May 25, 2011 20:00

Eminem to headline Northern Irish Tennent's Vital festival

Rapper tops bill at two-day bash which returns after four years

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Eminem is set to headline the Tennent's Vital festival in Northern Ireland this August.

The rapper will close the two-day event at Ward Park in Bangor, taking place on August 23-24. Eminem's appearance will be his first ever in Northern Ireland – more acts will be announced soon for the remainder of the festival's bill.

Tickets for the Tennent's Vital festival will go on sale at 9am (BST) on June 3 - for more information go to The event has been on a hiatus since 2007 when both The Killers and Razorlight performed at the bash alongside Kasabian and Manic Street Preachers.

Eminem is also due to headline this year's V Festival at Chelmsford and Staffordshire over the weekend of August 20-21. Arctic Monkeys and Primal Scream are among those also on the bill.

To check the availability of Tennent's Vital tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.

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