Tennent’s Lager and MCD have announced that The Script will headline this year’s Tennent’s Vital on bank holiday weekend Sunday 30th August. They’ll be joined by Kodaline, Annie Mac, Clean Bandit and Jack Savoretti, completing the bill for Tennent’s Vital 2015. With some of the world’s biggest stars and breakthrough talent heading to Boucher Road Playing Fields, Tennent’s Vital fans are in for an unforgettable night of music over the August bank holiday weekend.
Since Dublin three-piece The Script hit the number 1 spot with their self-titled debut album in 2008, they’ve gone from strength to strength, selling out stadiums across the world. Their 2012 smash hit Hall Of Fame took them to stratospheric levels of global stardom, with record sales in excess of 20 million, achieving multi-platinum status around the world. Their fourth album, No Sound Without Silence, is the sound of a band firing on all cylinders and channelling the momentum of their last, rocket-powered campaign. The band’s June show in Dublin’s Croke Park sold out in less than 3 hours, making them only the 3rd Irish artist ever to sell out the 80,000 capacity venue. The band bring their hit-filled catalogue to Boucher Road Playing Fields this August.
Kodaline’s musical journey began just a few years ago yet the Irish rockers have already amassed a BBC Sound of nomination alongside countless of their tracks featuring in hit films and TV shows, including Catfish, Grey’s Anatomy and The Fault in Our Stars to name but a few. Their debut album In a Perfect World sold over 350,000 copies and their most recent release, Coming Up For Air, partially recorded in LA with producer extraordinaire Jacknife Lee (Snow Patrol, R.E.M., Taylor Swift), is on its way to propelling the band to even higher heights.
Having recently landed the job as the new presenter of Radio 1’s evening new music show, Annie Mac’s career is going from strength to strength. Over the past year alone her popularity as a DJ has led to festival appearances, a coveted DJ set alongside Fatboy Slim at the Amex Stadium, a whirlwind tour of Australia and a nationally broadcast midnight DJ set for Channel 4’s New Year's Eve ‘House Party’. Radio 1’s queen of dance music will definitely get the party started at Boucher Road Playing Fields with her dazzling selection of the best new dance music.
Also joining the Tennent’s Vital bill are Clean Bandit, the Grammy award winning British electronic group whose single Rather Be from their debut album ended 2014 as the year’s best-selling song in the UK, second only to Pharrell William’s Happy, selling over 1.1 million copies. Rather Be entered the Billboard Top 100 at number 10, giving the band their first US Top Ten single. With their unique blend of classical and dance music, and the chart-topping hits to back it up, the band are sure to entertain the Tennent’s Vital crowd on Sunday 30th August.
English singer-songwriter Jack Savoretti’s career spans almost 10 years, from his time as a successful touring independent artist to the recent release of his 4th album, his first to be released by a major label, BMG Chrysalis, with whom he signed in 2014. With the album entering the official UK Album Chart in the Top 20 and a sold out UK and Ireland headline tour under his belt, culminating in a sold-out show at London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire which was given a four star review by The Independent, Jack brings his poetic charm to Belfast’s Boucher Road Playing Fields when he plays Tennent’s Vital this August bank holiday weekend.
Sarah Shimmons, Beer Marketing Manager for Tennent’s NI, said:
“We’re hugely excited to announce a line-up of fantastic artists for the second day of Tennent’s Vital 2015, completing the bill for this year’s festival. With The Script, Kodaline, Annie Mac, Clean Bandit and Jack Savoretti plus Calvin Harris, Ellie Goulding, John Newman, Disciples and BURNS this August bank holiday weekend is shaping up to be a phenomenal few days over 29th – 30th August.
“We’re already looking forward to summer 2015 with this huge announcement, and we’re sure that all our acts will have phenomenal sets in store for the Tennent’s Vital fans at Boucher Road Playing Fields.
“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 with a brilliant supporting line-up.”
Tennent’s Vital 2014 saw a top line-up including The Killers, David Guetta, Steve Angello, Bastille and more play to tens of thousands of 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 over the August bank holiday weekend for an unforgettable festival experience.