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THE KILLERS AND BASTILLE ARE THE FIRST ACTS ANNOUNCED FOR TENNENT’S VITAL 2014

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Tennent’s Vital is back for 2014 and Tennent’s Lager and MCD are hugely excited to announce that The Killers will bring the bright lights of Vegas to Boucher Road Playing Fields on Thursday 21st August when they headline Tennent’s Vital 2014. Joining them on the bill will be the hottest breakthrough act of the past year – very special guests, Bastille.
One of the biggest bands in the world, The Killers have sold over 20 million albums, headlined festivals across the globe, performed at the White House and amassed countless prestigious accolades including BRIT, NME and MTV Awards. Each of their four studio albums has topped the UK charts (the band ranks in the Top 3 of Amazon’s biggest selling artists of the past decade). Their epic, synth-driven rock ‘n’ roll and incredible energy make them one of the greatest live acts on the planet, and their highly anticipated return toTennent’s Vital (they last played in 2007) is sure to be the hottest ticket of the summer.
Joining them on the bill are the biggest breakthrough act of the past year, Bastille, who burst onto the scene when their anthemic single Pompeii charted at number two. It went on to become the second most streamed track of 2013, just behind Daft Punk’s Get Lucky. Their album, Bad Blood, entered the charts at number one and quickly achieved platinum status before going on to become the biggest selling debut album of the year (with over 2m copies sold worldwide to date), the most downloaded and the second most-streamed album of 2013. They began 2014 on a high, picking up a well-deserved BRIT Award for British Breakthrough Act and their return to Northern Ireland is hotly anticipated.
Sarah Shimmons, Beer Marketing Manager for Tennent’s NI, said:
 
“We’re very excited to announce the first two artists for Tennent’s Vital 2014 today. The Killers are undoubtedly one of the biggest bands in the world with a global reputation for their amazing live shows. They’ll be joined on the bill by Bastille, who have enjoyed massive breakthrough success in the past year and are one of the most exciting new acts around right now.
 
“Tennent’s Vital brings top international and homegrown talent to the heart of Belfast and since its return in 2011, it has well and truly cemented its place as a highlight of Northern Ireland’s music calendar. We’re delighted that our partners at MCD have once again secured some incredible acts for the Tennent’s Vital bill – it’s already shaping up to be a brilliant event and we can’t wait to see you there!”
 
Tennent’s Vital 2013 saw a top line-up including Kings of Leon, Snow Patrol, Avicii, The Vaccines and Tinie Tempah 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 for an unforgettable festival experience.
Fans can get their hands on tickets for Thursday 21st August, headlined by The Killers and featuring very special guests Bastille, when they go on sale on Monday 31st March at 9am from www.ticketmaster.ie. Fans of Tennent’s Vital on Facebook can get exclusive priority access to the Tennent’s Vital pre-sale from Saturday 29th March – join www.facebook.com/tennentsvital to find out how to reserve your ticket before they go on sale to the general public.
Ticket Information
Tickets for Tennent’s Vital 2014 – Thursday 21st August will go on general sale from 9am on Monday, priced as follows:
·         Thu 21 August – The Killers plus very special guests Bastille and more to be announced: £49.50 incl booking fee.
·         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 the24hr Telephone hotlines: (NI & UK) 0844 8472455/ (ROI) 0818 719 300.
 
Tennent’s Vital is an over 16s event.  However, a parent aged 25 and over can take up to two under 16s 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 16s must be accompanied by their parent at all times. Bars will operate a strict Challenge 25 policy.
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