MCD has confirmed the annual Vital Festival returns to Belfast’s Boucher Road Playing Fields on Saturday 26 August 2017. Taking to the main stage for what promises to be a phenomenal headline set will be Tiësto joined by very special guests, Clean Bandit and also on the bill: Robin Schulz, Sigala and Disciples.
With a remarkable career spanning over 20 years, Tiësto remains one of the top dance music acts in the world. Revered for his live shows as well as for his production and remix work, Tiësto is a globally celebrated DJ that has been named The Greatest DJ of All Time by Mixmag and the #1 DJ by Rolling Stone. Through revolutionary moments such as being the first DJ to open the Olympic Games and headlining festivals like Coachella, Electric Daisy Carnival, Stereosonic, Tomorrowland, Ultra and more, he has helped pave the way for today’s modern music landscape. His 2014 album, A Town Called Paradise, yielded Tiësto his first platinum single in the United States with Wasted [featuring Matthew Koma] and his first gold single Red Lights. In 2015, Tiësto was awarded a Grammy® in the Best Remixed Recording; Non Classical category for his remix of John Legend’s All Of Me. This was Tiësto’s first Grammy® Award and second Grammy® nomination.
Genre-defying Clean Bandit will join Tiësto as very special guests on Saturday 26 August. Last year the band released Rockabye – feat. Anne-Marie & Sean Paul – their second Number 1 single in the UK which remained at Number 1 for a record breaking nine consecutive weeks, including the 2016 Christmas Number 1. The song became an international chart topper including a Top 10 single on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US. Clean Bandit, who released their debut album New Eyes in 2014, has sold over 14 million singles and 1.6 million albums worldwide. They have won a Grammy, been nominated for two BRIT/Billboard Music Awards and a BBC Music Award. They have performed alongside the Philharmonic Orchestra for BBC Radio 1, sold out London’s Alexandra Palace and additionally, the band’s Jack Patterson is a two times Ivor Novello-Award winner. They are currently in the studio recording their second studio album, set for a 2017 release.
German musician, DJ and record producer, Robin Schulz has released two studio albums and thirteen singles. Schulz achieved his worldwide breakthrough with his remix of Mr Probz’s Waves – which reached the top ten in over ten countries. It was also certified platinum in both the United Kingdom and the United States. The latest single from Schulz titled Shed a Light with French DJ David Guetta and American DJ trio Cheat Codes on production went on to top the dance charts around the world.
Within the last two years, 25-year-old Bruce Fielder has gone from nowhere to essentially dominating the UK dance scene. As Sigala, he’s already scored one gargantuan Number 1 single in the shape of the Jackson 5-sampling, tropical house-inspired Easy Love then followed that up with two Top 5 singles – Sweet Lovin’ featuring Bryn Christopher and Say You Do, featuring Imani and DJ Fresh. His most recent collaboration with Digital Farm Animals, Only One, has cemented his place among the UK’s biggest names. Over the last 12 months Sigala has enjoyed over 2.5 million sales in the UK alone.
London producer trio Disciples released their Remedy EP back in 2013 and garnered credits from influential DJs including Pete Tong, Annie Mac and Zane Lowe – they are signed to DJ Pete Tong’s FFRR Records. Disciples’ first major hit was They Don’t Know, released in February 2015. BBC Radio 1 picked it as its “Track of the Day” and Tong highlighted it in his BBC Radio 1 programme Essential Mix. The trio gained international recognition through their collaboration with Scottish record producer Calvin Harris on How Deep Is Your Love – which peaked at No. 2 on the UK Singles Chart, No. 27 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and has sold over 5 million copies worldwide. Disciples have recently released a brand new single On My Mind.
Tickets go on sale Friday 31st March at 9am with early birds tickets priced from £44 – buy yours here. More information is to be announced by the promoter.