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Tennent’s UnTapped finalists revealed
The winners will play at Tennent’s Vital 2012 festival in August.
The Hot Press Newsdesk, 18 Apr 2012
Tennent’s Lager have revealed the 16 acts chosen to play at a series of Tennent’s UnTapped showcases, with the ultimate winner going on to perform on the Main Stage at Tennent’s Vital.
This festival takes place over the weekend of August 21 and 22 at Boucher Road Playing Fields, Belfast, and will feature live performances from Foo Fighters, The Black Keys, The Stone Roses and Florence + The Machine.
Entrants have been shortlisted down to 16 finalists, who will now enter a series of four heats, as follows:
Showcase 1: May 16, The Limelight Belfast
Master And Dog
Havana House Party
Showcase 2: May 17, The Limelight Belfast
City Of Stars
Showcase 3: May 23 , Bound For Boston, Derry
A Northern Light
Best Boy Grip
Showcase 4: May 24, Bound For Boston, Derry
Pretty Child Backfire
Two Glass Eyes
Two of the shortlisted bands will then be chosen to open the Main Stage at Tennent’s Vital 2012 joining either Foo Fighters,The Black Keys and The Minutes on August 21, or The Stone Roses, Florence + The Machine and Rodrigo Y Gabriela on (22).
Joe Dougan from The Limelight & Shine venue is one of the judges. He commented: “The final 16 are a fantastic representation of the best in new Northern Irish music. The line-up for the showcases is looking fantastic, with a great musical variety and lots of different genres and I can’t wait to see which bands will make it through to play Tennent’s Vital”.
Good luck to all the entrants!