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Tennent’s Vital: Avicii to headline day two at Belfast's Boucher Playing Fields

Published 15/03/2016

Avicii headlining at Vital 2013 in Belfast
Avicii headlining at Vital 2013 in Belfast
Avicii played at Tennent’s Vital in 2013
Avicii

Avicii will headline day two of the Tennent’s Vital at Belfast's Boucher Playing Fields, it has been announced.

The Swedish star, who wowed audiences with his sell-out appearance at Vital in 2013, will play the second day with special guest Jess Glynne.

Announcing the line up, Brian Beattie, marketing director for Tennent’s NI, said: "Tennent’s Vital is shaping up to be a remarkable who’s who of contemporary music, with two days that will set Belfast rocking. 

"We have the Red Hot Chili Peppers headlining Thursday 25th August with Fall Out Boy in support, followed on Friday 26th August by Avicii with Jess Glynne … a fantastic highpoint for the Summer of ’16.

"Along with our partners at MCD, Tennent’s NI is delighted to be bringing big-time music to Belfast and re-affirming the international reputation of Tennent’s Vital."

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Recognised as one of the world’s most influential dance music artists of his generation, it was with his genre-defying debut album, ‘True’, that Swedish DJ Avicii cemented his place in the firmament of superstar recording artists. 

While still in his twenties, he already has a string of hits behind him. The multi award-winning ‘True’, released in 2013, sold more than five million copies worldwide, charted at #1 on iTunes in an amazing eighty-four countries and gave us ‘Wake Me Up’, the fastest-selling single of 2013, most streamed song of all time on Spotify (over 300 million plays) and the #1 ‘Shazamed’ tune worldwide.

Success has been heaped upon success and, in 2015, Avicii released his second studio album, ‘Stories’, cementing his reputation and demonstrating the creative evolution of his distinctive sound.

