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."
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.
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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