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Foo Fighters rock Belfast Vital

The Foo Fighters on stage at Boucher Playing Fields. Picture by Cliff Donaldson

AMERICAN rock band the Foo Fighters performed last night to thousands of fans in Belfast.

The group headlined the first of two huge concerts staged at Boucher Road Playing Fields as part of Belfast Vital, one of the biggest events in the north's music calendar.

Supporting acts Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes, King Nun and Hot Milk were lined up to entertain the crowd before the Foo Fighters arrived on stage.

Australian DJ Timmy Trumpet will headline the second Vital gig on Saturday with support from Jonas Blue, Fedde Le Grand, MaRlo and Jay Pryor.

With more than 40,000 people expected at the Foo Fighters concert, some road closures were put in place and motorists were advised to expect traffic disruption.

Concert-goers were advised to either walk, cycle or use public transport.

Special coach services to Boucher Road operated from locations including Derry and Omagh, while NI Railways organised special late-night return rail services.

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