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FINAL PREPARATIONS UNDERWAY FOR TENNENT’S VITAL 2014
ORGANISERS GET READY TO WELCOME SOME OF THE WORLD’S BIGGEST ARTISTS TO BELFAST THIS WEEK
TICKETS ON SALE NOW FROM WWW.TICKETMASTER.IE
 
This year’s Tennent’s Vital gets underway on Thursday, with some of the world’s biggest artists heading to Belfast for 2 days of incredible live music. Organisers have issued a guide containing essential information for fans attending Tennent’s Vital at Boucher Road Playing Fields on Thursday 21st and Sunday 24th August – available at www.tennentsvital.com/info/essential_info
Tennent’s Vital 2014 kicks off on Thursday 21st August when one of the biggest bands in the world The Killers, 2013’s biggest breakthrough act Bastille and up-and-coming Belfast band Go Wolf take to the stage on the opening day. David Guetta headlines bank holiday weekend Sunday 24th August and is joined by Steve Angello,Klangkarussell, Robin Schulz and Al Gibbs for an incredible night of EDM this August bank holiday weekend.
Sarah Shimmons, Beer Marketing Manager for Tennent’s NI, comments: “The final preparations are currently being made to the Tennent’s Vital site, as we get ready to welcome tens of thousands of fans to Boucher Road Playing Fields over the next few days. The site is looking fantastic and we have two days of brilliant live music in store, with some huge international artists heading for Belfast to play in front of the famous Tennent’s Vital crowd. Together with our partners MCD, we’re so looking forward to welcoming everyone on Thursday 21st and can’t wait to end the Bank Holiday weekend with a fantastic day on Sunday 24th.”
 
GATE TIMES
 
THURSDAY 21ST AUGUST
SUNDAY 24TH AUGUST
BOX OFFICE OPENS
13.00
BOX OFFICE OPENS
13.00
GATES
17.00
GATES
16.00
FIRST ACT
17.45
FIRST ACT
16.00
BASTILLE
18.45
ADDITIONAL STAGE TIMES TO BE ANNOUNCED
              All times subject to change
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TRAVEL & TRANSPORT INFORMATION: GET THERE AND HOME
 
Tens of thousands of fans will be traveling to Tennent’s Vital this coming Thursday 21st and Sunday 24th August at Boucher Road Playing Fields, Belfast. Fans are encouraged to use coach, bus and train travel to South Belfast including special late night return services to bring people safely home. Fans should purchase their return bus and rail tickets in advance at www.translink.co.uk or telephone 028 9066 6630. There will be no parking or collections in the immediate area of the concert site.
A significant police operation will be put in place to help ensure that people attending the concert remain safe as Chief Inspector Robert Murdie, PSNI, explains: “We have been working with organisers and a range of other agencies to help ensure that appropriate traffic management systems and security checks are in place to manage flows of people to and from the venue. 
 
“Designated car parking has been allocated at the King’s Hall Complex, while designated coach parking is located at the ‘Fruit Market’ Boucher Road. This is the only drop off point for coaches. For those using taxis, the taxi pick up point after each event will be Apollo Road.
 
“Those driving to the event are advised to park legally and to ensure their vehicle is not obstructing the driveway of a residential property. If you are drinking at the concert, do not drive. It only takes one drink to impair your decision making ability.
 
“If you are planning on getting a lift home after the concert, please be advised that Boucher Road and Stockman’s Lane will be closed to through traffic each night between10.15pm – 11.45pm approximately. This is to ensure the safe exit of people from the venue.”
 
Translink’s Ursula Kelleher said:With Balmoral Train Station situated close to Boucher Playing Fields, we will operate late night NI Railways services from Balmoral in both directions travelling as far as Portadown and Coleraine. Special festival coaches will run from locations right across Northern Ireland as far away as Derry~Londonderry, Omagh and Newry. There will also be a Metro shuttle bus service travelling between Belfast City Centre (Donegall Square East) and Boucher Crescent on each concert day.  We would encourage anyone looking for a safe, reliable and hassle-free journey to click www.translink.co.uk/tennentsvital/ or call 028 90 66 66 30 and plan their travel now.”
VITAL STATISTICS
  • 2 days, tens of thousands of music fans, the world’s biggest bands and DJs: 1 amazing festival.
  • Sure to be a contender for the biggest singalong at Tennent’s Vital, Bastille’sPompeii was the second most streamed track of 2013 and helped catapult the band to high heights.
  • The Killers, who last played the festival in 2007, have sold over 20 million albums, headlined festivals across the globe, performed at the White House and amassed countless prestigious accolades including BRIT, NME and MTV Awards. Each of their four studio albums has topped the UK charts (the band ranks in the Top 3 of Amazon’s biggest selling artists of the past decade).
  • With numerous Top 10 singles, over 40 million fans on facebook and 1 million UK sales of Titanium under his belt, David Guetta recently performed on the Great Wall of China and won the first ever Billboard award for Top EDM Artist.
  • Boucher Road Playing Fields becomes the hottest celeb spot in town during Tennent’s Vital. At last year’s festival, Game of Thrones cast members and Kian Egan were spotted in the crowd.
TICKET INFORMATION
  • Thurs 21 August The Killers, Bastille and Go Wolf: £49.50 incl booking fee – on sale now
  • Sun 24 August David Guetta, Steve Angello, Klangkarussell, Robin Schulz and Al Gibbs: £44.50 incl booking fee – on sale now
  • Tickets can be secured via Tennent’s Vital’s official ticket partner 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.
Translink travel information
 
Special concert trains
  • An express rail shuttle service between Balmoral and Great Victoria Street Station will run from 10.45pm on both nights (subject to demand).
  • Train shuttle services will also operate to –
  • Bangor (subject to demand) stopping at Holywood and Bangor West;
  • Carrickfergus (subject to demand) stopping at Whiteabbey, Jordanstown, Greenisland
  • Coleraine (12 midnight only from GVS) stopping at: Ballymena and Ballymoney.
  • Antrim (12 midnight only from GVS) stopping at Mossley West.
  • Lisburn (subject to demand) stopping at Finaghy, Dunmurry, Derriaghy, Lambeg and Hilden.
  • Lurgan and Portadown stopping at Moira (subject to demand)
  • Rail Tickets can be purchased online.
  • NI Railways concert tickets and boarding cards can be purchased from the following stations: Portadown, Lurgan, Lisburn, Great Victoria Street, Belfast Central, Carrickfergus, Coleraine and Bangor.
  • Only customers holding late night concert train tickets and a valid boarding card will be permitted to travel on additional special services after 10.45pm.
  • Tickets are non-refundable and do not guarantee a seat.
  • Season tickets (incl. annual, monthly and weekly) are not valid on any late night concert trains.
  • Special concert tickets are sold on a first come first served basis and are limited.
 
Special concert coaches
  • Special coach service departure times are available at www.translink.co.uk/tennentsvital/.
  • Online sales will close at 12pm on the day of each concert.
  • Coaches will run subject to demand.
  • Special return Ulsterbus coaches will depart from The Fruit Market after the concerts at approximately 11pm.
  • Tickets are not available to buy in person from Ulsterbus Stations or from the coach driver.

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