And The Second Headliner For Tennent’s Vital Is….

10 06 2011

….The Script!

Press release below…..







Tickets On Sale Friday 17th June at 9AM

The Script will headline the first day of Tennent’s Vital on 23rd August.  The multi-platinum selling band will be joined at Ward Park by Bangor’s very own local heroes Two Door Cinema Club

The Script and Two Door Cinema Club are both enjoying huge international acclaim at the moment and are without doubt the most successful bands to emerge from these shores in recent years. The Script and Two Door Cinema Club will be joined at Ward Park by a full supporting bill.

The Script are one of the hottest live tickets in the world right now, breaking all manner of box office records globally and garnering fantastic reviews for their sell out tours of Australia and The USA. 

Their latest album Science and Faith’ peaked at No.3 in both countries and following high profile appearances on a host of hit US chat shows including The Late Show With David Letterman and The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, they sold over 100,000 albums and singles in a single week in the US.   They’ve just headlined a huge outdoor show at New York’s Rumsey Playfield (4th June) and after their headline slot at Tennent’s Vital, The Script will return stateside in the autumn for a 31-city headlining tour.

‘Science and Faith’ debuted at No.1 in both the UK and Ireland while ‘For The First Time’ also gave the trio their first No.1 single. Their self-titled first album sold more than 2 million copies worldwide.

The Script’s performance at Tennent’s Vital will be fans last chance to see them live in Ireland until 2013.  Anyone lucky enough to secure a ticket for their two sold-out nights at the Odyssey in March will remember the energy and excitement that the band generates live.

The Script’s lead singer Danny O’Donoghue comments: “Our two shows at The Odyssey were mind blowing so it’s fantastic to get the chance to come back to Northern Ireland.  We love playing live, it’s such an incredible buzz to experience that connection with your audience.  Headlining such a major outdoor festival will be really special”.

Famed for their haunting melodies  and Danny’s soulful vocals riding high over huge, anthemic choruses, The Script are a must see live act and their appearance at Tennent’s Vital will be among the most highly anticipated gigs of the year.

Following their all-conquering assault of packed-out venues around the world with sold out tours in the US, Australia and Japan, Tennent’s Vital will be a triumphant homecoming for Two Door Cinema Club.

The band’s upward trajectory has been unstoppable over the last 12 months. They’ve picked up a devoted word-of-mouth following and gained massive critical adulation for their debut album ‘Tourist History’Two Door Cinema Club have also just played their biggest headline show to date at London’s iconic Brixton Academy – it sold out within 3 hours of going on sale.


‘Tourist History’  has now been lodged inside The UK Album Charts for a phenomenal 60 weeks.  It won the prestigious Choice Music Award for Best Irish Album in 2010 and also helped the band pick up two nominations in the NME Awards (Best New Band and Best Album).  The Times have called them “the band of the moment” and NME declared that they have “quietly become one of the UK’s best loved bands.”

Two Door Cinema Club have also made huge waves in the US with an extensive tour in 2000+ capacity venues and being chosen to kick off this year’s prestigious SXSW festival in Austin, Texas with a sold out headline show.

Fans of Tennent’s Vital on facebook can get exclusive priority access to the Tennent’s Vital pre-sale from 9AM Tuesday 14th June.  Join to find out how to reserve your ticket before they go on sale to the general public.

Tickets for Tennent’s Vital with The Script and Two Door Cinema Club, 23rd August, will go on general sale from 9am Friday 17th June. Tickets are priced at £34.50 incl booking fee and are strictly limited to 8 per person/transaction.

Tickets can be secured via our official ticket partner

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

Tennent’s Vital is an over 16’s event.  However, a parent aged 25 and over can take up to two under 16’s to the show.  Parents will be required to show age identification and sign a consent form in order to gain admission on the day. Under 16’s must be accompanied by their parent at all times.

Tennent’s Vital Is Back

11 05 2011

Yes folks,it’s been confirmed today that this summer Tennant’s Vital returns with a new approach, a new home and new ideas. Here’s the press release below and I’ll post up more info (line-up rumours, ticket details and all the rest) over the following days.





After much speculation and fervent pleading from music fans and commentators alike, Tennent’s Lager today confirmed that, as part of a major deal with promoters MCD, Tennent’s Vital will be back this August 23rd and 24th.  The good news doesn’t end there, Northern Ireland’s favourite festival is also confirmed for 2012 and 2013.

The two day music spectacular will take place in Ward Park, Bangor, the venue which was put on the international music map by Snow Patrol when they played Northern Ireland’s biggest ever outdoor music show there last summer. 

The last Tennent’s Vital in 2007 drew a combined audience of over 45,000 across two days to see headline acts The Killers, Kasabian, Razorlight and Manic Street Preachers, perform in what has since been cherished as one of the most celebrated music events ever held in Northern Ireland.  Over the years, Tennent’s Vital fans have been treated to performances from Kings of Leon, Snow Patrol, White Stripes, Faithless, Scissor Sisters, Kaiser Chiefs and New York Dolls.  The standard has been set high but this year’s line-up, which will be announced later this month, is guaranteed to surpass it. 

Announcing the three year music investment, Aisling Duffy, Head of Marketing with Tennent’s NI, said:

“It really is a case of ‘back by popular demand’. Over 3000 fans joined facebook campaigns to bring Tennent’s Vital back and we received that message loud and clear.  However, we felt it was important to hold off until we could deliver the level and mix of headline bands and incredible supporting acts that made Tennent’s Vital such a great festival experience. 

Tennent’s has a hard earned reputation for associating itself with innovation and excellence in live music.  We know the fans will not only be delighted to have Tennent’s Vital back for a guaranteed three year run; they’ll also be blown away by the line-up.”

The details of that line up are being kept under wraps until May 25th but fans who visit will be first in line to hear about news and competitions.  They’ll also be able to apply to win tickets to an exclusive Tennent’s Vital launch party.  From May 26th – the day after official launch – they’ll be eligible for a ‘facebook fan’ ticket pre-sale, accessing tickets before they go on sale to the general public. 

Aisling Duffy says, “Tennent’s has a rich heritage in music here in Northern Ireland and in Scotland where T In The Park is now in its 18th year.  Northern Ireland wants and deserves its own major festival and we believe that, working in close partnership with MCD, we’re the team to deliver.  This is going to be live music at its best and we’re just as excited about Tennent’s Vital 2011 as any fan out there!”

Welcoming news that Tennent’s is committing to three years’ of major music Festivals in Northern Ireland, Joy Bond, Events Manager with the Northern Ireland Tourist Board, said, “This is fantastic news for Northern Ireland.  The scale, quality and, indeed, the reputation, of Tennent’s Vital will attract audiences from right across these islands and beyond.  It is a superb boost for all of us with an interest in promoting Northern Ireland as a visitor destination and will reinforce our image as a European centre for contemporary live music.

“Tennent’s is to be commended for the confidence it has shown in making such a substantial three year investment in our cultural infrastructure.”