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Nile Rodgers and Chic kick off Belsonic 2018 at Ormeau Park

Nile Rodgers & Chic performing at the first night of Belsonic 2018. Friday 15th June 2018. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Nile Rodgers & Chic performing at the first night of Belsonic 2018. Friday 15th June 2018. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Music fans L-R Lauren McCullough, Grace McQueen, Yolanda Graham, and Olivia Dalmeny at the opening night of Belsonic 2018 to see Nile Rodgers & Chic with support act Soul II Soul. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Fans at the opening night of Belsonic 2018 to see Nile Rodgers & Chic with support act Soul II Soul.Friday 15th June 2018. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Fans at the opening night of Belsonic 2018 to see Nile Rodgers & Chic with support act Soul II Soul.Friday 15th June 2018. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Fans at the opening night of Belsonic 2018 to see Nile Rodgers & Chic with support act Soul II Soul.Friday 15th June 2018. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Nile Rodgers & Chic performing at the first night of Belsonic 2018. Friday 15th June 2018. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Fans at the opening night of Belsonic 2018 to see Nile Rodgers & Chic with support act Soul II Soul.Friday 15th June 2018. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Fans at the opening night of Belsonic 2018 to see Nile Rodgers & Chic with support act Soul II Soul.Friday 15th June 2018. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Fans at the opening night of Belsonic 2018 to see Nile Rodgers & Chic with support act Soul II Soul.Friday 15th June 2018. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Fans at the opening night of Belsonic 2018 to see Nile Rodgers & Chic with support act Soul II Soul.Friday 15th June 2018. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Fans at the opening night of Belsonic 2018 to see Nile Rodgers & Chic with support act Soul II Soul.Friday 15th June 2018. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Fans at the opening night of Belsonic 2018 to see Nile Rodgers & Chic with support act Soul II Soul.Friday 15th June 2018. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Fans at the opening night of Belsonic 2018 to see Nile Rodgers & Chic with support act Soul II Soul.Friday 15th June 2018. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Fans at the opening night of Belsonic 2018 to see Nile Rodgers & Chic with support act Soul II Soul.Friday 15th June 2018. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Nile Rodgers & Chic performing at the first night of Belsonic 2018. Friday 15th June 2018. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Fans at the opening night of Belsonic 2018 to see Nile Rodgers & Chic with support act Soul II Soul.Friday 15th June 2018. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Fans at the opening night of Belsonic 2018 to see Nile Rodgers & Chic with support act Soul II Soul.Friday 15th June 2018. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Fans at the opening night of Belsonic 2018 to see Nile Rodgers & Chic with support act Soul II Soul.Friday 15th June 2018. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Fans at the opening night of Belsonic 2018 to see Nile Rodgers & Chic with support act Soul II Soul.Friday 15th June 2018. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Fans at the opening night of Belsonic 2018 to see Nile Rodgers & Chic with support act Soul II Soul.Friday 15th June 2018. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Fans at the opening night of Belsonic 2018 to see Nile Rodgers & Chic with support act Soul II Soul.Friday 15th June 2018. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Fans at the opening night of Belsonic 2018 to see Nile Rodgers & Chic with support act Soul II Soul.Friday 15th June 2018. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Nile Rodgers jeers the crowd as captures a moment from the stage just before he performs with Chic at the first night of Belsonic 2018. Friday 15th June 2018. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Fans at the opening night of Belsonic 2018 to see Nile Rodgers & Chic with support act Soul II Soul.Friday 15th June 2018. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Fans at the opening night of Belsonic 2018 to see Nile Rodgers & Chic with support act Soul II Soul.Friday 15th June 2018. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Fans at the opening night of Belsonic 2018 to see Nile Rodgers & Chic with support act Soul II Soul.Friday 15th June 2018. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Fans at the opening night of Belsonic 2018 to see Nile Rodgers & Chic with support act Soul II Soul.Friday 15th June 2018. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Fans at the opening night of Belsonic 2018 to see Nile Rodgers & Chic with support act Soul II Soul.Friday 15th June 2018. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Fans at the opening night of Belsonic 2018 to see Nile Rodgers & Chic with support act Soul II Soul.Friday 15th June 2018. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Fans at the opening night of Belsonic 2018 to see Nile Rodgers & Chic with support act Soul II Soul.Friday 15th June 2018. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Nile Rodgers & Chic performing at the first night of Belsonic 2018. Friday 15th June 2018. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Fans at the opening night of Belsonic 2018 to see Nile Rodgers & Chic with support act Soul II Soul.Friday 15th June 2018. