Police praise crowds attending Tennent’s Vital over behaviour

David Guetta at Tennants Vital.
David Guetta at Tennants Vital.

Concert-goers at Tennent’s Vital have been praised by police for their behaviour during the two nights at the Boucher Road playing fields.

South Belfast Superintendent Mark McEwan said the 50,000 fans who attended in total helped contribute to a “very successful festival”.

He said: “I am pleased that the city of Belfast has hosted yet another large event so well. This is no coincidence, I believe that it is down to the hard work of the organiser, all agencies involved, and the attitude of the music fans themselves.”

On Thursday night The Killers and Bastille were the headline acts, while David Guetta was the main attraction on Sunday.

Supt McEwan added: “Over the two nights there were a total of 17,500 units of alcohol seized and 13 arrests made. This is a tiny minority when it is considered that there were 50,000 people there and I view the event to be a huge success overall”.

Sarah Shimmons, of 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 2014 festival such a huge success.

“It’s been wonderful to see so many people having a great time, and to see some brilliant performances by some of the biggest artists in the world.

“There’s been an incredible atmosphere and we’re delighted that it has been a truly special two days.”