TRUCKER DIABLO And GERARD I2 Confirmed For Tennent’s Vital Festival
Tennent’s Vital is an annual music festival in Northern Ireland which was first held in 2002. Over the years, headliners have included Death In Vegas, The Darkness, Kaiser Chiefs and Kasabian. This year headliners have been confirmed as Foo Fighters, The Black Keys, Stone Roses and Florence and The Machine.
Earlier this year, Vital announced that they would be running “Tennent’s Untapped“, a platform to give rising bands an opportunity to make themselves known, with the winners securing a set on the Main Stage of the 2012 Vital concert. Today, the organisers announced that Trucker Diablo will be opening the Main Stage on Day 1, Tuesday 21st August 2012, alongside Foo Fighters, The Black Keys and The Minutes. Gerard I2 will open on Day 2, Wednesday 22nd August, for The Stone Roses, Florence and The Machine and Rodrigo Y Gabriela.
In a statement on their website www.truckerdiablo.com, the Trucker guys commented: “We are ecstatic to announce that we been chosen have to play Tennents Vital this year and will be supporting the Foo Fighters. We would like to thanks our partners and families for all their support and they have been by our side at every twist and turn as it’s been an emotional rollercoaster, have we got it, haven’t we got it….arrrgghhh.”
They went on to say: “This is a great day for Trucker and not just Trucker, but Northern Irish rock. We crossed a boundary in the northern irish scene that isn’t easy to cross and hopefully this brings more focus on the great talent we have in the rock scene.’“
The event will be held at Boucher Playing Fields in Belfast. Tickets are priced at £49.50 including booking fee per day and are available from www.tennentsvital.com/tickets.