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Now on sale: Tennent's Vital with Red Hot Chili Peppers and Fall Out Boy

Red Hot Chili Peppers headline this year's Tennent's Vital

Tennent's Vital, Thursday August 25, Boucher Playing Fields, Belfast

TICKETS for this year's Tennent's Vital festival are now on sale – and in the wake of mega mainstream pop rockers The Script headlining at 2015's event, it's nice to see the festival's genre pendulum swinging back towards more 'alternative' acts again.

Admittedly, in the wake of 60 million or so album sales, globe-conquering bill toppers the Red Hot Chili Peppers are now a long, long, long way from being the outsider punk/funk oddballs they once were.

As for Vital playmates Fall Out Boy, Pete Wentz and co can be firmly filed under 'bands you thought had broken up in the wake of their 15 minutes of fame who apparently still sell truckloads of music to the under-25s and are about to co-headline at Reading and Leeds with Biffy Clyro'.

We await further additions to this rock-orientated bill with interest.

:: Tickets priced £49.50 on sale from 9am via Ticketmaster outlets and by phone on 0844 847 2455.

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