An event called Dance Night took place in Belfast this weekend as part of the community arts festival, which saw a number of DJs take to the stage.
Up to 10,000 people attended an open-air music festival in Belfast last night, as part of the 'Féile an Phobail' community arts festival that is running this August. This was the first event of such magnitude to take place on our island since the beginning of the pandemic, over 17 months ago.
Taking to the stage at Falls Park just outside of Belfast city were international DJs Paul Van Dyk, Darren Styles and Judge Jules.
Many videos have been shared on Twitter of the crowd in full swing as the DJs were spinning their tracks on stage.
In order to gain access to the event, the stipulations for attendees were either proof of a negative COVID test in the past 48 hours, proof of antibodies after having contracted the virus in the past six months, or proof of a double vaccination at least 14 days prior to the event.
On Friday night, there was also another performance that took place at Falls Park, a sold-out boxing event hosted by Olympian Michael Conlan. Róisín O and Aoife Scott performed in front of the 7000-strong spectators.
The 'Féile an Phobail' music festival comes as Ireland begins to roll out more live music events in the near future. 'Meadows Festival' is expected to take place between August 20 to 22 in Dublin, featuring David Keenan, Niamh Reegan, CMAT, Saint Sister and many more.
Last week, Electric Picnic announced that Laois County Council has refused a license for the festival to go ahead this September, which would have had similar COVID guidelines as the 'Féile an Phobail' music festival.