BIGGEST EVER TENNENT’S VITAL CROWD KICK OFF BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND IN STYLE

Tennent’s Vital’s biggest crowd to date descended on Belfast’s Boucher Road Playing Fields today, Saturday 29th August, as 40,000 fans danced the night away to a stunning headline set from superstar DJ Calvin Harris. The all-star supporting line-up, featuring Ellie Goulding, John Newman, Disciples and Burns, delighted the Tennent’s Vital crowd throughout the day and provided stellar support to the Scottish DJ’s headline set.

Disciples and Burns kicked off proceedings earlier today as the Tennent’s Vitalcrowd arrived early to enjoy the impressive bill on offer at the festival and, asDisciples dropped their smash hit collaboration with headliner Calvin Harris, How Deep Is Your Love, the crowd went wild.
John Newman helped get the party started with a high tempo, energetic set which got the crowd moving on Saturday afternoon. Kicking off with Blame, his number one collaboration with headliner Calvin Harris, the hits just kept coming. “You look beautiful” he told the crowd, before blasting through his set in true style.

Earlier in the day, Ellie Goulding inspired a mass sing-a-long at Boucher Road Playing Fields with this year’s number one hit single, Love Me Like You Do. Clearly blown away by the support from the enthusiastic Tennent’s Vital crowd, the pop princess encouraged the crowd to dance along to her endless list of chart anthems. As the sun set on the first day of Tennent’s Vital 2015, she thanked headliner Calvin Harris for having her, and paid tribute to the energetic crowd.
The success of Calvin Harris’ impressive back catalogue was in full force tonight as he kicked off his headline set with Sweet Nothing, his smash hit with Florence Welch, and an impressive visual display. Welcoming the Tennent’s Vital crowd the DJ said, “Belfast, my name is Calvin Harris – it is amazing to be here”. The hits continued as I Need Your Love, Drinking From The Bottle, Outside and Say My Name ensured the crowd at Boucher Road Playing Fields threw their hands in the air, just as Calvin asked them to.
As the anthemic Summer began the superstar DJ asked the Belfast crowd to make some noise, to which they obliged, erupting in appreciation alongside the impressive pyrotechnic display, the biggest ever to be used in Ireland.
Paying tribute to the 40,000 strong Belfast crowd as he finished on a high with hisJohn Newman collaboration Blame, Calvin said: “Give me everything you’ve got one last time, Belfast!” The superstar DJ had the Tennent’s Vital crowd in the palm of his hand from start to finish, as he effortlessly mixed classic dance tracks including Eat, Sleep, Rave, Repeat with his own stellar hit collection.
Brian Beattie, Marketing Director for Tennent’s NI, said: “Tennent’s Vital got off to an incredible start today and we were thrilled to welcome the biggest ever crowd to a gloriously sunny Boucher Road Playing Fields for what was a fantastic first day of this year’s festival. The crowd were brilliant and there was an amazing atmosphere here tonight, as we saw absolutely phenomenal sets from Calvin Harris, Ellie Goulding, John Newman, Disciples and Burns. We can’t wait to do it all over again tomorrow with The Script, Kodaline, Annie Mac, Clean Bandit and Jack Savoretti!
Tennent’s Vital continues tomorrow, Sunday 30th August, when Dublin trio The Script take to the stage for an unmissable night of music this Bank Holiday Sunday.
TICKET INFORMATION
  • Sun 30 AugustThe Script, Kodaline, Annie Mac, Clean Bandit and Jack Savoretti. Limited number of tickets available at £39.50 incl booking fee
  • Tickets can be secured via Tennent’s Vital’s official ticket www.ticketmaster.ie
  • Tickets are also available in person from Ticketmaster outlets nationwide or via the 24hr Telephone hotlines: (NI & UK) 0844 8472455/ (ROI) 0818 719 300. Tickets should be bought only from official Ticketmaster outlets – fans should not purchase tickets from unofficial sources.
Tennent’s Vital is an over 16s event.  However, a parent aged 25 and over can take up to two under 16s to the show.  Parents will be required to show age identification and sign a consent form in order to gain admission on the day. Under 16s must be accompanied by their parent at all times. Bars will operate a strict Challenge 25 policy.

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