Sound of the Summer

It’s always a highlight in Northern Ireland’s musical calendar and this year’s Tennent’s Vital promises to be no exception.

Taking place over two days to some 65,000 music fans at Belfast’s Boucher Road Playing Fields, the event is set to once again bring some of the best musical talent on the planet to NI for an unforgettable festival experience.
Brian Beattie, Marketing Director for Tennent’s NI, commented: “Tennent’s Vital has earned a unique place as a highlight of Northern Ireland’s music calendar and each year we have to up the ante by delivering top international plus fresh home-grown talent. You may feel that 2015 was, literally, a hard act to follow, but 2016 is already shaping up to be something special – all credit to our industry-leading partners at MCD.”
Day One
One of the most successful acts in rock history, the Red Hot Chili Peppers headline on August 25th. The Grammy award-winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees will play an electric set of songs from their new album ‘The Getaway’ alongside fan-favourites from their stellar back catalogue. Fall Out Boy, Labyrinth, Cage the Elephant and new Dublin act, Otherkin complete the lineup.

Red Hot Chili Peppers (smaller)
Day Two
Day two is a last chance for dance music fans to see global superstar DJ Avicii in action. This is the Swedish star-producer’s final tour and given that he’s promised to go out with a bang August 26th should certainly be a set to remember. Support comes from Jess Glynne, Galantis, Duke Dumont, Seeb and Zak Abel.

avicii
What to Wear
It’s August in Northern Ireland so expect rain! Layers are the most logical option so pack a poncho, don a waterproof boot and don’t let the elements dampen your spirits.

Wellies, ASOS, £20

Wellies, ASOS, £20

Poncho, Boohoo, £5

Poncho, Boohoo, £5

The Small Print
Tickets are on sale now, priced £49.50 and £39.50 from ticketmaster.ie and all usual outlets. This is an over 16s event, however, a parent aged 25 and over can take up to two under 16s to the show. Bars will operate a strict Challenge 25 policy.