Festival coaches from Maghera

MUSIC fans travelling from Maghera to see performances from megastars Kings of Leon, Snow Patrol and Aviici at Boucher Playing Fields, as part of the Tennent’s Vital three-day festival can take advantage of coach travel.

With around 90,000 fans expected at the Tennent’s Vital three-day festival from August 14 to 16, Translink and festival organisers MCD are encouraging people to use coach travel to South Belfast including the special late night return services.

Translink’s Louise Scott said using the special services will be a hassle-free way to get to and from the events.

“Tennent’s Vital is one of the flagship local music events and we are pleased to see the festival extended across three days. Supporting this development, we want to offer fans a convenient, reliable and comfortable journey to and from the festival site,” she said.

Special festival coaches will run from Maghera Flyover at 3.45pm. Return coach tickets are £16 and available to buy online until noon on the day of each concert.

“We hope everyone enjoys a great night out but would remind passengers that alcohol consumption is strictly not permitted on coaches and those who appear to be intoxicated, may be refused travel,” said Louise.

Commenting on the policing operation which is being implemented to manage flows of traffic and people as they move to and from the venue Chief Inspector Gabriel Moran said police would encourage those who are planning on attending the Tennent’s Vital festival to plan their journey in advance.

For information on Translink’s Tennent’s Vital services visit www.translink.co.uk/tennentsvital or call 028 90 66 66 30.