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Belsonic 2017: Jess Glynne headlines Ormeau Park gig in Belfast

The singer performed at the fifth night of Belsonic on Thursday night.

Jess Glynne was the latest headliner to perform at the Ormeau Park in Belfast on Thursday night as Belsonic 2017 continues.

The award-winning singer took to the stage following support from Danish DJ Martin Jensen, opening her show with hits Right Here and No Place I'd Rather Be.

The rain didn't dampen the spirits of the crowd as they danced along amid huge cheers, with the singer telling them: "Belfast, you guys are always the loudest crowd and I love performing here, so who's ready to get down tonight?"

Rolling out her hit songs, Jess performed No Rights, No Wrongs and Not Letting Go - her 2017 hit with UK rapper Tinie Tempah.

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Jess Glynn performing at the 5th night of Belsonic at the Ormeau Embankment, Belfast. Thursday 22nd June 2017 Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX

After covering Beyonce's hit Déjà Vu, she performed her own track Love Me from her 2015 debut album I Cry When I Laugh.

"I love this song," she told the crowd. "And I love what I do, and I love you guys because I wouldn't be standing here if you weren't standing right there, so this song is for all of you."

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Jess Glynn performing at the 5th night of Belsonic at the Ormeau Embankment, Belfast. Thursday 22nd June 2017 Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX

The party atmosphere was notched up a few levels during Real Love and, what is arguably her best known hit, Hold My Hand.

It was at this point a number of huge inflatable beach balls were dispersed into the crowd, leading to the high energy of the gig hitting a peak before the singer performed her song Take Me Home.

For her encore performance Jess began her 2015 track Why Me, but an issue with the sound on stage caused the star to halt proceedings a few minutes into the song asking if she could start again.

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Festival goers out for the 5th night of Belsonic to Jess Glynn, and support act Martin Jensen, at the Ormeau Embankment, Belfast. Thursday 22nd June 2017 Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX

"I'm sorry Belfast, but I really love this song and I want to get it right for you," she said.

It was no bother for her fans who cheered as she completed the track before ending her set with her massive hit Don't Be So Hard On Yourself.

Jess Glynne's performance marked the fifth Belsonic concert at Ormeau Park over the past ten days, with Arcade Fire, The 1975, Martin Garrix and Cream Classical Live with Judge Jules, Robbie Nelson and Tall Paul all performing headline sets.

Swedish DJing  duo Axwell & Ingrosso and US stars The Chainsmokers are set to perform in the closing Belsonic gigs next week.

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