Tennent’s UnTapped

Last night saw the first of the Tennent’s UnTapped showcases in The Limelight, where 16 acts have been chosen to compete for a once in a lifetime opportunity.

Tennent’s UnTapped is a major new initiative from Tennent’s Lager that gives up and coming musicians based in Northern Ireland the unique opportunity to perform on the main stage at Tennent’s Vital.

The Tennent’s UnTapped judging panel have listened to 250 demos and chosen their final 16 acts who they feel represent some of the most exciting new music in Northern Ireland.

In total there will be 4 nights of music with 2 in Belfast and 2 in Londonderry and the best part is, it’s free to attend!

The winners will open the Main Stage at Tennent’s Vital 2012 joining either Foo Fighters, The Black Keys and The Minutes on Aug 21st or The Stone Roses, Florence and The Machine and Rodrigo Y Gabriela on Aug 22nd.

We’re going to pop along later to hear tonight’s four bands perform, two of the performers are in the image below, Peter McVeigh and Trucker Diablo. Doors open 7.15, so get down early to make sure you get in….Maybe see you there?


Showcase 1: May 16th, The Limelight Belfast
Master and Dog
Gerard i2
Havana House Party

Showcase 2: May 17th, The Limelight Belfast
City Of Stars
Peter McVeigh
Trucker Diablo

Showcase 3: May 23rd , Bound For Boston, Derry-Londonderry
A Northern Light
Best Boy Grip
Mojo Gogo
Rachel Austin

Showcase 4: May 24th, Bound For Boston, Derry-Londonderry
Morning Claws
Pretty Child Backfire
Two Glass Eyes

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