Snow Patrol Sign Up for Tennent's Vital

Snow Patrol join Kings of Leon at the annual music festival at Boucher Road Playing Fields, Belfast in August

Tennent’s Lager and MCD have announced that Snow Patrol will return to Tennent’s Vital this summer to play a massive homecoming show at Belfast’s Boucher Road Playing Fields on Thursday, August 15. The band’s headline slot on day two of the festival will be their only European date this summer.

Kodaline and Foy Vance have also been added to the bill, which already includes a headline slot from indie icons Kings of Leon. Snow Patrol played the very first Tennent’s Vital back in 2002 and returned to headline in 2006.

The five-piece soared to international stardom after releasing their chart-topping breakthrough album, Final Straw, which yielded the band's first top five hit, 'Run', and bagged them the inaugural Ivor Novello for Best Album in 2004. Their follow up, Eyes Open, featured the epic 'Chasing Cars', a huge hit which was hailed number one song of the noughties by Channel 4 viewers and became the most played song of the decade in the UK.

Dublin four-piece Kodaline have had a phenomenal start to the year, after going down a storm at SXSW and topping the Irish single charts with the smash hit single, 'High Hopes;. The group release their hotly anticipated debut album, In A Perfect World, this summer.

Northern Irish singer-songwriter Foy Vance made a big impression with his 2012 release, The Melrose EP, and is set to follow it up with his new album, Joy of Nothing, in summer 2013. Celebrated for his thought-provoking, powerful lyrics and spine-tingling vocals, Vance has been hailed as one of the finest songwriters to emerge from Northern Ireland in recent years.

Last month organisers revealed that US rock giants Kings of Leon will headline day one of the festival (August 14), with more top acts set to be revealed in the coming months.

Nicola McCleery, Head of Marketing for Tennent’s NI, commented: 'Snow Patrol are huge favourites with the Tennent’s Vital crowd. They are one of the biggest bands in the world, and we can’t wait to welcome them back to home soil. The second day of Tennent’s Vital promises to be very special indeed.'

Fans of Tennent’s Vital on Facebook can get exclusive priority access to the Tennent’s Vital pre-sale from 10am, Tuesday, May 14 to find out how to reserve your ticket before they go on sale to the general public. Tickets for day one are on sale now via Ticket Master.