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Belsonic 2017: Arcade Fire kick off Ormeau Park gigs with support from The Kooks

Belsonic 2017 kicked off in spectacular style on Tuesday night with headliners Arcade Fire playing the first in a string of gigs at Belfast's Ormeau Park.

The Kooks opened the first Belsonic gig of the year, telling the Belfast crowd they were delighted to be performing on the city stage and hoped they could get everyone in the mood for the massive show.

The English four-piece performed hit after hit for the excited crowd, including She Moves In Her Own Way, Bad Habit and Shine On.

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The Kooks perform at night one of Belsonic , Ormeau Park in Belfast on June 13th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

With music fans suitably revved up for the main event, Canadian indie rockers Arcade Fire took to the stage to perform, opening with their hit Everything Now.

Rebellion, Reflektor, Wake Up, and No Cars Go were all massive crowd pleasers on the night, with Suburban War and Intervention also included on the set list.

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Arcade Fire perform at night one of Belsonic , Ormeau Park in Belfast on June 13th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Arcade Fire are renowned for including dramatic set designs in their live shows and their Belsonic gig was no different with a massive LED screen placed in the background of the stage adding to the atmosphere of the gig.

The band had very little time for chat as they performed on stage for almost two hours, simply allowing fans to dance the night away under the massive lights.

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The crowd as Arcade Fire perform on stage at the first night of Belsonic. Ormeau Embankment, Belfast. Tuesday 13th June 2017. Photo: Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX

Ormeau Park will host seven more Belsonic gigs in the coming weeks, with The 1975, Jess Gylnne, and Cream Classical Live featuring K-Klass, Judge Jules, Tall Paul, and Robbie Nelson all set to perform.

Martin Garrix, Chainsmokers, and Axwell & Ingrosso complete this year's Belsonic line up.

Arcade Fire....

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