Tennents Vital adds top dance artists

The countdown to Tennent’s Vital 2014 is now well and truly on, and with this summer’s hottest festival now only weeks away, Tennent’s NI and organisers MCD have added some top dance acts to the bill for Sunday 24th AugustKlangkarusselland Robin Schulz will appear alongside headliner David Guetta and Steve Angello on what promises to be an incredible night of EDM this August bank holiday weekend.
After the global success of their massive breakthrough hit SonnentanzKlangkarussell are getting ready to release their hotly anticipated debut album Netzwerk next month. The Austrian production duo’s debut single was a massive hit across Europe, and the vocal version of the track, Sun Don’t Shine feat. Will Heard reached no. 3 in the UK charts. With more than 22 million YouTube views under their belt and a rapidly growing fanbase, their Tennent’s Vital debut is sure to be unmissable.
DJ, producer and label owner Robin Schulz has risen from the underground club scene of his native Germany, to achieve huge breakthrough success with his remixes ofWaves by Mr. Probz, and Lilly Wood & The Prick’s Prayer in C, which topped charts across Europe. One of the most exciting new EDM talents around, he’s hugely in demand across the global club and festival scene, and is sure to get the party well and truly started at Boucher Road Playing Fields on Sunday 24th August.
Sarah Shimmons, Beer Marketing Manager for Tennent’s NI, said: “With only a few weeks to go until Tennent’s Vital 2014, excitement is really beginning to build, and we’re thrilled to add two more fantastic acts to the bill today. This year’s festival takes place on the August Bank Holiday weekend, and our dance night on Sunday 24thAugust is the perfect way to make the most of the long weekend. We can’t wait to welcome the Tennent’s Vital fans, as well as some of the greatest artists in the world, to Boucher Road Playing Fields later this month!”

Electronic music titans David Guetta & Steve Angello set for Tennents Vital

We are excited to announce that some of the biggest electonic music artists will join this years Tennents Vital.  

David Guetta will headline this year’s Tennent’s Vital on bank holiday weekend Sunday 24th August. He’ll be joined by fellow dance music icon Steve Angello. Bringing the atmosphere of some of the world’s biggest superclubs to Boucher Road Playing Fields, Tennent’s Vital fans are in for an unforgettable night of electronic music over the August bank holiday weekend.
Having recently headlined Ultra Music Festival in Miami, as well as securing a coveted new residency in Las Vegas, 2014 is already shaping up to be a landmark year for the prolific David Guetta. With numerous Top 10 singles, over 40 million fans on Facebook and 1 million UK sales of Titanium under his belt, he recently performed on the Great Wall of China and won the first ever Billboard award for Top EDM Artist. He scored another top ten hit with his recent single Shot Me Down, and with his 6th studio album due for release at the end of August, Tennent’s Vitalfans can expect to enjoy the freshest new dance anthems on Sunday 24th August.

A pioneer of the Stockholm underground turned icon of the global dance music scene, Steve Angello will also feature on the bill. From the billboard charts to the club floor, Angello is firmly at the top of his game having taken the reigns at famous stages across the globe. He boasts annual residencies for Ibiza’s most prestigious night spots, and recently joined BBC Radio 1’s impressive Residency line-up.

Tennents Vital lineup get bigger with The Undertones, Naughty Boy and more added

The biggest ever Tennent’s Vital just got bigger… With one week to go until tens of thousands of music fans descend on Boucher Road Playing Fields for three days of incredible live music, Tennent’s Lager and MCD are thrilled to reveal that Northern Irish legends The Undertones, the hugely in-demand rapper/songwriter/producer sensation Naughty Boy and Dublin rockers The Minutes will complete the Tennent’s Vital 2013 line-up. Organisers have also announced that the gates will open at 4.30pm each day over 14th – 16th August.
The three acts announced today complete an ultra-impressive bill bursting with the hottest acts on the planet. Tennent’s Vital 2013 kicks off on Wednesday 14th August, when Kings of LeonThe Vaccines, The Undertones and The Minutes take to the stage on the opening day. Snow Patrolplay a massive homecoming show (their only European date this summer) when they headline Day 2 of the festival, which also features Jazon Mraz, Kodaline and Foy Vance, with Avicii, Tinie Tempah, Rudimental, Naughty Boy and Tommy Trash continuing the party on Day 3.
Iconic punk/New Wave legends The Undertones are sure to receive a rapturous reception when they play Day 1 of Tennent’s Vital. The Derry band reformed in 1999 to the delight of music fans across the globe, winning over a new generation of fans with classics from their seminal back catalogue such as Teenage Kicks and Here Comes The Summer. This year marks the 35th anniversary of the release of their seminal debut single Teenage Kicks, and fans can look forward to hearing all the hits in Belfast next week.
After spending years penning and producing hits for the likes of Rihanna, Wiley, Professor Green and Chipmunk, Naughty Boy (aka producer Shahid Khan) deservedly emerged into the spotlight in his own right with the smash hit Wonder feat. Emeli Sandé. Its chart-topping follow-up La La La is currently dominating the charts as the tune of the summer, and has well and truly cemented his status as one of the hottest new rapper/producer stars around. Having co-written and produced Emeli Sandé’s record-breaking, million-selling Our Version of Events, the unstoppable pair team up once again on his hotly anticipated forthcoming single Lifted, with the Scottish songstress also lending vocals to his debut album Hotel Cabana, which also features a guest spot from fellow Tennent’s Vital act Tinie Tempah.
Dublin rockers The Minutes complete the line-up. Channelling raucous, high voltage garage rock ‘n’ roll with elements of the blues and gospel, they went down an absolute storm at Tennent’s Vital last year and will make a welcome return to Belfast this summer when they play Day 1 of the festival.
The countdown to the biggest ever Tennent’s Vital continues tonight at The Limelight in Belfast at the second of two official Tennent’s Vital warm-up parties. Fans can register for tickets for the warm up parties on facebook.

