Day Two Of Tennent’s Vital Announced.

13 05 2013

Snow Patrol and Kodaline announced for Day Two of Tennent’s Vital (Aug 15).Here’s the press release.

SNOW PATROL TO PLAY MASSIVE HOMECOMING SHOW AT TENNENT’S VITAL IN THEIR ONLY EUROPEAN DATE THIS SUMMER
TICKETS FOR DAY 2 OF TENNENT’S VITAL ON SALE FRIDAY 17TH MAY, 10AM
 
Tennent’s Lager and MCD are thrilled to reveal that Snow Patrol will return to Tennent’s Vitalthis 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.
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.”
 
Tennent’s Vital 2013 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 Day 2 of Tennent’s Vital (15th August), headlined by Snow Patrol when they go on sale at 10am on Friday 17th May fromwww.ticketmaster.ie. Fans of Tennent’s Vital on Facebook can get exclusive priority access to theTennent’s Vital pre-sale from 10am TOMORROW (Tuesday 14th May) – joinwww.facebook.com/tennentsvital to find out how to reserve your ticket before they go on sale to the general public. Tickets for Day 1 of Tennent’s Vital, headlined by Kings of Leon, are on sale now from www.ticketmaster.ie.
Ticket Information
Tickets for Day 2 of Tennent’s Vital 2013 (Thursday 15th August) will go on general sale from 10am on Friday 17th May. Tickets for Day 1 of Tennent’s Vital, (Wednesday 14th August) are on sale now.
·         Wed 14 August – Kings of Leon plus more to be announced: £49.50 incl booking fee – on sale now
·         Thu 15 August – Snow Patrol plus guests Kodaline, Foy Vance and more to be announced: £44.50 incl booking fee – on sale Friday 17th May
·         Tickets can be secured via Tennent’s Vital’s official ticket partner www.ticketmaster.ie 
·         Tickets are also available in person from Ticketmaster outlets nationwide or via the 24hr Telephone hotlines: (NI & UK) 0844 8472455/ (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. Bars will operate a strict Challenge 25 policy.
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News From The North Week 92

8 12 2011

Fancy some NI music scene news?Course you do!Here’s a reprint of one of my recent columns from Hot Press.

Remember folks, the feature runs every fortnight,so if you’ve any news for me get in touch.

 News

Words: Edwin McFee

First up this fortnight I bring you news of an interesting experiment that’s currently being carried out by Belfast-based indie folksy types Farriers. At the moment, they’ve just completed work on their debut album Years Ago In Our Backyard and have decided to get involved with the Pledge scheme (which you may remember the likes of Duke Special took part in relatively recently) to generate enough money to get the slab of wax mastered and manufactured. So, what exactly is the Pledge scheme I hear you cry. Well, basically fans can send over money to the band in return for bespoke, one-off rewards and Farriers are offering the likes of private dinner parties with the group (for £80), a personal song written just for you (£100), a gig at your house party (£200) and more and you can check out the full list here- sponsume.com/project/farriers-debut-album.

Next up, the insanely talented Shauna Tohill (AKA Silhouette) has been making waves round old London Town recently. The singer and her band were given the opportunity to support Snow Patrol a few weeks ago at the Q Awards show in the HMV Forum and, lovely lads that they are, they also invited her to join them onstage to perform backing vocals for ‘Set Fire To The Third Bar’ and ‘The Garden Rules’ (which you can view here youtube.com/watch?v=890r6VCWnlw&feature=youtu.be and here youtube.com/watch?v=cSe7p1Wd1TE&feature=player_embedded). Regular readers of this column may recall that I’ve long been championing Silhouette (who have just released their new single ‘What Are These Voices’ via all major downloading platforms by the way) and I’m predicting that 2012 is going to be a massive year for Ms Tohill and her cohorts. In the meantime though, visit facebook.com/silhouetteofficial for more information and up to date info on where they’re playing next.

The good news keeps on coming this fortnight as it’s just been revealed that Rams Pocket Radio and Cashier No. 9 have been chosen to perform at the Eurosonic festival in the Netherlands in 2012. Now in its 26th year, the bash is one of the biggest industry showcases in the world and runs from Jan 11-14 and has featured the likes of And So I Watch You From Afar in the past and this writer for one is certain that both acts will go on to even bigger and better things after they play at this hugely influential event.

Finally, I’ve just enough room to let you all know that ska punk deities Pocket Billiards are on the hunt for a new drummer. If you’re interested in joining one of the north’s best live acts visit pocketbilliards.co.uk for more info.