Big names to headline Northern Irish festival

The Tennent's Vital 06 bash is in August

Kaiser Chiefs and Snow Patrol are to headline a two-day festival in Belfast this summer.

The bands play the Tennent’s Vital 06 bash, which takes place at the city’s Botanic Gardens.

Kaiser Chiefs will headline on August 22, while local heroes Snow Patrol close proceedings the following day.

More bands will be announced in the coming weeks.

Tickets for the Snow Patrol day are already available, while tickets for Kaiser Chiefs’ day go on sale at 9am on Friday (May 26).

For ticket availability go to NME.COM/Gigs.

To get the lowdown on all the year’s festivals, plus interviews with the stars taking part this summer, get next week’s NME, dated May 27, for the ultimate festival guide. It will be on sale nationwide from Wednesday May 24.