50 Shades singer Ellie Goulding joins DJ Calvin for Tennent’s Vital gig

Singer/songwriter Ellie Goulding
Singer/songwriter Ellie Goulding

Pop singer Ellie Goulding - whose most recent single Love Me Like You Do, from the soundtrack to raunchy movie Fifty Shades of Grey, dominated the top spot in the UK charts - has been confirmed for Tennent’s Vital alongside John Newman and superstar DJ Calvin Harris who has collaborated with a slew of musical artists from Kelis to Dizzee Rascal and Tinie Tempah to rapper Example.

The annual music gig at Belfast’s Boucher Playing Fields, which last year featured performances by American rockers The Killers and international DJ David Guetta, will take place this year on Saturday August 29.

Disciples and Burns have also been confirmed by organisers Tennent’s Lager and MCD as rounding off the first night of Vital 2015.

English singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Goulding has enjoyed huge pop success since the release of her second album Halcyon in 2012, which topped the UK album chart and helped her secire a sell-out arena tour.

Joining the blonde pop princess is John Newman, who sang on Rudimental’s number one single Feel the love, a powerfully anthemic dance tune.

2013 saw the release of his first solo album Tribute, which entered the UK album chart at number one - making him also hot property.

Calvin Harris is headlining the first night of the enormously popular open-air gig and is a one-man hit-making machine who hails from Scotland.

London producer trio Disciples are also on the line-up; they released their Remedy EP to critical acclaim in 2013 and have garnered credits from influential DJs including Pete Tong, Annie Mac and Zane Lowe.

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, he has performed residencies in Vegas whilehis track Lies was featured on the BBC Radio 1 playlist for seven consecutive weeks.

Sarah Shimmons, Tennent’s NI, said: “We’re thrilled to announce the first acts for Tennent’s Vital 2015. Calvin Harris is undoubtedly one of the biggest and most in demand DJs in the world, with an incredible live show and back catalogue.

“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.”

Tickets for Calvin Harris, Ellie Goulding, John Newman and more at Tennent’s Vital on August 29 at Boucher Playing Fields Belfast go on sale tomorrow (Friday March 6) at 9am via Ticketmaster. Visit www.ticketmaster.ie or call 0844 847 2455.