Avicii, Tinie Tempah, Rudimental set for third Tennents Vital 2013

Tennent’s Lager and MCD are extremely excited to announce that Tennent’s Vital 2013 will be the biggest EVER, with the festival extending to three days, with Avicii, Tinie Tempah, Rudimentaland Tommy Trash gearing up to descend on Belfast’s Boucher Road Playing Fields to continue the party on Friday 16th August. Organisers have also revealed today that top festival act The Vaccines have joined the bill for Day 1 (Wed 14th Aug).

Tinie Tempah

Swedish dance megastar Avicii is one of the most in demand DJs and producers in the world, and will headline the third day of Tennent’s Vital. After making a big impression with hit single Seek Bromance in 2010 and his 2011 collaboration with David Guetta Sunshine, he was catapulted to global stardom by the Grammy nominated, multi-platinum selling Levels, which dominated airwaves and dancefloors across the globe in 2012. Ranked no. 3 in the world’s top 100 DJs by dance bible DJ Magazine, he made history by becoming the first DJ to headline New York’s prestigious Radio City Music Hall, with tickets for one of the two sold-out shows snapped up in under a minute. Bringing his massive tunes and a touch of the super club atmosphere to the heart of Belfast, his Tennent’s Vitalheadline set is not to be missed.
Tinie Tempah is one of the biggest stars to emerge from the UK grime scene in recent times. His massive no.1 debut album Disc-Overy took the world by storm, spawning the smash hit singles Frisky, Miami 2 Ibiza, and the chart-topping Written in the Stars and Pass Out. A glittering array of prestigious awards – including multiple MOBOs, BRITs, Urban Music Awards, a UK Festival Award and the Ivor Novello for Best Contemporary Song for debut single Pass Out – are a testament to his major critical acclaim as well as his huge popularity as one of the freshest rappers around right now. He’s sure to get the crowd going at Boucher Road this August.
Also joining this year’s ultra-impressive Tennent’s Vital line-up are drum and bass stars Rudimental. The London four-piece rocketed to fame when their single Feel the Love topped the UK singles chart, before going on to become a multi-platinum smash hit success and earning them BRIT Award nomination for Best British Single. At the start of 2013 they returned to the number 1 spot withWaiting All Night, swiftly following up with a number 1 debut album.
With a plethora of his own carefully created anthems, Grammy-nominated Tommy Trash is also hugely in demand as a producer, having remixed for the likes of Swedish House Mafia, Deadmau5, Steve Aoki and Zedd to name a few. Hailed as one to watch by Rolling Stone Magazine and MTV, he is the perfect addition to Day 3 of Tennent's Vital.  
With a repertoire packed full of feel-good festival anthems, The Vaccines’ high octane tunes are sure to go down a storm when they join Kings of Leon on the bill for Day 1 of Tennent's Vital. Rising to the top in 2011 with their phenomenal top-five debut album What Did You Expect from The Vaccines?,the band then went on to win the Best New Band award at the NME Awards in 2012 and score a number 1 album with their second record Come of Age. They’re supporting the Rolling Stones at their massive shows at London’s Hyde Park this July, and are sure to deliver an epic live set at Tennent’s Vital this summer.
Nicola McCleery, Head of Marketing for Tennent’s NI, comments:
“We are incredibly excited to announce that Tennent’s Vital 2013 will be our biggest ever, with three days of amazing live music at Boucher Road Playing Fields. Our partners at MCD have secured a phenomenal array of world class talent for this year’s line-up. On Friday we add a dance flavour to proceedings – Avicii is one of the biggest DJs on the planet, Tinie Tempah is a hugely talented artist who has achieved major success and critical acclaim and Rudimental and Tommy Trash are quite simply some of the hottest talents around right now. Our addition to Day 1 are also sure to go down a storm – The Vaccines have some massive festival anthems. It’s going to be a fantastic three days, and we can’t wait to see you all in August.”


