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The Script bring a spectacular end to a fantastic Tennent's Vital festival

Review: Tennent's Vital

By Steven Alexander

Irish superstars The Script brought Tennent's Vital 2015 to a spectacular close last night, ending a fantastic weekend for 65,000 music fans.

The band thrilled the fans at Boucher Road Playing Fields with an epic headline show as stunning lasers and spectacular pyrotechnics lit up the Belfast sky.

Backed by Annie Mac, Clean Bandit and Jack Savoretti, The Script kicked off their set with a fan-led parade through the Vital crowd, culminating in an epic performance of Paint The Town Green.

The Man Who Can't Be Moved, For The First Time and Man on a Wire showcased the band's impressive back catalogue and the final song, Hall of Fame, gave the crowd one last chance to sing their hearts out at the festival.

"Music meant so much to me growing up, so what I want to do right now, Belfast, is make something we're going to remember for the rest of our lives," Danny told the crowd.

Kodaline's performance was packed with anthems, from High Hopes to Love Like This, and the crowd were primed for mass sing-alongs.

The band's hit single, The One, dedicated to guitarist Mark's newlywed cousin, had the crowd arm in arm. Telling the origins of the song, the Irish rockers explained they forgot to get the happy couple a wedding present, so instead wrote them the perfect song for their first dance.

Closing their set with the epic All I Want, the quartet ended on a high as the sun set at Tennent's Vital 2015.

Calvin Harris, Ellie Goulding, John Newman and Disciples had already thrilled fans at Saturday's sold-out gig.

Brian Beattie, marketing director for Tennent's NI, said: "Together with our partners MCD, we'd like to say a huge thank you for helping make the 2015 festival such a huge success. It's been wonderful to see so many people having a great time."

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