Belfast Telegraph

Indie-folk darlings shine well

By Margaret Canning

American indie-folk darlings The Lumineers shone with confidence on the fourth night of Belsonic.

They arrived on a stage furnished with wooden fences to create a folksy, down-home feel – but with three glistening chandeliers for some old world class.

They launched into Submarines with its infectious chorus. And a foot-stamping chorus is what this band does best, no more so than in their breakthrough hit Ho Hey.

Lead singer Wesley Schultz engaged with the crowd, yelling: "Come on Belfast, if anyone's asleep in these apartments, let's wake them up."

Mid-set, Wesley took a walk through the crowd, which parted in the middle like it was Moses himself, and sang out from the sea of fans, perhaps the crowning moment of the night.

MARGARET CANNING

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