Homecoming show for Snow Patrol at Tennents Vital

Tennent’s Lager and MCD are thrilled to reveal that Snow Patrol will return to Tennent’s Vital this summer to play a massive homecoming show at Belfast’s Boucher Road Playing Fields onThursday 15th August. In a major coup for organisers, the band’s headline slot on the Day 2 of the festival will be their only European date this summerKodaline and Foy Vance have also been added to the bill for Day 2 of Tennent’s Vital.
Snow Patrol played the very first Tennent’s Vital back in 2002, returned to headline in 2006, and now they’re set to receive a local hero’s welcome when they bring their epic festival anthems back home to Belfast this August. The five-piece soared to international stardom after releasing their chart-topping breakthrough album Final Straw, which yielded the band's first top 5 hit, Run and bagged them the inaugural Ivor Novello for Best Album in 2004. Its multi-platinum-selling, smash hit follow-up Eyes Open featured the epic Chasing Cars – a huge hit which was hailed Best Song of All Time by Virgin Radio listeners, number one song of the noughties by Channel 4 viewers and became the most played song of the decade in the UK.
Snow Patrol
Hailed Irish Band of the Decade by Hot Press in 2009, they are recipients of an impressive array of Meteor Music Awards, including Best Irish Band (2005, 2007, 2010), Best Irish Album (Final Straw andEyes Open), Best Live Performance and Most Downloaded Song (Chasing Cars­). Their long-awaited return to Tennent’s Vital promises to be an epic, unmissable occasion.
Dublin four-piece Kodaline have had a phenomenal start to the year, after going down a storm at SXSW and topping the Irish single charts with the smash hit single High Hopes. The group release their hotly anticipated debut album In A Perfect World this summer, and are sure to get the crowd going when they play Boucher Road Playing Fields this August.
Northern Irish singer-songwriter Foy Vance made a big impression with his 2012 release The Melrose EP, and is set to follow it up with his new album Joy of Nothing this summer. Celebrated for his thought-provoking, powerful lyrics and spine-tingling vocals, he’s been hailed as one of the finest song-writers to emerge from Northern Ireland in recent years.
Last month organisers revealed that US rock giants Kings of Leon will headline Day 1 of the festival (14th August), with more top acts set to be revealed by organisers in the coming months.
Nicola McCleery, Head of Marketing for Tennent’s NI, commented:
“Snow Patrol are huge favourites with the Tennent’s Vital crowd – they played our very first festival back in 2002, and blew everyone away with their headline set in 2006, which has gone down in Tennent’s Vital history as a truly seminal moment. They are one of the biggest bands in the world, and we can’t wait to welcome them back to home soil. Joining them will be Kodaline and Foy Vance, who we’ve also announced today, and the second day of Tennent’s Vital promises to be very special indeed.”

Kings of Leon confirmed for Tennents Vital

Kings of Leon will headline Tennent’s Vital on Wednesday 14th AugustTennent’s Lager & MCD are thrilled to reveal. The Southern rockers are the first act to be announced for the 2013 festival, which returns to Boucher Road Playing Fields in Belfast this August, with details of the second date and more exciting line-up news set to be unveiled by organisers next month.
After a two year hiatus, Kings of Leon are back and ready to make their long awaited live return to Europe this summer. The band posted images of their return to the studio on their official Facebook page last week, fuelling excitement amongst fans, with anticipation for details of their 6th album rapidly growing.
Kings of Leon
The Followills made a big impression when they burst onto the scene in 2003 with their debut releaseYouth & Young Manhood. Since then, they’ve sold out arenas across the globe and cemented their status as one of the world’s biggest and most in-demand rock bands. The band have a slew of number 1 platinum selling records under their belt plus an array of accolades including BRIT Awards for Best International Band and Best International Album (Only By the Night) plus Grammys including the prestigious Record of the Year (Use Somebody) as well as Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song. Their epic, soaring anthems and incredible energy make them one of the greatest live acts on the planet, and their return to Belfast is sure to be the hottest ticket of the summer. Cue mass singalongs at Boucher Road Playing Fields.
Nicola McCleery, Head of Marketing for Tennent’s NI, comments:
“We are thrilled to reveal the first details of Tennent’s Vital 2013. We’re incredibly excited that Kings of Leon will be taking to the stage at the festival this August, as we’re sure our fans will be. They’re one of the finest bands in the world and a phenomenal live act, and I’m sure they’ll treat us to an unmissable set. Since its return in 2011, Tennent’s Vital has sealed its place as the highlight of Northern Ireland’s music calendar and we’re delighted that our partners at MCD have secured another huge international act for this summer. We’ll have more news on the rest of the line up next month with many more top acts in store – details will be revealed very soon!”
Tennent’s Vital 2012 saw the likes of the Foo Fighters, The Stone Roses, The Black Keys and Florence and the Machine play to 60,000 music fans at Boucher Road Playing Fields, and this year’s event will once again bring some of the best musical talent on the planet to Belfast for an unforgettable festival experience.
Fans can get their hands on tickets for Wednesday 14th August, headlined by Kings of Leon, when they go on sale this Friday (12th April) at 9am from www.ticketmaster.ie. Fans of Tennent’s Vital on Facebook can get exclusive priority access to the Tennent’s Vital pre-sale from 9am on Tuesday 9thApril – join www.facebook.com/tennentsvital to find out how to reserve your ticket before they go on sale to the general public.