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Thursday 2 October 2014

Tennent's Vital 2012: Maverick Sabre join Stone Roses and Rodrio Y Gabriela

Maverick Sabre
Foo Fighters will headline the Tennent's Vital festival in Belfast this year, along with the Stone Roses
The Stone Roses

Maverick Sabre will join Stone Roses, Florence + The Machine, Rodrio Y Gabriela and Gerard i2 on Day 2 of Tennent’s Vital.

Maverick Sabre is one of music’s fastest rising stars. The London born, Irish-raised star’s gritty yet soulful voice is drawing audiences in and leaving them hooked.

The singer stormed the UK charts last summer with the anthemic single ‘Let Me Go’ and followed that up with the brilliant debut album ‘Lonely Are The Brave’ which reached No.2 in the UK and No.3 in Ireland.

Fresh from success at some of the UK and Europe’s biggest festivals, Maverick Sabre makes his appearance at Tennent’s Vital on August 22.

The Stone Roses headline performance on Day 2 will be the last date on their record breaking reunion tour.

Their seminal music defined an era and now The Stone Roses’ ‘live resurrection’ is being hailed as the most successful comeback in musical history. Their triumphant homecoming gigs in Manchester’s Heaton Park look set to enter musical folklore and they followed that up with a sensational headline set at T in The Park.

In between, the band wowed 50,000 happy fans at Dublin’s Phoenix Park with The Irish Times praising their performance as "magnificent" and observing that "the crowd joyfully sang along with almost every word as The Roses worked their way through their now classic repertoire".

Video: Maverick Sabre - Let Me Go

Joining Stone Roses on Day 2 of Tennent’s Vital is Florence + The Machine. The UK chart topping ‘Ceremonials’ has seen Florence + The Machine achieve massive success around the globe with the stunning singles No Light, No Light and Shake It Out. Florence’s mesmerising debut Lungs sold over three million copies, won the coveted Brits 'Best Album' award and etched itself indelibly into the popular consciousness.

Guitar virtuosos Rodrigo Y Gabriela and rising Northern Irish hip hop star Gerard i2 complete the phenomenal line-up for Day 2.

Rodrigo Y Gabriela - Tamacun

Day 1 of Tennent’s Vital on 21 August will see an incredible line-up of international and home-grown rock talent.

US rock icons Foo Fighters make their long awaited Northern Irish debut on the back of their most successful year ever. Their latest album Wasting Light’ went straight to No.1 in 12 countries and helped them to pick up 5 Grammy Awards and their phenomenal festival and arena tour was a huge commercial and critical success. With a back catalogue featuring the massive anthems The Pretender, Best of You, All My Life and Everlong, and a frontman as iconic as Dave Grohl, Foo Fighters at Tennent’s Vital is essentially un-missable.

The Black Keys are unquestionably one of the hottest bands in the world right now. They’ve just headlined some of America’s biggest festivals, including Coachella and their two most recent singles Lonely Boy and Gold On The Ceiling have been massive global hits. Current album El Camino reached No.2 on the Billboard charts and followed similar success for their previous album Brothers which won three Grammys and was Rolling Stone Magazine’s album of the year.

Day 1 is a dream line-up for rock fans with rising stars The Minutes and Tennent’s UnTapped winners Trucker Diablo also appearing.

Stone Roses - Fools Gold

Tennent's Vital 2012 Line-up

Tuesday August 21 - Foo Fighters | The Black Keys | The Cribs | The Minutes |Trucker Diablo

Wednesday August 22 - The Stone Roses | Florence + The Machine | Maverick Sabre | Rodrigo Y Gabriela | Gerard i2

Countdown begins for Tennent's Vital

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