He’s the man guaranteed to make the party leap and he’s bound for Belfast. Today Tennent’s Lager and MCD announce that Duke Dumontwill be joining the Day 2 line up (Friday 26th August) for Tennent’s Vital, supporting headliner Avicii, and joining special guests Jess Glynne and Galantis.
Grammy nominee record producer and remix master, Duke Dumont is credited with bringing ’90s era club music back to mainstream, with major hits including ‘Need U 100%’ featuring AME, and ‘I Got U’ featuring Jax Jones. ‘Need U 100%’ soared straight to number 1 in March 2013, the first UK house track to do so in over a decade, and was nominated for ‘Best Dance Recording’ in the 56th Annual Grammy Awards. After ‘I Got U’ also topped the charts, and ‘Won’t Look Back’ rose to No.2 in the UK chart, Dumont’s name as a top ten producer was cemented.
Having played a pivotal role in making UK deep house the thundering global juggernaut it is today, the English DJ is highly respected within the business as the go-to deep house producer who owns the uber-cool record label Blasé Boys Club. His capacity to have a ‘fingers on all turntables’ approach and balance UK garage and straight up techno with advances in the bass music movement give him a stand-out identity that works across underground and mainstream. His performances are pulsating, emotional journeys that reflect the artistic craft of electronic music. Behind-the-scenes or in front of a crowd, Duke Dumont is a man who loves to make the music that makes parties.
Zak Abel has also been confirmed to open the Friday 26 August event. Zak describes his music as ‘soul and funk with a bit of pop’. To date the 21-year-old Londoner, has released two EPs, with a debut album out later this year, and is set to make several appearances on the festivals scene this summer. The creative singer has most recently been making waves with the video for his latest hit ‘Everybody Needs Love’, combining his remarkable talents for music and table tennis (he’s a former Cadet Boys’ Singles national champion in the sport).
Tickets for Tennent’s Vital 2016 – Friday 26th August, headlined by Avicii and featuring Jess Glynne, Galantis, Duke Dumont and Zak Abel, at Boucher Road Playing Fields, are on sale now, priced £39.50 including booking fee, from www.ticketmaster.ie. 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.
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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.