It’s official: Tennent’s Vital will be back this year with a red hot line up that includes Red Hot Chili Peppers joined by special guests, Fall Out Boy.

One of the most successful acts in rock history, the Red Hot Chili Peppers have sold over 60 million albums, including five multi-platinum LPs.

They have six Grammy Awards to their credit, including ‘Best Rock Album’ for Stadium Arcadium, ‘Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group’ for Dani California, ‘Best Rock Song’ for Scar Tissue and ‘Best Hard Rock Performance With Vocal’ for Give It Away. Creating for themselves a worldwide fan base that spans the generations.

The band holds the all-time record for most No.1 singles at Alternative Radio – a total of 11 singles with a combined 81 weeks at No.1.

No surprise, then, when the band which came together in LA back in 1983 was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012.

The US giants of rock last played Belfast as part of the MTV Europe Music Awards in 2011, and RHCP’s return to Northern Ireland has been hotly anticipated with much speculation on whether singer Anthony Kiedis, bass player Flea, drummer Chad Smith and guitarist Josh Klinghoffer would play Tennent’s Vital.

Meanwhile, Chicago’s favourite rockers, Fall Out Boy, made it big on the international stage with a run of amazing albums.


Infinity On High hit the No.1 album slot in 2007 and Save Rock And Roll took the slot again in 2013. American Beauty/American Psycho was their sixth studio album, spinning off three solid chart singles: Centuries, Uma Thurman, Irresistible (featuring Demi Lovato).

Although the Illinois foursome – of Patrick Stump, Pete Wentz, Andy Hurley and Joe Trohman – have been making mega hits for 10 years, it wasn’t until November last year that they won their first American Music Award for favourite artist.

Last year’s Tennent’s Vital saw a top line-up including Calvin Harris, Ellie Goulding, The Script and Kodaline play to some 65,000 music fans at Boucher Road Playing Fields, and this year’s event is set once again bring some of the best musical talent on the planet to Belfast for an unforgettable festival experience.

How To Get Those Tickets!


Fans can get their hands on tickets for Thursday 25 August on Friday 11 March from

Fans of Tennent’s Lager on Facebook will have exclusive priority access to the Tennent’s Vital pre-sale from Wednesday 9 March – join to find out how to reserve your ticket before they go on sale to the general public.

Tickets can be secured via Tennent’s Vital’s official ticket partner
Tickets are also available in person from Ticketmaster outlets nationwide or via the 24hr Telephone hotlines: (NI / UK) 0844 847 2455/ (ROI) 0818 719 300.
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.

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