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Music fans Jacs McHaffie with her daughter Amy at the opening night of Belsonic 2018 to see Nile Rodgers & Chic with support act Soul II Soul.Friday 15th June 2018. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Fans at the opening night of Belsonic 2018 to see Nile Rodgers & Chic with support act Soul II Soul.Friday 15th June 2018. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Nile Rodgers signals to the crowd before he performs with Chic at the first night of Belsonic 2018. Friday 15th June 2018. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Music fans Samantha Salmon (L) and Amy Lewis at the opening night of Belsonic 2018 to see Nile Rodgers & Chic with support act Soul II Soul.Friday 15th June 2018. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Fans at the opening night of Belsonic 2018 to see Nile Rodgers & Chic with support act Soul II Soul.Friday 15th June 2018. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Fans at the opening night of Belsonic 2018 to see Nile Rodgers & Chic with support act Soul II Soul.Friday 15th June 2018. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Music fans L-R Darren Murphy, Olivia Murohy, Ciara Bingham, and Jonny Bingham, at the opening night of Belsonic 2018 to see Nile Rodgers & Chic with support act Soul II Soul.Friday 15th June 2018. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Fans at the opening night of Belsonic 2018 to see Nile Rodgers & Chic with support act Soul II Soul.Friday 15th June 2018. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Fans at the opening night of Belsonic 2018 to see Nile Rodgers & Chic with support act Soul II Soul.Friday 15th June 2018. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Fans at the opening night of Belsonic 2018 to see Nile Rodgers & Chic with support act Soul II Soul.Friday 15th June 2018. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Fans at the opening night of Belsonic 2018 to see Nile Rodgers & Chic with support act Soul II Soul.Friday 15th June 2018. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Fans at the opening night of Belsonic 2018 to see Nile Rodgers & Chic with support act Soul II Soul.Friday 15th June 2018. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Music fans L-R Marai Neill, Niamh Magee, Kate Brady, and Ellie Brady, at the opening night of Belsonic 2018 to see Nile Rodgers & Chic with support act Soul II Soul.Friday 15th June 2018. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Music fans Judith Baird (L) and Heather Dobbin at the opening night of Belsonic 2018 to see Nile Rodgers & Chic with support act Soul II Soul.Friday 15th June 2018. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Fans at the opening night of Belsonic 2018 to see Nile Rodgers & Chic with support act Soul II Soul.Friday 15th June 2018. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Fans at the opening night of Belsonic 2018 to see Nile Rodgers & Chic with support act Soul II Soul.Friday 15th June 2018. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Fans at the opening night of Belsonic 2018 to see Nile Rodgers & Chic with support act Soul II Soul.Friday 15th June 2018. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Fans at the opening night of Belsonic 2018 to see Nile Rodgers & Chic with support act Soul II Soul.Friday 15th June 2018. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Fans at the opening night of Belsonic 2018 to see Nile Rodgers & Chic with support act Soul II Soul.Friday 15th June 2018. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Fans at the opening night of Belsonic 2018 to see Nile Rodgers & Chic with support act Soul II Soul.Friday 15th June 2018. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Music fans Judith Baird (L) and Heather Dobbin at the opening night of Belsonic 2018 to see Nile Rodgers & Chic with support act Soul II Soul.Friday 15th June 2018. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Music fans L-R Darren Murphy, Olivia Murohy, Ciara Bingham, and Jonny Bingham, at the opening night of Belsonic 2018 to see Nile Rodgers & Chic with support act Soul II Soul.Friday 15th June 2018. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Nile Rodgers & Chic performing at the first night of Belsonic 2018. Friday 15th June 2018. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Fans watching Nile Rodgers & Chic performing at the first night of Belsonic 2018. Friday 15th June 2018. Picture by Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX

Music legends Nile Rodgers and Chic kicked off Belsonic 2018 at the Ormeau Park in Belfast on Friday evening.

Thousands of fans descended on the site to listen to the iconic funk band perform their huge back catalogue of hits - including Le Freak  and Good Times.

Special guests for the massive outdoor concert include Soul II Soul and Queen & Disco.

Nile Rodgers and Chic were the first of a number of acts set to take to the Belfast stage this week.

Former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher will headline the festival on Saturday, June 16.

He will be joined by The Verve singer Richard Ashcroft.

Irish duo Picture This will perform at the site on Sunday, June 16, with Timmy Trumpet scheduled to appear Thursday, June 21.

Carl Cox will host the huge Belsonic event on Saturday, June 23 before Irish band The Script perform live on Sunday, June 24.

Eric Prydz presents Holo will close this year's Belsonic on Saturday, June 30.

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