Calvin Harris, Ellie Goulding and John Newman announced for Tennents Vital 2015

Star: Ellie Goulding.
Star: Ellie Goulding.

Tennent’s Lager and MCD last night announced that superstar DJ Calvin Harris will headline Tennent’s Vital 2015, and joining him on Saturday, August 29 at Boucher Road Playing Fields in Belfast are special guests Ellie Goulding, John Newman, Disciples and Burns.

Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Ellie Goulding’s career has sky rocketed over the past few years, with the star propelled to stratospheric heights following the release of her second album Halcyon in 2012.

Fantastic performer: John Newman.

Fantastic performer: John Newman.

Topping the UK Album Chart and debuting in the Billboard 200’s Top 10, the album showcased a new sound for the singer, and with a sold out UK arena tour and total sales topping over three million albums and fifteen million singles, the songstress is an extraordinary talent.

Also joining the ultra-impressive Tennent’s Vital bill is John Newman, who in 2012, a year before his first solo material had even seen the light of day, scored a number one single, and had written and sung on two of the biggest dance hits to storm the UK charts in years: Rudimental’s massive number 1 Feel The Love and the powerfully anthemic follow up Not Giving In. 2013 saw the release of his first solo album Tribute, which entered the UK Album Chart at number 1.

The album produced John’s debut solo single, Love Me Again, nominated for a Brit Award for British Single of the Year and a 2014 Ivor Novello Award for Best Song Musically and Lyrically. Blame, his 2014 collaboration with Tennent’s Vital headliner Calvin Harris, entered the UK Singles Chart at number 1, earning the DJ his seventh number 1 and the singer his third.

London producer trio Disciples released their Remedy EP to critical acclaim in 2013 and have garnered credits from influential DJs including Pete Tong, Annie Mac and Zane Lowe. Signed to DJ Pete Tong’s FFRR Records the trio’s most recent track They Don’t Know featured as BBC Radio 1’s Track of the Day, and they’re sure to get the Tennent’s Vital crowd dancing on Saturday 29th August.

English DJ and producer BURNS collaborated with Ellie Goulding on Midas Touch, a cover of Midnight Star’s track, featured on the re-release of her album Halcyon Days. Having toured with deadmau5 and Calvin Harris, and performed residencies in Vegas, his track Lies was featured on the BBC Radio 1 playlist for 7 consecutive weeks.

This year’s Tennent’s Vital line-up is shaping up to be a musical collective, with long-time collaborators Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding having worked with the rest of the bill throughout their careers – Calvin Harris’ successful recordings with John Newman are proven chart successes, while BURNS featured on the re-release of Ellie Goulding’s album and secured a coveted support slot on Harris’ UK tour.

Sarah Shimmons, Beer Marketing Manager for Tennent’s NI, said: “We’re thrilled to announce the first acts for Tennent’s Vital 2015, and it’s shaping up to be an exciting line-up! Calvin Harris is undoubtedly one of the biggest and most in demand DJs in the world, with an incredible live show and back catalogue.

“ Joining the bill are Ellie Goulding, John Newman, Disciples and BURNS, a bill filled with established acts in Ellie Goulding and John Newman, and the best in new music with Disciples and BURNS getting the party started on Saturday 29th August.

“We’re already looking forward to summer 2015 with this huge announcement, and we’re sure that the acts announced today will have phenomenal sets in store for the Tennent’s Vital fans at Boucher Road Playing Fields.

“Since its return in 2011, Tennent’s Vital has sealed its place as the highlight of Northern Ireland’s music calendar and we’re delighted that our partners at MCD have secured another huge international act with a brilliant supporting line-up.”

Fans can get their hands on tickets for Saturday 29th August, headlined by Calvin Harris and featuring Ellie Goulding, John Newman, Disciples and BURNS, when they go on sale on Friday 6th March from www.ticketmaster.ie. Fans of Tennent’s Vital on Facebook can get exclusive priority access to the Tennent’s Vital pre-sale from Thursday 5th March - join www.facebook.com/tennentsvital to find out how to reserve your ticket before they go on sale to the general public.

Ticket Information

Tickets for Tennent’s Vital 2015 – Saturday 29th August at Boucher Road Playing Fields will go on general sale from 9am on Friday 6th March, priced as follows:

Sat 29 August, Boucher Road Playing Fields – Calvin Harris, Ellie Goulding, John Newman, Disciples and BURNS: £45 plus booking fee.

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.

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.