Tens of thousands of music fans have been descending on Belfast this week for the sold- out, biggest-ever two-day Tennent’s Vital. Setting the crowds roaring at Boucher Road Playing Fields last night were the formidable rock icons, Red Hot Chili Peppers with an all-star supporting line-up featuring Fall Out Boy, Labrinth, Cage The Elephant and Otherkin.
The headline stint from Red Hot Chili Peppers kicked off with a bang and just got hotter, thrilling the Tennent’s Vital crowd and showcasing the band’s impressive back catalogue. Their high energy set culminated in an epic performance of Give It Away giving the crowd one last chance to sing their hearts out as Day 1 of Tennent’s Vital 2016 drew to an amazing close.
Fall Out Boy’s performance was packed with festival anthems, from Dance Dance to Sugar we’re goin’ down and Irresistible, and the crowd was clearly well primed for mass sing-alongs. Hit single Thnks fr th Mmrs wowed the Tennent’s Vital crowd and, closing their set with the epic Light ‘em up, the quartet ended on a high as the sun set over TennentsVital 2016.
Labrinth, stormed the Tennent’s Vital stage, treating gig-goers to a dazzling selection of hit music perfect for a sunny afternoon. Boucher Road Playing Fields was certainly feeling the summer vibes as Labrinth revved up the festival atmosphere and showing the crowds exactly why this boy is rated as one of the most talented musicians around.
It was Cage The Elephant that got the party started and hits including Cry Baby and Cold Cold Cold had the crowds on their feet and joining in. The infectious rock vibe went down a treat at Boucher, as fans revelled in a party atmosphere which grew as the day continued.
Dublin band Otherkin brought their summer tunes to warm up the Tennent’s Vital crowd as they basked in the hazy afternoon sunshine, playing some of their most loved hits including Feel It, Yeah, I Know and AY AY.
Victoria Brown, Tennent’s Brand Manager, said: “Tennent’s Vital got off to an incredible start and we were thrilled to welcome the masses to a gloriously sunny venue at Boucher Road Playing Fields for what was a fantastic first day of Tennent’s Vital 2016.
The crowds were totally brilliant and there was an amazing atmosphere right through from the first note to the last, as we saw absolutely phenomenal sets from Red Hot Chili Peppers, Fall Out Boy, Labrinth, Cage the Elephant and Otherkin. Now we can’t wait to do it all over again tonight with Avicii, Jess Glynne, Galantis, Duke Dumont, Seeb and Zak Abel!”
Tennent’s Vital continues tonight, Friday 26 th August, when Swedish DJ Avicii takes to the stage for an unmissable night of music. Great news for the music lovers who were canny enough to buy their tickets early … but bad news for everyone else as the show is already a total sell out.
Friday 26 th August – Avicii, Jess Glynne, Duke Dumont, Galantis, Seeb and Zak Abel: SOLD OUT
Keep up to speed with what’s happening at www.facebook.com/tennentslagerni. 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.