THE Stone Roses brought Tennent’s Vital 2012 to a fantastic close with a brilliant set which delighted festival goers. Lead singer Ian Brown could hardly be heard over the crowd which included the cast of Game of Thrones and the Inbetweeners.
When the iconic front man dedicated This is the One to George Best, his cheer of “Georgie the Belfast Boy” was echoed back to him across the Boucher Road playing fields.
The devoted fans sang along to the Manchester four set’s iconic back catalogue which included I Wanna Be Adored, Fools Gold and I Am the Resurrection. This set rounded off an amazing two days of music which included performances from Florence + The Machine, The Cribs and Black Keys.
One of the main highlights of the two-day musical extravaganza was the headline performance by the Foo Fighters, who delivered a blistering set which lasted over two hours. Frontman Dave Grohl had the crowd eating out of his hand and seriously rocking out as he and his Californian band mates tore up the stage with more than 29 tracks.
Over 60,000 music fans came through the gates and had an unforgettable festival experience as they witnessed the very best in live music right in the centre of Belfast. In addition to enjoying this incredible line up, which had been hailed as the most sensational bill ever seen at a festival in Northern Ireland, the fans were also able to enjoy extra festival treats courtesy of Tennent’s: Vital Acts of Kindness where ticket holders won unique prizes.
Aisling Duffy, Marketing Manager at Tennent’s NI commented: “We are delighted with how well Tennent’s Vital 2012 has gone, it was a phenomenal line up and there were too many highlights to choose from. We had a great response to Tennent’s: Vital Act of Kindness with lots of happy customers and we are really pleased that we have been able to offer something new and unique to the festival experience. I’d just like to say a huge thank you to the crowd for making Tennent’s Vital 2012 a huge success and look forward to welcoming everyone next year for more of the same.”