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Belsonic 2017: The 1975 wow fans at Ormeau Park gig

Belsonic continued on Friday night with The 1975 headlining the massive concert at Ormeau Park in the city.

The band had support from fellow Manchester group Pale Waves and Irish duo Picture This for the second night of the huge music event.

With both support acts putting on energetic performances, the young crowd were suitably excited for the main event by the time Matt Healy, George Daniel, Adam Hann, and Ross MacDonald took to the stage for their headline set.

Opening the show with Love Me, The 1975, and Heart Out, the crowd lent their own vocals to proceedings adding to the festival atmosphere.

A number of songs into their set and frontman Matt Healy welcomed the crowd, ensuring them the band were very excited to be performing in the city once again - taking a moment to reminisce about their previous gigs at the Oh Yeah music centre.

Festival goers at the 2nd night of Belsonic to see The 1975. Ormeau Embankment, Belfast. Friday 16th June 2017 Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX

"I feel like I should talk about something important," he added. "Maybe I should talk about the state of the world today, about politics, but I'd rather talk about love and our love for each other."

Loving Someone, She's American, Girls, and Somebody Else were popular track among the set list, punctuated by musical interludes that reminded the crowd why The 1975 are currently riding high in the world of music.

Their 90 minute set was completed with an encore of their best known hits If I Believe You, Chocolate, and The Sound with the crowd jumping in unison before the band left the stage.

The 1975 follow in the footsteps of fellow headliners Arcade Fire who opened Belsonic on Tuesday.

Martin Garrix, Jess Glynne, The Chainsmokers, Axwell & Ingrosso, and Cream Classical Live featuring K-Klass, Judge Jules, Tall Paul, and Robbie Nelson will complete this year's lineup.

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