Foos on radar for Trucker

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TRUCKER Diablo have been announced as one of the acts who will play Tennent’s Vital alongside rock legends Foo Fighters.

Local rockers Trucker Diablo will play the festival on Day One alongside Foo Fighters, The Black Keys and The Minutes on Aug 21st.

Tennent’s UnTapped is a major initiative from Tennent’s lager that unearths and supports the best up and coming music talent based in Northern Ireland and give bands the unique opportunity to perform on the main stage at Tennent’s Vital.

In its inaugural year, 250 artists submitted their tracks for consideration. A prestigious panel of music industry judges then chose 16 acts to perform in front of audiences at a series of live showcases in Belfast and Londonderry in May. After much deliberation, the judges have now decided that Trucker Diablo and Gerard i2 are the two acts that will open Tennent’s Vital in August.

Trucker formed in early 2008 and soon built up momentum through the local support of fans and strong word of mouth across the internet. Their self-released debut album ‘The Devil Rhythm’, features a guest appearance from Thin Lizzy frontman, Ricky Warwick.

Closer to home, the band will play the Courthouse on July 6.