Anticipation is mounting for this year’s Tennent’s Vital festival as two new amazing acts have just been announced.
Labrinth will be joining the Tennent’s Vital line up on Thursday, August 25 at Belfast’s Boucher Road Playing fields, supporting headliner The Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Whilst Seeb will be joining the Friday, August bill 26, supporting headliner Avicii.
London-born singer, songwriter, and producer, Labrinth has made a name for himself with a string of Top 5 singles from his innovative debut album ‘Electronic Earth’, as well as for his work writing and producing tracks for artists that have included Rihanna, Mike Posner, Usher, Tinie Tempah, Gorillaz, Professor Green, and Ms. Dynamite. ‘Electronic Earth’ debuted at No. 2 in the UK and has sold more than 300,000 copies worldwide.
Labrinth’s sound can be hard to label as it ranges from dubstep to electro rock, and from orchestral funk to the soulful piano ballad that characterizes ‘Beneath Your Beautiful’, his UK No. 1 single (and Stateside debut). It is a duet with BRIT Award-winning Scottish singer Emeli Sandé, and which Labrinth wrote with Sandé and his RCA Records label-mate Mike Posner. The track hit the top spot in the UK and Ireland and went Top 10 in 20 countries.
As one of nine musically gifted siblings, it was singing gospel hymns in the church choir growing up that Labrinth credits for teaching him to harmonize and perform. At the age of 15 Labrinth began creating his own tracks and launched himself as a producer with rapper Master Shortie’s ‘Dead End,’ landing him a publishing deal with EMI.
His 2010 breakthrough was due to the genre-defying, tempo-twisting smash hit ‘Pass Out’ that saw Labrinth rise above the realms of other UK producers. It debuted at No. 1 on the UK Singles chart, won a BRIT Award for ‘Best British Single,’ and earned Labrinth a prestigious Ivor Novello songwriting award. His second collaboration with Tempah, ‘Frisky,’ debuted at No. 2 and set him on the trajectory for success.
Seeb, who released the debut single ‘Breathe’ in March this year, are an electronic music duo consisting of Norwegian musicians and producers Simen Eriksrud and Espen Berg.
In 2015 Simen and Espen met managers and executive producers Christoffer Huse and Trond Opsahl. They decided to go into partnership, and the Seeb team was in place. Based in Oslo, Simen and Espen have, until recently, been working as producers and songwriters, with several chart topping tracks under their belts. The turning point came when they ceased producing records for other artists and began to focus completely on their own unique sound and music. That was the start of Seeb.
Seeb released their first remixes in the spring of 2015. They soon had a Hype Machine #1 track with their fresh take on Kiesza´s ‘Cut Me Loose’, introducing their trademark cutting edge vocal tweaks and treatments. This was followed by a remix of Shawn Mendes ‘Stitches’, before they dropped their interpretation of Mike Posner’s track ‘I Took a Pill in Ibiza’. The remix exploded on Spotify, giving the duo international traction almost overnight. It is continuing to grow rapidly and currently sitting in the Top 10 on the Global Spotify Chart.
At the start of this year Seeb signed a global deal with Universal Music, and are now in the studio working on their original music.
Thur. 25th August – Red Hot Chili Peppers, Fall Out Boy, Labrinth and Cage the Elephant, tickets priced £49.50 including booking fee.
Fri. 26th August – Avicii, Jess Glynne, Duke Dumont, Galantis, Seeb and Zak Abel, tickets priced £39.50 including booking fee.
Tickets for Tennent’s Vital are available from official ticket partner www.ticketmaster.ie
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.