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Green Day fans shine in the spotlight at Belfast gig in Ormeau Park

US rockers Green Day performed a massive gig at Belfast's Ormeau Park on Wednesday night - and a few lucky fans also got to show off their talents for the crowd.

The group were supported by fellow punk band Rancid for their Revolution Radio tour concert and were delighted to see their Northern Ireland fans in such good spirits.

So much so that two were lucky enough to be pulled from the crowd during the course of the evening - earning themselves cheers fit for any rock star.

As the band performed their hit song Know Your Enemy, frontman Billie Joe Armstrong invited one girl on stage to take over lead vocals.

To huge cheers from the audience, she finished off the track while Armstrong supported her in the background.

Earning herself a hug from the band, she was then invited to do a stage dive into the crowd in true rock star fashion.

Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong giving the microphone to a fan who was pulled up on the stage during Green Day's performance of, "Know Your Enemy", at the Ormeau Embankment, Belfast. Wednesday 28th June 2017 Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX

Later in the show while performing their track Knowledge, Armstrong asked if there were any guitar players in the audience before pulling one excited fan on to the stage.

Introduced as James, the young man was then handed over the frontman's guitar to perform with the rockers - and he took to it like a complete pro.

Not missing his chance to say hello to the other member of Green Day, James was then pulled back to the front of the stage and asked if he wanted to say anything to the crowd.

"I just want to say to my sister, I'll see you at home!" to which Armstrong replied: "She'll see you at home with your brand new guitar" before handing over the instrument amid huge cheers.

The US stars spent the night at Ormeau Park rolling out their best known tracks - with Holiday, Boulevard of Broken Dreams, Minority, and Jesus of Suburbia all included in the set list.

Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong onstage at the Ormeau Embankment, Belfast. Wednesday 28th June 2017 Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX

Armstrong was charged with interacting with their fans for most of the gig, telling the Belfast crowd: "I just want to have some fun here tonight. This is all about us coming together because the world needs that right now."

Later in the show he complimented the crowd on the fact that he couldn't see one mobile phone among them.

"We don't need no cell phones," he declared. "Live in the moment, Belfast!"

Green Day continue their Revolution Radio tour in Dublin on Thursday before performing at London's Hyde Park this weekend.

Green Day fans at the Ormeau Embankment, Belfast. Wednesday 28th June 2017 Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX

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