Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 25 November 2014

60,000 pack Belfast music festival

The Foo Fighters were among the acts appearing at Tennent's Vital
The Foo Fighters were among the acts appearing at Tennent's Vital
The Stone Roses dedicated a song to George Best at a gig in his home city of Belfast
Florence and the Machine performing at Tennents Vital in Boucher playing fields
Florence and the Machine performing at Tennents Vital in Boucher playing fields
Sarah Faloon at Tennents Vital in Boucher playing fields
Florence and the Machine performing at Tennents Vital in Boucher playing fields
Ciara O'Riley, Ciarna McGarry, Michelle Armstrong, Orla Brady, and Lyndsay Hamill at Tennents Vital in Boucher playing fields
Florence and the Machine performing at Tennents Vital in Boucher playing fields
Joanne Campbell, Lorraine Collins and Kim McKenzie at Tennents Vital in Boucher playing fields
Florence and the Machine performing at Tennents Vital in Boucher playing fields
Fans at the Stone Roses gig in Boucher playing fields
Fans at the Stone Roses gig in Boucher playing fields
Florence and the Machine performing at Tennents Vital in Boucher playing fields
Ian Brown of the Stone Roses performing at Tennents Vital
Florence and the Machine performing at Tennents Vital in Boucher playing fields
Ian Brown of the Stone Roses performing at Tennents Vital
Foo Fighters' singer Dave Grohl performs at Tennants Vital in Boucher Playing Fields last night
The Foo Fighters perform at Tennants Vital in Boucher Playing Fields
The Foo Fighters perform at Tennants Vital in Boucher Playing Fields last night
The Foo Fighters perform at Tennants Vital in Boucher Playing Fields last night
The Foo Fighters perform at Tennants Vital in Boucher Playing Fields last night
Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters performs at Tennants Vital in Boucher Playing Fields last night
Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters performing at Tennants Vital in Boucher Playing Fields last night
Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters performing at Tennants Vital in Boucher Playing Fields last night
The Foo Fighters performing at Tennants Vital in Boucher Playing Fields last night. Tracy Gilpin
The Foo Fighters performing at Tennants Vital in Boucher Playing Fields last night
The Foo Fighters performing at Tennants Vital in Boucher Playing Fields last night
The Foo Fighters performing at Tennants Vital in Boucher Playing Fields last night
The Foo Fighters perform at Tennants Vital in Boucher Playing Fields last night
The Foo Fighters perform at Tennants Vital in Boucher Playing Fields last night
21.08.12. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALDThe Foo Fighters performing at Tennants Vital in Boucher Playing Fields last night.
21.08.12. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALDThe Foo Fighters performing at Tennants Vital in Boucher Playing Fields last night. James Hutchinson, David Dawson, Rebecca Gunning and Johnny Dawson
The Foo Fighters perform at Tennants Vital in Boucher Playing Fields last night
The Foo Fighters perform at Tennants Vital in Boucher Playing Fields last night
The Foo Fighters perform at Tennants Vital in Boucher Playing Fields last night
The Foo Fighters perform at Tennants Vital in Boucher Playing Fields last night

Almost 60,000 people attended the Tennent's Vital music festival in Belfast this week to see Foo Fighters and the Stone Roses headline, organisers said.

The separate Belsonic promotion has also drawn thousands to acts including Madness and Thin Lizzy in Custom House Square.

Justin Green, a director at Tennent's Vital organisers MCD, said: "The event has had an extremely positive economic impact on the city, with not a hotel room to be had in Belfast.

"Our thanks go to PSNI, Belfast City Council and all the artists and crew who worked so hard but most of all to the 60,000 fans who yet again proved that Northern Ireland can host such a huge international event without incident."

Belfast City Council and the PSNI took more than 100 complaint calls about loud music from the Boucher Road playing fields venue in West Belfast.

Residents 15 miles away in places such as Comber and Dundonald reported hearing the Foo Fighters.

The concerts will continue today with local band Two Door Cinema Club, before Welsh singer Tom Jones takes to the stage on Friday and David Guetta at the weekend.

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