Belfast Telegraph

Rockers Primal Scream go Belsonic

Belfast was packed as Primal Scream returned to the city centre.

Classics like Country Girl and Come Together underpinned a set based upon the Screamadelica album from two decades ago.

The band, fronted by Bobby Gillespie, performed in the intimate outdoor surroundings of Custom House Square before a crowd of mainly 30-somethings.

The Scottish alternative rockers drew an enthusiastic response from the crowd with an eclectic set, at times psychedelic and at others classic rock. There was a stage backdrop which for periods featured images of running blood and at others a single eye.

Screamadelica was a great commercial success, reaching number eight on the British charts. It is now widely considered to be a landmark album of the 1990s, and is notable for having won the first Mercury Music Prize in 1992.

The Belsonic festival features nine nights of music across a range of genres.


From Belfast Telegraph