Red Hot Chili Peppers to headline Tennants Vital

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American super-group Red Hot Chili Peppers have been confirmed as the headline act for this year’s Tennants Vital festival.

One of the most successful acts in rock history, the Red Hot Chili Peppers will headline at Boucher Playing Fields on Thursday, August 25. They will be supported by Fall Out Boy.

The 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 eleven 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.

Brian Beattie, Marketing Director for Tennent’s NI, said: “It’s fantastic to be announcing we’ve secured The Chili Peppers to headline Tennent’s Vital 2016 – they’re undoubtedly one of the biggest bands in the world with a great reputation for their amazing live shows so we’re expecting big things! Fall Out Boy is a fabulous addition to the bill and we’re well into negotiations to secure still more big names to make this an amazing Summer of music in Belfast.

“Tennent’s Vital has earned a unique place as a highlight of Northern Ireland’s music calendar and each year we have to up the ante by delivering top international plus fresh home-grown talent. You may feel that 2015 was, literally, a hard act to follow, but 2016 is already shaping up to be something special – all credit to our industry-leading partners at MCD! And there’s more to come, with further announcements due over coming months.”

Tickets go on sale on Friday, March 11 from

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