When Avicii takes to the stage in Belfast on Day 2 of Tennent’s Vital on Friday August 26 it will be the end of an era.
The 26-year-old global superstar DJ has confirmed on his official website in March that he is retiring and called on his fans to make his final tour and shows ‘go out with a bang’.
Predictably, the announcement has set interest soaring for his few remaining gigs and Belfast is looking forward to a day that will be part of music history.
Avicii, who wowed audiences with his sell-out Tennent’s Vital appearance in 2013, will be back in Belfast to headline a second incredible day of music at Boucher Road Playing Fields, with phenomenal special guests Jess Glynne, Duke Dumont, Galantis, Seeb and Zak Abel.
Looking forward to the big event, Brian Beattie, marketing director for Tennent’s NI, said: “Along with our partners at MCD, Tennent’s NI was thrilled to secure Avicii as our headliner for day two, but now we’re really seeing what a coup it’s been.
“Like all his fans, we’re devastated that he has chosen to hang up the headphones, but we’re thrilled that Tennent’s Vital will be offering music fans one of the very last chances to see this iconic artist perform live.
“Avicii played to sell out audiences at Tennent’s Vital back in 2013 so we’re confident that Belfast audiences will be ready to do as he asks and make his final live performances ‘go out with a bang’!”
Recognised as one of the world’s most influential dance music artists for this generation, it was with his genre-defying debut album True that cemented Swedish DJ Avicii’s place in the firmament of superstar recording artists. Still in his twenties, the artist already has a string of hits behind him and is today credited with having single-handedly redefined the boundaries of contemporary dance music. The multi award-winning True was released in 2013 selling more than five million copies worldwde and charting at Number One on iTunes in an amazing 84 countries The album 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. In 2015, Avicii released his second studio album Stories cementing his reputation and demonstrating the creative evolution of his distinctive sound.
Supporting Avicii at the open-air Vital gig will be triple Brit Award nominee 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 began 2016 with brand new single Aint Got Far To Go from her platinum-selling album I Cry When I Laugh. A star of the moment, things couldn’t look better for the talented singer/songwriter.
Tickets for Tennent’s Vital 2016 on Friday August 26 at Boucher Playing Fields Belfast featuring performances by Avicii , Jess Glynne, Duke Dumont, Galantis, Seeb and Zak Abelare available now from www.ticketmaster.ie and www.tennentsvital.xcom.