Well, by the time you read this I’ll be at the press showing of the Hangover Part II, but thanks to modern techology (or magic, whichever you prefer) I’ve scheduled this post to appear at 8pm. Here’s the press release..
**UNDER STRICT EMBARGO UNTIL 8PM, WEDNESDAY 25th MAY**
For the 1st time Ever – Live in Northern Ireland
Tickets On Sale Friday 3RD June at 9AM!
He is arguably the biggest music star on the planet. MTV rank him as the 7th biggest icon in music history. He’s sold over 86 million albums and he’s coming to Northern Ireland for the very first time.
Tennent’s Vital & MCD are proud to announce Eminem as our first headliner for 2011. He will headline the second day of the festival at Ward Park, Bangor on Wednesday 24th August. Eminem will be joined by a full supporting bill to be announced soon.
Since exploding onto the scene in 1999 with the ground-breaking ‘The Slim Shady LP’, Eminem has dominated the music charts. ‘The Marshal Mathers’ album became the fastest selling solo album in US history and in the UK he’s now racked up an incredible five No.1 albums and seven chart topping singles. He’s won 13 Grammys and also picked up an Academy Awards for ‘Best Original Song’ for ‘Lose Yourself’.
At the Billboard Awards, held in Las Vegas on Sunday night (May 22), Eminem dominated, picking up 6 awards including ‘Top Artist’ and ‘Top Billboard 200 Album’.
His most recent album ‘Recovery’ further cemented his reputation as the defining artist of his generation. It was the best-selling album worldwide in 2010 and spawned the massive singles ‘Love The Way You Lie’ and ‘Not Afraid’.
Aisling Duffy, Head of Marketing for Tennent’s NI, comments:
“We’re delighted to confirm Eminem as the first headliner for Tennent’s Vital 2011. Working with promoter MCD, we have pulled out all the stops to deliver an A List line-up for the festival’s return and Eminem must be the biggest star we’ve ever had at Tennent’s Vital. The excitement among fans to the news of the festival’s return has been amazing, we’ve had over 14,000 fans on facebook already. So, we can’t wait to share the rest of the two day line-up with them over the next few weeks!”
Fans of Tennent’s Vital on facebook can get exclusive priority access to the Tennent’s Vital pre-sale from tomorrow, May 26th. Join www.facebook.com/tennentsvital to find out how to reserve your ticket before they go on sale to the general public.
Tickets for Tennent’s Vital with Eminem, 24th August, will go on general sale from 9am Friday 3rd June. Tickets are priced at £49.50 incl booking fee and are strictly limited to 8 per person/transaction.
Tickets can be secured via our official ticket partner www.ticketmaster.ie
Tickets are also available in person from Ticketmaster outlets nationwide or via the 24hr Telephone hotlines: (NI & UK) 0870 243 445 / (ROI) 0818 719 300