An electric atmosphere and pulsating crowd filled the tent for the final night of the music marathon that was Cork’s Live At The Marquee 2016.
The mosh pit was packed with hard core dedicated fans who were delighted to see their band in action.
The stunning and unique vocals of Black Francis filled the tent for an hour and a half as they ran through a list of songs ranging from big hits to lesser known anthems.
The band chose not to engage the enthusiastic crowd in chit chat, but instead focused on immersing themselves in the music.
The four piece ensemble opened with the set with an instrumental called ‘Velvety’ before running through a list of classics including ‘Something about you’, ‘Rock music’, ‘Hey HQ’, ‘Ana’ and ‘Gouge away’.
Throughout the night the floor was packed with people who had discarded their seats in an attempt to get closer to the band or simply to move to the music.
The big hits of the night which sent the crowd wild were ‘Monkey gone to heaven’, ‘Here comes your man’ and ‘Where is my mind’.
There was a real festival atmosphere in the tent as fans hummed and sang along with the music and although there was no gentle banter between the band and the audience, the music was all the conversation most needed to hear.
The alternative rock band finished their set with a rendition of ‘La la love you’ and bowed out to an explosive round of applause that went on and on.
Love for the iconic musicians was vividly evident throughout the night and the passion shown by fans was rewarded on stage by an intense and eloquent musical delivery.
Warm up band on the night were the Bleeding Heart Pigeons who deserve a mention for their set which was vivacious and fundamentally perfect.
— Roisin Burke (@Journo_lady) July 13, 2016
A fine finale act for Cork’s Live at the Marquee and a great omen for the years ahead.