SUN SHINES ON BANK HOLIDAY SUNDAY AT TENNENT’S VITAL AS THE 2015 FESTIVAL COMES TO A CLOSE

Irish superstars The Script brought Tennent’s Vital 2015 to a spectacular close last night, ending what has been a truly fantastic weekend with 65,000fans enjoying world class music across 2 days. From Calvin Harris to Ellie Goulding, The Script to Kodaline, fans at Boucher Road Playing Fields were treated to class performances across Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th August.

The Script thrilled the crowd with an epic headline stint as stunning lasers and spectacular pyrotechnics lit up the Belfast sky on Bank Holiday Sunday.The band kicked off their set with a fan-led parade through the Tennent’s Vital crowd, culminating in an epic performance of Paint The Town Green,with flag bearing fans lighting up the crowd. Frontman Danny O’Donoghue’s opening words showed just how much The Script value their fans’ support, when he said: “We’re from Dublin and it’s been too long since we’ve been back in Belfast…it’s good to be back. As I was walking through the crowd I could see so many familiar faces there”, before powering into smash hit Breakeven.
The Man Who Can’t Be Moved, For The First Time and Man on a Wireshowcased the band’s impressive back catalogue and the final song, Hall of Fame, gave the crowd one last chance to sing their hearts out at Tennent’s Vital 2015.

Thanking the crowd for an incredible evening, Danny said: “Music meant so much to me growing up so what I want to do right now Belfast, is I want to make something that we’re going to remember, not just for this festival, this year, but for the rest of our lives”. As the band took their final bow their parting words were spoken from the heart – ”Belfast, Tennent’s Vital, we can’t thank you enough. This is officially our last show in Ireland, and we’re going to go and make some badass music for you and we’ll be back before you know it”.
 
Kodaline’s performance was packed with festival anthems, from High Hopesto Love Like This, Honest to Way Back When, and the crowd were primed for mass sing-alongs at Boucher Road Playing Fields today. The band’s hit singleThe One, dedicated to guitarist Mark’s newlywed cousin, had the Tennent’s Vital crowd arm in arm. Telling the origins of the song, the Irish rockers explained they forgot to get the happy couple a wedding present, so instead wrote them the perfect song for their first dance. Closing their set with the epic All I Want, the quartet ended on a high as the sun set at Tennent’s Vital 2015.

The queen of dance music, Annie Mac, stormed the Tennent’s Vital stage, treating the crowd to a dazzling selection of dance music perfect for a sunny afternoon. Telling the crowd how good it was to be in Belfast she spun tune after tune, never failing to keep the crowd dancing to the best in new dance music. Boucher Road Playing Fields was certainly feeling the summer vibes as Annie adorned her stage with neon palm trees, recreating a classic dance festival atmosphere and showing the 25,000 strong crowds exactly why she’s one of the most respected DJs around.
Clean Bandit’s unique blend of classical and dance music definitely got the party started as thousands of fans were treated to their massive hits including Real Love, Stronger and, in what was a crowd-wide singalong,Rather Be. Their infectious pop vibe went down a treat at Boucher Road Playing Fields, and fans revelled in the party atmosphere which only grew as the day continued.

Singer-songwriter Jack Savoretti brought his soulful summer tunes to warm up the Tennent’s Vital crowd as they basked in the hazy afternoon sunshine, playing hits from his critically acclaimed fourth album including Written In Scars, Broken Glass and his new single Back Where I Belong.
Last night fans enjoyed incredible sets from Calvin Harris, Ellie Goulding,John Newman, Disciples and Burns, before The Script and their stellar support brought this year’s Tennent’s Vital to a close.
Brian Beattie, Marketing Director for Tennent’s NI, said: “Together with our partners MCD, we’d like to say a huge thank you to the Tennent’s Vital fans for helping make the 2015 festival such a huge success. It’s been wonderful to see so many people having a great time, and to see some truly brilliant performances by some of the biggest artists in the world. There’s been an incredible atmosphere at Boucher Road Playing Fields and we’re delighted that it has been a truly special two days.”
 
Justin Green of MCD added: “MCD Productions wish to extend their gratitude and thanks to all those who made the Tennent’s Vital 2015 a great success, in particular local residents and the business community, Belfast City Council, PSNI & security personnel, NIAS, medical staff, Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service, the many artists, crews and all those involved in running the event, not least the 65,000 well-behaved fans who made the whole experience special.”

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