Published Wednesday, 22 August 2012
Ian Brown of the Stones Roses performing at T Vital. (© Pacemaker)
Ian Brown belted out This Is The One for "Georgie, the Belfast Boy" to an audience of thousands at the Boucher Road playing fields on Wednesday night - with "United" chanted by fans in response.
Brown could hardly be heard over the crowd, which included the cast of Game of Thrones and the Inbetweeners.
The newly reformed band, who were pioneers of the 'Madchester' music scene in the 1980s and early 90s, headlined the open air gig as part of their long-anticipated comeback tour.
They delighted festival-goers with renditions of I Wanna Be Adored, Fool's Gold, I Am the Resurrection and other classics from their back catalogue.
The Stone Roses brought Tennent's Vital 2012 to a close. Florence and The Machine, Rodrigo y Gabriela and Maverick Sabre also performed.
There were less complaints about noise than there had been the previous night, when US rock giants the Foo Fighters took to the stage - even though Wednesday night's event was still heard for miles.