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Belfast Vital 2018: Everything you need to know

The Belfast festival is returning to Boucher Road Playing Fields this weekend with headline act DJ Martin Garrix.

When and where is Belfast Vital?

This year's Vital is a one day only event for the first time and will take place on Saturday 25th August. The event will return to Boucher Road Playing Fields and isestimated to finish around 11pm.

Who will be performing and what are the stage times?

Superstar DJ Martin Garrix will headline the outdoor concert at the Boucher Road Playing Fields, where he'll be joined by Zara Larsson, Steve Angello and Call Me Loop. Gates open at 4pm.

Stage times:

  • Steve Angello 4:15pm
  • Chasing Abbey 5:20pm
  • Call Me Loop 6:15pm
  • Zara Larsson 7:45pm
  • Martin Garrix 9:15pm

Are there any tickets left?

There are, although Vital has warned they will sell out soon, so act fast if you want to get your hands on one.

Tickets are still available from the following:

• Ticketmaster: In person: From Ticketmaster Outlets Nationwide

• Ticketmaster: By telephone (24 Hour): 0844 277 44 55 (ROI: 0818 719300)

• Ticketmaster: Book online: www.ticketmaster.ie

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Tickets will cost £48.40 including the booking fee.

It's worth noting that they are limited to eight per person.Ticketmaster's site states: Persons who exceed the ticket limit may have any or all of their orders and tickets cancelled without notice by Ticketmaster in its discretion.

This includes orders associated with the same name, e-mail address, billing address, credit card number or other information.

How can I get there?

Festival go-ers are strongly advised to use public transport as traffic and parking delays are inevitable.

Trains: Late night return train services will run from Blamoral station to Belfast city centre, Portadown, Bangor, Carrickfergus and COleraine from approximately 10:45pm - 11:45pm. Return tickets can be bought online or from any main station.

Coaches: Special regional coach services will operate from Londonderry, Newry, Strabane, Omagh and Dungannon. Bookings must be made online in advance.

Metro shuttle service: Regular Metro shuttle bus services will operate to and from the concerts, departing from Donegal Square East, approximately every 10 minutes. A Metro shuttle bus service will be stationed on Stockmans Lane and will be available after the concert to take you back into the city centre.

Bus routes running from Belfast city centre that will get you to the event are Metro no. 90, 92,92A or B.

Belfast Vital is encouraging those attending by return transport to book as soon as possible.

Will there be parking available?

No. There will be no parking, drop off or collections in the immediate area of the concert site.

Do I need a poncho?

No, all being well. The weather forecast for Saturday is to be dry with light cloud and a gentle breeze and the highest temperature is set to be 16C. If you want to pack something to keep you dry just in case, do remember that umbrellas are not permitted.

Is there an age policy for the festival?

Belfast Vital is a strict 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.

Are there any restricted items I won't be allowed to bring to the venue?

As well as umbrellas, alcohol, food, drinks, glass, cans, fireworks, flags, laser pens or pointers, spikes, studs or anything dangerous are among the restricted items listed. Water can be brought into the venue provided it is less that 500ml and in a sealed bottle.

Any professional recording equipment is also prohibited.

If you were planning on wearing your favourite Liverpool F.C. top, you'll need to reconsider your attire, as football and GAA tops are also prohibited.

Will there be food and drinks available at the venue?

Catering and bar facilities will be available in the concert site. Photo ID is required for sale of alcohol at the event.

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