Avicii headlining at Vital in Belfast
Avicii headlining at Vital in Belfast
Avicii headlining at Vital in Belfast
Avicii headlining at Vital in Belfast
Tennent's Vital day 3
Tennent's Vital day 3
Tennent's Vital day 3
Fans Sophie Smyth and Chris Morrison
Tennent's Vital 2013 day 3
Tennent's Vital 2013 day 3: fans Stacey Hannaway, Dominic Taggart
Tinie Tempah performing on stage
Fans Fiona Pursglove, Becky Hamill, Karen Wood
Tennent's Vital 2013 - day 3
Tennent's Vital 2013 - day 3
Tinie Tempah performing on stage
Tinie Tempah performing on stage
Snow Patrol's Gary Lightbody
Joanne Bowyere from Atlanta, USA
Snow Patrol's Gary Lightbody
Kodaline at Vital in Belfast
Jason Mraz plays at Vital
Snow Patrol's Gary Lightbody
Snow Patrol's Gary Lightbody
Tennent's Vital 2013 fans
Tennent's Vital 2013 fans
Foy Vance playing at Vital in Belfast
Snow Patrol's Gary Lightbody
Snow Patrol's Gary Lightbody
Snow Patrol's Gary Lightbody
Snow Patrol's Gary Lightbody
Snow Patrol's Gary Lightbody
Snow Patrol's Gary Lightbody
Snow Patrol's Gary Lightbody
Gary Lightbody struts his stuff on the big stage at Day 2 of Tennent's Vital 2013 at Boucher Playing Fields, Belfast. Pic by Mark marlow/pacemaker press
Crowds enjoy watching Snow Patrol headline Day 2 of Tennent's Vital 2013 at Boucher Playing Fields, Belfast. Pic by Mark Marlow/pacemaker press
Crowds enjoy watching Snow Patrol headline Day 2 of Tennent's Vital 2013 at Boucher Playing Fields, Belfast. Pic by Mark Marlow/pacemaker press
Gary Lightbody at Day 2 of Tennent's Vital 2013 at Boucher Playing Fields, Belfast. Pic by Mark marlow/pacemaker press
Crowds enjoy watching Snow Patrol headline Day 2 of Tennent's Vital 2013 at Boucher Playing Fields, Belfast. Pic by Mark Marlow/pacemaker press
Alex Gracey and Rachel Irwin enjoy watching Snow Patrol headline Day 2 of Tennent's Vital 2013 at Boucher Playing Fields, Belfast. Pic by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Gary Lightbody on the big stage at Day 2 of Tennent's Vital 2013 at Boucher Playing Fields, Belfast. Pic by Mark marlow/pacemaker press
Lynne Malcomson, Lucy Barr, Emma Johnston, Victoria Johnston enjoy watching Snow Patrol headline Day 2 of Tennent's Vital 2013 at Boucher Playing Fields, Belfast. Pic by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Hannah McLaughlin, Morgan VanDyk, Emma McKerr enjoy watching Snow Patrol headline Day 2 of Tennent's Vital 2013 at Boucher Playing Fields, Belfast. Pic by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Crowds enjoy watching Snow Patrol headline Day 2 of Tennent's Vital 2013 at Boucher Playing Fields, Belfast. Pic by Mark Marlow/pacemaker press
Ian Paisley Jnr enjoys Snow Patrol at Tennent's Vital 2013, at Boucher Playing Fields, Belfast. Picture Mark marlow/pacemaker press
Fans Maeve Bond, Edel Doran, Amanda Connolly and Caithlin Connolly enjoy watching Snow Patrol headline Day 2 of Tennent's Vital 2013 at Boucher Playing Fields, Belfast. Pic by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Jason Mraz plays Tennent's Vital at Boucher Playing Fields on Day 2. Pic Mark Marlow/pacemaker press
Crowds enjoy watching Snow Patrol headline Day 2 of Tennent's Vital 2013 at Boucher Playing Fields, Belfast. Pic by Mark Marlow/pacemaker press
Crowds enjoy watching Snow Patrol headline Day 2 of Tennent's Vital 2013 at Boucher Playing Fields, Belfast. Pic by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Crowds enjoy watching Snow Patrol headline Day 2 of Tennent's Vital 2013 at Boucher Playing Fields, Belfast. Pic by Mark Marlow/pacemaker press
The Vaccines play at Tennent's Vital in Belfast on Wednesday the 14th of August 2013.
Paul Fitzsimons and Nicola Fegan enjoy watching Snow Patrol headline Day 2 of Tennent's Vital 2013 at Boucher Playing Fields, Belfast. Pic by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Kings of Leon headline Day 1 of Tennent's Vital in Belfast
The rain didn't stop the crowd from enjoying Snow Patrol at Tennent's Vital 2013, Boucher Playing Fields, Belfast. Photo by Simon Graham/Harrisons
The Undertones play at Tennent's Vital in Belfast on Wednesday the 14th of August 2013.
Ruth McMullan, Lauren Clarke, Aimee Millar enjoy watching Snow Patrol headline Day 2 of Tennent's Vital 2013 at Boucher Playing Fields, Belfast. Pic by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Hannah Hamill, Brogan Abram, Zoe Tsang enjoy watching Snow Patrol headline Day 2 of Tennent's Vital 2013 at Boucher Playing Fields, Belfast. Pic by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Sharon Moore, Majella Hardy (40th birthday), Kerry-Jo Mooney, Susan Hargan enjoy watching Snow Patrol headline Day 2 of Tennent's Vital 2013 at Boucher Playing Fields, Belfast. Pic by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Crowds enjoy watching Snow Patrol headline Day 2 of Tennent's Vital 2013 at Boucher Playing Fields, Belfast. Pic by Mark Marlow/pacemaker press
Kings of Leon headline Vital Festival in Belfast on Wednesday the 14th of August 2013.
Crowds enjoy watching Snow Patrol headline Day 2 of Tennent's Vital 2013 at Boucher Playing Fields, Belfast. Pic by Mark Marlow/pacemaker press
Kings of Leon brought the first night of Tennent's Vital to a close
PSNI Chief Inspector Gabriel Moran with Jazz, a passive Drugs Dog, on duty at the Tennent's Vital Concerts at Boucher Playing Fields over the three nights of the concerts headlined by Kings of Leon , Snow Patrol and Avicii. Brian Little/ Presseye

Triple Brit Awards nominee (for Best British Breakthrough, Best British Female and Best Single) Jess Glynne has also stormed the music scene, rocketing to glory with dazzling speed and impact. 

Armed with the biggest selling debut album of 2015, she launched into 2016 with a brand new single 'Aint Got Far To Go', from her platinum-selling album ‘I Cry When I Laugh’ and things couldn’t look better for the talented singer songwriter.

Tickets for the Friday August 26 gig go on sale at 9am on Tuesday March 22

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