The Killers to headline Tennent’s Vital 2014

Bastille will also be joining the Las Vegas band on the bill in Belfast

The Killers are set to headline Tennent’s Vital 2014.

The Las Vegas band will head up the event on August 21 at Boucher Road Playing Fields in Belfast. Bastille have also been confirmed for the one-day event. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on March 31. More acts will be announced over the coming months.

Speaking about the first line-up announcement, Sarah Shimmons, beer marketing manager for Tennent’s NI, commented: “We’re very excited to announce the first two artists for Tennent’s Vital 2014 today. The Killers are undoubtedly one of the biggest bands in the world with a global reputation for their amazing live shows. They’ll be joined on the bill by Bastille, who have enjoyed massive breakthrough success in the past year and are one of the most exciting new acts around right now.”

She added: “Tennent’s Vital brings top international and homegrown talent to the heart of Belfast and since its return in 2011, it has well and truly cemented its place as a highlight of Northern Ireland’s music calendar. We’re delighted that our partners at MCD have once again secured some incredible acts for the Tennent’s Vital bill – it’s already shaping up to be a brilliant event and we can’t wait to see you there!”

Last year’s event saw performances from Kings Of Leon, Snow Patrol, Avicii, The Vaccines and Tinie Tempah.