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Otherkin to open Tennent’s Vital


Tennent’s Lager and MCD have confirmed an added bonus act for the bill on Thursday 25th August at Belfast’s Boucher Road Playing fields.  Otherkin, the much talked about new band from Dublin, will have the honour of opening Day 1 of Tennent’s Vital, headlined by The Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Luke Reilly (vocals, guitar), Conor Wynne (lead guitar), David Anthony (bass guitar), and Rob Summons (drums) make up Otherkin, and they have been making quite a name for themselves with huge riffs and even huger choruses.  The band’s music is best summarised as grunge pop, and the band says it themselves; “We want our records to be punchy, lean and blazing. Straight in, no kissing.”

Brought together by a shared love of bands such as The Clash, QOTSA, Ramones and Blur, the band formed at the end of 2013.  They quickly earned themselves regular shows on the live venue circuit of Dublin, which opened the door to 2014’s Irish festival scene.

In early 2015, after a couple of hand-made, self-realised tracks, ‘Ay Ay’ was their lively single that caught the attention of Rubyworks, a leading Irish indie label. A release of an EP featuring ‘Ay Ay’ and ‘Feel It’ then followed to coincide with their UK festival debut at Leeds / Reading and their first full-length UK tour.

This year, they released ‘I Was Born’ in February, the first track from their second EP and it quickly earned 100,000 listens on Soundcloud. In follow up to this heavyweight thumper, ‘Yeah, I Know’, was then released in May 2016, just ahead of the June release of their latest EP ‘The New Vice.’


  • Thur. 25th August – Red Hot Chili Peppers, Fall Out Boy, Labrinth, Cage the Elephant and Otherkin, tickets priced £49.50 including booking fee.
  • Fri. 26th August – Avicii, Jess Glynne, Duke Dumont, Galantis, Seeb and Zak Abel, tickets priced £39.50 including booking fee.
  • Tickets for Tennent’s Vital are available from official ticket partner
  • Tickets are also available in person from Ticketmaster outlets nationwide or via the 24hr Telephone hotlines: (NI & UK) 0844 847 2455/ (ROI) 0818 719 300. Tickets should be bought only from official Ticketmaster outlets – fans should not

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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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