harmonies and Days Go By a sprightly energy. More new tunes are expected in the near future. They’re also playing King Tut’s on July 29, alongside the Ninth Wave.

They’re called: Tongues

They’re on: Sunday

They sound like: Big, bold synth-pop from Tim Kwant, who’s originally from Loughbrough but moved to Glasgow in his teens, and is now aided by a full band. Last year’s blistering Religion caught the ears of many, earning BBC Radio 1 airplay, a spot on Spotify’s Discover Weekly playlist and a headline gig at King Tut’s. There’s been comparisons made to Hot Chip and even Chvrches, too. After T they’ve got a show at the Hug & Pint lined up on August 5.

T In The Park, Friday to Sunday, Strathallan Castle